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389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's well worth the effort to pull over and call into 'The Spot' after a day at the beach in Carpenteria. The burgers are great and they've got a good range of food and awesome shakes as well. The place always has tourists and locals alike dining throughout the week, especially in the warmer months. Try the chowder if you... More 

Thank Trevor M
Santa Barbara, California
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're ever in Carpenteria, CA during the warmer months, make sure you have a swim at the main beach at the end of Linden Ave and stop for a burger afterwards at 'The Spot'. Its an established 'chow down' icon of the area and pumps out excellent fast food for tourists and savvy locals alike. Tasty range of burgers,... More 

Thank katubaldy
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is close to the beach and has Avery good breakfast and good lunch food. Burgers and breakfast burritos are great. Prices a very good for the food quality

Thank Wesley H
Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My family had a little beach house close to this amazing place. We would often walk over for lunch, dinner, or a quick snack. Back then the patio and menu were a smidge smaller but always grand with their food and service. After many years I went back for nostalgic reasons and was NOT disappointed. They've "expanded" in many ways... More 

Thank lvilla6
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My wife and I have eaten here many times. It is not fancy. Eating is basically done on decks with umbrellas. The food is very good and the Spot is within view of the beach. The hamburgers and tacos, particularly the chicken taco plate, are very good. Lines can be long and be sure to bring cash.

Thank jmk060
McLean, Virginia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

About what you would expect from a surf shack place; hamburgers, fries, chili dogs, milkshakes. Nothing gourmet but hits the spot when this is the kind of mood you are in.

Thank HistoryGirl1649
North Edwards, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Was visiting the area with friends and one is a Julia Child fan. The Spot was a favorite of Julia's, so it had to be checked of our list. We all ordered burgers. Mine was a chili burger. 5 stars. Felt like a gleeful pig wallowing in the delight of unhealthy food. Yum! We each ordered shakes. Those were a... More 

Thank Nat S
Los Angeles, California, United States
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is by far the place to go for a beach type lunch. This is a cash only place. Try the clam chowder and my favorite, fried clams.

Thank Ben B
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

The Spot is a great place for fast food! We enjoyed hamburgers and fries with soda. Cheeseburgers are good as well.

Thank beckysouix
Chico, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

After a day at the beach or whatever, stop by this place for lunch. It is a cash-only place and is best on a sunny day as the seating is outdoors. There are a few tables inside but outside is the best way to enjoy these burgers and fries, or whatever you're eating off their big menu.

Thank chiquis66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-6311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?