A FRESH TAKE ON A CLASSIC DINER

Santa Barbara’s Bennett Family recently purchased local icon Farmer Boy restaurant, 3427 State Street, and will close the eatery for several months of renovation, starting tomorrow (Thursday). If you want their popular giant cinnamon roll you better run over there today and get one while you can.

The diner, which arrived on the scene in 1958, will reopen in the fall. I am told it will be a family friendly environment with a diner platform. “The footprint will remain the same but everything needs to be brought up to date,” said new owner John Bennett. “Health and building codes require a complete overhaul. There may be some subtle rebranding but we are committed to the history of the location and honoring Ralph Karleskint’s lifetime of commitment to the community and the business.”

The Restaurant Gal and I stopped by today for a visit and was told that, when they reopen, Farmer Boy will start serving dinner and the hours will be expanded to 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thanks to reader Tim for the tip.

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3 Responses to A FRESH TAKE ON A CLASSIC DINER

  1. tama says:

    even though it had been looking tired for a while, every now and again I would forgo my other bksft haunts and stop in. never had a bad breakfast, and always appreciated watching tourists stumble in and laugh at their reactions as they would gingerly sit down, look around at the faded paint and worn interior and hesitatingly go thru the menu.

    thanks for the cinnamon buns and vege scrambles, good luck in retirement…and I look forward to the new diner.

  2. Charlotte says:

    A great diner open for dinner….yes!!

  3. Danny says:

    Farmer Boy was just plain nasty!! I remember the last meal I had there it was so bad…

    If the Bennett family does open a real diner I can imagine it doing very well!!!! It would be awesome to get a new york style diner in Santa Barbara.

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