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Woody's BBQ

5112 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2526
+1 805-967-3775
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good15%
  • Average29%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“great bbq” (6 reviews)
“rib” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
5112 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2526
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Woodys has been the standard for great BBQ in Santa Barbara for the last 30 years, the establishment offers great fast specialty rib and chicken dinners at a reasonable price, great beer and the best long term staff in the goleta area. (Take a few...More

Thank tomkK7680LT
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Barbecue beef ribs were done well with extra sauce at the tables. The salad bar however, was under par with less than expected items to choose from (no olives or sunflower seeds, for example). The staff at the register was helpful when we needed more...More

Thank RM-advisor
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Went with a group, expected a good meal, it didn't happen. We had Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, everything was overcooked and dry. The best thing we had was the Cole Slaw. Very disappointing, there are better places to choose from in Goleta.

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great food. Classic BBQ. If you love american BBQ you have to eat here. We was here with all the family a couple of times under our stay in Santa Barbara.

Thank danielreiser1972
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Yes!!! Portion was a little on the small side, as well! It used to be excellent . . . Won't make that mistake again!

Thank OrcuttYachtClub
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the food here. As a Brit I had no idea what some of the things were and was fabulously advised. The food was excellent and the service was second to none.

Thank Smartie2012
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Good friendly service. A lot of food for a reasonable price. Good bbq ribs. Big screen tv's - prompt friendly change of channels to game.

Thank tcrksusig
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We happened to stop by here when we saw there was a Groupon while we were roadtripping the PCH. BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE! Food was amazing, quantities were huge, and surprisingly when we ate it the next day as we had do much left...More

Thank KelseyJ1
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Woody's has great BBQ and the people working there are good people. A simply pulled pork sandwich and a draft beer for under 15 bucks. Inside a little dark for dining and the patio outside is quaint for a ralph's plaza. Really solid place.

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 12 May 2016

So surprised this place has been in business for as long as they have. The food is horrible. Dry like wood shavings. Cooked, reheated, reheated, again and again ... open salad bar is disgusting.

Thank christinek152
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5112 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-967-3775
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For more than 25 years in a row, Woody's BBQ has been voted the Best BBQ in Town. From our mouthwatering Ribs to our Oak-Smoked BBQ Chicken and Unique "Favorite Sandwiches", Woody's BBQ serves up the most delicious BBQ in Santa Barbara County, all for a price that is kind to your wallet. Check out (our online menu) to see everything we have to offer. Woody's is a family friendly restaurant with enough knickknacks on the walls and ceiling to keep you entertained while you are enjoying your delicious meal. We have an array of video games to keep the little critters busy too!
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