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Beachside Bar-Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (28 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our server, Carrie. She was super attentive and funny. The food was "so-so" in our opinion, although the seafood was fresh. Just seemed a bit overpriced ($20 for fish and chips, etc.). The view though - spectacular.

Thank Meghan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best salad that I've had in a while. In town for a meeting, arrived night before from Midwest, didn't get chance to see ocean much. Had chance to grab lunch, and this restaurant was near the airport. This is a popular spot because we arrived...More

Thank MarFis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service! Nice, casual seating. Stunning views of the Goleta Pier, UCSB Campus Point and Goleta Beach.

Thank 758daryla
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Been there in February for a business lunch. The food is great (I had fish tacos) and the view is magnificent. The waitress was really nice too

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I had never turned left! Never ventured to the State Beach, largely because I was always pressed for time to get to a class I was teaching. After a long drive from near Malibu, I was always afraid of being late. This time my wife...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is the 3rd time I've been there... always while traveling up or down the state. The food is so very good, the location is excellent... what's not to enjoy.

Thank avoma42
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view from the dining room, get there early for a window table. We had a quesadilla and the corn relish salad was really good. We also had the ahi tuna salad. Although the ahi was good the salad was soggy in dressing. This restaurant...More

Thank lmyers21
Reviewed 2 December 2017

What can I say? I have been coming to this restaurant for 30 years. It has been consistently good for years. They always have the freshest fish. Their clam chowder is so well liked by my husband that he compares every clam chowder he ever...More

Thank SirenaDives
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The Ceviche was delicious, the Cesar's was one of the best ever, kalamari was ok, oysters were great. The salmon papillon was light and delicious, the Ahi tuna was so good. A great place, nice ambience, the view was great, service was fantastic. Recommend it...More

Thank Nada B
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We had a casual business meeting at Beachside Bar-Cafe very recently and while the ambiance is not exactly high-end, it was perfect for our group. Their casual ocean side atmosphere is terrific and very relaxing. Their food is not only very good, but also plentiful....More

Thank Jay M
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24 August 2017|
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Response from colleens0 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so as you have to walk through the restaurant to get to the patio.
amy L
29 October 2016|
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Response from Randy W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure
27 August 2015|
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Response from Sally K | Reviewed this property |
Not when we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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