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East Beach Grill

1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
+1 805-965-8805
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (31 reviews)
“turkey burger” (4 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

An iconic beach cafe that I have gone out of my way to go to for 29 years closed by massive rent increase by the city. Huge loss for the unique character of Santa Barbara.

Thank martin66
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This low key local favorite for generations of Santa Barbarians has recently been closed for renovations. Everyone hopes it’s back up & running asap. Meanwhile, its unique location right on the beach will be sorely missed.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was our favorite Sunday am go-to place after a nice beach walk. Food was plain but hearty and prices very reasonable. Also loved that it was pet-friendly on the patio.

Thank ruhskis
Reviewed 26 November 2017

It is closing soon and it needs to. It served over priced food and drinks on paper plates and closed at 4pm.we heard breakfast was ok, but we didn't go.

Thank lindajo9275
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We went there for breakfast/brunch most days during our 9 day stay. It was always packed as food was good, with lots of variety. I tended to stick with fruit but even that was interesting as they used lots of different fruit and presentation was...More

Thank cp1949
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Do not understand the good ratings for this place . Service slow + unhelpful. The food poor & we are sure gave our Daughter food poison as it was the only place she ate that day.

Thank VegasJ29
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We went there with a large group that was staying at the Fess Parker. We went here based on its location as we wanted something close that we could walk to. The food was really good and the gave you a large quantity. You go...More

Thank OHTravelGuy
Reviewed 3 September 2017

During my three day visit to Santa Barbara, I noticed this place during my drive up with my folks and decided to give it a try. I was quite presently surprised on how good the food is at a reasonable price. I had the "Grilled...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you want to eat where the locals eat, this is your place. Plenty of outdoor seating for people watching and beach views. Went with a local who told us the restaurant is closing in December 2017 due to need to up grade the building....More

Thank gdr23
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Went in there just for ice cream. Don't do it. Worst ice cream I have had I years. Crystallized and tasteless - but not cheap

Thank jacs222333
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Tom C
28 September 2015|
Response from JohnT1984 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tom, You need to send your question to the owner of the food place. I visited as a customer and also found this place very poor. Cheers, Phil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-8805
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