Woody’s BBQ closes after 39 years in business

Woody’s BBQ at 5112 Hollister Avenue in Goleta (Magnolia Center), voted Best BBQ Restaurant for 25 years in a row in the Santa Barbara Independent, has closed permanently after 39 years in business. I announced the pending closure in early September then stopped by during business hours this week to check on their status. The usually lively and colorful local restaurant icon was dark and it appears that the tables and fixtures are being gathered up for an infinite siesta. Later this month or early next the management behind Woody’s is opening a steakhouse called Timbers Roadhouse at 10 Winchester Canyon Road. It will have a completely different menu.

Photos by The Restaurant Guy

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8 Responses to Woody’s BBQ closes after 39 years in business

  1. Judy's Older Brother says:

    Makes me miss Rex of SB and his commentary.

  2. Art says:

    Must have had a good business but I always thought it was pretty mediocre

  3. Ted says:

    It was what it was, but I’ll still miss it.

  4. Christine_Z28 says:

    Do we know what’s going in at this spot?

  5. JP says:

    Timbers roadhouse is open as of 10/19.

  6. CBC says:

    That place was dirty and has been going down hill for years
    The only reason it’s been voted best barbecue is because it’s the only barbecue place

  7. Gary Sudder says:

    Poor bbq surprised they lasted this long but given the poor quality of most SB restos and populace that has low standards, not surprising.