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Max's Restaurant

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3514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
+1 805-898-9121
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Carmichael, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the best fried calamari ever made! Tender and perfectly sauteed. The Chicken Picatta was tender and delicious. the wine list is excellent and the service is personalized.

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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We saw this on trip advisor and it was right next to the hotel we stayed at! The food was A1 and absolutely delicious! I had the ravioli and the taste was unexplainable- Absolutely awesome! All of our party ate their meals with no complaint! Thanks guys we thought you did a great job!

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Thank Jakki P
Goleta, California
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The friendly staff tries to please. Breakfasts are always enjoyable but dinners are more like something prepackaged than we enjoy.

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Richland, Washington
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My husband & I found Max's Restaurant while searching for a place for dinner in Santa Barbara (around 6:30pm). This restaurant was quaint, the staff was attentive, and the wine & food were excellent. I had the CAPELLINI SCRICCIOLO AL LIMONE - Angel hair pasta with shrimp, grape tomatoes, garlic, white wine, lemon and extra virgin olive oil. The flavors... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is small restaurant located opposite the Motel 6 on State Street. The breakfast was good but not great!

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Thank sfeg
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

When in Santa Barbara, I always eat at Max's for breakfast. I enjoy their omelettes and potatoes. I can't eat bread, but I hear their biscuits are wonderful

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Thank Lori B
McMinnville, Oregon
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Saturday morning and I needed a car wash. When I completed the car wash, I wanted to have a breakfast for I was with the high school guys and wives, and we were leaving the city and going to wine taste in an hour. Max's Restaurant was right there. Good breakfast of sausage and eggs, I had, and was satisfied... More 

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Los Osos
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I've eaten breakfast at Max's two or three times because it is convenient to the motel I happened to be staying in. This morning I had an "Ontare Scramble" (scrambled eggs to which were added avocado, spinach, tomato, cheese, and maybe something else as well but I forget what) which was very good indeed.

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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I read great reviews for an Italian restaurant and thought my teenage boys and I would try it. It was within walking distance of our hotel and I was feeling too lazy to drive after a long day of driving already. When my son said "there it is", I thought he must be wrong. It looks like an old and... More 

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pmfeldman
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

It had been many years since my wife and I had dined at this restaurant, so we decided to give it another try. Big mistake. It took a long time to get seated, even though there was no one waiting ahead of us. My wife ordered salmon. It was a good piece of fish, but rather small, and practically unaccompanied.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-898-9121

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