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“Good Beach Area Lunch Spot”

Summerland Beach Cafe
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Summerland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Canby, Oregon
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356 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Good Beach Area Lunch Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Lunch at Summerland Beach Cafe (which isn't even on the beach side of the road) was tasty--excellent fish tacos. Picnic table dining on the porch was pleasant (the view was across the street to otheWe do like the fact that the restaurant (at least outside) is dog friendly, even if we don't have a dog. We'd stop again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food! Friendly staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I ate here once back in April of 1986 and "Susan the Egg Lady" is still on the menu! It's the best ham and cheese omelet you can eat!

  • Visited June 2013
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Hercules, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A lot to eat!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We had gone to Summerland to do some wine tasting and needed a place to stop for lunch. Of the places available, the Summerland Cafe appeared to be the best, so we went there.

They were seating outside, and they allowed us to pick our table, which was a nice touch. Our waitress was prompt and cheerful and discussed the menu with us. She was knowledgeable about the different food options and gave us recommendations.

I had the teriyaki chicken sandwich. It was pretty good, but not great. There wasn't a lot of teriyaki on the chicken, and the chicken was just slightly overcooked (but not dry). One option I chose that came with the sandwich was onion rings - they were HUGE! And tasty.

My wife had the fish tacos, which again were good but not great.

The restaurant is 'dog friendly,' but they do limit where the dogs can sit. So our section was dog free, but just below us there were a couple of dogs. If you don't like dining with animals, this is not the place for you.

Overall, it was a lot of food for a very reasonable price, so I would recommend it. If you find yourself in Summerland, which is a small town a few miles south of Santa Barbara, you should give this place a try.

  • Visited May 2013
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Sacramento, California
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567 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Fun spot, very good food, friendly service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Had Sunday breakfast here, and enjoyed it. They are known for their bacon, and it did not disappoint. Omelets, waffles, etc, you can find it all, with good portions and decent prices for this area. A parking lot right across the street, just for the cafe, sealed the deal for this big Ford driver!. Not easy to park anywhere in Santa Barbara!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank george p
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Anglesey
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Went for lunch with family members including two dogs. Very popular restaurant and had to wait a little while for a table on the deck with room for the dogs. We all enjoyed the food and the friendly and helpful service. Would recommend it on the basis of quality and value for money.

  • Visited March 2013
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