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“$$ and not ready for primetime....”
Review of Killer Shrimp - CLOSED

Killer Shrimp
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Goleta, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“$$ and not ready for primetime....”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Last Saturday night we ate at Killer Shrimp in Santa Barbara. I realize that the place (here) is new, but they have some big problems. Your signature dishes are very SPICY. Unfortunately, we got more than one interpretation as to what that meant, which caused us to shy away. We were not offered a taste. Two of us ordered beers, but the beer list didn't match with what they have for sale. One of us ordered a plain Margarita, and was amazed that a plain Margarita was $10 (sounds a bit high). The food that we ordered was okay [when it finally showed up with the help of the manager], but we were not warned that the tartar sauce was very SPICY as well. Our waitress kept disappearing into the ten or so wait people around- and then she announced that we were her first table ever. Ambiance wise, don't go unless you like your dinner accompanied by very LOUD music that drowns out table conversation.

I believe that this place will not make it Santa Barbara without modifications, so I probably don't have to decide whether to return. As a destination, there is nothing "special" about this place to bring me back, with the plethora of other restaurants to chose from.

  • Visited July 2013
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