EXCLUSIVE: Timbers Roadhouse and Whiskey Joe’s have opened at 10 Winchester Canyon Road in western Goleta. The iconic Timbers building was built by Tex Blankenship in 1952 and is now operated by the family behind Woody’s BBQ. Timbers is actually two restaurants under one roof: Timbers Roadhouse which is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday 5-10 p.m. and Whiskey Joe’s, a bar/restaurant which is open Monday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Timbers Roadhouse is a steakhouse with a kitchen run by Executive Chef Andrew Crawley who is in his 33rd year in the industry. Crawley’s Roadhouse Specialty Beef menu includes 16oz Prime Rib, 14oz Prime New York Steak, 8oz Filet Mignon, and 10oz Prime Flat Iron. The meal is served with house salad or prime rib soup, choice of potato (mashed, baked, or fries), seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, whipped cream horseradish, and au jus.
The Classics menu includes BBQ Beef Ribs, BBQ Babyback Ribs, Double Cut Pork Chop, Roasted Chicken, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, and Roasted Duck Leg). All items are served with house salad, choice of potato, and seasonal vegetables.
Entrees and Sandwiches include Crispy Local Catch, Pan-Seared Salmon, Grilled Vegetable Lasagna, Creamy Polenta, Timbers Burger, and Open-Faced Steak Sandwich. A variety of sides, soups, salads, and desserts are also available.
“Whiskey Joe’s menu is slightly different than Timbers,” says bar manager Charise Bacchus. “But all the specialty cocktails and the wines will all be available at Whiskey Joe’s and Timbers Roadhouse. We will have happy hour starting soon and we’re excited about it. Our wine list serves local and international and I think we will have one of the best whiskey and tequila selections in town.”
Unfortunately I arrived a few minutes too late to be their very first customer. That honor goes to Stan Shaner who lives in the nearby neighborhood. “We have watched it be closed for years and were very sad, and now that it’s opened up it is beyond belief,” says Shaner. “They have done a beautiful job of remodeling. It’s spectacular. Timbers is the marriage of the greatest local building, with so much history, and the people known for the greatest barbecue restaurant. It’s a marriage made in kitchen heaven. I am so happy and hoping that the community will support it.”
Photos by The Restaurant Guy