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Jack's Bistro & Famous Bagels

53 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3305
+1 805-564-4331
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“corned beef” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“cream cheese” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat down and had some Pete's coffee and a satisfying plate of corned beef, eggs, and toast at Jack's. Service was friendly and fast. Not a huge dining area, but it was easy to grab a seat and relax in the morning. Lots of regulars...More

Thank BobFitz2012
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We only stopped in to grab some coffee to go, yet in that short time my wife and I were impressed by the friendliness of Jack's staff and the warm ambience and inviting food offerings of the establishment. We'll spend more time here the next...More

Thank Dragonstout
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast with family to attend weekend wedding. Walked 15 min from beach area just long enough to wake up and be ready to eat. Plenty of options besides bagels and everything was very good! Reasonably priced, plenty to eat and Peet's coffee! Breakfast burritos...More

Thank William K
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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Lucky for me Jack's is near my house. These are SB's best bagels and it seems they are doing great breakfast dishes as well. I get chocolate chip bagels for the kids, and onion with veggie cream cheese for me. I even export a few...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Decent place to get a bagel and good Peet's coffee. Quick service and easy parking make this a quick stop. Their honey bran muffins were also quite tasty. This is a very basic place so don't expect the best bagels you've ever eaten, but for...More

Thank ready2go123
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Was tempted in by the good reviews, whilst on our California road trip. Not bad, but would certainly not rate above average. Food was ok, not particularly well presented. Decor in desperate need of a makeover.

Thank flippytoetap
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Located in a shopping center but has outdoor seating. Quick service and made to order breakfast sandwiches. Liked it so much we stopped two mornings in a row while on business tripl

Thank Linkster101
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I happened across Jack's quite by accident, looking for a quick bite before driving up the Pacific Coast highway I would recommend the peanut butter and jelly bagel, although I'd love to try some of the others too. I'm not much of...More

Thank ADfromSElondon
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I've come here for years for breakfast. It's great - big portions, fresh, good ingredients, very reliable, excellent service. I recently met a friend for lunch, and tried the Milpas Panini. Holy cow that's good! Hand-carved tri tip, chipotle sauce, and a bunch of other...More

Thank SharonB567
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Santa Barbara is not New York and a great bagel is hard to find in this town. Jack's Bagels is good enough and gets the job done. Nothing fancy about this place but it works well enough

Thank expectquality1942
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-4331
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