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“Great Sandwiches, Fun Atmosphere, Pricey for the kids!”

Taproom at Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Ranked #6 of 38 Restaurants in Buellton
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Santa Barbara, California
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Sandwiches, Fun Atmosphere, Pricey for the kids!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Our party was 3 kids (8-10) and 3 adults. We just BARELY made the lunch menu (which ends at 4:30 and then there is no food served until 5pm when they bring out the dinner menu). I had a delicious sandwich with turkey and apple on a croissant. My husband had a pulled pork number with sweet potato fries. Both were fantastic. Of course, they're known for their beer and our friends enjoyed a sampler that looked fun. At that point I would say that all was great...until you get to the kids. There is no child's menu and the single pizzas start at $12...of which we had 3, of course (the sandwiches are in the $15 range). Root beer came in bottles (I didn't even check the price on those). So, in the end, our meal came to $25 each for 6 people (including tip). To me, that's an EXPENSIVE meal when we're feeding kids cheese pizzas.
Service was good, atmosphere was fun...I would definitely go back but either without the kids, or with some kind of rule that we were splitting food (though we had no leftovers!). Maybe get them a bean burrito before arriving! haha. I think they should definitely offer a kids menu...unless they really don't WANT kids, but it didn't seem so...there were plenty there.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Santa Ynez, CA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Delicious variety of Beer”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Walk there from the Marriott if you are staying in town. Excellent quality & variety of beer made on-site. Food is hit or miss, pizza good one day, not so great next visit. Tuna ap is excellent and Kobe burger. Gets crowded at dinner with locals, but worth a visit & flight of beer tastings.

Visited January 2013
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San Bernardino, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Excellent food and drinks in a welcoming setting. Quick service and reasonable prices. We would be glad to stop in again.

Visited January 2013
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Solvang, California
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Tasting Room”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a great tasting room experience when you're tired of all the wine tasting rooms in the valley... or simply if you are a beer aficianado instead of wine. The Firestone family has been in the wine business here since 1972, but this is run by one of the sons and a son-in-law. You can taste a flight of beers or order a pint or a pitcher. They also have good bar food. Sometimes a bit of live music onweekends.

Visited March 2012
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Fontana, CA
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Firestone Beer”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Good good and good beer. The only complaint I have is that this area, including Solvang, has a tendancy for their establishments to open late and close early. No lunch is served, only dinner. If they would be open for lunch and dinner, that would accommodate the tourists in the area. It would be nice to sit down in a bar for lunch and a beer, not have to wait all day for dinner to do it.

  • Visited January 2013
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