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“Great Food and Lots of It” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clementine's Steak House

Clementine's Steak House
Ranked #13 of 74 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lancaster, California
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Food and Lots of It”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Clementine's offers homemade food and plenty of it. Not many restaurants offer a multiple courses including dessert as part of the complete dinner. Clementine's offers warm bread and a relish tray to start plus homemade soups, salad dressings and pies. You can order a petite (smaller) serving but even the petite is more food than most can handle. Seems to be a popular local attraction so reservations are recommended if you have more than 4 in your party. Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Barbara, California
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Homestyle charm”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Clementine's is something of an institution in Carpinteria. The do a good local business, you're going to wait more often than not for a table. Large portions, reasonable pricing. Interior is a bit funky, service can be a tad slow. Staff is friendly, I always enjoy the pie. Fried chicken is their most notable entree, I don't think of it as a steakhouse in the normal sense.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bob B
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Santa Barbara, California
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“An oldfashioned kind of place.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Both decor and food are throwbacks to small town America before more innovative menus appeared. Fish was high quality. Salads were good but ordinary, as was the pea soup. Pies were disappointing, especially the crust. Menu features soup-salad-entree-dessert combos and servings are large, so this restaurant is ideal for those who value quantity over food that's outstanding/unique.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DCtraveler9
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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stopped here for dinner due to traffic on the 101. Found it on a quick search on my phone and had great reviews. It was busy and we had to wait for a table...a good sign. Our service was terrible and the food was only average at best. There seemed to be quite a few locals eating here so we were hoping that we would be in for a treat as the menu is a bit different than a typical steakhouse and somewhat European like. We were bummed as we were all very hungry and hoping for the best. We would not come back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John T
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Nice Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Despite they were almost closed, they offered a perfect and friendly service. Also the food looked and tasted homemade and very good. We would definitely go there again and can fully recommend it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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