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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040 (7th Street)
+1 805-684-6666
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Creative selections. Best hamburger in town. FRIENDLY. Vegetables always fresh and tastey. Good drinks.

Thank Ronald L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carpinteria is one of our favorite places to visit. Been wanting to check out a new restaurant, love our regular place, down the street, but wanted something new. From the moment you step in, the service is very friendly, bright and clean. The place is huge, lot's of seating in the back, which is where we asked to be seated.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous birthday dinner! From the greeting at the front door to the gracious waiter and table assistant. Our drinks were fabulous and dinner was divine! The atmosphere is casual with the option of dining on the patio or inside. Wonderful in every way!

1 Thank Shirley B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

So-called "fine" restaurants go to great lengths to develop menus and wine lists, greet guests, prepare good food and then, of course, charge expensive prices. Sly's is a perfect example. Nice menu, nice waitress, healthy prices. Then why do these restaurants allow so called "bus boys" to remove dishes by recklessly swiping away dishes, stacking them highly and loudly and... More 

Thank Berolz
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ducked away from the Avocado Festival crowd to have a Bloody Mary made with fresh ingredients! Quaint restaurant in the downtown beach community with unique gourmet food and specialty drinks.

1 Thank Jenpet1
Port Angeles, Washington
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Although the menu displayed a lot of meat offerings, the seafood selections that we ordered were excellent. Fresh fish and shrimp along with a great bottle of wine from an above average list of wines made for a memorable evening. John and Antonio were attentive without hovering, which allowed us to enjoy a leisurely meal.

3 Thank Santuzzo1946
Carpinteria, California
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

One of the nicest resterants in Carpinteria! The owners James Sly and his wife Anne do a great job! From the great friendly atmosphere to the locally sourced dishes, this place is a sure bet if you want a delicious meal. A bit pricey, but they do have a pre-fix menu for one price. Otherwise everything is a la carte.... More 

Thank JoniA1
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't eat here although the menu did look good. We went in for a cocktail and ended up staying for a few hours. Nice place, friendly staff and good service. Good choice of cocktails and some that weren't on the menu. All well made and potent to the extent that one of our party can't remember getting back to our... More 

Thank weekteuchter
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Just went for a drink, the cocktails were really good, lovely clean place, great decor, the food smelt great and if we had been staying in Carp for longer we would have eaten there.

Thank Petrani
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have eaten at Sly's a number of times. Service has always been excellent and the food perfect. It's not a cheap meal, but it always has been an excellent meal

Thank flmccoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?