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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108 (Olive Mill Road)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Cal C
Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lucky's knows how to deliver a high quality meal in a wonderfully relaxed setting. The steaks are delicious, the martinis a generous pour, and the apps, sides, and desserts are fantastic. Our waiter was attentive and wonderful. Worth the money.

Thank Travelmom143
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came with a friend who lives locally and recommended Lucky's ~ he was known there so service was terrific. Decor including photos of celebrities reminded me of an old steak supper club and had a ton of charm -- walking through the restaurant to our table was like walking through a warren - so many rooms -- our table... More 

Thank Suze215
Ventura County West, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for dinner because I had read a review on line that Iron Chef Cat Cora recommended this place and I can see why. We did not have a reservation but upon arrival we were greeted warmly and sat at a table immediately. We started with an appetizer, the mussels. I always expect mussels to... More 

Thank Bobbi G
Austin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This place reminds of a posh supper club. White table cloths, waitstaff dressed in all black. Somehow a basic vodka martini with olives tasted so much better there. The atmosphere is wonderful. We sat in the front room with lots of space and good for people watching. The food is second to none. Worth the price and wait!

Thank Stephanie T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I have had dinner at Lucky's a couple of times on trips to Montecito and Santa Barbara. We decided to have Brunch last Sunday morning. The service was excellent, the food however, was not up to what we remember. I had a Seafood Louis - there were very nice jumbo shrimp, very little crab, half a hard... More 

Thank Spooker
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We dine at Lucky's each time we visit Santa Barbara. Lucky's is in charming Montecito California. It is a very wealthy area with homes owned by Oprah and many other celebrities. Lucky's ambience is warm, elegant and California coastal style. There is a comfortable bar area for pre dinner cocktails. There are two dining rooms. Both are lovely, but, we... More 

Thank Brenda J
Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This is the signature place in Montecito. Dine with the elite and eclectic locals and the rare celebrity sightings. The dinners are excellent esp the steaks but expect to pay much more than you would pay, for the same quality and ambiance, in LA or most anywhere else. Service is a little cold but that should be expected in a... More 

Thank thehandsometraveler
Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Lucky's is very pricey but it 's worth every penny! We have been many times over the years and they have the best cuts of meat and always new cuts of meat. I love to go and see what they have found next! This visit it was a new cut from Brazil. It's a happening place as well. A very... More 

Thank patricia b
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I had grilled Salmon which was excellent. Another person in the group had the filet and said it was the best steak she had ever had. Another person in our group had the rib eye and it was amazing. It's pricey but well worth it.

Thank Wendy C

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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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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
    (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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