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389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
+1 805-684-6311
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Springville, Utah
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We eat here several times a year on our annual beach trip. The food is better than "fast food" and the kids absolutely LOVE it! I don't like pink hamburgers, so I always make sure to tell them to cook them medium-well (otherwise they're often pink!) Everything here I've tried is tasty. Not fine dining, but great "great-spoon!"

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Thank mcafee1
Southwest Harbor, Maine
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Joined extended family for a week in Carpinteria and have to say this was a lunch favorite! Relaxed, low key place to enjoy a burger (order extra of their special sauce) and fries. Mmmmm

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Thank JustaMEgirl
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great Old School vibe.......Don't worry about the calories, just enjoy this fabulous retro burger joint. fabulous food. Remember your sun screen for summer q's.

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Thank Kingomorg
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This place is a must eat burger place. The second we got our food it had this home cooked burger taste and feel too it. The burgers were good and the service was great. it is basically a burger stand and has a small outdoor deck and a small inside seating area that is not attached to the restaurant. You... More 

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Thank Lucas Z
Bakersfield, California
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The hamburger and fries I ate, and the fish and chips and banana milkshake my companion had, were all very good. I did receive a bonus cheeseburger on my tray though- my friend who picked up the tray didn't realize I had ordered only one burger. I'm not sure you should expect the same bonus if you decide to visit.... More 

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Thank 1Groverbeach
Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very good basic burger. Fries and shake good too. Hair in chowder. Cash only. Will return when close by.

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Thank 1963chevy
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I had a great cheeseburger. A trip to Carp isn't complete without visiting the Spot. It was crowded but we got a place to sit and the food was fast and great.

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Thank Dennis P
Gulf Shores
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

An old fashioned burger joint. Lots of choices, but really you go there for the burgers. It's casual and friendly, so just walk up from the beach.

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Thank 84NancyP
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Husband picked food up to go. It was near our hotel and it was recommended. Loved the onion rings! Burger was good. Didn't care for the ranch. Fries were ok.

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Thank Julia G
Santa Barbara, California
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346 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Simple local spot that doesn't pretend to be fancy and tries to do a good job. It can get crazy busy, but when it isn't it is such a good old fashioned simple burger joint that you feel like it is a landmark even if it is really basic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?