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Beachside Bar-Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Goleta, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in the Santa Barbara area, especially if you are in Goleta, this is a great restaurant to visit, especially if you like oysters and/or ceviche -- and a great view. This restaurant is right on the beach, has ample parking, and is welcoming. We especially like the oyster bar, including their ceviche. Good prices, especially during Happy... More 

Thank deborah1518
San Jose, CA
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service, delicious food with ocean view in unpretentious setting. We loved our experience and promise to return on our next visit to the area.

Thank 06Mexico_Lover
Santa Clarita, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough about how good this place was. Drinks were spot on and so were all the dishes we had. Clam chowder was excellent as was the clam steamers. I was a little disappointed in the fish and chips but I am very picky with fish and chips. Please don't serve me frozen fish. Ugh. View was excellent and... More 

Thank Aaron J
Anaheim, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Beachside after a friend recommended it....so disappointing. Writing a bad review isn't something I normally do but feel I must as I'm still thinking how about it two days later. I chose the fish & chips based on the fact I'm English and eating this often reminds me of home. Sadly, this was awful and nothing like true... More 

Thank measurably
Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Local resident tipped us off about this Santa Barbara eatery. Fish tacos were better than good, scenery was superb with a walk out on the pier afterwards. There was a line waiting to get in at 11:30. Bet it's fun on the weekends.

Thank Martha V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were seated outside right along the beachside with a great view. It was cloudy when we arrived but sun soon broke through as soon as we ordered. The staff was very nice about opening umbrella near our table to shade us from intrusive sun. Started with the most delicious cup of clam chowder stocked full of clams and potatoes,... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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408 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

First of all, GREAT location. Next to SB airport, well a short two minute drive. Sits along the beach with both indoor and outdoor seating. Of course, seafood is the specialty. However, they have the usual range of other goodies to choose from. A well stocked bar. Service can be a bit hectic, so either come early or a bit... More 

Thank EDD1967_83
Villa Park, California, United States
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I had lunch at Beachside with friends in early December 2016. If our friends had not taken us there, we'd never have found it. It's really off the beaten track, but in a lovely location right on the ocean. The restaurant is "beachy", meaning it's casual and not glitzy. But the service was excellent and the food... More 

Thank P Michael H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Service was great. Scenery was great....lookin out over the ocean. The fish and chips was spectacular! Large, tender pillowy white fish pieces in light, non-greasy breading. Best ever!

Thank JGirlFromVegas
Olympia, WA
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Happy hour all day on the weekends! Spent a rainy afternoon drinking and eating our way through the menu. Really like the chowder and fish tacos.

Thank NWRunner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-7881

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