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The Nugget

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
+1 805-964-5200
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Good food, good service, no complaints. I've had duds (the appetizer sampler) and they've knocked out of the park with some of their specials. Fun place to hang out with friends.

Thank Mark Y
Goleta, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Staff work efficiently, food is good, and the price is right. Nice atmosphere and interesting decoration. It has become so popular that they don't need promotion on Axxess or Mileage Plus any more.

Thank David L
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Great place for great food ! Bar is nice place for a cold beer or cocktail. The food selection is large with great specials! Dessert is yummy!!

Thank Sharon F
Queen Creek, Arizona
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

I've been here several times over the years, and it is always delicious. The decorations are super fun, and the service is great. Apparently several presidents have eaten there too. This is a great place for a burger especially.

Thank Kelsey P
Santa Barbara, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Eat here every now then. You can get dinner that will fill you here. Just can't beat Beef Strogganoff or Meatloaf. Not a bad place to meet friends after work for a cold either.

Thank William A
Gallatin, Tennessee
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257 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

First visit on a whim. Ran into some tasty pasta and clams. Several old friends were also sharing the evening. Pleasant service and reasonable prices. High on our list for Goleta.

Thank OldOldBob
Goleta, California
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309 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight. Even though we were early (before 6 pm) the place was already crowded. We were seated at the last available table in a far corner. Despite the bad location our server was excellent, she came to the table at exactly the right time, every time. Food was yummy, decent beer selection with some local faves on... More 

Thank Cathy M
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

We went there three times although only once for a meal. The first two visits were for a drink only and although the bar was crowded service was great. Coming from the UK we were pleasantly surprised how large the measures were. The dinners were good although they served my wife the wrong meal to start with.

Thank isseyb
Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Wow,what great food and service. The fish I ordered was perfect and so good! Great wait staff and wonderfully comfortable environment!

Thank Sunnynlajolla
Santa Barbara, California
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

My family stayed at the Goodland Hotel across the street on New Year's Day. The restaurant at the hotel was closed for the holiday so we decided to walk across the street to the Nugget as I had fond memories of eating at the Nugget in Summerland as a child. The menu is huge and has everything from salads, burgers,... More 

Thank Sandyslippas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-5200

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