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Beachside Bar-Cafe

5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (28 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the front desk at my hotel what restaurant they recommend for Dinner and they suggested the Beachside Bar-Cafe. I am so glad they did. Its located right on the beach. I am so glad that I went there. I ordered a pasta dish and...More

Thank Savvy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Stone Crab claws and clam chowder. My girlfriend had ceviche and the soup as well. The food and views were amazing! It was chilly the day we went and sitting outside was not the best but we soldiered through anyway. Will definitely go...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch. A lovely, casual setting with friendly, attentive staff and ample parking. Reservations recommended. We began with the house salad – excellent, and the Cesar, not so excellent. We had heard about their house paella and two of us ordered it and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife loved the salmon, and the kids enjoyed the calamari, bread bowls, and grilled artichoke. My paella was good, but needed more spanish flair with the seasoning. Good strong drinks and excellent service. Plus, you are starting at the Ocean while you enjoy good...More

Thank cbo49r
Reviewed 10 April 2018

i have been eating at this restaurant for years. the servers are consistently friendly and the food is usually quite good. unfortunately, the time before last I had a piece of salmon which was so salty I couldn't eat it till it took it home,...More

Thank leahking
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Amazing food and views. The staff is friendly and courteous .. they happily offer recommendations. Nice place to have a casual lunch

Thank Daisy H
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I love this place. This is my 5th experience here. I recommend it to everyone! Nothing beats a beach, a drink and good company.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We loved our server, Carrie. She was super attentive and funny. The food was "so-so" in our opinion, although the seafood was fresh. Just seemed a bit overpriced ($20 for fish and chips, etc.). The view though - spectacular.

Thank Meghan V
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Best salad that I've had in a while. In town for a meeting, arrived night before from Midwest, didn't get chance to see ocean much. Had chance to grab lunch, and this restaurant was near the airport. This is a popular spot because we arrived...More

Thank MarFis
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent food and service! Nice, casual seating. Stunning views of the Goleta Pier, UCSB Campus Point and Goleta Beach.

Thank 758daryla
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25 August 2017|
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Response from colleens0 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so as you have to walk through the restaurant to get to the patio.
amy L
29 October 2016|
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Response from Randy W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure
27 August 2015|
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Response from Sally K | Reviewed this property |
Not when we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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