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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-965-3363
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of the best restaurants we visited during our month long USA and Canada holiday. I had a beautiful Sirloin Steak and Prawn skewer for less than the normal price of the Steak due to it being on Tuesday special. Both the steak...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited for dinner and although we had reserved on-line, our reservation had gone astray. No worries, after a short wait at the bar, we enjoyed the meal and would recommend.

Thank Bandyrobs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cocktails were outstanding. Wine list was strong and definitely constructed with hearty meat dishes in mind. Perfect! Service and atmosphere complimented eachother so well - comfortable, luscious, smooth, and professional. No changes needed there. Food was outstanding. Perfectly cooked steak and supported really well with...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had three appetizers and some decent cabernet at their pleasant out door terrace on State Street. Service was very good, outdoor ambiance on a busy Sunday was fun !Prices were a steal for both wine and appetizers from 4-6 P.M. The steaks here are...More

Thank JXMartin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had Lunch at Holdrens and the food was very good and not expensive. The Phili Cheese Steak Sandwich was really a treat as was the Turkey Sandwich. The Apple and Wallnut Salad was outstanding. When in Santa Barbra Holdrens on State Street is a...More

Thank Jgoldchain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to sit outside for dinner as they had patio heaters on and it was still reasonably warm. We both ordered the salmon which was very good. However, the patio heater kept going out despite the best efforts of the staff to keep it...More

Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very busy restaurant and consequently very loud, they certainly cram people in as well. The food we had was good, and certainly plenty of it! We had delicious potato skins to start and we're also then given salad and bread before we...More

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was so looking forward to a steak and my Fillet Mignon was cooked to my required rare perfect as was hubbys Top Sirloin. Everything else was disappointingly sub par....the steaks accompanying mash was hard and dry, the side of asparagus was woody and stringy....and the...More

Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We live nearby and had never tried Holdren's. It was excellent. Friendly hostess, professional server, extensive menu and very good steaks. Dinner for two with a couple of cocktails was less than $100 so also a legit value.

Thank TellBruce
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Visited recently for midweek dinner. Very comfortable dining room with a wide selection of steaks and seafood. Wine list was extensive and priced well for SB. Service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely return when next in SB.

Thank chuckAZ
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Patti H
5 May 2016|
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Response from Rodolfo I | Reviewed this property |
Dressy to dressy casual I say. After all is Santa Barbara.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3363
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