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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


We truly appreciate our loyal guests.  Our goal is to offer you the best restaurant in the Santa Barbara and Goleta area, with friendly staff and a fun, relaxed atmosphere overlooking the best view in California. 

Enjoy Central California's freshest seafood at one of its most popular beaches, Goleta Beach Park.  The ocean view is outstanding, and so is the food and service.
 

 

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

The Best Seafood Restaurant Atmosphere in Santa Barbara

You simply won't find another seafood restaurant like Beachside Bar Cafe in Santa Barbara... and maybe nowhere else. The atmosphere is unique and the seafood tastes so fresh you'll swear the back door opens onto the ocean.

Join us for your traditional seafood favorites like Alaskan Cod, Salmon Hollandaise or our famous Paella Del Mar. If you're in the mood for something more eclectic, we have that too. Taunt your culinary inner child with our steaming hot Australian Lobster or the Tropical Seafood Salad.

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Our Story


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Our Story


One of best restaurants in goleta

After visiting Beachside Bar Cafe you'll agree it is the best restaurants in Goleta (a suburb of Santa Barbara).

Goleta Slough, where the Santa Barbara Airport now sits, was a deepwater port used by Whalers in the 1800s. The name Goleta comes from the Spanish word for schooner.

Backstory of our Great Fish Restaurant

In June of 1942, contractors began construction of the new Marine Corp Air Station at the location of the current airport.

Due to the marshy terrain by the air station, barracks and others personnel building 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.

SOME HISTORY

Beachside Bar Cafe is in its 30th year of ownership by the current owners.

Combined, the two owners have over 90 years of restaurant experience.  Beachside (as it is known by the locals) sits at the edge of Goleta Pier and at the base of the UCSB campus featuring some of the best seafood in the Santa Barbara area.

A Little Fame at our seafood restaurant

Beachside is a gathering place for UCSB alumni, sport teams, and visiting parents.

Beachside has also hosted such famous persons as 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).

 

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