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“Don't Judge By Appearances”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bay Roadhouse Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Bay Roadhouse Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Pretty good food :) (search on Google, and you will find it, or just use the URL I gave ...)
Davis, California
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257 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Don't Judge By Appearances”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

A group of work friends and I hesitantly dined here on a weeknight by happenstance, because we didn't want to wait in line elsewhere. Bay Roadhouse Bar & Grill's atmosphere looked a little gritty in comparison to its competitors. Boy did we make the right decision! We enjoyed an excellent meal, with excellent service, in a casual, relaxed setting. Beyond that, since it wasn't crowded we could actually hear each other and enjoy our dinner conversation. We had a lovely evening at Bay Roadhouse Bar & Grill and openly wondered why more people didn't patronize it. We'd definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank rockyhillgal
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48 reviews from our community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good fresh,food and good service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

The food was very good. The homemade potato chips tossed in garlic and herbs and served with onion dip were to die for. I also really enjoyed the Salmon Salad. Delicious!

The menu items that I had seemed to be made with fresh ingredients, and tasted like homemade. The salmon was cooked just right.

The location is just right as it is right across the street from the Santa Barbara Amtrak train station.

Visited March 2014
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Thank travelmaven_7
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Fremont, California
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very Relaxed and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was a very pleasant dining experience for us. It was walking distance from our B&B, as well as right across the street from the Amtrack station next to State Street.
I was not interested in a large dinner and their menue accommodated almost any preference. The patio was a very pleasant place to sit nestled between the fireplace and a gas heater while people watching on State street.
The wait staff was prompt, courteous, and helpful.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank s2global
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Hamilton, ON
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Looks can be deceiving”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

This place looks like a dive bar. But what we found, and the bartender was right, was good food. I will qualify that; good pub style food. The fish tacos and seared Ahi are tasty filling menu options. The service wasn't great and the waitress' shorts were too short (at least for this venue). If exploring the town on foot or if you are in need a break from the beach, this is a good place to grab a bite.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Chris_Gal
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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Found this place exploring Santa Barbara on foot. The patio seating was great (granted it was an exceptionally beautiful day). The food was good...I won't say 'excellent', but the server made some great suggestions for us and for our young daughters. Everyone was pleased with what they got. Prices were pretty much the norm for the area (a bit more than I'm used to back here in rural PA), but not outrageous. Overall, we all give it a thumbs up.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Matt M
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