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Chuck's steakhouse of Hawaii

3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
+1 805-687-4417
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“teriyaki” (13 reviews)
“steak” (84 reviews)
“rice” (29 reviews)
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3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chuck's is a bit of a throwback to the 70s, and I mean this in a good way. Old fashioned steaks and seafood that are all excellent. Attentive and experienced service. The wine list is surprisingly extensive. Salad bar from the 1970s with decor to...More

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is jumping. I went on a Tuesday night and it was full from 6;30- to 10. Service is good, seating is tight and not conducive to an intimate environment and it is loud when busy; nonetheless, they do a good job of satisfying...More

Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Great staff, attentive and focused. Very good food, very fair pricing. Well worth it. Can tell this place has a very good manager and staff.

Thank colesloough
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Has always been most popular steak house in Santa Barbara. Very simple menu. Has changed little in 50 years. Intimate best Mai Tai and Halibut in town. Open for dinner only.

Thank john11112014
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived in SB and staying close by decided to try this steak house. Opens for dinner only which was fine. Seated straightaway and good service. The menu arrives printed on a bottle and the waiter describes the specials. So far so good. Drinks easy...More

Thank krrgolf
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I used to get the honor of eating at Chuck's La Jolla on Thursday's with my boyfriend and his heart-surgeon Dad, in the 70's. Will never forget the smell ( delicious), the ambience, the salad bar, candles, the bread! We got steak, mushrooms in a...More

Thank Blitheryidiot
Reviewed 22 September 2017

A little confusing at first but once you know what to do it's great. You order your main course which is served with teriyaki rice unless you chose something else and then go up to the salad bar for bread and salad starter. We found...More

Thank petherpot
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Like many American restaurant this is a chain restaurant with a fix concept! But one of the better ones! The food is high class, prices medium and service exelent The menu is not The biggest- but ok considering that there are always 6-8 different suggestions...More

Thank LasseSpanien
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The meal at Chuck's was very nice but the steak was all we got. A jacket potato was another $3-99 and other side orders about the same. We found the restaurant to be overly expensive . Would not re visit.

1  Thank stephen b
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a great restaurant Amazing steaks and an all you can eat salad bar Staff are very friendly and the service is good The place was busy (always a good sign) but we had no problem getting a table Recommended

Thank LAG22
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26 June 2017|
Response from SantaBarbaraDude | Reviewed this property |
No. "Santa Barbara casual." Not "T-shirt casual," but casual.
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Response from Bonsvacances | Reviewed this property |
No idea either! Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 29
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-4417
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