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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-965-3363
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My extended family and I (nine total) had an excellent meal and great time here on a Thursday evening. They sat us in the back "red room" which was very comfortable, and our server was excellent. I especially enjoyed their cioppino and others loved their...More

Thank Mohsman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed to eat on the early side and wanted decent food. This place had delicious steak, beautifully prepared and included a salad and a side. They also had my favorite wine. Service was a bit slow and the place filled up by 6pm.

Thank jfd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful wait staff, steaks were perfect. Scampi sauce was thicker than I like, but tasty! Server helped with wine selection. Coincidentally we were there for half Price wine bottles.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there about 4:30pm and had no problem getting in without a reservation. My wife and I both had 6oz filet mignons with salad and baked potato. It was outstanding. Our waitress Courtney couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Not bad to look...More

Thank giannolo
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We recently ate at several different restaurants in Santa Barbara and Holdrens was the best of all. In fact we returned to the restaurant for our last evening dinner the first was so good. We sat at one of the outside tables (first time with...More

Thank Francis0152015
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. Steak menu is fair, and dishes are typically served with an nice extra starter as standard.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant on State street offering steak and seafood and a good price for Santa Barbara. Lovely restaurant with a bar, booths for seating and also tables .friendly staff , extensive menu. We both had fish .tiger prawns skewers with bacon and San daps with...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Santa Barbara is a foodie's delight. And Holdren's lives up to the reputation for great food. But what took it over the top, was our server. She was friendly, helpful and sincere. We had the Holdren's Stuffed Chicken and Pan Seared Halibut. Plentiful servings and...More

Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I are here yesterday for the first time. My NY Strip steak was out of this world! Flavoring was so good I didn't need to use any salt. Cooked medium to perfection! My fries had the special, Parmesan crusted Halibut, she said...More

Thank TaraCambria
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We came with a large group and sat our six teenagers together outside and the parents sat in the back private room. The restaurant went out of it's way to accommodate us, as our group became much larger than our original reservation. The boys were...More

Thank adalbert3
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Patti H
Is there a dress code?
5 May 2016|
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Response from Rodolfo I | Reviewed this property |
Dressy to dressy casual I say. After all is Santa Barbara.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3363
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