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Timber's Restaurant

4.4
4.4
46 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Timber's Restaurant is an American food outlet which serves fast-food as well as seafood options. The restaurant has a sunny ambience and classic interiors which are very relaxing. The waiting staff at the restaurant is very friendly and cooperative. Timber's Restaurant offers live music for entertainment as well as television and free Wi-Fi. It is a good place to dine at with family and friends (child friendly atmosphere). Timber's Restaurant has a full alcohol bar and serves delicious food. Some of the popular cuisine options include steaks, grilled varieties, burgers, sandwiches, fried chicken, pizza, nachos and tacos. The restaurant also serves mouthwatering dessert options and non-alcoholic beverages.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 770-8140

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Goleta

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Kid Friendly

  • California Central Coast

    Good for Groups

  • California Central Coast

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for Groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Special Occasion

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  1. d

    davidm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good band, excellent service, OK food. Live music is always a plus.
  2. F

    Frank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out love Timbers look at the wood you can see shrapnel from WWII!
  3. NH

    NoraH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My fish & chips were great! The Baja chicken salad hardly had any chicken, good flavor though. The catch of the day (halibut) was over cooked. The salmon was good but didn’t care for the sauce on top. We went for the live entertainment that was playing that night. We had a great time!
  4. O

    Otodoc

    Orange County

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Graduation luncheon
  5. K

    Katrina

    Orange County

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad the Timbers has opened backup. We were greeted promptly and were seated. Could not say enough nice things about our server, Filip. He explained the fish of the day, so I had halibut and so did my husband. He had his blacken and said it was just right. The entrées came with soup or salad excellent rice pilaf and broccolini. I tasted The Presley Albariño and got a glass, it was OK. Filip recommended Institution RX Pilsner for my husband, who said it hit the spot. Filip was friendly, made sure we had water and poured it. Just a great dining experience and we will be back.
  6. HW

    HemWagner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a nice restaurant with lots of space, unique decor, with fun sports room, great large outdoor seating, or lovely dining room with gorgeous fireplace and wood.
  7. s

    stephaniec

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We came for lunch Sunday and sat outside. Our food was under seasoned so very bland. The fried chicken sandwich was really tender but had no flavor at all. We were all fairly underwhelmed.
  8. CF

    ChrisF

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The outdoor area is really great for families or adults with children. Pet friendly. Will be going back... I had a really good prime rib dinner, and the prices are reasonable.
  9. BT

    BlancheT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our group of 12 had a wonderful time. They were were especially pleased with the table setup as it allowed all of us to participate in many of the conversations. Everyone was very impressed with the service, the servers couldn't have been more helpful, patient, courteous and kind. The food was delicious and plentiful. Everyone agreed we'd like to come back and do the same type of setup. Thank you Timbers Restaurant and all who made our day special!
  10. LW

    LauryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! Service was outstanding and the food was great. Cocktail was very good. Sorry we were to full to experience desserts but next time…
  11. M

    Merinski

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A totally unique experience. Down to earth surroundings with a bit of special. A restaurant that is unique has to also have good food and service...... Timbers has both and more.
  12. MG

    MaureenG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant staff made the dining experience so awesome. Definitely my favorite restaurant.
  13. SC

    SamuelC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great tasting food and customer service. The waiter was very attentive and pleasant.
  14. e

    erikaa

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our waitress was new but very sweet. 3 people in our group ordered pasta and they said that the sauce was very bland. We were there about 2 hours so don’t plan on getting in and out quickly. There was an awful band playing which was not appropriate for those of us trying to have dinner. They should’ve played later in the night or not at all.
  15. b

    billiee

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    everyone was friendly. service was good. prime rib was not great, seemed like a bad cut. the duck was very good. it's a huge place if you're planning a party.
  16. HW

    HemWagner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in gorgeous but relaxed setting. We all enjoyed our meals. Started with drinks at outside firepit and then dinner inside next to awesome fireplace and “timber” walls. Lots of space and amazing food.
  17. BL

    ButterflyLocal

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I was warned that the food quality wasn't great but I wanted to try it for myself. The meat quality was like a Rustler or Ponderosa chain steakhouse. Price versus quality ratio is one of the lowest I've ever had. Otherwise the rustic ambiance is nice. Just seems to be not run by an experienced restaurateur. If you're going to charge steakhouse prices deliver steakhouse meat.
  18. JI

    JIMW

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FOOD AND SERVICE WERE EXCELLENT. NICE ATMOSPHERE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TIMBER'S.
  19. a

    anner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience considering they were slammed for big opening We will return!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service. Good food. No complaints
  21. MC

    MCMC

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've eaten here twice with family since their reopening. Both times, the food was excellent and the service was very friendly. The wine list has a nice selection of local wines.
  22. HH

    HungryHunter

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Server what in a hurry all the time. With only a few tables. Food was mediocre for the Price. Baked Potato was a day or two old. Heated in a microwave. The Salad was a few pieces of Baby Greens with one cucumber. Won’t be back.
  23. P

    Peggy

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Love the idea of Timbers being in Goleta, the ambience is great. Service good. Menu needs work. Better ingredients and pricing would make it stand out.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very satisfied with every aspect of our visit, Except for the bill… We understand the need for higher prices with high quality food, but the prices will keep us away except for special occasions. I think the price for drinks is too high.
  25. K

