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701 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 805-684-3811
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can either order off the menu and have them cook or you can choose from a selection of steaks, chicken, or fish. Most were grilling steaks. We ordered steak and chicken and grilled it ourselves on the grill near the salad bar. All you can eat Salad and baked potato as well as ranch beans. We had a great... More 

Thank merickson1975
Carpinteria, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palms has been in Carpinteria for a long time; the thing that makes it stand out is you can pick out a steak, etc, and if you wish, can cook it yourself over the fire. If that isn't your thing, just order it cooked. Try the awesome coconut shimp...you won't be disappointed. Fun with a group.

Thank Sherry F
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Have been going here for decades. Opens for dinner at 5 PM. (Bar is open earlier). Often have to wait for an open table, as it's a very popular place for locals and beach visitors. You can have a meal cooked and served to you, but the big draw is to choose what cut of meat you want. The server... More 

Thank Marilyn B
Springville, Utah
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very strange place. You literally cook your own meat on centrally located grills. If I was great at cooking my own meat, why wouldn't I just stay home? It has a salad bar, baked potatoes and all the trimming. I didn't think it was worth the price. Luckily, my brother grilled our steaks, fish and chicken and he is a... More 

Thank mcafee1
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199 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I've been here the 2nd time now, and it's always nice. The rooms are clean and spacious. A Irish Pub next by as well the Ralph's super market and other restaurants close by makes it a convenient location. However, this time was some construction ongoing as the hotel does expand their services and rooms. The only bad things at this... More 

Thank Flyhead
Carpinteria, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a family group of thirteen and each and everyone enjoyed the food,waiter and the overall atmosphere

Thank irish1936
Burlington, Vermont
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

It was a lot of fun for the first time, not something I would do regularly. The salad bar wasnt great. you had on a few things to put on it and 4 dressings to choose. first time in Carp, I think you should try it once. Steak was cheap it was $13 for a 10oz steak(which you cook on... More 

Thank samanthaovitt
Ventura, CA
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265 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is our second visit. The first time was years ago and I was disappointed. Cook your own steak? What is that about. I think you have to be prepared and in the mood. This time we came for dinner about 5:30PM and the place was already filling up. Take time to read the specials board as you walk in... More 

Thank CWS55
La Crescenta, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We happened upon this place during a 2night stay. We only sat in the bar for a drink and an appetizer. Glad we did! This place is cozy and welcome! The dining room was packed with happy people laughing and enjoying their food. We sat in the bar, and felt very welcomed and comfortable. They have a nice selection of... More 

Thank Tylersnana55
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Our son was home and we decided at the last minute to go out for dinner. What a treat our dinner was! The food was delicious and so much fun to cook your own steak! Loved the old school salad bar and potato bar! Our waitress was fantastic without hovering! Thanks for a great dinner!

Thank Shirley B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-3811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?