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Beachside Bar-Cafe

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5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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483 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While looking for someplace to visit on Google Map I say this little Beachside Cafe. We decided it might just be the perfect place to go for lunch and we did. The location couldn't be better. It's right on the beach with huge windows facing the Pacific Ocean. Loved it as every table had a great view. Our server was... More 

Thank Willy W
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

8 years ago my sister and I ate at this restaurant while spending 2 days in the area. It was so good we went back the second night. Now, 8 years later, we returned to the area and we were praying that it had not changed. Well, it was even better and we went again, 2 days in a row!!... More 

Thank Louise B
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant every year for three years during our annual trip to a Santa Barbara. The good is good and reasonably priced. The wait staff is very accommodating. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Shirley A
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we are in the area of Goleta or Santa Barbara the Beachside Bar-Café is a 'must go to' eatery. The food is fantastic and the view and setting right on the ocean is superb. When on the coast we always order seafood knowing that they serve locally caught fresh fish. This time I ordered the halibut and my... More 

Thank Mary B
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff who got us an outdoor table literally yards from the ocean! Beautiful outdoor fireplace and plenty of space heaters for when it got cold. Great food (I especially recommend the clam chowder) but lackluster service. We ordered one round of drinks and were never offered another. We had to flag someone down to get another glass of water.... More 

Thank colleens0
Ventura, California, United States
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent options for any taste. Seafood is great. Seared Ahi dinner and King Crab leg dinner tonight. Excellent. Wait staff extremely attentive. Right on the water at Goleta Beach. All tables have a view. Patio dining also available. Good spot for couples dinner. Busy time around sunset.

Thank Kevin C
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272 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It was a warm and sunny day when we enjoyed our lunch at Beachside on the patio. Our server was attentive and helpful. The halibut was excellent - fresh and done to perfection. We live in the Midwest so ocean side dining is delightful. It's especially nice when the food is good!

Thank Walking16
Miami, Florida
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Traveled to goleta for business with some coworkers. Went to beachside on a recommendation from some locals. Was not disappointed! Located very close to the airport and within a state park. Chose the house special paella. Will not disappointed I promise. If I'm ever back in the area will definitely stop in again.

Thank Cory H
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is as good as it looks! It is situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has excellent outside seating or a cozy bar inside. I had the sea scallops- and they were awesome! My buddy had crab stuffed halibut, also incredible. The atmosphere is laid back but classy. Which makes this place perfect for a casual dinner, a romantic... More 

Thank Paris F
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The beachside cafe is a little off the beaten path, but it’s well worth the effort. The restaurant sets almost right on the sand and it’s next to the only public pier in Goleta. The restaurant has an awesome menu, this is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon in the bar watching your favorite game on the big... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-7881

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Santa Barbara, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?