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Beachside Bar-Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Served w/ seasonal vegetables & garlic mashed potatoes or rice pilaf, plus your choice of. (Split plate charge 8.00)
Chicken Breast
Your choice, marinated in fresh rosemary, garlic, shallots, lemon juice & olive oil, charbroiled & served atop fresh lime-cilantro sauce. Or marinated in teriyaki sauce, charbroiled & served w/ fresh pineapple-mango-mint salsa.
Pork Loin
Marinated in fresh herbs, garlic & olive oil, charbroiled & served w/ shitake mushroom au jus.
Top Sirloin
Aged prime grade corn-fed beef. 8 ounce portion 12 ounce portion
USD 10-USD 40
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is really nothing special but the view of the water is really nice when you sit outside and it’s covered with heaters

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank _heynickii
Reviewed yesterday

Great little restaurant right off the beaten path and close to UCSB. Indoor and outdoor dining to watch the sun go down, surfers catching waves and enjoy a variety of daily specials from the sea and regular dining staples

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited Beachside over 30 years ago as a college student. As far as I can tell, the layout of restaurant is unchanged. But that’s ok. Because even though the layout is the same, so is the beautiful view of the ocean. On my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 7 November 2018

They have a great happy hour menu with extended hours when we visited on the Friday. Enjoyed the margaritas. Seems that they had one waiter who had a BIG area to cover, so much so he was out of breath. His service didn't suffer because...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anjanette M
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This place is quickly becoming my go to place for a nice dinner out by the ocean. The views are great, the food is very good, and the drinks are wonderful. The back bar has a couple TVs for sporting events. The food is great....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sailor8888
Reviewed 4 November 2018

My favorite place for a quick meal before an event at UCSB Campbell Center. Their happy hour food is delicious, filling and affordable and the drinks are great too. Great friendly staff as well

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Nice people. Great food and wonderful view. Only 5 minutes from the hotel and 1 minute from the airport. Right on the beach.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rgf49er
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

On the beach, great views, great happy hour, great service, food was awesome. Super close to Santa Barbara airport

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jason B
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The staff was very friendly and the view was worth the visit. The food was about the same in the seafood department but the soup bowl was a little disappointing. I would return for any other meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jean M
Reviewed 27 September 2018

When my wife and I first saw the Beachside Café, it was the proverbial "sight for sore eyes." We had just landed our little plane at Santa Barba Airport and we were a bit tired and on the verge of being 'hangry.' Fortunately, the Beachside...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jerry S
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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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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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