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3987 State St, Ste 5212, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3194
+1 805-967-6037
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“quiche” (5 reviews)
“soups” (5 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3987 State St, Ste 5212, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3194
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Fish and chips. Good fish, terrible old wasty chips. Chickenpot without taste. We did not finish NON of the meals. Disipointed.

Thank Per B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We stop at Fresco virtually every time we travel through SB. Its great for lunch. They have a nice, broad menu, plus daily specials that also are delicious. Soups generally well made and creative. Sandwiches range from basic to more gourmet (but again, lots of...More

Thank jkgayley
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lovely salad with salmon, and fried chicken. Musician playing while we ate. Good value and good range of food.

Thank OLDIE58035
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We have been here many times. Portions are large, flavor is always great. Perfect patio for outdoor with dogs. People are friendly and courteous. I love the warm goat cheese salad...

Thank worldview2016
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We eat at Fresco or get take-out from them about once a month. Always reliable, consistent. It's a cafe--they have good salads (balsamic dressing too sweet to my taste), fine sandwiches and wraps, good homemade soups daily. The pastas are unremarkable, other dinner specials sometimes...More

Thank SophiesAunt
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stopped in with the family for a quick bite to eat. We were staying in a hotel nearby and figured we'd give this a try. They have a nice patio area but we were unable to enjoy it due to the weather this day. You...More

Thank Derek F
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch during the lunch break from our conference meetings. It is an order/pay at the counter and they deliver your food to your table kind of a place. Everyone was pleased with their selections - lovely salads, sandwiches, pastries. Very fresh...More

Thank SLPlovesPE42
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Had the Chinese chicken salad. It was huge and tasty. Desserts are half off at 8am. Flour less chocolate cake was spectacular with a side of whipped cream. They warmed it up too. Dave Tovar was playing Saturday evening and as usual was great. You...More

1  Thank Sal M
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We live here in SB and Fresco is our go to dining location. Also excellent for lunch. Extremely good value. $5 corkage can't be beat. Informal really a local bistro.

Thank Viajero1946
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Order at the counter, food is delivered to your table. Seating indoors and outside. Nice variety of food, including good soup, and always a vegetarian or fish option.

Thank David S
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3987 State St, Ste 5212, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3194
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-967-6037
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