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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2739 (Olive Mill Road)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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North Hills, CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great steaks!! Also, their warm chopped spinach and bacon salad is one of the best I've ever had! Very friendly and professional service. Our waiter, Trent, was incredible!!

Thank Richard521
Bad Iburg, Germany
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from germany we had dinner at Luckys because friends of us have recommended this steak restaurant. It was a perfect choice. Started with complimentary valet parking (which still is so surprisingly convenient for us germans...) we were impressed how stylish and cosy the place was. Perfect service and a filet mignon you have to try! We will be back!

Thank ReneStr73
Santa Monica, California
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place for a brunch. The outside seating is very tiny, but the covered patio offers some fresh air and nice daylight. The food was excellent, with a fairly large offering of options for a brunch. We will try it for dinner one of these days...

Thank Arnaud L
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353 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I half expected Frank Sinatra to walk by holding a martini. A GREAT place. Wonderful private atmosphere. Extremely attentive service. Cocktails shaken and poured at the table. Beware of ordering too much food. Sides are served family style. Entrees can also be family style. To die for filet mignon stroganoff with homemade egg noodles. French onion soup is out of... More 

Thank PismoLulu
Los Angeles
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

You can't leave town without at least stopping by for a drink. A local haunt and a great place for visitors, the service is excellent and the food is terrific. Located in the heart of Montecito near great boutiques and shops, so its a great place for lunch, too. It's a bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank CastOff12
Scottsdale, Arizona
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Met with several friends on Saturday evening and I would highly recommend the food, drinks and ambiance. The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. Costly, but a moment to remember.

Thank Kathie M
Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Love the food, love the service, great dining. My go to place to bring guests. The chicken pot pie was to die for, loved the steak salad, all sides are great, drinks are super. This place IS expensive, but Imfeel you get what you pay for. My favorite place in SB, even though it's in Montecito.

Thank Denise N
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

No trip to Santa Barbara area is complete without dinner at Lucky's. My husband and I look forward to dining there whoever we travel to the area. The abalone appetizer is a must! Great food and an outstanding staff.

Thank Kristin W
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I have eaten in the most expensive steak restaurants in Chicago and New York - surprisingly, this restaurant was every bit as pricey, if not more expensive. The quality of the food was excellent, but not the best I've had and borderline not worth it. That being said, the menu is very inventive (Matzo ball soup and macaroni as an... More 

Thank Procurare
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Lucky's is really a chophouse, but last night I had the abalone dinner with a shrimp cocktail and wedge salad. Abalone is had to find anywhere now days, but Lucky's usually serves it and it is wonderful! Northern Californians would call the shrimp in the cocktail "prawns", very large shrimp (maybe #10's) that are well prepared with an excellent sauce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $59
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2739
    (Olive Mill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: 805-565-7540
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar. LUCKY'S remains one of a rare few to honor the no nonsense steak dinner traditions. From the moment you’re greeted at you car by the valet, seated at your table, encouraged to roll up your sleeves, martini in hand, you are served. Are you ever served!There’s just no other eatery in Santa Barbara that practices the art of serving a prime steak dinner better than LUCKY'S.

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