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May 12, 2008 11:10 AM

Best Reasonably Priced Steak or Seafood in Santa Barbara

My wife an I are thinking of an overnight visit to Santa Barbara on a coast drive. I'm looking for a good, reasonably priced place for steak and prime rib, or a good seafood house in the $20-30 entree range. Shalhoob's comes up as a possibility on my initial search for meat. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. The Tee-Off is a good bet. Meals are complete with sides, salad and soup. Some are over 30 but you can eat well there for less. They have prime rib and seafood as well as steaks.

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    1. re: AzDumpling

      I second the Tee-Off, have never had less than a stellar meal here. The strip mall location in no way shape or form lessens the drinks, the meat and the way you feel when done- you walk thru the door and volia- its 1964.

      Shalhoobs is also a great choice- great drinks and meats here.

      Your choice between the 2 could be location- Shalhoobs is downtown, while Tee-Off is uptown- though to be honest- they are probably 10-15 minutes away from another- probaly easier parking at Shalhoobs.

      Another choice might include Holdrens on State, and Fishouse down on the shore (I love when people call the beach the "shore"!).

    2. I also liked the Tee-Off for the surf & turf options but can also give 2 thumbs up for the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company if you are looking for someplace for lunch not dinner which is tasty and inexpensive.

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      1. re: fatgirleats

        Shellfish company can't be beat for location, and is decidedly the best food/view pairing available.

        of all the options mentioned so far, its the one that screams winner.