We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beachside Bar-Cafe

) #2 of 110 Restaurants in Goleta $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (23 reviews)
“clam chowder” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
Write a Review
Reviews (344)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 344 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful spot, great food! Wonderful staff! Have been around 45 yrs or so, great chef! Love catching sunsets there, strolling on the beach beforehand, or taking a pleasant after dinner walk on the Pier. Love the Seafood, but all of it is really good!!!

Thank doris s
Reviewed 2 days ago

This has been my 'go to" place for many years. In 1990 when the Painted Cave fire destroyed my home, we gathered up as much as possible and headed to the ocean. With flames all around us an 100 plus degree temps, we found ourselves...More

Thank Gretchen O
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a brisk March day, we ended up here after walking the beach just in time for happy hour. We sat at the sushi bar, and got to watch the chefs prepare several fabulous dishes before we ordered. We enjoyed the oysters and the calamari...More

Thank Berta H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here on a very windy day but was able to sit outside due to numerous propane heaters. We tried the paella, fish tacos, and ahi tuna sandwhich. All were very good. Service was excellent and very friendly. I'd definitely return.

Thank NCR_Flyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Goleta for 5 years and have just started to visit this restaurant on a regular basis. With views of the ocean and close to home, we have enjoyed the happy hour menu as well as their regular menu items. Everything has...More

Thank Ann O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations for an early dinner in May and were seated at a window with a terrific view. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. Our meals were very good - no complaints. The early bird special prices made for a reasonable dinner and certainly...More

Thank pqjb2016
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great location right on the beach. The food is excellent. The bar area is fun. The service in the dinning area could be a bit faster

Thank travellingmom_31
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Enjoyed this cafe once again. The cocktails are great and the scallops Rockefeller were excellent just a couple years ago. So fun to ditch at the Raw Bar and watch the staff cook. Beautiful views.

Thank Virginia-SIMB
Reviewed 15 May 2017

You can't beat the view (from inside or outside). It is the most SoCal feel in terms of the beach, pier, the park, the light on grass, beach, ocean, and islands. It feels a little impersonal and it feels touristy, but you can't beat it...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A local recommended this for lunch and we are so happy he did. We sat out on the patio which is sheltered and can be shaded. The 4 of us ordered different entrees and all were excellent. My husband had the fish and chips which...More

Thank WisconsinChippy
Nearby Restaurants
The Habit Burger Grill
156 reviews
2.09 km away
Goleta Sushi House
39 reviews
2.12 km away
Three Pickles
13 reviews
1.81 km away
Nearby Attractions
Goleta County Beach
126 reviews
.25 km away
UCSB Lagoon
9 reviews
1.83 km away
Goleta Butterfly Grove
61 reviews
6.28 km away
Coronado Butterfly Preserve
32 reviews
3.17 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
amy L
can I buy a gift certificate on-line for my local daughter and son-in-law ? thank you - amy laidlaw
29 October 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Randy W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure
do they still offer the all you can eat shrimp?
27 August 2015|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Sally K | Reviewed this property |
Not when we were there.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing