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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-965-3363
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (146 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was full so we ate at the bar. The food was AMAZING. Yummy tomato soup that had Parmesan as an unexpected guest mmmm it was so nice. Then steak with bbq bacon wrapped prawns and a huge twice baked potato I am genuinely...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’d booked onto a Segway tour in the day and asked the guide to recommend a steak restaurant and we’d also used tripadvisor to look too and both came up with Holdren’s. Warmed bread to start the meal and then we ordered the special (surf...More

Thank Gill2602
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went as a result of a recommendation from the hotel we were staying at. This was a beautiful meal in a lovely restaurant. The food was presented very well and tasted just as good. The service was very good as well, so nothing to...More

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Dined here for dinner based on our hotel's recommendation. It was really nice to sit outside on the patio. My husband and I both had one of their specials of steak and shrimp scampi with a twice baked potato. Very good. A little pricier than...More

Thank Amber T
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and friends came to eat here after walking around the shops and we were all glad we stopped in. All of the food was delicious! The scallops were amazing! I would highly recommend getting the filet and lobster. For dessert the s’mores is...More

Thank Brimcgee22
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We had late dinner reservations & were lucky enough to get a table on the patio. Holdren’s was perfect for our last meal in Santa Barbara- the steak was cooked perfectly and our son enjoyed the tomato basil soup that came with his filet.

Thank TexasBella2018
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We chose Holdren’s for our last meal in the city before leaving for home and it did not disappoint! Artichoke appetizer, fresh bread with cayenne pepper seasoned drawn butter, fresh salads, filet mignon perfectly prepared with bourbon and peppercorn sauce on the side and peanut...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited Santa Barbara for my birthday and went to Holdren's for dinner. My wife made the reservation and asked for something special to celebrate my 70th!!!! Unfortunately, the restaurant completely forgot, so my wife had to go to the desk to remind them. Still the...More

Thank gmeyers709
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This is a very nice restaurant and I would have given them 4 stars but when I made my reservation for my husbands birthday i specially asked if they could bring a desert surprise to the table for him. No problem, except they didn't. I...More

Thank ComedyWriter
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Holdren's is located right in the thick of things on State Street. We were lucky to get a table on the patio as we were traveling with our dog. There is a constant flow of people both walking and driving past, and some of them...More

Thank Cynthia A
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Patti H
May 4, 2016|
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Response from Rodolfo I | Reviewed this property |
Dressy to dressy casual I say. After all is Santa Barbara.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 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
11:30 AM - 3:00 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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Serving the Santa Barbara area for 15+ years, with an award winning wine list, extensive menu, daily happy hour 4-6pm and amazing dinner specials served Sunday - Thursday there's something for everyone at Holdrens!
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