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686 Linden Ave, corner of Linden & Seventh Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
+1 805-684-6666
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (31 reviews)
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American, French, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
686 Linden Ave, corner of Linden & Seventh Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While Sly's food is ok, it is quite expensive and of very dubious value. Portions are adequate but not generous. The entrees run into the $40 and $50 range and do not include side dishes which run $8-$10. We ordered potatoes which came cold. Some...More

Thank Arthur and Susa... W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always have a good meal at Sly's; it is our local neighborhood "go to" place. I never think of going anywhere else. Friendly and cozy and right on Linden Avenue with a nice bar and a wonderful selection of specials and the regulars, of...More

Thank Gogoglennie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently went to Slys to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday ( kind of a big deal) the server was very friendly and helpful with wine selections . We ordered Moms clam chowder for which they are famous for - it should be called Potato...More

Thank Jacqueline1021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quite expensive. Steak ordered as CHARRED RED came over cooked. BLACKENED SALMON was too Cajun....have never had blackened salmon spiced (usually just charred’

Thank M w
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a light dinner & was seated quickly @ 4:30pm. Everyone was gracious & the waitress shared it was the first night with a full staff since the fires, rain, & mudslides. We had the onion soup (good, not great), sweet potato frys...More

Thank Rey C
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great time at Slys. Our server Tony was fantastic and the place was alive with really good energy. We ordered burgers and fries. The meat was perfectly cooked and the fries were well seasoned and crispy, not greasy. It was not inexpensive, but...More

Thank T3079KDstevenb
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went to this restaurant for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Friends who rent a house at the beach every year recommend it as a good lunch spot. I have to say I was disappointed. The bar was too crowed and noisy to sit at...More

Thank napiligal
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Excellent Sunday Brunch Served!! A Locals "Hang-Out"...Happy Hours 4 to 6pm...Good Drinks and Food served. Pet friendly. This is a small restaurant, reservations recommended.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Good food veary polite staff. I had the sand dabs and they where delish. I would definitely go back the next time im in carpinteria. Also they are kid friendly.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Our visit to Sly's started on a negative note. The bread was like wonder bread with a crust. Too much like cotton instead of chewy like a true bagette. Then the onion soup looked good but lacked intense flavor. On the other hand, our short...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$62
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Linden Ave, corner of Linden & Seventh Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6666
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