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Clementine's Steak House

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4631 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1813
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Riverside, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a dining experience so bad, I'm not sure where to begin. Let's start with the ambience. Imagine a large dining room with tacky decor and elderly patrons who have diminished taste buds. Throw in some Sinatra era type music that intermittently cuts in and out of antiquated speakers, add really bad food at extremely high prices, pair it... More 

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Los Osos, CA
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic Dinner House. We ate in the garden room. They served carrot sticks, pepporincini, pickles, and celery sticks as soon as we sat down. Love that tradition. We had the NY Steak. It came with soup, salad, potato and PIE! Yummy.

1 Thank Laurie S
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

You will not leave hungry! Big portions, and everyone gets pie for dessert - really good pie and amazing home made whip cream. The restaurant is old, but we liked it - we loved the staff who treated you like family and the 40's music playing in the background made me feel like I was having dinner at grandma's house.... More 

1 Thank Chris H
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I never miss eating at Clementine's every time I visit Carpinteria great food and service. love the homemade deserts they are the best.

1 Thank atacadena
North Hills
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Clementine's is our favorite spot for dinner. It is a steak and seafood restaurant but does offer other items such as liver and onions, fried chicken. Their meals are prix fix, you get a relish tray and fresh bread, soup or salad, your entre with rice or potato and a piece of their terrific homemade pies. It's a very quaint,... More 

1 Thank Janet M
Carpinteria, California
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We always chose Clementine's when we want to please all the members of the family. They have a great variety of home-cooked meals with chicken, beef, fish, and vegetarian options. All meals include soup or salad and a slice of the best homemade pie!

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lahaina, maui, hi.
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I grew up in Carpinteria and it was 'the smokehouse' for years. changed to clementine's around 1980 after I had left. My parents used to eat here every so often and they enjoyed good food. I had dinner here last week with a couple of friends and enjoyed it. Very comfortable atmosphere and it was a saturday night but not... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Went for meal 24/2 after drive down from San Francisco and staying in Carpenteria for night. Good homely place and staff and owner very welcoming. Food was top class, homecooked and plentiful. Steak was cooked to perfection and we took our homemade pie and cream to go. If you are ever in area a must do meal.

Thank dave m
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

After reading reviews of the restaurant, my husband and I were looking forward to dining at Clementine's. We also love homey meals. It's clearly a place that has been around for a long time and owes its charm to it. We were greeted warmly by a sweet lady who seemed to be the owner. The clam chowder was good. We... More 

Thank christine p
Irvine, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My wife and I happened upon Clementine's by accident while driving from San Francisco to LA. We needed a place to stop for dinner, and after trying several places with no parking, lousy menu, etc. we stopped at Clementine's. The food is good, and is a great value. The pie is incredible! Service is wonderful also. The owner was working... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4631 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1813
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-5119

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?