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Beachside Bar-Cafe

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5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped for a quick lunch and discovered the oyster bar open with Happy Hour all day Saturday and Sunday. All of the bar Happy Hour menu was $5.00 to about $6.00. We both had a glass of wine, a cup of clam chowder (outstanding) and shared a calamari (also outstanding). Get a table outside if you can (although not... More 

Thank DnD1031
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want the beach, good seafood, bar with popcorn and NFL or other Sports - this place is for you. If you like Salads I recommend the Raspberry Walnut Salad it'seems big enough for two. If you like fresh fish it's right from our own fish market downtown at the Harbor Fish Market. After dinner you can stroll down... More 

Thank michaelwE3144UE
Bedford, Texas
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176 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unknowingly, we arrived between 5 and 6pm. They gave an excellent early bird Meal selection. I had the tuna with a glass of Chardonnay. Wife the chicken. Very large portions with rice and mixed fresh veggies. All arrived hot. Had soup as appetizer. Quick service. Great value. Locals started arriving at the same we did and they a bit of... More 

Thank Robert W
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view from the outside dining area. Food was great!!!! and portions were large. As non red meat eaters we had more than ample choices on the menu. The waitress was well informed on all the menu items and was able to offer some choices we did not at first notice. The lemonade was fresh squeezed and delicious. My husband... More 

Thank motherof3sons
Goleta, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the Santa Barbara area, especially if you are in Goleta, this is a great restaurant to visit, especially if you like oysters and/or ceviche -- and a great view. This restaurant is right on the beach, has ample parking, and is welcoming. We especially like the oyster bar, including their ceviche. Good prices, especially during Happy... More 

Thank deborah1518
San Jose, CA
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, delicious food with ocean view in unpretentious setting. We loved our experience and promise to return on our next visit to the area.

Thank 06Mexico_Lover
Santa Clarita, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough about how good this place was. Drinks were spot on and so were all the dishes we had. Clam chowder was excellent as was the clam steamers. I was a little disappointed in the fish and chips but I am very picky with fish and chips. Please don't serve me frozen fish. Ugh. View was excellent and... More 

Thank Aaron J
Anaheim, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I visited Beachside after a friend recommended it....so disappointing. Writing a bad review isn't something I normally do but feel I must as I'm still thinking how about it two days later. I chose the fish & chips based on the fact I'm English and eating this often reminds me of home. Sadly, this was awful and nothing like true... More 

Thank measurably
Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Local resident tipped us off about this Santa Barbara eatery. Fish tacos were better than good, scenery was superb with a walk out on the pier afterwards. There was a line waiting to get in at 11:30. Bet it's fun on the weekends.

Thank Martha V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were seated outside right along the beachside with a great view. It was cloudy when we arrived but sun soon broke through as soon as we ordered. The staff was very nice about opening umbrella near our table to shade us from intrusive sun. Started with the most delicious cup of clam chowder stocked full of clams and potatoes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-7881

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