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Eureka!

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American, Bar
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601 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3386
+1 805-618-3388
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In all the years I've been visiting Santa Barbara, I can't believe I haven't stumbled across this fantastic restaurant. It's located on the backside of Paseo Nuevo mall - look for it! We had a late lunch on a Friday and experienced fantastic service and excellent food. The server was extremely accommodating as we went from drinks to appetizers and... More 

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Thank Denise A
Atlanta, Georgia
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507 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

What a great restaurant! Nice location on the end of an outdoor shopping area and a busy street, so lots of people watching. Great food and service. We shared mahi mahi and chicken tacos. The asparagus had a tasty sauce and I think people who don' t usually like vegetables would have enjoyed it.

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Thank panpanda
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Eureka! is a small, corner bar & grill with seating indoors & on a small patio. They offer a variety of cocktails & beers. The menu consisted of what you would expect in Southern California. My Bloody Mary was very good, a little spicy, although the garnishes looked to be from the previous night. The chicken sandwich was juicy &... More 

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Thank Faith J
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

So we settled down for a hour or two with our friend from LA. She is a vegan, I am a carnivore and my wife is a conscious eater. So while we thought the challenge to meet all expectations would be a total disaster we could not have been more wrong. From the very start service was friendly, helpful and... More 

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Thank NuRealUTravel
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Eureka with friends and family and had a great time until the manager came up to our table and yelled at us to be quiet that that this was a family restaurant. 🤔 well #1 it's known for its craft beer as well as its whiskeys. It's not a "family restaurant" all though I do bring my family... More 

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Thank Deirdre L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch and both had the blue cheese burger. It was delicious- a proper meaty US burger. The ice cream and chocolate fondant we shared for pudding was good to. The bar style and beers were fun. The service was good to.

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Thank SouthamptonStarlight
Lancaster, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The restaurant is in the middle of downtown, filled with shops and restaurants. This one had an outside patio which is what we were looking for. Looked great but the food was bad. The menu looked like a bunch of appetizers. Prices were not too bad, because of the kid size portions.

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Thank Ladyvee33
Derby, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and drinks here. We both had tacos, which were very tasty. We also enjoyed the local beer and wine. We took advantage of the happy hour before 6pm menu which is good value. I would visit here again.

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Thank henmanfan
Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It's true, the hamburgers here are great. I got the burger with fig, goat cheese and bacon and my lord it was tasty. The hand-cut fries with, I believe, house made ketchup were a great side. The craft beer selection isn't substantial but what they have is solid (I got a couple of local IPA's, both good). Food-wise, the one... More 

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Thank Jason R
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Right when I walked in, the staff were very nice. We requested to sit outside and they immediatly gave us an outdoor seat. At first, the service was very fast and great. The waitress talked to us and was very nice. Then the service was VERY slow. It took a very long time for the food to come. I got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3386
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-618-3388
Description
A collection of America's best. Eureka! Features an elevated American selection of craft beer, whiskey, regional wine, & locally sourced ingredients

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