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Jack's Bistro & Famous Bagels

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53 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3305
+1 805-564-4331
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I happened across Jack's quite by accident, looking for a quick bite before driving up the Pacific Coast highway I would recommend the peanut butter and jelly bagel, although I'd love to try some of the others too. I'm not much of a breakfast person but I could have easily eaten another! (Apologies, I took a small... More 

Thank ADfromSElondon
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I've come here for years for breakfast. It's great - big portions, fresh, good ingredients, very reliable, excellent service. I recently met a friend for lunch, and tried the Milpas Panini. Holy cow that's good! Hand-carved tri tip, chipotle sauce, and a bunch of other goodness stuffed into focacia bread, and just mouth-wateringly tasty. I'd not realize how good and... More 

Thank SharonB567
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Santa Barbara is not New York and a great bagel is hard to find in this town. Jack's Bagels is good enough and gets the job done. Nothing fancy about this place but it works well enough

Thank expectquality1942
Reno, Nevada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Heaping servings, extensive menu, prompt courteous service, easy n free parking, close to Cabrillo blvd, reasonable prices. Breakfast burritos are huge. Highly recommend.

Thank kerryblueterriermomm
Austin, Texas
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We had a great family brunch/lunch here. Their soup of the day was absolutely delicious and their eggs were yummy.

Thank Shelli W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Breakfast at Jacks's To Go, 53 S Milpas Street, 805-564-4331, we had the Monte lox, cream cheese and bagel that was divine $12. They have a wonderful menu so stop and get a get bagel, coffee and breakfast. And they are next to Trader Joes so you also stock up for your road trip.

Thank TurtlemomMiami
Cincinnati, Ohio
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is the only bagel I had from here. The couple we were vacationing with went to grab some sandwiches for breakfast, I got to have one bite of her bagel and immediately knew that I wanted to go get one. If you love spinach and feta, get this bagel.

Thank EJsgirl527
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

My wife & I walked here everyday from the Fess Parker Hotel & were hooked the first time. Had breakfast here 3 days in a row. Food came out fresh & piping hot. Loved the homemade salsa

Thank ElSquidito
Brentwood, California
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182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This place serves good bagels and sandwiches but it is not as amazing as some of the reviews claim it to be. The coffee is average and there is very limited seating. I wouldn't go out of my way to go to this place but if I'm nearby and have a hankering for a good bagel, I will visit again.

Thank Hitokiri_Battosai
San Jose, California
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I love places like this - indoor or outdoor dining, affordable good food and a great local vibe. Conveniently located in the small mall with Trader Joe's and CVS, what more could you ask for?

Thank TR182Flyer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-4331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?