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Crocodile Restaurant & Bar

2819 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3415
+1 805-687-6444
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (8 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Bar
££ - £££
2819 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3415
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Nice location at the Lemon Tree Inn. Smart with a bar, breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch dinner, medium prices, mainly Mexican themed good menu

Thank keithgiles2018
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We just happened to be on that side of town and found the Crocodile. We were concerned at first because the restaurant is located in a small hotel lobby and usually those places are not great. We were totally blown away by the great service...More

2  Thank Tank6841
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We went to this restaurant because the folks we were meeting were staying at the Lemon Tree, where this restaurant is. They never rushed us & the waiter was great! I just wanted a dinner salad with some chicken on it & it was perfect!...More

1  Thank Jill T
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I’m a Santa Barbara local and I generally go downtown for a lot of my meals. I expect good service but you do pay for the quality of food, the service, and the location. I wish this review was better because you want local places...More

Thank Robbie D
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were staying there, so it made sense to have a meal, plus the reviews were good. We booked for approx 7:30, although reception had said it wasn't necessary, we could just rock up. Arrived at 7:45 to be told by our waiter we would...More

Thank Andrew81
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We couldn't stay in the Crocodile Restaurant but we had happy Hour here and it was great. Great food and top service.

Thank wouterbleukx
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The food was amazing. They have a great outdoor seating area. The staff were really helpful and friendly.

Thank Charlotte4w
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I've driven by this place literally a thousand times. It's in the Lemon Tree Inn, away from the main tourist zone but not yet to the plazas and malls. Glad I pulled in. Had the signature filet stroganoff (spinach tagliatelle) out on the patio, though...More

1  Thank Taichionthebeach
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The food is consistently good. The outdoor patio is the place to sit at lunchtime. Service reflects understaffing but the view, pleasant setting keep us returning

Thank goletagone
Reviewed 7 May 2017

As a local Santa Barbara resident, I would not normally expect to find myself at a hotel's restaurant, but on the recommendation of friends we decided to meet up for happy hour and dinner Saturday night at the Crocodile Restaurant & Bar. This was a...More

Thank MandLCarey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2819 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-6444
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Great Restaurant and Bar located in the Classic Neo-60s Lemon Tree Inn. We offer Italian foor with a strong California influence. Homemade fresh pasta, Farmer's Market Produce, Local Seafood and Charbroiled Steaks. We are also known for our Pizzas and Gourmet Hamburgers.At the Crocodile you can Dine outside on our Tropical Patio, in our Comfortable Dining Room or enjoy a meal at our Full Bar.Currently the Crocodile serves Lunch and Dinner every day of the year, Breakfast on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. We also provide Room Service and Catering for the Lemon Tree Inn.
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