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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
+1 805-684-6666
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“abalone” (16 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner here with friends. It's a nice restaurant but unpretentious, it's perfectly ok to walk in here with shorts and a T shirt after a day on the beach. There is an extensive menu so plenty of choices. Service was very good and...More

Thank radar60
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good and it is in a really great little town on the southern California coast. It has a full bar and a decent beer selection. However my wife ordered abalone. We had not had abalone for years and were really looking...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a throwback to what might have been considered a "sophisticated" restaurant in the 1970's or so. The food is fine, but nothing special. Likewise the service. Cheesy interior. Grossly overpriced and overrated.

Thank PickyVoyager
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This is my second time at Sly's and it will definitely be my last. Do not go here. The prices are very high and the food quality is very mediocre to poor. We had the steamed clams and they were terrible, lacking any flavor, kind...More

Thank diningoutfoodie
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We had a family birthday dinner, including a 2 year old. The staff and their service is 5 Star as is the food. I had the special 2 1/2 lb. lobster, excellent. My wife had the baseball sirloin it too was excellent, as we're all...More

1  Thank ricklA7163BT
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Stopped for lunch and had a great burger and beer. Friendly staff with quick service and excellent food. More convenient than other restaurants in the area that do not open until after 5:00.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We stopped in for some lunch after a workshop at Westerlay Orchids. Excellent selections included the sand dabs and the brunch. Well worth the visit!

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We weren't very hungry sobwr stopped in for the lounge menu. We picked abalone, Spanish style mussels and steamed clams. The bread basket was an added bonus especially the rye, molasses, and raisin bread baked daily on site. Next time, we will be having steak!!

Thank Roxy D
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Carpinteria is a delightful little beach town located just south of Santa Barbara. If you are traveling along the coast, it is a great place to stop for a break. If you are a foodie, Sly's is the place for you. Located a block from...More

Thank Liz102676
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing service with 5 star food! Casual ambiance makes this place a great experience. The price is right for the portions and quality!

Thank barbiecar65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6666
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