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Farmer Boy

3427 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2625
+1 805-845-6749
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“patty melt” (2 reviews)
“burgers” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
3427 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2625
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2017

My husband and I thought we would try this restaurant out after we had heard that it had the best burger in town. Atmosphere was nothing great. Simply a cafe/diner atmosphere. Server was friendly but service was slow. Very limited/poor beer selection. Perhaps I ordered...More

Thank annewZ7867AV
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Part of the company that runs Brophy Bros in the harbor, this diner on upper/west State Street serves great food with a smile. Big menu.

Thank happy_to_travel_4752
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

And Farmer Boy is the perfect place for all American food. Waffles and syrup with hand breaded chicken tenders or wings. Omelettes filled with spinach kale asparagus basil arugula and bacon. Biscuits and the best gravy that's not too thick and tastes light and savory....More

Thank Rocky J
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I found this over a year ago. It's gotten better with age. Breakfast is the winner here. The lunch plates aren't upto the breakfasts. Sandwiches are good. Once here you'll want to come back

Thank chienee
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I couldn't get a Tuna Melt because it is not "in" these days. Have had breakfast there. It is good, but I like the previous "Farmer Boy" restaurant.

Thank B7785KLpatriciam
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We arrived at 2:20 pm and learned that they close at 2:30. And yet they insisted that it was just fine and treated us as if we were the first customers of the day. The food is terrific, the place is spotless, the prices are...More

Thank cassandra2009
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Open for dinner now. Menu includes salads as well as comfort food. Enjoyed the BIG servings and good beer selection. Recommend!

Thank NWRunner
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great find. Chicken and waffles were delicious, crab Benedict was perfect. (The service was not bad at all, but it was a not so busy weekday.) Very clean, and good food.

Thank britt824
Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a great diner -- awesome atmosphere, friendly wait staff. I had the patty melt. I'm something of a patty melt connoisseur (LOL), and it was possibly the best I've ever had!

Thank scsn0wbird
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Low on charm, filling on food, great prices and every bite delicious! Growing up surfing, I'd always come out of the water hungry. Now in my 50's I don't seek the large plates anymore... but damn, every bite was so yummy. So if your hungry...More

Thank Captain Dennis L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3427 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2625
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-845-6749
Farmer Boy Restaurant, a local Santa Barbara institution since 1958, offers hearty, good, old-fashioned comfort food at affordable prices, all served in a comfortable neighborhood setting. All natural ingredients, locally sourced and organic as often as possible. We take you back to a simpler time...
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