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389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
+1 805-684-6311
10:00 - 19:00
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Old School vibe.......Don't worry about the calories, just enjoy this fabulous retro burger joint. fabulous food. Remember your sun screen for summer q's.

Thank Kingomorg
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must eat burger place. The second we got our food it had this home cooked burger taste and feel too it. The burgers were good and the service was great. it is basically a burger stand and has a small outdoor deck and a small inside seating area that is not attached to the restaurant. You... More 

Thank Lucas Z
Bakersfield, California
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The hamburger and fries I ate, and the fish and chips and banana milkshake my companion had, were all very good. I did receive a bonus cheeseburger on my tray though- my friend who picked up the tray didn't realize I had ordered only one burger. I'm not sure you should expect the same bonus if you decide to visit.... More 

Thank 1Groverbeach
Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Very good basic burger. Fries and shake good too. Hair in chowder. Cash only. Will return when close by.

Thank 1963chevy
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I had a great cheeseburger. A trip to Carp isn't complete without visiting the Spot. It was crowded but we got a place to sit and the food was fast and great.

Thank Dennis P
Gulf Shores
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

An old fashioned burger joint. Lots of choices, but really you go there for the burgers. It's casual and friendly, so just walk up from the beach.

Thank 84NancyP
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Husband picked food up to go. It was near our hotel and it was recommended. Loved the onion rings! Burger was good. Didn't care for the ranch. Fries were ok.

Thank Julia G
Santa Barbara, California
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314 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Simple local spot that doesn't pretend to be fancy and tries to do a good job. It can get crazy busy, but when it isn't it is such a good old fashioned simple burger joint that you feel like it is a landmark even if it is really basic.

Thank expectquality1942
Newhall, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This burger stand is close to the beach. Long lines of customers but very nostalgic for old timers, like myself.

Thank Ricardo F
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 18 September 2016 via mobile

By the number of people queuing at this place we had to try it. No pretence, just a shack really but good honest cheap food. Great for a snack or lunch. Burger was very good and will try the fish sandwich next time based on local recommendation. No coffee available but that wasn't a problem.

Thank weekteuchter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6311

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