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Beachside Bar-Cafe

5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (29 reviews)
“clam chowder” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant to get a bite to eat. They offer happy hour fro 3:00 to 8:00 Monday through Friday. On this visit we had the clam chowder, prawn cocktail and the filet mignon sliders. In addition we had a mai tai and...More

Thank Ding04
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group of ten could not have been happier with the service and menu selection. Be sure to walk the pier at some point!

Thank Simpsononthego
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Goleta on Memorial Day weekend, so there were lots of people, but service was still good! Food was just OK, but the view was spectacular! We ate outside, and I realize that we were outside, but it still seemed somewhat dirty. I've...More

Thank Jomomma8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood at this restaurant is so fresh you can taste it’s freshness. A huge variety in so many different styles of seafood. This is one of the best restaurants to get seafood that I can think of and I always desire going back to...More

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 13 May 2018

As the front desk at my hotel what restaurant they recommend for Dinner and they suggested the Beachside Bar-Cafe. I am so glad they did. Its located right on the beach. I am so glad that I went there. I ordered a pasta dish and...More

Thank Savvy T
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Had the Stone Crab claws and clam chowder. My girlfriend had ceviche and the soup as well. The food and views were amazing! It was chilly the day we went and sitting outside was not the best but we soldiered through anyway. Will definitely go...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We went for lunch. A lovely, casual setting with friendly, attentive staff and ample parking. Reservations recommended. We began with the house salad – excellent, and the Cesar, not so excellent. We had heard about their house paella and two of us ordered it and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 24 April 2018

My wife loved the salmon, and the kids enjoyed the calamari, bread bowls, and grilled artichoke. My paella was good, but needed more spanish flair with the seasoning. Good strong drinks and excellent service. Plus, you are starting at the Ocean while you enjoy good...More

Thank cbo49r
Reviewed 10 April 2018

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 5 April 2018

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

Thank Daisy H
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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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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, Brunch, 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, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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