We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beachside Bar-Cafe

) #1 of 111 Restaurants in Goleta $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (25 reviews)
“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
“rockfish” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (360)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 351 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with a big family group of 14, and whenever you have a large group you don't expect great service- but that was not the case! The service was excellent, food was great (had the sirloin which I recommend), and others at the table...More

Thank Lem0n07
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good food. Good selection. Great beachside seating in the summer. The have seafood & meat and veggies. Plus good drinks

Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost missed a great meal by missing this restaurant due to road construction. It is a casual, friendly seafood restaurant with lots of fresh food right on the water near UCSB. Our appetizers and meals were large and delicious. Seafood is grilled to perfection....More

Thank Groovingranny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there with 4 adults and 4 kids. Everyone was satisfied with their order. The Cobb salad had generous portions of chicken and greens were fresh. The grilled Halibut was moist and well seasoned. Chile Rellenos De Camarones was spicy and tasty. They also...More

Thank Ren A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will mostly find locals here rather than tourists. Great semi-enclosed patio with a big fireplace and heat lamps. If you sat any closer you'd be in the water. Tasty traditional seafood cuisine and good service. Get dressed up or go casual, either way it...More

Thank lfantlvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a late matinee w a friend in Goleta yesterday rather than in SB for a change, and we chose to go to where we could see the ocean at sunset. It's located right by the Goleta pier and slough/ beach-- all lovely places...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located at Goleta Beach pier, near the entrance to UCSB, this is the only restaurant for miles. It is very popular with Goleta locals with good solid food and a great happy hour scene. We visited on a busy Sat nite - it was very...More

Thank DavidNolanCook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice beach side restaurant with excellent food and terrific service. Nice views of the beach and a light atmosphere. Only complaint is that the place does not seem to have any air conditioning. It needed it, as it was a bit warm.

Thank Kent W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We went with family who were visiting last week. We sat on the patio which was great, the food was good, but the service was extremely slow. It wasn't even that busy when we were there. We were there for over 2 hours and a...More

Thank Terri A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Caesar salad and a rockfish the best Beautiful view and great service staff. Plenty of parking nice ambience really love everything about this restaurant

Thank barbaraleehill
Nearby Restaurants
The Habit Burger Grill
158 reviews
2.09 km away
Three Pickles
15 reviews
1.81 km away
Goleta Sushi House
39 reviews
2.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Goleta County Beach
134 reviews
.24 km away
UCSB Lagoon
10 reviews
1.83 km away
Goleta Butterfly Grove
62 reviews
6.28 km away
Coronado Butterfly Preserve
32 reviews
3.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
amy L
29 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Randy W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure
27 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Sally K | Reviewed this property |
Not when we were there.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-7881
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing