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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-965-3363
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I dined here recently, we had crab cakes to start. We both ordered fillet steak with twice baked potato they were cooked to perfection. My husband had a salad and I had the tomato soup, (it was the best I've ever tasted). I had a...More

Thank 945siobhan
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We love coming to Holdren's. This is a family owned steak and seafood restaurant with a wonderful menu and a very popular bar. If you live in SB, you will surely run into someone you know. The menu is extensive with lots of steaks and...More

Thank SirenaDives
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Very nice atmosphere in downtown Santa Barbara. Excellent dinner with wonderful tuna and steak - a little noisy for talking.

Thank Raimund M
Reviewed 8 February 2018

They seated us as walk-ins at 5 pm even though they were expecting a full crowd for a special dinner a little later. The service and food could not have been better! We split a hot jumbo shrimp appetizer, which sounded unusual but was very...More

Thank Phoebe059
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We arrived here because everybody recommended it as a good place for meat, we are traveling with kids and we needed an allergic free menú. There are many alternatives and the waitress was very helpful. Menu is very complete and the dishes are huge, good...More

Thank lkambic
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Holdren's was pretty full, when we visited the place Friday evening - we decided to sit outside in order to get food fast. Our order was simple, but the kitchen didn't managed to prepare a simple Seafood Linguini before one hour and 15 min after...More

Thank sthan1972
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We reserved a table for 2 a couple of hours before dining. Really cosy atmosphere, we sat in a booth. Food was completely Devine, service top notch, filet mignon was cooked to perfection it just melted in the mouth. Reasonably priced too, our server even...More

Thank Margalot42
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

From the cocktail that started the meal to the entrees everything was perfection! I had the filet and I like it well done. Some places can’t get that right and end up with it too dry or tough but they were spot on. My husband...More

Thank Shalisha H
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This upscale restaurant is located on beautiful State Street in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. While the tables and booths are in close proximity to each other, it didnt feel closed in or like you were listening to other guests conversations. The decor is...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

It`s been awhile since I was last here and it seems that the entire inside dining area has undergone a renovation and to the better with comfortable seating and a nice ambience. I went there with a wine dinner group that had a wine theme...More

Thank BlakievanHemert
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Response from Rodolfo I | Reviewed this property |
Dressy to dressy casual I say. After all is Santa Barbara.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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