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Hoffmann Brat Haus

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Belgian, Pub
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801 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3228
+1 805-962-3131
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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388 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside on the upstairs balcony of this restaurant overlooking the main street of Santa Barbara. Though the day was slightly chilly the two brat samplers and fries with accompanying mustard stayed warm enough, even as our attention was diverted by a noisy public parade against the policies of the new US administration that passed below. This provided a... More 

Thank Taughboyne
Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fun Place to eat and get together with friends. Food wasn't out of this world, but ok. Nice beer selection.

Thank mountart
San Luis Obispo County, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

What a fun place with simply wonderful food and a wide variety of it. The beers were simply uncountable. They have actually suggested pairings for the beer and brats. We had a sample plate, fried pickles, corn dogs and their special Bavarian fries. If you like beer and brats you must stop in for a visit. In the heart of... More 

Thank Oyamear
Palm Springs, California
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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have lunch at the Brat Haus at least once every time I'm in Santa Barbara. Haven't had anything but their beer and a brat--and there's a great selection of each. You get to add two toppings to your brat. They are all very tasty. It's pleasant to sit on the patio as long as you aren't bothered by too... More 

Thank Greg N
Santa Maria, California
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very unique selection of brats, especially the wild game and snake versions! Great place for Happy Hour, too. The fried pickles are a great combo with the corn dogs, but the french fries are hard to pass up...so order all 3 :) Beers here lean toward the European selections which makes this place a go-to for my German cravings.

Thank mc_lauren30
Santa Barbara, California
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Right on State Street at Paseo Nuevo. Our family has always enjoyed the brats and beers at this great location.

Thank mickmankowski
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a lovely team meal here when in Santa Barbara. The Brats were just amazing, as was the service. The beer is also lovely. Would certainly dine here again.

Thank m4rcus2001
santa barbara
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Many beers to chose from along with so many different tasty sausages. Try the lamb salad, or pretzel bread.

Thank rayanna
Los Angeles, California
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522 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

TravelinAlan has had brats in Germany. Hoffman's brats compare favorably. Very much like what I had there. Very tasty+very authentic. Good selection of beer.

Thank TravelinAlan
Menifee, Ca.
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great place to have lunch, a Bratwurst and a beer. As close as you can get to being in Germany. Wonderful German beers, Brats & sausage also great. Go upstairs , sit outside and watch the world go by.

Thank lakes13Menifee_Ca_

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
German, Bar, European, Belgian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3228
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-3131

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