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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

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512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-965-3363
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Westminster, California
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got there about 4:30pm and had no problem getting in without a reservation. My wife and I both had 6oz filet mignons with salad and baked potato. It was outstanding. Our waitress Courtney couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Not bad to look at either. Anyway we were in there about 90 minutes or so. Parking in back... More 

Thank giannolo
Queenstown, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently ate at several different restaurants in Santa Barbara and Holdrens was the best of all. In fact we returned to the restaurant for our last evening dinner the first was so good. We sat at one of the outside tables (first time with a patio heater on) which are on State Street set well back from the road.... More 

Thank Francis0152015
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. Steak menu is fair, and dishes are typically served with an nice extra starter as standard.

Thank Steven S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant on State street offering steak and seafood and a good price for Santa Barbara. Lovely restaurant with a bar, booths for seating and also tables .friendly staff , extensive menu. We both had fish .tiger prawns skewers with bacon and San daps with Parmesan crust . Both were delicious .good selection of Californian and world wines .reasonably expensive... More 

Thank Jane M
Livermore, Colorado
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222 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Santa Barbara is a foodie's delight. And Holdren's lives up to the reputation for great food. But what took it over the top, was our server. She was friendly, helpful and sincere. We had the Holdren's Stuffed Chicken and Pan Seared Halibut. Plentiful servings and flavor. It gets really busy so always a good idea to have a reservation. And... More 

Thank Lydia G
Camarillo, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I are here yesterday for the first time. My NY Strip steak was out of this world! Flavoring was so good I didn't need to use any salt. Cooked medium to perfection! My fries had the special, Parmesan crusted Halibut, she said it was fantastic! We went at 5:15 on a Thursday and place was filling up.... More 

Thank TaraCambria
Newport Beach, California
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287 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We came with a large group and sat our six teenagers together outside and the parents sat in the back private room. The restaurant went out of it's way to accommodate us, as our group became much larger than our original reservation. The boys were there for an athletic tournament and were extremely hungry--they loved their choices and as hungry... More 

Thank adalbert3
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We sat at the bar and the bartender was great. Service was quick and the food was delicious. We'd recommend it.

Thank JandK02474
Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

The food was great as always, favorite stuff portobello mushrooms to start, happy valley red or a jalapeño martini. Our waitress Irish lady made it extra special and there is always a size for your hunger, however you feel, there is the perfect portion available. Love this place every time!

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and price of our meals. The small fillet with rosemary sauce was prepared as requested and was yummy. I had a salad and baked potato, all for less than $30.00. A real bargain! The bruschetta and crab cakes were excellent. The reason I didn't give it a 5 rating had to do with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3363

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