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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2739 (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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Los Angeles
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 

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Ventura County Coast, California
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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