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Chuck's steakhouse of Hawaii

3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
+1 805-687-4417
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“teriyaki” (12 reviews)
“steak” (80 reviews)
“baked potato” (10 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good drinks! Open on the 4th of July with a lobster special of $29. It has a great salad bar! Service was outstanding. Steaks and seafood were both great.

Thank andrini
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Love the '70's vibe of this place. It's been there a long time, and I hear it's a favorite with the locals.You can read the history on the menu: opened in '67, one of the first restaurants with a salad bar, which they still have,...More

Thank happy-trails-review
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were a party of four staying in the next door Best Western Plus Peppertree Hotel. The close distance helped us to choose this restaurant because the traffic was very busy that day. We chose the 14oz pork chop from the specials menu and the...More

Thank perrygolf
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Best steak and scallops ever for my husband and a fab ribeye for me! Relaxed and busy bar area with a good vibe We were staying at the pepper tree inn which is virtually next door.

Thank CheshireMillie
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Came here a couple of weeks back and was really impressed. My partner had a NY strip and I had the teriyaki chicken. Didn't know what to expect with an Hawaiian Steakhouse but the food was on point. Steak cooked really well and full of...More

Thank Catherine Y
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Because my husband in a HUGE steak lover, we went to Chuck's for his birthday dinner while visiting Santa Barbara. The restaurant is dark and was not especially busy on a Wednesday night. Our server was fairly prompt in arriving at our table, but was...More

Thank debcoff
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visit often. The staff is great, and the food is very good. Between us, we generally have the grilled veggies, NY steak, chicken and fish dishes. (Funny -- didn't notice until I started typing this review!) If you want an extra treat -- ask...More

Thank craig993
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Chucks of Hawaii is amazing! The food is great, and the steaks are delicious!!! Service was attentive and friendly and it has the old school traditional steakhouse feel. I recommend the scallops and any steak they serve!

2  Thank Paris F
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been coming to Chuck's since they opened in early 1967. Although the Teriyaki steak is no longer $3.25, the quality food and relaxed atmosphere have remained consistent through all these years. If you can resist their excellent filet mignon, try one of their...More

2  Thank SantaBarbaraDude
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Chuck's steakhouse of Hawaii in Santa Barbara is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this week! A local favorite for all these years and it never disappoints. Great steaks, Seafood, chops, and chicken. Wonderful salad bar. Cocktails are well chilled and served with style and class. Casual...More

1  Thank Daryl H
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25 June 2017|
Response from SantaBarbaraDude | Reviewed this property |
No. "Santa Barbara casual." Not "T-shirt casual," but casual.
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Response from Bonsvacances | Reviewed this property |
No idea either! Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-4417
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