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Pickles and Swiss

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811 State St Ste E, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3266
+1 805-730-9299
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The best sandwiches I have ever eaten, and I've eaten a million of them. Fresh ingredients, tasty combinations and super-friendly "service with a smile", which we didn't always encounter in Santa Barbara. If they ever opened a franchise in New Zealand, I'd eat there every day! Thanks guys.

Thank Glenz77
Ribble Valley, Lancashire
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Whilst travelling down the coast to LA stopped in Santa Barbara for a bite to eat. Found this place in a nice outdoor shopping complex. Lovely fresh ingredients and everything made to order. Nice friendly service.

Thank HotelLover18
Ventura, California
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133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

What a great lunch we had. The staff was super friendly Mike the owner asked you your name and called you buy it during the whole visit. He's eager to tell you that everything is made on the premises fresh. The ice tea and ice coffee are on tap their unique and delicious. The sandwiches were outstanding fresh perfectly toasted... More 

Thank georgemaxson
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The best ingredients with great chefs equal delicious food! These guys get it right! They take orders with care down to the finest detail so you get exactly what you want. We enjoyed a variety of grilled sandwiches with fresh turkey, ham and really good cheese along with a great pickle. You can pre-order and pay online to cut the... More 

Thank Adverturousone
Brooklyn, New York
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195 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We packed a great picnic lunch to go to the beach from Pickles and Swiss. Location is really convenient just off of State Street. Awesome variety of sandwiches. Staff was really helpful.

Thank robotmuppet
Delamere, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on the off chance they did Gluten Free and we were not disappointed. The sandwiches are to die for! They are so fresh and tasty and made to order. They are really conscious of ensuring there is no cross contamination when making the gluten free sandwiches which is so reassuring. I cannot recommend this place enough!

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Popped in here for lunch with our kids as we were shopping in downtown Santa Barbara. Came in early before the crowds and asked questions of their menu items, the owner and employees were very engaging and helped us make our choices. Great GF sandwich made exactly to order along with wonderful service. Wish all businesses were as attentive and... More 

Thank jmac3798
Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this friendly and very small sandwich shop in Paseo Nuevo. The tuna melt was great and very fresh. Soups are fantastic, as are the pickle spears. The free popcorn samples are a nice touch. The owner is focused on service. We will be back!

Thank Katstracks
Montecito, CA
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Located in the Paseo Nuevo open air mall, this restaurant is an ideal place to grab lunch while shopping in the mall or along nearby State St. The service is extremely friendly and accommodating, and the sandwiches are some of the best that my husband and I have had in ten years of living in Santa Barbara. The menu offers... More 

Thank cmkr1969
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The best sandwiches and the nicest people making them! I got soup to taste while I was waiting and suggestions on what would go best in my sandwich. All the ingredients are super fresh and my husband and I will be back often!

Thank Lsh216

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 State St Ste E, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3266
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-9299

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?