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The Nugget

) #17 of 111 Restaurants in Goleta ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American,
5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
+1 805-964-5200
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“nuggets” (26 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
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Reviews (76)
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service slow, food just so so, even what should have been a good glass of wine just didn't taste good there. Won't return.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It was quick and good, service was very efficient. Atmosphere was pretty tired and really worn out. Very busy place

Thank mike s
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stopped in for the first time, and it is like stepping into an old west saloon. Food is good, prices were really good for Santa Barbara. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank george p
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Large portions of food. Good variety in the menu with daily specials. Friendly wait staff with good humor.

Thank Shirley A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We are never disappointed when we visit The Nugget, either here is Goleta, or Downtown Santa Barbara. Chicken wings, burgers, salmon salad, steak never disappoint

Thank Martha R
Reviewed 8 April 2017

After a visit to the Old Mission Santa Barbara and to the University of California Santa Barbara, what better way to top-of-the-day than to enjoy dinner at The Nugget in Goleta. My wife and I stopped in for a late afternoon dinner. In some respects,...More

3  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Nugget has turned into my favorite happy hour gathering spot. Adequate space, stiff drinks, friendly staff. The Nugget is exactly that, a great nugget.

Thank maxwell r
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I come here at least one night when I am traveling. Staff is great, food is awesome, but WAY too big- share it, box it or get an app.

Thank treas12017
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Living in the big city my whole life I miss the small town entrepreneur who carves out a livelihood for himself while providing good food at reasonable prices to locals. This is NOT a gourmet experience to die for yet it is a restaurant that...More

Thank Les M
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Good happy hour prices and nice casual atmosphere. Lots of locals and a patio. The Nug is a nice local spot in Goleta

Thank maxwell r
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Questions & Answers
15 July 2015|
Response from steve1450 | Reviewed this property |
They do have daily specials, but the main menu doesn't change very often
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-5200
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