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1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, hanging out on the porch

We ate there 3 days for lunch and were not disappointed. Food was good, service good, and eating on the porch in the middle of Janauary, awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there 3 days for lunch and were not disappointed. Food was good, service good, and eating on the porch in the middle of Janauary, awesome!

Thank laminpa
Creston, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Excellent seating inside and on the terrace . . . great food with very attentive service from knowledgeable wait staff.

1 Thank Paul W
West Hills, California
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We had dinner here with family and had an excellent meal. The food was extremely tasty and the service was excellent. The whole atmosphere was very warm and cozy. It is a small restaurant attach onto a small hotel in a very central location. The menu was very varied with some excellent specials. All said they enjoyed their food immensely.

1 Thank Nigel F
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Beautiful atmosphere in a quaint inn/hotel. The service was top notch and the food also wonderful. You have the option of sitting on their deck or inside. It's off the main drag for Santa Barbara but worth finding.

1 Thank Beth B
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Set in the (country house style) Upham Hotel, Louie's is a great choice. Portions are plentiful, nicely plated and the food tastes great. What more can I say?

1 Thank JRinPDX
Santa Barbara, CA
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This restaurant in a historic hotel (The Upham) is a local gem. The food and service are excellent, and I always enjoy my experience here. The dining room is relatively small, but there is also seating on the wide porch outside.

Caerleon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We were recommended Louie's by the owner our our Guest House. We were not disappointed. It is situated just off State Street in a quiet residential area. The tables outside are delightful and the staff are so friendly and attentive. We went 2 nights in a row so we tried 4 different meals between us and each one was delicious... More 

2 Thank Chezzandgreg
Vancouver, Washington
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My friend and I ate here for dinner. The service was impeccable and friendly. The atmosphere was lovely, and our meals were exquisite. My friend had Louie's famous grilled meat loaf. I had pizza. Both of our dishes were fabulous.

2 Thank pazzarella
Santa Barbara, California
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Louie's is located in the Upham Hotel just slightly outside the downtown Santa Barbara core. It's easily within walking distance and on-street parking is fairly available, if not in front, then within a block (watch the 90 minute limit if you go for a weekday lunch). The tables occupy a fairly small dining room, as well as a covered street-side... More 

2 Thank WanderJenn
santa barbara
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Louie's is a charming, small restaurant. The food is excellent. The service is consistently good. It is definitely one of the top ten in Santa Barbara and a real off the beaten path gem.

1 Thank rklace

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-963-7003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?