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Jill's Place

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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
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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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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 

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13 reviews
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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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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Thank CaboDrifter
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Get off State St. and visit the real Santa Barbara....laid back folk eating Jill's amazing food and enjoying generously-poured drinks!!

Thank 15 M
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Bar is great ....get the chicken platter. You will Love it...lightly fried chicken on top of mashed potatoes smothered on a buttermilk gravy. Large enough portion to split! Very quaint atmosphere...romantic!

Thank Zstkbrkr
Ventura, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I always enjoy a visit to Jill's as it has everything I want: a warm welcome, fun and comfortable décor, always delicious food, and that extra special something that makes you want to come back. I've visited Jill's multiple times for lunch and once for dinner and have never been disappointed. Their friendly service and great selection of dishes hits... More 

Thank Lynluke
Winchester, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Bit off the beaten track but worth the effort to find ,good food and service plus a very good beer in PoppyPoppy .recomended

Thank hantshawk
Livonia, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

This was my first visit to Santa Barbara and Jill's Place. The food was excellent! The restaurant was very nice and the staff was extremely friendly. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank roach3730
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

Our waitress, Rosie was fantastic! The house Manhattan made with Pendleton was everything I needed..but I also ordered the Buttermilk Fried Chicken at Rosie's urging and it did not let me down! Romantic little spot, Excellent Food! Go here! Even the mayor running for Congress used it as her fund raising spot. Love that!

Thank Summer S
North Vancouver
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch on a Wednesday on advice of a local. No problems with street parking near by. Interior design and decor was cool. Jill wasn't there but the staff was on the ball. Had great sandwiches. Clubhouse with spectacular bacon. Wife wouldn't share with me. I had oven roasted turkey with lots of cranberry sauce. Not disappointed. Seemed to... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
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?