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Le Stella Cafe

3302 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3204
+1 805-569-7698
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3302 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3204
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet lunch for two in an out of the way location. Perfect the food was very good, nicely prepared and the wait staff was excellent!

Thank Heligypsy
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is the Café offshoot of the Stella Mare restaurant near the bird refuge in SB. It's near Gelsens market and the shopping mall and a a golf course--has its own parking lot which can fill up though there's also street parking. It's popular, and...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We popped in for a late Saturday lunch and there was room for us outside on the patio at a 2 top under the weaving branches of flowers. Great view of the mountains. A mix of locals (mostly) and us out of towners. Very dog-friendly,...More

Thank dive2tennis
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Stumbled across this place by accident, next to a golf course. What a treat! Staff was great. Lunch was really good-a grilled chicken salad that was tasty and filling. Staff showed us pictures of how the place looked decades ago. People next to us raved...More

Thank larkinjl
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This offshoot of the grander Stella Maris (French) restaurant near Montecito, has a diverse menu that makes it perfect for large groups, business meals, family dinners/lunches etc., while it's fine for couples too. You can get salads, burgers (everything from beef to lamb to fish!),...More

Thank Jagggs
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I really like this place. Besides the dependable favorites on the menu, they have many unique dishes. I had the salmon burger, which I found to be very tasty. The soup of the day was cauliflower, which had a nice, balanced creaminess. The decor is...More

Thank Airfrere
Reviewed 17 February 2017

With a name like Le Stella Cafe you'd think I'd order the Coq au Vin, and if I would have wanted a big cooked dinner I would have, but wanting lighter fare one in our party and I ordered the lighter salmon salad, and both...More

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love the venue, and tapas around the fire place at Christmas time. However, I was stiffed $10 box for a glass of wine charged twice when I took my family for a Easter brunch one year. I never recovered the money the manager said...More

Thank thefrenchpro
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Pretty much my favorite restaurant. I make sure to come here whenever I am in Santa Barbara. It's off the crowded State Street stretch and has outside and inside seating with a great view. There food is awesome. The Stella Burger is the best, but...More

Thank meredithg72
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great menu, great service, dog friendly patio, can happily accommodate any size party! Everything on the menu is quite delicious and generous portions! One of my favorite places to eat in SB

Thank Demetria F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3302 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-7698
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