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Jill's Place

$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1637
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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314 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of us wanted a non touristy lunch spot down town and not on State. Jill's (also known as Shaloobs) is a solid local hangout. Meat is their specialty and the Prime Rib "French Dip" did not disappoint. Good au jus with a lot of flavor and the meat seemed fresh and well prepared. Reasonably priced wine and beer and... More 

Thank expectquality1942
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place based off of reviews on trip advisor and they didn't let down. The menu is a little small and they have a full bar. Even though the menu is a little small, the food they do make has lots of flavor and a nice variety to choose from. Each entree comes with garlic bread, a soup and... More 

Thank Andrew H
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

On Christmas eve, I realize it's hard to find a decent restaurant. Half the restaurant was not heated on a very cold night, we were seated in the cold with two young kids!! The food was so so...

Thank Mitra B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Another great meal at Jill's Place. Great service. Will go back again. Thanks for my t-shirt. "The Butcher's Daughter". Gotta try the steaks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Really enjoyed our time here. Great feel as soon as you walk in , super bar and they know how to cook a steak. Terrific welcoming host, staff attentive and a menu that is catering for everyone. Highly recommended.

Thank StevBown
Santa Monica, California
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100 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We hit the Saturday farmers' market and on our way back to the car passed this place and thought we'd brave the effort; half of us was not disappointed. We stopped in for breakfast and enjoyed a nice glass of champagne (they have a full bar) along with a very, very tasty breakfast sandwich (scrambled eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo)... More 

Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

You cannot beat the price here for the quality and quantity of food that we got. It was delish and the table service was outstanding. We waited a bit for a drink at the bar while waiting for our table, but the owner came right over and saw that we were taken care of. Make a reservation on a night... More 

Thank Karen A
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Decided to eat here last night after reading the reviews on "TA", what a find, great ambiance, attentive friendly staff and a steak to die for what more could you ask for. My wife opted for the 8oz Sirloin (which l thought was a fillet when it arrived) and I had the New York strip both cooked medium rare (and... More 

Thank djk1266
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

In a word. Outstanding!! Made to feel welcome with a great atmosphere and ambiance. Great value, great menu, great portion sizes. Garlic Bread as an Entree and refills of Soda! Layout great and all very clean and tidy, just as you would expect in a well established eatery. Pea Soup with a side salad before the mains appeared. Sirloin Steak... More 

Thank stuartm1973
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

With so many places to choose from its always difficult to decide where to eat when on a short trip: we avoided the tourist traps on State Street and found this gem. We went for lunch on Monday following the Spanish week-end so its was quiet and that was fine with us. Friendly and fast service: my husband had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1637
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 18059630378
Open Monday - Friday (lunch and dinner) and Saturday (brunch and dinner), Jills' Place is located where her father Jerry opened his original Shalhoob's Butcher Shop in 1973. "The Butcher's Daughter" takes pride in the day-to-day operation of her business, personally cutting steaks and overseeing her family recipes. The restaurant is the go-to option for area businesses and is the local's choice for great steaks, chops, chicken, fresh fish, burgers and cocktails. Proudly serving quality food, genuine drink and the Santa Barbara community for 29 years and counting!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?