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) #95 of 421 Restaurants in Santa Barbara $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
+1 805-568-0702
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“irish stew” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

stopped here for dinner and we were not dissapointed.lovely place with nice and friendly staff.food was served quickly and nothing was left over.glad we found this spot.would def recommend a visit you wont be sorry

Thank david1892
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Dargan's for the UCSB band's concert and a few drinks. Great atmosphere and great Irish beer! The bartenders were quick and friendly. I would recommend this for a late night bar.

Thank kmeyers858
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Their food is good. We have had many birthday party in the bar area where they play pool. The manager is super nice. It is close to everything. Try it!

Thank thefrenchpro
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The menu never changes.Typical Irish Bar food. Usually tasty, but the quality and freshness of the food can be problematic. The restaurant should be commended for teaming up with the Museum of Natural History for the Science Pub, a monthly in-restaurant lecture series that usually...More

Thank llionlady
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a beer with family and friends. Clean place great bartender and staff. We will be back when we return to Santa Barbara.

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Overflowing toilets and long lines for bathrooms, and mean bouncers who kick bridesmaids out of bars for small compliments ...

Thank CostaRicaHottie
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great traditional Irish pub with outstanding food. Shepherd's pie and Irish stew was excellent. Good selection of Irish and local beers. Pool hall connected. Only in town for two days and already planning on coming back.

Thank kevinsP1925ZI
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Great fun! Great food! The shepherds pie is the best I've had ever! I come to Santa Barbara a couple times a year for vacation and I make it a point to go to Dargan's every time!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Whenever my boyfriend and I travel we always see if there's an Irish Pub...well, because they never treat us wrong and this place is no exception. The atmosphere was fun, the staff was nice AND they had a scotch we had been looking for for...More

Thank Michele Q
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Not sure if this is only the favourite of locals or not. Had lunch here on a busy Tuesday afternoon (from a cruise ship). The place was empty. Our server was very helpful. Food was delicious and well prepared and nicely presented. Seek this one...More

Thank Travellers195
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-568-0702
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