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East Beach Grill

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1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
+1 805-965-8805
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Order inside, extensive breakfast menu, food delivered to your table on patio where you have a view of the beach and ocean on a cool but sunny morning. Huevos Rancheros special of the day was tasty and more than I could eat.

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Thank Trilady76
Kronau
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice breakfast here with a much better view ! You have all choices for a great breakfast here - pancakes, omelets, toasts ... As well as good coffee.

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Montecito, California
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have only had breakfast here......really great multi grain pancakes, and you are sitting on the beach....lots of tourists, but I go anyway

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Thank Sheryl223
Lincs
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We saw this online and decided to visit when in Santa Barbara. Not disappointed. Lovely food and great to sit there early morning watching the world go by. Right on the beach side with just a sidewalk in front of you. Loved that it was bottomless Peets coffee.

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Thank jars64
London
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We thought it would be nice to eat breakfast on the beach. Food okay - not amazing. Service okay but again not amazing. Thought it was actually quite expensive for what we had but guess you're paying for the view and the venue. Got bit tedious having to shoo pigeons away while trying to eat.

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Thank JAMC7
California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Been going to East Beach Grill for years...just now writing a review. Have had many, many breakfasts and lunch here, joining some locals who literally have been having meals there (every Friday morning, every Sunday morning) since it opened in the 80s.

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Thank UncleJoeCalifornia
Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

went there for a couple lunch of since we were staying across the street; what you would expect from a little place in the sand with only outside seating; great place to people watch

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Thank Dennis S
St. George, Utah
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We got up early and took a walk on the beach and there sat the perfect place for breakfast. The food was delicious and the view was even better! Food was made fast and the staff was friendly.

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Thank jhess00
Santa Barbara, California
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

although breakfast is usually a little more expensive than lunch at the East Beach Grill, it is also more civilized. Breakfast feels more like for locals and the waitstaff actually serves the food rather than waiting to hear your number called over the PA. The breakfast is very solid if a little expensive.

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Ottawa, Canada
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157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great breakfast stop if you're looking for a nice view out to the ocean, but the wheat germ pancakes were just so-so. We got the strawberry & blueberry pancakes, and both were a bit undercooked (maybe that's their style?). Also would have been better if they used real maple syrup instead of corn syrup...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-8805

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