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Rodney's Steak House

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633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3611
+1 805-884-8554
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We traveled and were tired but wanted a nice dinner. We thought we would stay on property for dinner. It felt like an extra meeting room converted to a restaurant. Very large and "quite bright". Service was fine and food was mediocre. I heard they had best cuts of meat in town and being a steak person I hope this... More 

Thank Bryan S
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I visited here recently with my wife, we're both steak fans (me especially) and had been looking forward to trying this place out. Man were we disappointed.... The place it very nice, well laid out, kinda modern but nice. The menu was on the small side, but no big deal, they still had a nice steak selection. We ordered, (the... More 

Thank q547
Montecito, California
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

if you like dining in an empty restaurant...this might be for you.....I fond it strange to be alone in a big room

Thank Sheryl223
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant whilst staying in the hotel. The food was beyond expectations. My husband and I ordered the cheapest "hanging steak" it wasn't hanging, but the flavour was incredible. The sauces were lovely and my husband and I shared two sides between us which was plenty. Service was fantastic, only downside was there was very few people in there... More 

Thank Fiona L
Palm Springs
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I went to Rodney's one early evening. We found the surrounding very comfortable. My wife ordered the Cod and I ordered the Prime Rib. Both dinners were fantastic my wife said the Cod was excellent and my Prime Rib was done to "melt in your mouth" perfection. Our salads were excellent and the portions were generous enough... More 

Thank ndroche41
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It was a week night and very quiet in the restaurant. The staff was attentive and the food was delicious.

Thank Yogabydawn
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

When we checked into the Fess Parker we were told that Rodney's would be a good choice for dinner. We did not want to drive anywhere and we were ready for a nice dinner. We had excellent service and the atmosphere was sophisticated. We ordered 2 kinds of oysters (both delicious and unique) for our appetizer, then had the most... More 

Thank jantexHouston
Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Rodney's is one of two restaurants in the Fess Parker Doubletree. I ate here after traveling all day to the West Coast. The place was completely empty so I had it to myself. The jazz music was a very nice backdrop for a classy place. The steak was excellent. The wine list is quite extensive, but I can honestly recommend... More 

Thank awfountain3
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Visited on a very quiet Saturday night where we received excellent service and attention. They cooked our steaks perfectly, sides were excellent and they certainly delivered high quality food and great drinks. Would recommend the crab cakes, they were amazing! A bit pricey, but definitely get what you pay for and a positive experience. Nice decor, quiet, and a hidden... More 

Thank emmyish
Goleta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

For starters the multitude of fresh vegetable in Rodney's Salad (comes with buttermild dressing but we chose vinaigrette instead) makes it a great choice. The seafood chowder contained tasty morsels of a variety of ocean creatures with just the right proportion of potato. "Beef cheeks" was a first time experience. The meat comes from the rib area without the bones.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-8554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?