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The Blue Owl

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5 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3208
+1 805-705-0991
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 23:30 - 02:30
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Vineland, Canada
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139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a great experience here. The beer and wine selection looked good (we brought a bottle and paid corkage though). The food options are interesting and a fusion of styles. Everything was tasting and fresh. I would highly recommend!

Thank ScubagirlToronto
Santa Barbara, California
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Whenever I feel in the mood for bahn mi (which is quite often), I wander over to The Blue Owl. The meat, sauce and bread on this sandwich are the perfect emulsion of spicy, sweet and salty, soft and crispy. That and a beer on tap are the perfect combo.(Yum. I could go for one now.) The offerings lean toward... More 

Thank SusanMFlorida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends Saturday night and everything was so tasty especially the hand made noodles with pork! My friends loved the basil grilled cheese sandwich and mango mint salad and I had the bahn mi sandwich. It was good, not authentic (they use pulled pork shoulder whereas I love the customary pork belly) but a good sized sandwich for... More 

Thank Fromjessicaskitchen
Carlsbad, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Very fresh and good crab meat sandwich. Get here early as it does get crowded at noon. Just off the Main Street in Santa Barbara.

Thank fidelman
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

They recommended me to try the fried rice and it was delicious! The portion is huge and it comes with a lot of vegetables. I tried it with beef and loved it. Looking forward to visiting again!

Thank Elena C
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This little place really packs in the flavor! They have something for everyone. I love the eggplant sandwich and the tofu bahn mi. They also have a late night menu with delicious comfort food.

Thank Sunnymoonz
Irvine, California
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320 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Shopping on State Street, popped in for a quick lunch. Split a turkey thyme on focaccia with thyme, cheese, and a bit of salad on the side. Very tasty, hit the spot.

Thank 65oski
San Diego, California
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We had lunch here and absolutely loved it. We wanted to go back, but they are closed on Sunday and Monday. I had the Pork Bahn Mi and my husband had Baked Muffaletta sandwich that was the special that day. Both were incredible and we were tempted to order seconds. The herbed lemonade was also very tasty. The restaurant is... More 

Thank ali00per
Esbjerg, Denmark
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Nice little lunchspot i Santa Barbera - Quick and efficient service - very tasty and crispy. Would come again.

Thank Wiking110
Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Love their food late night and during the day! Pork Bahn Mi sandwich is where it's at. Tri-tip fried rice is pretty good too.

Thank Kristina H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
23:30 - 02:30
10:00 - 15:00
23:30 - 02:30
10:00 - 15:00
23:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-705-0991

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