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The Barbecue Company - CLOSED

3807 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 805-684-2209
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
15 Oct 2015
“They're back! Beloved family restaurant returns even better.”
22 May 2015
“Split whatever you order between 2 people!”
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3807 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Been here several times since they've relocated and reoppened and have always eaten outside - with friends, family and dog. Same menu with a few additions, like grilled vegetables with garlic and olive oil. BUT everything is better, or as one friend summarised, it's "more...More

Thank hmsmd
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Recommended by the front desk clerk at the Holiday Inn Express in Carpinteria. It was excellent, but get there before 6 PM (we did!). My wife and I each ordered a dinner with two meats and we wound up taking half of it back to...More

Thank Richard V
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Let's face it, all barbecue joints are unique, that's what makes eating at them fun. Barbecue is like chilli and pizza, everyone has their own interpretation. Both my wife and I ordered the brisket. It was very good and there were six choices of barbecue...More

1  Thank USAClark
Reviewed 28 September 2014

I've passed this place a hundred times and I always said some other time, well I (wife & 2 small children) finally stopped and tried it out. It's a standard mom & pop bbq restaurant with normal SoCal bbq restaurant prices. Nothing fancy, just bbq....More

1  Thank davidgB910DR
Reviewed 13 September 2014

As regular visitors to the area, my wife and I had always wanted to try this place. Well, we finally did and won't be going back. My wife's Half Rack of ribs were not bad, but nothing special. My brisket was awful and not even...More

1  Thank Outgunned3-1
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We like to stop on the way to Santa Barbara beaches and this is worth stopping for. Service is quick and and the food is even quicker. I had soup and and a tritip sandwich and was delicious. If they could put it on Garlic...More

Thank TravelerVII
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

One burger, one pulled pork sandwich, and one half rack of ribs, 2 iced teas, and one soda $61.13 without the tip. The food was good, but nothing special. Sides could have been better. The fries were limp and the side salad was boring. I...More

Thank jackiekay
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We're taking a lad trip and stopped at this little place. Ate outside and loved the atmosphere. We all thought the food was good.

Thank M-lori M
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The absolute best BBQ I've had in a while. I had the beef ribs...AWESOME. FLAVORFUL, MEATY, AND TENDER. My wife had the baby back ribs and they were so good I had to meet the owner. Gary is the owner and he was great. He...More

1  Thank Kirby92646
Reviewed 28 May 2013

If you want good BBQ at decent prices along the central coast, this is the place to go! My wife and I split the 2 meat (baby back ribs and pulled pork) combination with cold slaw and backed beans with an extra side of corn...More

Thank Hiker-7
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3807 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-2209
  • E-mail