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Courthouse Tavern, Santa Barbara, CA

Courthouse Tavern

4.1
4.1
12 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Courthouse Tavern would like to invite you to eat a great meal while enjoying one of the most iconic site in Santa Barbara.

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Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 770-7077

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseQuiet

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for Brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Healthy

  • California Central Coast

    Hot Spot

  • California Central Coast

    Great for Lunch

  • California Central Coast

    Neighborhood Gem

  • California Central Coast

    Outdoor Dining

  • California Central Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Brunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for Groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Barbara

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Barbara

    Scenic View

  • Santa Barbara

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RH

    RobH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Despite having a reservation for dinner, when we arrived we were told we could have cocktails at the bar only. They closed our kitchen two hours prior.

  2. DT

    DavidT

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    There was no chef and no bartender so some items on the menu we’re unavailable. We later learned from friends who went a week or two ago they had the same experience. The server was delightful but had the full responsibility for all patrons when we were there.

  3. c

    cindy805

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely view of the courthouse. Great waitress/ server. Bartender is a comedian. Food is delicious. They had my favorite syrah. Would go again for fiesta or when going to the Bowl.

  4. K

    Kris

    Baja California

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect view of beautiful Courthouse lit up for the evening from the upper deck tables tasting the most delicious Sauv. Blanc I've ever had. Quite reasonable prices. As a connoisseur of Brussels sprouts, theirs were the best, hands down.

  5. s

    sbgal

    Central Coast

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My ahi tuna salad was one of the best I've had. The dressing was light and very gingery. My friend's cobb salad was full of good things and we enjoyed sitting out on the patio. There were only a couple other tables occupied for lunch. I'm not sure why that location has such a hard time since it's surrounded by offices and the Courthouse. Elements and the Little Door both had wonderful food but closed. We'll just have to enjoy Courthouse Tavern while we can! I wish them luck and hope this review brings them more business.

  6. SB

    SantaBarbaraNative

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We (party of 5) were the only ones here Saturday night on a 3-day weekend. The chef hadn’t bothered to show up for work so we were told dinner choices were limited to cold salads. We made the best of this. The waiter interrupted our meal to ask if any of us might have a spare room he could rent. All this made a pitiful impression. The menu has no culinary theme. The music is loud and random and doesn’t help set a tone. The interior is shabby. It’s a place with no plan, no sense of vision, no real commitment. With so many quality restaurants a block or two away, it’s not clear why this restaurant exists, who it aims to serve, or what it hopes to offer. Just a tax write-off maybe.

  7. AC

    AnthonyC

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Went on a Saturday afternoon. There was one server for the entire restaurant so I felt bad for him. Placing an order took long. Refilling of drinks took a while. All the things that would happen if there was one server. The food was decent. Ordered hamburgers and pasta. We were looking for some hamburger joint and found this place on Open Table. I would not go back.

  8. RS

    RyanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience. Staff was super friendly, and professional. We can’t wait to go back. Beautiful view !

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    All around great. Great food and excellent service. Also had nice outdoor seating.

  10. L

    Lynn

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Had a great lunch. Service was excellent!

  11. G

    Goldie

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    I so want this restaurant to be successful! The music doesn't fit the atmosphere - maybe want to think about the ambience you want to create. Seemed like lack of help but the one person waiting on us was good. GREAT cocktails and good food at a reasonable price which in SB is rare.

  12. SB

    SB4dining

    Central Coast

    102 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    First time here. Sadly, there was only one guy working due to a sick employee being sent home. He was working the entire front ALONE. He was working so hard to keep everyone taken care of and happy. Kudos to him for not just throwing in the towel and leaving. He was bartending, taking orders, delivering food, and bussing tables. He was awesome. He should have reached out to the owner to get help. The food was adequate, nothing to brag about. Cocktails were good. I think in the summer this will be a great place to sit outside and do appetizers and cocktails. We will try again before passing judgement. I just want to go back to see if the same guy stayed or bailed!!!!

FAQs

Courthouse Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 770-7077.

Courthouse Tavern is rated 4.1 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Courthouse Tavern

129 E Anapamu St Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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