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389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
805-684-6311
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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California
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go wrong with a burger and fries here, especially with patio atmosphere! The burger and fries are done perfectly and the view is awesome from the patio! Don't get discouraged if there's a long line, because there almost always is a line.. it goes pretty fast! Just be patient and wait for a table to become available while... More 

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Thank Lisa P
Las Vegas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is one block from the beach. You order your food at the window and then wait for them to call your number. We had hamburgers with all the fixings, and fries, which were great. There are also tacos, fish and chips, chicken strips, etc. on the menu. Great place to grab a quick bite.

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Thank LASCPA
southern california
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155 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming to The Spot for lunch whenever we are visiting Carpinteria. When your at the beach and get hungry for lunch it's just a few steps away. Burgers, fries, onion rings & milk shakes are good!

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Thank southerncaligirl72
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always has been very good for a "beach hut walk up window" type restaurant. Plan on a long line at lunchtime, but worth the wait. Especially good are their burgers; fresh ingredients and very tasty.

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Thank Mike m
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This local landmark is a must visit if you are in Carpenteria! Everyone stops on for a burger. There is a long line, and you will wait, and you will probably agree it is worth it. The burgers are good, the ambiance is fantastic. It's just a block from the sand, on Linden, the Main Street in this retro beach... More 

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Thank Mary L
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

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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 July 13, 2016 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 

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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

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Thank Wesley H
Palm Springs, California
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10 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 

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Thank lvilla6
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
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?