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Beachside Bar-Cafe

5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i have been eating at this restaurant for years. the servers are consistently friendly and the food is usually quite good. unfortunately, the time before last I had a piece of salmon which was so salty I couldn't eat it till it took it home,...More

Thank leahking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food and views. The staff is friendly and courteous .. they happily offer recommendations. Nice place to have a casual lunch

Thank Daisy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. This is my 5th experience here. I recommend it to everyone! Nothing beats a beach, a drink and good company.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our server, Carrie. She was super attentive and funny. The food was "so-so" in our opinion, although the seafood was fresh. Just seemed a bit overpriced ($20 for fish and chips, etc.). The view though - spectacular.

Thank Meghan V
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Best salad that I've had in a while. In town for a meeting, arrived night before from Midwest, didn't get chance to see ocean much. Had chance to grab lunch, and this restaurant was near the airport. This is a popular spot because we arrived...More

Thank MarFis
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent food and service! Nice, casual seating. Stunning views of the Goleta Pier, UCSB Campus Point and Goleta Beach.

Thank 758daryla
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Been there in February for a business lunch. The food is great (I had fish tacos) and the view is magnificent. The waitress was really nice too

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I had never turned left! Never ventured to the State Beach, largely because I was always pressed for time to get to a class I was teaching. After a long drive from near Malibu, I was always afraid of being late. This time my wife...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is the 3rd time I've been there... always while traveling up or down the state. The food is so very good, the location is excellent... what's not to enjoy.

Thank avoma42
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view from the dining room, get there early for a window table. We had a quesadilla and the corn relish salad was really good. We also had the ahi tuna salad. Although the ahi was good the salad was soggy in dressing. This restaurant...More

Thank lmyers21
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Questions & Answers
25 August 2017|
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Response from colleens0 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so as you have to walk through the restaurant to get to the patio.
amy L
29 October 2016|
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Response from Randy W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure
27 August 2015|
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Response from Sally K | Reviewed this property |
Not when we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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