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American, Bar
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601 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3386
+1 805-618-3388
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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279 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy place to fall into before or after a movie at Paseo Nuevo, or a place to get a meal when shopping in the "mall." The bar is well stocked, a decent happy hour, and a solid American menu. My only complaint is that it doesn't feel like it has character. It feels more like an airport... More 

Thank expectquality1942
goleta, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, but....... If you are over 40 with a world of experience and people skills, not to mention local, they won't consider you as an employee. Very disappointing in my books. And it's funny that they are always hiring?????

Thank Amy C
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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265 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 

Thank Denise A
Atlanta, Georgia
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521 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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.

Thank panpanda
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11 reviews
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 

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 

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 

Thank Deirdre L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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.

Thank SouthamptonStarlight
Lancaster, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ladyvee33
Derby, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank henmanfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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?