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Chuck's steakhouse of Hawaii

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3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
+1 805-687-4417
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because my husband in a HUGE steak lover, we went to Chuck's for his birthday dinner while visiting Santa Barbara. The restaurant is dark and was not especially busy on a Wednesday night. Our server was fairly prompt in arriving at our table, but was not particularly personable. We started with the salad bar that was stocked with standard items,... More 

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East Bay, USA
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We visit often. The staff is great, and the food is very good. Between us, we generally have the grilled veggies, NY steak, chicken and fish dishes. (Funny -- didn't notice until I started typing this review!) If you want an extra treat -- ask to have extra grilled garlic added to your order.

Thank craig993
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Chucks of Hawaii is amazing! The food is great, and the steaks are delicious!!! Service was attentive and friendly and it has the old school traditional steakhouse feel. I recommend the scallops and any steak they serve!

1 Thank Paris F
Santa Barbara, California
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been coming to Chuck's since they opened in early 1967. Although the Teriyaki steak is no longer $3.25, the quality food and relaxed atmosphere have remained consistent through all these years. If you can resist their excellent filet mignon, try one of their seafood selections. I enjoy their fresh salmon and scallops frequently. My usual baked potato side... More 

1 Thank SantaBarbaraDude
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339 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Chuck's steakhouse of Hawaii in Santa Barbara is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this week! A local favorite for all these years and it never disappoints. Great steaks, Seafood, chops, and chicken. Wonderful salad bar. Cocktails are well chilled and served with style and class. Casual and comfy. Lots of convenient off street parking in the rear. Reservations are recommended.

1 Thank Daryl H
Oxnard, California
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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had dinner at the restaurant with friends, it was a good place to have a decent steak. Ok so I’ll start with the arrival: we had a decent greeting from the hostess walk us to our table, few minutes later our waiter cam gave us 2 menus for a table of like 8 not sure why but I guess they... More 

Thank latinos28
Santa Barbara, California
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

It's been many years since I last ate here. They offer an all you can eat salad bar with dinner. The bread is so, so. The actual steak & pork chop we ordered was nice and certainly enough to take leftovers home. Nice casual dinning

Thank NGTB_1
Los Angeles, California
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming here for years - in her case since she was a kid growing up in SB. Chuck's is a place we went all the time when we lived up in tat area, and though we are in LA now, we make a point of going there for dinner whenever we visit the area.... More 

Thank kmfesq
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Prompt friendly service, delicious food - loved the help yourself salad bowl and warm bread to start/accompany - in a very busy restaurant . Would have liked it a shade brighter myself but the very subdued lighting added to the overall ambience, as does the menu written on a bottle ! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Bonsvacances
chester le street
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198 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Slightly different to anything we have done, order, and once you go for your salad starter, they cook your main, great idea, as your food is then super fresh. Drinks came, salad was excellent, and main meal the same. Was quite busy on our night, and was recommended by the local hotel. Thought bill was slightly expensive for what we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-4417

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?