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Benchmark Eatery

1201 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
+1 805-845-2600
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (16 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“tuna melt” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1201 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great big delicious hamburgers and pulled pork sandwiches are yummy. We sat outside on the covered patio. It was quite noisy from a large group, but we still enjoyed it. Servers were very friendly and service was good. We will visit again!

Thank Sundancer93003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good. The guacamole and home made chips were great. We ordered burgers - one of us had fries and the other a side salad for $1.50 extra. The portions of the entrees are huge. And the food good. Service the day we were...More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly service and very fast...Impressed with the staff and the food was pretty good...Good selection of drinks and wine...Outdoor seating

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally, after several iterations, a keeper has landed on this corner of State and Anapamu. It is a casual eatery with both outdoor and indoor seating, and has some of the items you will recognize from Brophy Brothers on the harbor -- clam chowder, fish...More

Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this looking for a late Saturday lunch. We had salad and clam chowder, both of which were delicious. The prices are reasonable, the food quality is really high and it really is authentic, as it says on its strap line. The location...More

Thank BambooClare
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We found this place by chance and had a great lunch. I had a spinach and goat cheese salad and hubby had tuna melt. Both were generous portions and yummy. The service was great and the prices fair. We'll be back.

Thank 1219Robin
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I recently had a very good lunch at this cute little open air eatery. It wasn't a life altering taste of foodie heaven, but it was good enough for a leisurely bite in Santa Barbara. Walking around and searching for a place to eat, we...More

Thank moviegal226
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My daughter and I went to dinner at Benchmark and had a great experience. I had the veggie tacos and they were very good. My daughter had a burger that was amazing. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and is just the right mix of...More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My husband and I happened upon the Benchmark Eatery as we were walking around looking at the sights in Santa Barbara. The restaurant is casual and quite attractive. It has an area that is open to the outside and perfect for a relaxing lunch and...More

Thank GramC8410
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Very casual place with friendly efficient service in a great location in the cultural area of SB. Food is very good. Recommended.

Thank Waterloonie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-845-2600
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