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The Hungry Cat - CLOSED

1134 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3112
+1 805-884-4701
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1134 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3112
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you are in the mood for experiencing new alcoholic drinks with a flare then this is a place to stop in when you get a chance. Not a great big selection of food but a place to start your evening.

Thank Pete T
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended for wonderfully fresh seafood - oysters, clams, mussels, sea urchins Fresh or cooked Steamed mussels in pork belly brother was fitting way to end the dinner Washed down with rose from provence

Thank roy c
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We ordered the clam chowder--delicious, except the clams are still in the shells! For a seafood restaurant, I was disappointed they only had two fish dishes--the rest were shellfish. That said, the sea bass I ordered was delicious as well. My companion ordered the crab...More

Thank AndreaL6
Reviewed 26 July 2016

After attending a concert at the Soho concert venue we decided to walk a very short distance through the parking lot and right across the street to have a late seafood snack. We ordered the one tier $57 seafood platter & it was fresh, tasty...More

Thank CART101
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had dinner this this last week for a Birthday celebration. The Seafood platter was great but nothing else stood out on the menu. They only offered one type of chardonnay and they were out of the cheese platter. Our group's biggest complaint was that...More

1  Thank Eastergal805
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We ate there with another couple and everyone but me enjoyed their meal. I ordered the crab mac and cheese but there was quite a bit of crab cartlidge left with the meat so I sent it back. They were very gracious and apologetic. The...More

Thank Marlys M
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Hungry Cat was a recommendation from a friend and did not disappoint. We made reservations on Open Table for 2 at 7:30 dinner on a Thursday. When we arrived, we were greeted and seated right away. The atmosphere was earthy, trendy, small but quaint....More

Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We ate hear for dinner when we passed through Santa Barbara on our LA > San Francisco > Las Vegas road trip in May. Interesting menu. Plenty of Oyster options if thats your cup of tea. I wasnt a real fan of the mussel dish...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The Hungry Cat has three locations, one in Santa Barbara, one in Hollywood and the third in Santa Monica. I ate at the Santa Barbara location and loved it. The room is attractive, well lite and has nice views to the street. Seating area is...More

Thank 356michael
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Stopped by after dinner for their special fresh fruit martini's that are very special. We talked with the bartender and he gave us recipes to make them, if we could find the same quality fruit

Thank Scott A
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1134 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-4701
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