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Meat n' Potatoes
[closed, no longer in business]

4444 Hollister Ave, Goleta
Phone: (805) 265-3788


Reviews by the General Public

Mmmmmmmm Yummy
Reviewer: Mary from Santa Barbara, CA
Have been here several times now over the past couple of years. Always great friendly service (Esperanza also makes pie!) Menu is simple and but everything is good: steaks accurately prepared to order, awesome sides (where else can you get brussels sprouts fixed 2 ways?) Cozy atmosphere. Kid-friendly (even with a party of 6 adults/7 kids) The cash-only issue has been resolved. Reasonably priced. No boozy bar spill-over. Where is everybody else going, this place is great!!! On the other hand...stay away, we like that there's no wait!


Confusing reviews
Reviewer: Mike from Santa Barbara, CA
The simple menu is revealing. I only dined there once, but it was forgettable. The filet was cooked well, but none of the sides were flavorful. The mash potatoes should really be offered free. The concept has potential, but I kept wondering if all the positive reviews are written by people stumbling out of Creekside. I wanted to like this place and I realized how well I cook as I drove away to Whole Foods. I was sober, so maybe that's a caveat to my experience. The chef seems to have a handle on the grill, maybe they can simplify their process by grilling everything from vegetables to baked potatoes. Keep it simple.


Great low-key place
Reviewer: Todd from Santa Barbara, CA
We go often for happy hour: a pint of shock top and fish taco on friday afternoon for $5 hits the spot. We like almost all the food, but the brussel sprouts and pizza are great. The portions are on the smaller size, but so it is the price. They now take credit cards (which is great). Service has always been good.


Good Food, Nice People
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Though they are cash only they do have an ATM on the premises so I don't see credit in their future. The pizza was really good, I remembered Deano's pizza as a very crispy crust, this was much softer but people say its the same pizza so don't know, the toppings were really good, Bring a $20 for the pizza basically. Same layout as JR's. Worth it if you are Ok using an ATM there or bringing your own cash. People seemed really nice. I'm not sure if I'll be back unless I've got some cash on hand.


Diamond in the Rough
Reviewer: VT from Santa Barbara, CA
Everything about our dining experience here was excellent. The bacon wrapped dates were so unique, garlic bread homemade, wine priced lower than anywhere, lamb pops excellent,steaks cooked perfectly, sauces and potatoes perfectly seasoned. Will be back many times...


Fantastic
Reviewer: Fay from Santa Barbara, CA
Four of us sat outside our first time; nothing fancy inside or out, just comfortable. Several happy hour bites to enjoy; fish taco was perfectly done, spicy pulled pork sliders had big pieces of pork and just the right heat, brussel sprouts served the same way as Milk & Honey; thin sliced and delicious - anyone who thinks they don't like brussel sprouts should try them this way. Got a combo and a Hawaiian pizza; same recipe as the old Deano's; perfect. We all had the mason jar margarita from the HH menu and we were served milk and hot from the oven chocolate chip cookies. Very good food, atmosphere, and service. I'm going back tonight to get a combo pizza to go. A must try for sure.


EXCELLENT FOOD, PRICED RIGHT, FRIENDLY SERVICE
Reviewer: MARYSUE LEWTER from Santa Barbara, CA
THE DECOR WAS PEACEFULL, AND THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, THE FOOD WAS SERVED HOT AND IN A TIMELY MANOR. I DINE HERE ALOT.. VERY CASUAL FOR A SINGLE PERSON TO FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.M


Just great!
Reviewer: Really Happy from Santa Barbara, CA
I am so happy to be able to go get a nice steak for a reasonable price, and maybe a little appetizer on the side, served by friendly people in a casual place. My filet was just terrific, and the pizza we ordered for the table to share was totally up to Rudi's old standards... so nice to know that those of us missing Deano's can now get our pizza fix. Our whole table left happy and full, looking forward to our next visit.


Great pizza!
Reviewer: Miriam from Santa Barbara, CA
Went with my friend, we shared a pizza and salad, the pizza was delicious, fresh dough and ingredients. I loved the decor and music, it gives the place a fun unique vibe. I will definitely be back soon.


Great addition to food depraved area of town
Reviewer: art from Santa Barbara, CA
As the menu states meat and potatoes, but they do a great job. It's a weird location next to the Creekside but we had no trouble finding parking. Went there with my daughter. We shared an iceberg wedge with blue cheese and found it rather good. She had a 4 ounce filet and I had pulled pork. We both were impressed with the food. This place is very casual and the atmosphere is laid back. We were waited on by the owner and the service was great. They have a full bar. We will be back


Bring your $
Reviewer: Alan from Santa Barbara, CA
Saw that a new place had opened near the Creekside. The review seemed good and decided to give it a try. It is family style in the sense that you order a main dish and then a side. Had the Filet and it was cooked nicely with a flavorful sauce. Prices are very reasonable but, be sure to bring cash as that is all that they take. Will probably go there again.


Completely Enjoyed Our Meal!
Reviewer: Becky from Santa Barbara, CA
The filet with port/blue cheese/mushroom sauce was amazing; the sherry mushroom butter sauce ... too many onions for my taste, but still nicely done. Yummy beef sliders, better than I've tasted around town, and with a side of fries they were just enough for my 11 year old. Woot! Woot! on the the spicy fried potatoes. Let's be honest, it is behind the Creekside, but don't let that fool you! Quality, great flavors, creative gourmet touches, nice prices, and a bit of hipster vibe going on. Fun server that gave all his heart to his guests. I hope they make it! (Rest in peace JR's).


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