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Woody's BBQ

5112 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2526
+1 805-967-3775
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good16%
  • Average28%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
7 Jul 2017
“very average BBQ”
25 Mar 2017
“March Madness”
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
5112 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2526
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Went with a group, expected a good meal, it didn't happen. We had Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, everything was overcooked and dry. The best thing we had was the Cole Slaw. Very disappointing, there are better places to choose from in Goleta.

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great food. Classic BBQ. If you love american BBQ you have to eat here. We was here with all the family a couple of times under our stay in Santa Barbara.

Thank danielreiser1972
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Yes!!! Portion was a little on the small side, as well! It used to be excellent . . . Won't make that mistake again!

Thank OrcuttYachtClub
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the food here. As a Brit I had no idea what some of the things were and was fabulously advised. The food was excellent and the service was second to none.

Thank Smartie2012
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Good friendly service. A lot of food for a reasonable price. Good bbq ribs. Big screen tv's - prompt friendly change of channels to game.

Thank tcrksusig
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We happened to stop by here when we saw there was a Groupon while we were roadtripping the PCH. BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE! Food was amazing, quantities were huge, and surprisingly when we ate it the next day as we had do much left...More

Thank KelseyJ1
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Woody's has great BBQ and the people working there are good people. A simply pulled pork sandwich and a draft beer for under 15 bucks. Inside a little dark for dining and the patio outside is quaint for a ralph's plaza. Really solid place.

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 12 May 2016

So surprised this place has been in business for as long as they have. The food is horrible. Dry like wood shavings. Cooked, reheated, reheated, again and again ... open salad bar is disgusting.

Thank christinek152
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I love their tri-tip sandwich, so tender! Their choices of BBQ sauce are also perfect, great value and great food!

Thank PAM I
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Not sure about some of these reviews. I have been here many times and every time I need a bbq meat fix Woody,s delivers in spades.

Thank chris c
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$28
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5112 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-967-3775
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For more than 25 years in a row, Woody's BBQ has been voted the Best BBQ in Town. From our mouthwatering Ribs to our Oak-Smoked BBQ Chicken and Unique "Favorite Sandwiches", Woody's BBQ serves up the most delicious BBQ in Santa Barbara County, all for a price that is kind to your wallet. Check out (our online menu) to see everything we have to offer. Woody's is a family friendly restaurant with enough knickknacks on the walls and ceiling to keep you entertained while you are enjoying your delicious meal. We have an array of video games to keep the little critters busy too!
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