    Kimbo15

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It would be nice not to have to stare into, depending on what table you are dining at, the big empty space in the back where the bathrooms are. It really mitigated the overall nice feeling of a large tavern. Curtain it off maybe? Also, would have been nice to keep the fire going longer. By the time we left at 8:30 it was out.
  26. LH

    LaurieH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Goleta needed a Timber's reboot! It was nice to see that old neglected restaurant get some life pumped back into her. Went there on Valentine's Day. Excellent service by a very friendly and attentive staff. From the entry to the exit, all the staff were excellent. The restaurant looked great. I love how the owners maintained the ambiance of the old place yet refreshed it to make a nice memorable place to eat. The food was good and the prices were reasonable considering the freshness and portion size. Fish could have been a little more exciting, but it was local and very fresh, just a bit bland. Prime rib was cooked to order and was a large cut. Overall, a nice addition to the restaurant and Goleta community. We will definitely return to sit on the nice patio for lunch! It will be a nice place for locals to eat and take out of town guests!
  27. FN

    FredN

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and venue! Wait staff was excellent and owners are on site helping out wherever they can.
  28. C

    Cheryle

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a nice casual lunch before the super bowl. Only one other table occupied. Good salad and pulled pork sandwich.
  29. DS

    DanaS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed dining at the Timbers. The food was very good but not particularly inspiring. I would eat there again but order something different. Our only complaint is with the parking, it was difficult to find a place and not well marked.
  30. TT

    TedT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, outstanding service! the food was good, but not great. we ordered prime rib medium rare but it was more medium well and a bit dried out. The appetizers, oxtail mac and cheese and the Brussel sprouts, were very good. they also comped us a desert for one of the party's birthday. Overall a good time. a bit pricey.
  31. BL

    BarbaraL

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Neighborhood restaurant and we are glad you are there.
  32. h

    hibbsy

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was GREAT! Host didn’t have our reservation, but when saw our confirmation, quickly seated us. Food was outstanding.
  33. TA

    TomA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Prime New York Steak. Cooked and Seasoned correctly. Grwat place for an evenin g out with my wife or when our daughter and her fmily come to visit.
  34. HW

    HemWagner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We so want this restaurant to be our go-to since we live very close. However, not sure it will but a little more encouraged after our New Years Eve dinner here. Tried Timbers 3 times before this in Nov and early Dec and found the food to be disappointing. Very dry meats, overcooked veggies, lack of freshness. Returned on New Years Eve and we had a much better meal. I had the prime rib and Caesar salad. Meat still not as tender as would hope, but definitely better that previous visits. Yorkshire pudding was cold, no au jus to put over it. Caesar salad was delicious. The ambiance is great with gorgeous wood, tremendous fireplace and relaxing/fun outside area. If they can raise the level of the food, it will be a top restaurant and place for events in Goleta and Santa Barbara.
  35. RK

    RandallK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    When we arrived for our 7:45pm reservation, we were told there was no reservation, even though I received an email confirmation. (We booked about two hours prior on-line via OpenTable). However, we were seated. Wife ordered the CRISPY LOCAL CATCH for $34, and was supposed to be a HALIBUT dinner. After we left she realized it was not NOT HALIBUT, rather looked like a SKIMPY thin TILAPIA. I had the signature TIMBERS BURGER for $18, (½ pound burger blend of chuck, brisket & short rib with tomato bacon jam, arugula, blue cheese) but I was not very impressed as it was dry and the server did not ask if we needed anything else for quite some time. It was too late to ask. In fact so dry, where was the bacon jam? Would not recommend ordering that either. It was New Years eve and my wife's birthday the next day, so we were very disappointed. As very nearby locals in Goleta West, we had high hopes for the Timbers, given it has been closed for a long time and its history over the decades it has been there. Prices are a little high, but we knew that going in and again, was supposed to be a little birthday celebration for my wife. We might try again, but not for a long time.
  36. AS

    AndyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are happy to have a nice restaurant back at this location for the Goodland. Food was excellent and our server was attentive. They have done a nice job.
  37. S

    Sbroadhog

    Central Coast

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious Prime Rib with Yorkshire pudding for New Year’s Eve
  38. AS

    AudreyS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We went there for Christmas Eve dinner and it felt like we were eating in a cafeteria. Bright lighting, wide open; nothing really warm and inviting besides the fireplace. The food was average at best. Halibut overcooked and dry. Broccolini hard, way undercooked! Mashed potatoes were bland and needed more butter and salt. Even my sons French dip was bad! All that at a high rate of $300 (including the tip) for four people! Growing up in SB, I was excited to see this place finally re-opening, but not sure I’ll go back. Too bad.
  39. LS

    LanceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad to see Timbers back. It's nice to have a neighborhood restaurant with history
  40. BT

    BillT

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm so glad the Timbers has reopened and what a fine job they've done. It's beautiful inside and out, with a full bar, outdoor space and room for big parties and gatherings. My wife and I had a nice booth near the massive stone fireplace. We both got the pork ribs because that's what we had been thinking and talking about for the past couple of weeks. I think next visit we'll try the fresh seafood and one of the steaks but we will see.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Timber's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 770-8140.

Timber's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Timber's Restaurant

10 Winchester Canyon Road Goleta, CA 93117

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Goleta

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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