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Sly's

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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040 (7th Street)
+1 805-684-6666
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Sycamore, Illinois
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Crab Louie's are amazing. So good we ate here 3 times and always had the same thing! The crab was plentiful and very fresh. The Hearts of Palm didn't seem like they were from a can, and the dressing was delicious. The restaurant has a nice wine list, too.

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Thank PrairiewomanfromCA
Englewood, Colorado
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have had dinner and lunch @ Sly's. Both were just exceptional. Have to say that the service for dinner was one of the best I think I have ever had. There were three of us and everyone raved about their food. Gotta try it!

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Thank KBWCO
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Creative selections. Best hamburger in town. FRIENDLY. Vegetables always fresh and tastey. Good drinks.

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Thank Ronald L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Carpinteria is one of our favorite places to visit. Been wanting to check out a new restaurant, love our regular place, down the street, but wanted something new. From the moment you step in, the service is very friendly, bright and clean. The place is huge, lot's of seating in the back, which is where we asked to be seated.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous birthday dinner! From the greeting at the front door to the gracious waiter and table assistant. Our drinks were fabulous and dinner was divine! The atmosphere is casual with the option of dining on the patio or inside. Wonderful in every way!

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1 Thank Shirley B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

So-called "fine" restaurants go to great lengths to develop menus and wine lists, greet guests, prepare good food and then, of course, charge expensive prices. Sly's is a perfect example. Nice menu, nice waitress, healthy prices. Then why do these restaurants allow so called "bus boys" to remove dishes by recklessly swiping away dishes, stacking them highly and loudly and... More 

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Thank Berolz
Detroit
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Ducked away from the Avocado Festival crowd to have a Bloody Mary made with fresh ingredients! Quaint restaurant in the downtown beach community with unique gourmet food and specialty drinks.

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1 Thank Jenpet1
Port Angeles, Washington
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Although the menu displayed a lot of meat offerings, the seafood selections that we ordered were excellent. Fresh fish and shrimp along with a great bottle of wine from an above average list of wines made for a memorable evening. John and Antonio were attentive without hovering, which allowed us to enjoy a leisurely meal.

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Carpinteria, California
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

One of the nicest resterants in Carpinteria! The owners James Sly and his wife Anne do a great job! From the great friendly atmosphere to the locally sourced dishes, this place is a sure bet if you want a delicious meal. A bit pricey, but they do have a pre-fix menu for one price. Otherwise everything is a la carte.... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't eat here although the menu did look good. We went in for a cocktail and ended up staying for a few hours. Nice place, friendly staff and good service. Good choice of cocktails and some that weren't on the menu. All well made and potent to the extent that one of our party can't remember getting back to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6666

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