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Sambo's Restaurant

216 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3506
+1 805-965-3269
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“pancakes” (112 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
216 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3506
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1 - 10 of 858 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best places for breskfast in Santa Barbara. Across the street from the beach. We ate outside. Breakfast was very good. Serving was good. Coffee was very good. Service was great. We really enjoyed the breakfast. We got there at just the right...More

Thank Zaidtree
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in for breakfast when on holiday from Scotland, and we had a delicious breakfast. The corned beef hash and eggs were excellent, while my wife thoroughly enjoyed her waffle. It is also a nice place to sit and watch the world go by in...More

Thank Greig B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great breakfast place onlooking the beach. Traditional (and newer versions) of breakfast and brunch items. We ate here a couple of times and every dish was great with mid range pricing. I love the starter complimentary chocolate chip mini muffins (not gluten free). Servers are...More

Thank LockK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious pancakes and omelette Sammy is on top of things with coffee and muffins. Worth the walk every morning

Thank BJMaustin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual and consistantly good! Love to eat here for breakfast, have a mimosa with friends and just enjoy this little gem on the beach!

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving around Santa Barbara around lunch time and came across Sambo's. We decided to stop there and were pleasantly surprised. Don't be fooled by the outside décor, the food inside was great We both enjoyed the chicken quesadillas. Be warned, though, that one...More

Thank bsktdee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on a sunny morning, there is no better located place to start the day than Sambo's on the Cabrillo boulevard. The food is solid, good and apart from the tank-sourced orange juice, really fresh. We had the staple Santa Barbara omelet, the famous mini muffins,...More

Thank worldlaufer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to go to Sambo's when I was kid when it was a chain and there was one in our town in So Cal. I loved the story and had the whole collection of stuffed animals from them. When I found out the first...More

Thank datherto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful creative breakfasts but the tables/booths need over hauling. Polite and courtesy wait staff!

Thank TravelinWillers
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Corn beef hash benedict were amazing. They have a great variety of options for everyone. They have a patio area that is pet friendly.

Thank Alma I
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David N
16 June 2017|
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Response from RevLovebrew | Reviewed this property |
No code; it's across the street from the beach.
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ESLLakewood
6 September 2016|
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Response from Chad S | Property representative |
We have excepted all wooden nickels that people have brought into Sambos. I have collected over 500 over the last 15 years. Thanks for coming into Sambos
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ESLLakewood
6 September 2016|
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Response from Heligypsy | Reviewed this property |
I bet they would let you keep the nickel. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3269
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Description
Sambos is a family friendly restaurant located across from the beach in Santa Barbara. We serve Breakfast and Lunch all day long. Our specialty is Pancakes and breakfast items.
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