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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
+1 805-684-6666
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“abalone” (17 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food veary polite staff. I had the sand dabs and they where delish. I would definitely go back the next time im in carpinteria. Also they are kid friendly.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to Sly's started on a negative note. The bread was like wonder bread with a crust. Too much like cotton instead of chewy like a true bagette. Then the onion soup looked good but lacked intense flavor. On the other hand, our short...More

Thank ArtFr4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't come here to save a penny. However you want a great meal and great service this is the best place I've been to in Carpinteria by far!

Thank sirputz2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed with James Sly's ambiance and food! Great crafted cocktails along with prompt precise service. Very tasting side dishes with superb desserts. Will keep coming back for special events.

Thank wh1066
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were rushed through the meal, probably because we came an hour before closing. We would have preferred it to be denied the table instead of this rush. Food was ok, but not worth the high price.

Thank EG871
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered mussels in a shallot/cream sauce, mussels were poor-tiny and no sign of a shallot, just cream. Paid $13 for 3 tiny profiteroles, the quality did not match the ridiculous prices. The most ripped off we have felt so far on this holiday.

Thank MammaGump
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Slowish service although place 80% empty, food mediocre; perfectly fine if you're hungry. Nothing special, a bit of a forgettable experience.

Thank koppany76
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Sly’s has a great happy hour, and that’s where most of the action is. And now I know why. The family ate there recently and pretty much nothing worked. The menu is upbeat and extolls their variety and quality. But they did not deliver, and...More

Thank Artsy12
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had dinner here with friends. It's a nice restaurant but unpretentious, it's perfectly ok to walk in here with shorts and a T shirt after a day on the beach. There is an extensive menu so plenty of choices. Service was very good and...More

Thank radar60
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The service was very good and it is in a really great little town on the southern California coast. It has a full bar and a decent beer selection. However my wife ordered abalone. We had not had abalone for years and were really looking...More

Thank John D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6666
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