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The Nugget

5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
+1 805-964-5200
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (11 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
“burgers” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2318
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21 - 30 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 21 April 2016

It's worth going to just to see the bar. This place has been there a while and has a certain, "I'm old and here to stay" charm. Wait staff knew many of the customers. We had burgers and they were very good.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Enjoyed the generous portions of fresh seafood at a reasonable price. Great place to stop for dinner on the way to Santa Barbara. Friendly locals feel to the bar/restaurant and good value for the good quantity and quality of food. The wall decorations and photos...More

Thank Susan90405
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The Nugget is a great place for lunch or dinner, they have a large variety and quality is always top notch! I normally enjoy lunch at the Nugget, for those of you that enjoy a drink or two with dinner, they also have a full...More

Thank PAM I
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Cool vibe, super relaxed atmosphere. Food is ok. Couple of good local wines available by the bottle. Heidi the hostess was amazing; took care of everyone, awesome personality, worked circles around the entire staff. Worth going just for her.

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We went for lunch the other day. Service was very good. Food was very good. I had a Caesar salad with calamari on top. Very chunky and solid, but a bit fishy smelling. The salad dressing tasted like it came from a bottle...not bad but...More

Thank boneblast
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We went to Santa Barbara to see some friends and they live in Goleta. They gave us 3 places to go. we went to the Nugget. the service was poor and the food took nearly 45 minutes. it was good but if you are in...More

Thank Bradco2014
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great place to meet up with friends. Good variety of food. My only complaint is too many bar flies. If you don't drink your beverage fast enough, they will dive in...

Thank 689chelled
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This place was suggested by an employee at our hotel so we decided to try it. The food was very good, portions were large and the waitstaff were attentive.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Staying in Santa Barbara, we were looking for something less frilly and we found this place by accident, while hunting down a Walgreens! The food was served hot, quickly, and was plentiful. I had a BLT and my husband had a steak sandwich. Both were...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 24 June 2015

been here 3 times when our fav place was booked out, first 2 visits were good, last sunday's was not, my son and i both ordered steak and our meals arrived when my wife and daughter where 1/2 way done with theirs, i ordered my...More

1  Thank steve1450
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16 July 2015|
Response from steve1450 | Reviewed this property |
They do have daily specials, but the main menu doesn't change very often
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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