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The Nugget

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5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
+1 805-964-5200
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

We went midweek and midday. It was pretty empty and we expected good service because of that. We were disappointed. Maybe there was a staffing crunch that day. Maybe we'll try again to be fair. The food tasted good but the service wait was mysteriously...More

Thank RickNSB
Reviewed April 1, 2018

I've been going to the original nugget in Summerland for many years. just moved recently from carpinteria to north Santa Barbara and discovered the Goleta nugget. it's conveniently located in the strip mall near trader Joe's, with plenty of easy parking. I always like the...More

Thank leahking
Reviewed March 26, 2018

It was late and we decided to split appetizers for dinner. Ordered pulled pork sliders and the Gold Strike combo. Gold Strike was enough for the three of us, with generous amount of several appetizers. Could have done without the sliders, but they were good,...More

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed March 12, 2018

I hear a lot of my younger friends trash talking the Nugget and I couldn't understand why, so I decided to go back and see if I could figure out why. What I discovered is, well, it comes down to what your expectations are going...More

Thank digitaleye3
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Delicious food, great service, stiff drinks and reasonable prices. sit at the bar or take a seat in the dining room, you will not be disappointed. What else can you ask for?

Thank Michael S
Reviewed December 27, 2017

This place gets a bit of a local crowd which is nice the items on the happy hour menu are not that interesting - you can get this blah stuff everywhere

Thank NGTB_1
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I tried the traditional pulled pork sandwich at the bar while watching the game on TV. This place has lots of character with stuffed animal heads adorning the walls.

Thank imtom55711
Reviewed October 4, 2017

There is a Nugget restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara and one in Summerland (the enclave next to Santa Barbara that was the first Nugget), and all are infused with bright and friendly wait staff and a varied menu. Really fun places. Two of us had...More

Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Service slow, food just so so, even what should have been a good glass of wine just didn't taste good there. Won't return.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

It was quick and good, service was very efficient. Atmosphere was pretty tired and really worn out. Very busy place

Thank mike s
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July 15, 2015|
Response from steve1450 | Reviewed this property |
They do have daily specials, but the main menu doesn't change very often
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-5200
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