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3007 Dela Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
+1 805-687-3663
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is not called Steve's anymore but the new restaurant is equally as good. The service and the food were great.

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Thank Rob C
Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Was not too impressed with this place. My wife and I went for breakfast. The patio is nice enough overlooking De La Vina Street. It is calm and relaxing. Coffee is mediocre. They are not too hip on substitutions, my wife asked for one but was turned down. She got a veggie omelette which she said was fantastic. Being a... More 

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Thank Dutchman101
Amsterdam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. We had pancakes and eggs. Accuracy of ordering was high, given a very complex one! Good quality, very pleasant stay at terrace.

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Thank Renzo35
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We ate at all the top spots in SB and found the food fresh, but under seasoned. Steve's was found by accident while awaiting a Rx at CVS. We had low expectations and found a great little cafe with killer omelets and a homemade hot sauce to die for. I had a California omelet which included fire roasted mushrooms, peppers... More 

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Hemet, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had brunch there with my husband and sat on the patio. The food was good, but atmosphere was relaxed. There was one waitress handling the patio and she did an amazing job considering there was a steady flow of customers.

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1 Thank Ursula G
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

I live around the corner from Steve's but somehow have never tried it. My girlfriend and I simply Googled "Biscuits & Gravy in Santa Barbara" and this little gem came up. We got there, sat down, chatted with the precious waitress, and within about 10 minutes our order came up. I had the Tri Tip sandwich on Sourdough. She had... More 

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1 Thank Yoshi23
Santa Barbara, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Steve's has been under new ownership for some time now and it seems at each visit something else has been upgraded, repainted, repaired or replaced. One big upgrade has been the quality of the food. The bacon strips are nice & thick versus the paper thin, wrinkled offerings in the past. The menu, while still the same has seen the... More 

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Thank CAPTAINCUISINE
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Nice place nice people, good prices excellent food is too bad some customers never happy Like the beach guys ever they got free meals they were very nice, We were there the same day as they and they look like SNAKEs wearing to attack I feel very sorry for them. I think they are not happy. Like I said I... More 

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Thank Cristal W
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

When we went to Steve's Patio Café I didn't eat my omelet (just the tasty biscuit). Full disclosure - I did taste it. Took it home, and the next morning I went to eat it and it appeared to be very moldy on top (after tasting it and it tasted like mold). I called and asked for the owner after... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

If you want to know where the locals go, this is the place. Small, great patio facing the street, a little funky; but THE spot for consistent good food, great prices and the friendliest service in town. The owner, Steve, is a hands on operator, filling in wherever he is needed to keep things flowing. My favorite is the Poach... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3007 Dela Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-3663

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