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Cajun Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6831 Hollister Ave Ste A, Goleta, CA 93117-3015
(805) 571-1517
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best breakfast places in sb & goleta. Always good, friendly & quick service. You can sit inside or outside.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Santa Barbara, CA
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Cajun Kitchen is a special place. All items are excellent versions and the spicy fare is just hot enough to get your attention. The salsa is excellent and goes very well with the Corned Beef hash. Cornbread.....need I say more?...Yes...Apple Butter.

Thank maxwell r
Goleta, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Cajun Kitchen is an excellent breakfast and lunch restaurant in Goleta. I am a 26-year customer and base my assessment on one key feature--consistency. A John's special with home fries is just as good today as it was twenty years ago. Same with the red beans and rice with corn bread for lunch--and ice tea. Cajun's selection of salads are... More 

Thank neushul
Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding, food, service, atmosphere. If you are traveling in this area this place would be a must stop. Lots of wonderful choices on the menu, almost too many. Simply cannot find anything to complain about. Cheers to the wonderful folks who make this restaurant happen.

Thank Bob M
Santa Barbara, California
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

It's crowded on college week-ends if your kids keep student hours, but if you roust them before 9, the wait's not that long and the menu is varied. There's blackened chicken and fish and cornbread w/apple butter (ask for two--they're wonderful), but many varieties of omelets and Belly busters like Bananas Foster and waffles with whipped cream and strawberries, too.... More 

Thank IdeasAndOpinions
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Cracking service from the start. Not used to the free refills on coffee but I loved it. Loved all the seasonings and the food was absolutely phenomenal. My friends had the Eggs Benedict and they were so well presented and tasted amazing. I had the Chile Verde Omelette and bloody hell it was so good. Loved it. Thanks guys

Thank George G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I go there every week because it is my favorite restaurant. The food is delicious, especially eggs benedict, which has always been my favorite dish. The service is great and everyone is always really friendly. There will be a line on the weekends but you won't be waiting long for small group of people.

Thank Yuhan P
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

It was crowded for breakfast and that's always a good sign. Definitely worth the wait. They have outdoor and indoor seating. Staff is friendly and attentive. Menu choices were plentiful and hard to choose from. Compliments to the chef! We had beignets which were out of this world. The jambalaya was yummy too - it was very flavorful. Going back... More 

Thank CaitlynsMom
Downey, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is not a place for the faint of heart. You get good, solid food and some Cajun spice if you want it. The food is excellent and the service is friendly and good.

Thank FrJohnDowney
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is becoming a staple on my visits out. Love the food but the only reason the slightly lower rating was the service. This visit was just not personal and a little slow. I get that places are busy, which is good, but treat you customers with a smile and NOT like you are in too big of a... More 

Thank Devildog8411

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6831 Hollister Ave Ste A, Goleta, CA 93117-3015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: (805) 571-1517

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