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) #106 of 412 Restaurants in Santa Barbara ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Bar, Pub
18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
+1 805-568-0702
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub
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18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The menu never changes.Typical Irish Bar food. Usually tasty, but the quality and freshness of the food can be problematic. The restaurant should be commended for teaming up with the Museum of Natural History for the Science Pub, a monthly in-restaurant lecture series that usually...More

Thank llionlady
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a beer with family and friends. Clean place great bartender and staff. We will be back when we return to Santa Barbara.

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Overflowing toilets and long lines for bathrooms, and mean bouncers who kick bridesmaids out of bars for small compliments ...

Thank CostaRicaHottie
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great traditional Irish pub with outstanding food. Shepherd's pie and Irish stew was excellent. Good selection of Irish and local beers. Pool hall connected. Only in town for two days and already planning on coming back.

Thank kevinsP1925ZI
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Great fun! Great food! The shepherds pie is the best I've had ever! I come to Santa Barbara a couple times a year for vacation and I make it a point to go to Dargan's every time!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Whenever my boyfriend and I travel we always see if there's an Irish Pub...well, because they never treat us wrong and this place is no exception. The atmosphere was fun, the staff was nice AND they had a scotch we had been looking for for...More

Thank Michele Q
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Not sure if this is only the favourite of locals or not. Had lunch here on a busy Tuesday afternoon (from a cruise ship). The place was empty. Our server was very helpful. Food was delicious and well prepared and nicely presented. Seek this one...More

Thank Travellers195
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a great place to meet friends with two separate bars in one. We didn't try the food, but the drinks were strong, so you certainly get your money's worth. Karaoke was on when we went and there are also pool tables. Great night...More

Thank m4rcus2001
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Wanted to try out a Santa Barbara karaoke venue on a Tuesday night, and picked Dargan's so I could have dinner first. Great choice! Location was easy to find, and I parallel parked on the street nearby. Dargan's is organized in two "halves" connected by...More

Thank Lowell M
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Well worth a walk up or down State St to find this pub. Great beers and lovely food. Friendly staff and the barman knew his stuff. Great atmosphere. A friend I was with stated it was hard to find as the pubs sign was obscured...More

Thank iancuthbert03
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-568-0702
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