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Alphie's Restaurant

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5725 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In old Goleta, a nice atmosphere, with delicious breakfast! The owner's dog greeted us outside, so cute! Inside is diner-like with counter seats and booths and tables too. There is a Hawaiian theme to the decor. It was clean and you are invited to seat yourself as you please. There is a good variety to the menu, from basic breakfast... More 

Thank DeAnn R
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Easy Parking off street and as soon as we sat down I was greeted with coffee. Menus were at the the table for quick viewing. Awesome specials like waffle, sausage, bacon and eggs with yummy maple syrup. You can have a pitcher of O.J. And the entire bottle of Champagne... Or just a glass. Very Hawaiian feel inside and menu... More 

Thank Rocky J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We regularly go to Alphie's for dinner because we know we will be served great food every time. The staff are great and very accommodating. I highly recommend the pork but the steaks are great too. My mum left on a high last time as she received a kiss on the cheek from Alphie himself. Thanks Alphie you made her... More 

Thank Ali_Mick_Geraghty
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The food was just OK. The prices were economical. Feels very much like a diner. I ordered the chorizo mixed scrambled eggs but the chorizo was dry and crumbly and was more or less sprinkled into the scrambled eggs rather than folded into it.

Thank tvo318
Goleta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food and service here is ok though the place is pretty run down. Not bad for a quick inexpensive breakfast.

Thank Got_root
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Service was really slow. It took awhile to get our menus, orders, and food. The food was okay. I got egg frittatas-the drifter with a side of wheat toast, which definitely filled me up. The feta cheese on the scrambled eggs were a bit heavy for me. I tried my friend's biscuit and gravy and it was pretty bland. It... More 

Thank Lynn D
Madera, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The service was much better than reviews I read. We had quick service and it was friendly too. I love the family feeling of the staff. The food was good home cooking and we were all very satisfied with our food. I look forward to going back!

Thank AliceMadera_CA
Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Family owned and funky. Food so good! Parking in the back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

I agree with all that the servers and owner are nice but that doesnt make up for the very average quality food. Potatoes for breakfast are greasy, salad selection poor and very little in the way of meatless options unless you modify your order, within a very small perameter. I have eaten here a few times to be sure but... More 

Thank Sber
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This family operated restaurant serves a terrific breakfast! The pancakes are light and tasty. The fried potatoes are some of the best I've ever had-- anywhere. And the biscuits and gravy have a well deserved reputation as a trademark of Alphie's. The menu is extensive, the servings are HUGE, the prices are fair, and the service is friendly and efficient.... More 

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  • Address: 5725 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-683-1202

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