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Cafe Shell - CLOSED

1112 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2713
+1 805-965-5742
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
15 Jul 2012
“Happy hour @ La Arcada - XLNT”
11 May 2012
“Al fresco brunch with friend”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International
$$ - $$$
1112 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2713
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Stopped for a few drinks. Ended up with 3 each + a bistro nachos to share. Lovely place, excellent service and super value for money!

Thank GunnHa
Reviewed 12 May 2012

Crab cakes bennedict my favorite, friendly family owned and run restaurant, beautiful setting in La Arcada Court. I go once or twice a month.

Thank Wanda M
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Just recently on March 3rd, my wife and I visited Cafe Shell for breakfast. While I had researched this restaurant/cafe prior to arriving to Santa Barbara, the location of the cafe was what drew me there. I was actually driving by on our way into...More

Thank SandWorm
Reviewed 30 January 2012

This place is been here forever, outside /people watching seating in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. As if the great weather in January is not good enough we have great places to eat. I had Crab cake Benedict breakfast and it was absolutely delicious, home made...More

Thank BobCaTSB
Reviewed 22 January 2012

We stumbled across this restaurant while walking along State Street. It was a warm day in January and they had outdoor seating - who could ask for more? We found the staff to be friendly and attentive. The food was freshly prepared and there was...More

Thank wally434
Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stumbled upon the Cafe Shell after experiencing horrendous lack of service at a near by restaurant. As a result, it will become a regular spot to go to when in SB. Cafe Shell was recently purchased by an Irish guy who has lived in...More

Thank tptravelenfun
Reviewed 7 January 2012

The "Foggy Dew" family are the new owners of Cafe Shell. For an enjoyable evening go on Friday or Sunday nights and listen to some good Irish music while enjoying the Shepard's Pie! Good, wholesome food and entertainment too -- makes for a fun evening....More

Thank denisewsbscc
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Read the other reviews, so went here for brunch, cute location, reasonable looking menu... Service was awful. Over an hour and a twenty minutes before food arrived. No waiter to check in on you, no bread, and no apologies. Staff could have cared less about...More

1  Thank Lawofkirk
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Sit outside and enjoy the view on State Street. Service is very good and the breakfasts are always enjoyable. Good Eggs Benedict and pancakes. Cafe Shell is a great way to start the day.

Thank RM30139
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Their salads were good and the service from Ricky was great. You would feel cared for in this restaurant. The owner is hands on in the service and very humble. Enjoy.

Thank RCAlvarez
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  • Address: 1112 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2713 (Formerly Barcliff & Bair)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-5742
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