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Beachside Bar Cafe


 HAVE YOUR BEACH

AND EAT THERE TOO!

     805-964-7881

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Beachside Bar Cafe


 HAVE YOUR BEACH

AND EAT THERE TOO!

     805-964-7881

A Seafood Restaurant On Goleta Beach

Beachside Bar Café in Goleta offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean as well as a fun atmosphere with great food. Whether you are visiting Santa Barbara for the first time or you are a longtime local, Beachside offers a unique dining experience that will keep you coming back for years to come. We would love for you to join us after a long day on the beach or for your most special occasions at one of the most charming beach restaurants in Santa Barbara.

Holidays: open everyday except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Address:

Beachside Bar-Cafe
5905 Sandspit Rd
Goleta CA, 93117

Phone:

(805) 964-7881

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Dining on the Beach


come see what brings our local customer back time and time again

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Dining on the Beach


come see what brings our local customer back time and time again

Fresh Seafood in Santa Barbara

See the waves crashing while you enjoy Chef Carlos Ramirez’s creative seasonal offerings. Enjoy the freshest seafood in Central California with offerings such as Alaskan Cod, Salmon Hollandaise or our famous Paella Del Mar. We work with local seafood vendors to ensure that our fish is the highest, freshest quality. Don’t forget about our famous happy hour to get oysters on the half shell or a plate of crispy calamari along with your favorite cocktail or beer. We offer local beers as well as crowd favorites and can fix you up with a classic cocktail or mix you a fun, beachy drink to get you in vacation mode. In addition to our high-quality seafood, we also offer vegetarian options as well as savory steaks, pastas, and salads. So, pull up a chair and take in the uninhibited view of the Pacific—a view visible from nearly every seat in the house.

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The Food


Get the perfect view of the Pacific while you dine in for a quick lunch

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The Food


Get the perfect view of the Pacific while you dine in for a quick lunch

Seafood for Lunch or Dinner in Santa Barbara

Your service will be speedy, but feel free to stay as long as you like to catch that perfect glimpse out our windows or on our back patio. Our lunch specials feature a full sampling of seafood on the appetizer menu such as oysters on the half shell, beachside ceviche, steamers with your choice of mussels or clams, as well as entrees from our daily catch such as halibut, pacific rockfish and our famous ahi to name a few. Stop by for a quick sandwich served with your choice of shoestring fries, fresh fruit, coleslaw, black beans or a side salad. Our sandwich selection is impressive and features trip-tip, ahi tuna steak, calamari, a beachside burger, cajun shrimp and portobello mushroom for a vegetarian option. Don’t forget about Beachside’s legendary fish and chips, which is the perfect meal to look forward to during your lunch break from work or a break from basking in the sun. 

Santa Barbara Dessert

decadent Dessert

Don’t forget dessert! Beachside may be famous for its views and its daily catch specials but be sure to save room for an unforgettable dessert in Santa Barbara, complete with your favorite cocktail or coffee. Dessert offerings include a variety of flavors from local favorite McConnell’s Ice Cream, crème brulee, beachside cheesecake, key lime pie, mocha crunch cake, chocolate fudge sundae and chocolate raspberry decadence. Watch the sunset over the Pacific with a scoop or a slice of your favorite treat. 

Seafood Santa Barbara

Fresh Seafood

Fresh Seafood in Santa Barbara
See the waves crashing while you enjoy Chef Carlos Ramirez’s creative seasonal offerings. Enjoy the freshest seafood in Central California with offerings such as Alaskan Cod, Salmon Hollandaise or our famous Paella Del Mar. We work with local seafood vendors to ensure that our fish is the highest, freshest quality. We can guarantee that it won’t be a meal you’ll forget anytime soon. 

Santa Barbara Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Don’t forget about our famous happy hour to get oysters on the half shell or a plate of crispy calamari along with your favorite cocktail or beer. We offer local beers as well as crowd favorites and can fix you up with a classic cocktail or mix you a fun, beachy drink to get you in vacation mode. In addition to our high-quality seafood, we also offer vegetarian options as well as savory steaks, pastas, and salads. So, pull up a chair and take in the uninhibited view of the Pacific—a view visible from nearly every seat in the house.

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Locally Owned


We pride ourselves on being a local favorite for over 30 years

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Locally Owned


We pride ourselves on being a local favorite for over 30 years

Combined, the two owners have over 90 years of restaurant experience.  Beachside sits at the edge of Goleta Pier and at the base of the UCSB campus and we love being a spot for locals and tourists alike to gather, celebrate, enjoy the views, and eat the freshest California seafood.

Tucked in on Goleta Beach Park, we offer picturesque views of islands, ocean, cliffs and the UCSB campus. Skip your picnic lunch and join us for a fun, welcoming culinary delight that sits alongside a county park. Enjoy the scenery from our wind-protected outdoor dining area or our indoor dining and bar areas. We would love for you to join us for lunch, happy hour, or dinner.

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It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

Whether you are dining alone or entertaining a crowd, Beachside Bar Café in Goleta fits the bill. It doesn’t get better than unobstructed views of the ocean with a good meal and a fun, attentive staff. Beachside has been a gathering place for UCSB alumni, sports teams, visiting parents and our fair share of celebrity guests.


The Atmosphere that Celebrities Appreciate

Come spend your vacation time, after work happy hour or Friday night dinner with us.

We offer the finest seafood in Santa Barbara in a casual, breezy atmosphere. The beach-chic-casual ambiance and outdoor patio make Beachside Bar Cafe worth the drop by. You may even find yourself saying, “It doesn’t get better than this.”

Beachside has hosted celebrities from the likes of the Dalai Lama, Magic Johnson, Julia Child, Jonathan Winters, Warren Christopher, Michael Douglas, John Cleese, Bill Paxton, Cheryl Tiegs, William Shattner, Bo Derek, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Alan Parsons, Steve Martin, Christopher Cross, Michael McDonald, Kathy Bates, TC Boyle, Robert Mitchum, Lorenzo Lamas, Alice Cooper, Harrison Ford and Ed McMahon (to name just a few).

 

Goleta - The GoodLand

Goleta Slough, where the Santa Barbara Airport now sits, was a deep-water port used by Whalers in the 1800s. The name “Goleta” comes from the Spanish word for schooner. In June of 1942, contractors began construction of the new Marine Corp Air Station at the location of the Santa Barbara airport.

Due to the marshy terrain by the air station, barracks and other personnel buildings for the troops were built where the UCSB campus is located now. At the end of the war in 1946, the airport was turned over to the City of Santa Barbara.  The other parts of the Marine base were turned over to the University of California in Santa Barbara and became their new campus in the Goleta Valley.

Goleta is known as “the good land,” and we couldn’t agree more. We love to contribute to our city’s landscape and hope to become part of your Santa Barbara experience. 

 

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