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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

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512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-965-3363
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and price of our meals. The small fillet with rosemary sauce was prepared as requested and was yummy. I had a salad and baked potato, all for less than $30.00. A real bargain! The bruschetta and crab cakes were excellent. The reason I didn't give it a 5 rating had to do with... More 

Thank Deborah A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty average! And disappointing Great service and while Steak was good everything else was poor Find somewhere else

Thank James J
Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated right away and loved the delicious aroma of grilled steak! Our waitress was delightful, actually bringing us extra raspberries on the cheesecake because my husband loves raspberries. Excellent romantic atmosphere.

Thank PeaJay207
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The steak was great BUT they lady serving us was rude when I said I didn't want a starter even though it was free. I weighted 25 min with out a drink. The water that was coming, never came. The side we ordered never came. The service was so pore I felt embarrassed and awkward through the whole Meal, that... More 

Thank LEE D
Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for one night in Santa Barbara so needed to find the best option for something to eat! We were recommended to eat at Holdrens and thankfully they had a space for us. All our meals came with a starter, which was very nicely sized. Starter and main didn't take long at all to be served and personally I... More 

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Michelle Q, Public Relations Manager at Holdren's Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with fellow Tripadvisor readers! It is thrilling to know you feal our steak was THE BEST STEAK you've ever eaten, and we hope you make it back soon! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This restaurant advertises "steak and seafood" - it is really a steak place. The decor is pleasant and location good. I liked the service, tho we did feel rushed. We both ordered different delicious sounding fish dishes - both were way overcooked to the point of being rubbery. When we pointed this out, we kind of got a shrug So... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came here to have lunch on a Saturday. Ordered the seafood linguine and was disappointed. Half of the 4 tiny mussels were nothing but empty shells, same with 3 or 4 baby clams. Had two shrimps. For $29, that was very outrageous. My friend has the steak and I'll say though I expected more, it tasted great but the linguine... More 

Thank dee f
Hornnes, Norway
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I chose this place because it was near the hotel I was staying at. The service was fast and efficient - almost too fast: I had hardly started on my cocktail before the food arrived. The appetizer came with locally made rolls called Squaw bread, which were absolutely delicious. The rib-eye steak was good too. The only minus point was... More 

Thank perryhs
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great anniversary dinner do over. No reservations was able to sit immediately. Salad baked potato and wonderful ribeye. My dm had tomatoe soup lobster n ribeye. Awesome meal awesome service. Great evening.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We met some friends for appetizers and drinks to bid one them farewell as they were taking a new job. This was during the Christmas season. So you can imagine, the staff should have been stressed. But, even though our waitress was a bit out of sorts as we took a small side room for only 4 people to begin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3363

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