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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108 (Olive Mill Road)
+1 805-565-7540
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed Lucky's for a friend's birthday celebration in the back room by the wine cellar. We had approximately 35 people around a long table. Cocktail hour was a great opportunity to socialize - delicious wines and I enjoyed a light cosmo. Appetizers of their king prawns were delightful as was the chopped salad. Preset menu with four main options (two... More 

Thank annelizanderson
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We first went to Lucky's for a late night drink. This place was hopping. Barely got a seat at the bar. Came back the next morning for breakfast. It was delicious. The fresh squeezed OJ was 'on the house'. Would definitely go back. Old Retro Diner Style

Thank Kimberlyg120
Wellington, New Zealand
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339 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Top-notch service, a premium wine range, an impressive menu, and outstanding food. All in a very pleasant, fine-dining setting. Expensive, but you certainly get what you pay for here. Reservations are almost mandatory unless you arrive early. We were disappointed that such a classy restaurant felt it necessary to have a huge sports screen in its bar area, but that... More 

Thank WH0A
Kirkland, Washington
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244 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Service is a 4.9. Fun back room behind fireplace was 4.5. Creamed corn 4.5 pork ribs 4.7 bubbles 4.7. Desert choclate lava 4.7 coleslaw 4.7 bread good. Warm spinach salad 4.5. Better than last visit.

Thank lajolla1
Montecito, CA
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Lucky's is, unfortunately, a very disappointing restaurant. The food is average, nothing special and quite hit or miss, yet the restaurant is marketed as a very expensive boutique steak house. Its Montecito location also suggests fine dining, but it falls short in many respects, especially with regard to the food, the rather limited menu offerings, the unappealling small rooms, the... More 

Thank cmkr1969
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were up in Santa Barbara for a business conference. Friends recommended Lucky's as their favorite Montecito restaurant. We stopped for brunch on the way home. We started with Stone Crab claws (generous portion and fresh). Each entree was great. Friendly efficient service. Try the freshly prepared corned beef hash. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Howard F
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548 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We don't order steak very often, as usually we are disappointed. Not here! It was perfect! Prepared to our liking, and very flavorful. I also had the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, which other than humorously reminding me of a Beetlejuice scene, was also perfectly prepared. Sides I had were the creamed spinach, steamed asparagus, and the onion ring half of the... More 

Thank OklahomaMomOf3
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A group of us were in Montecito for a wedding weekend and needed somewhere to eat on Thursday night. On the mother of the bride's suggestion, we made a reservation at Lucky's. There was a little grumbling about prices, but we all ordered some kind of steak. When the entrees came, and we had our first bites, all six of... More 

Thank Tina B
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had an excellent meal with terrific service from our waiter, Guy. He is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We're going back on our next visit to Montecito.

Thank checkercab
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179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Think of the best steakhouse in New York, then add local Montecito residents, and you have Lucky's. Have a martini first, then just enjoy choosing from a classic menu, with a strong emphasis on great steaks. There are some wonderful value wines on the list, so a great meal is not necessarily expensive. Service is mature, excellent and well informed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$59
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
    (Olive Mill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-7540
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar. LUCKY'S remains one of a rare few to honor the no nonsense steak dinner traditions. From the moment you’re greeted at you car by the valet, seated at your table, encouraged to roll up your sleeves, martini in hand, you are served. Are you ever served!There’s just no other eatery in Santa Barbara that practices the art of serving a prime steak dinner better than LUCKY'S.

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