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Farmer Boy Restaurant
3427 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 845-6749

Reviews by the General Public

Good food, loud, not cheap, 9/22/2018
Reviewer: Brad from Santa Barbara, CA
Really good food every time. They are pros. It is, unfortunately, deafening in the place, especially the back room and double-especially on Saturday mornings when every parent of a screaming child decides to meet their friends with screaming children for breakfast. Not that the restaurant is to blame for that, but the acoustics are bad. The upside is that you can get a $36 pie to go.

Fantastic Fish Tacos
Reviewer: Dennis from Santa Barbara, CA
We ate at Farmer Boy yesterday and noticed it was Taco Tuesday. Realizing Farmer Boy is run by the owners of Brophy Bros, I decided to try the fish tacos... they were delicious! Very fresh and a generous amount of fish at a very reasonable price.

Must Have New Management/Owners
Reviewer: Mi-Tmite from Santa Barbara, CA
My friend and I love the veggie burger. We have bleu cheese and caramelized onions added. The French fries and onion rings are served nice and HOT. Every time we've gone in, the service has been great and the food excellent. I am guessing there has been a change in ownership and management since all of the problems mentioned by previous reviewers certainly don't apply now.

Reviewer: Nate from Santa Barbara, CA
I was looking forward to visiting Farmer Boy's restaurant after its recent reopening. I've heard good reviews. I ordered the All American Burger. Everything about the burger was great except the beef. The meat was chewy and over spiced. If they do not intend on using the best beef at least they could make sure that it is ground better. The overwhelming spice just kills the beef flavor. Beef is very delicate. Salt and pepper is usually enough. If the beef isn't great then you start pouring on the spice. I hope they fix this hamburger. It should be perfect.

Tasting Great!!
Reviewer: Krissy from Santa Barbara, CA
Happy that your reopened! Fun Staff, Niece (Denise) for short,greets you with her pretty purple hair and a warm smile! Danny the General manager is an absolute delight to chat with! I had their Fish and Chips they were served nice and hot, my daughter had their Chicken Club sandwich, I could see the steam coming off the chicken... need I say more.. we did order one of there famous cinnamon rolls...needs a little work but still delicious! Second time in i came for Breakfast...sat at the rail (Counter) had their veggie Scramble,asparagus,fresh spinach,mushrooms and onions I added swiss cheese! it was incredible,served with hash browns and a biscuit! prices are good, very reasonable and the company is truly awesome! THANKS

They have re-opened
Reviewer: Salmo from Santa Barbara, CA
This restaurant is easy to walk to from my apartment, so I've been watching and waiting for them to re-emerge. Saturday at about one o'clock I saw that they had and stopped in. The general layout is unchanged but all of the decor and furnishings are new and very tasteful. Since they offer some breakfast items all day, I got basic bacon and eggs, as a good test comparison item to other places I eat. There were two rather than four slices of bacon, but thicker than many places, and crispy, not limp, so thumbs up. The potatoes were good. The manager Danny was talking to customers and he and the rest of the staff were friendly and efficient. He said eventually they may start serving dinner in addition to breakfast & lunch.

Rest in Peace Memorable Farmer Boy
Reviewer: Thinker Bill from Santa Barbara-by-the-Sea, CA
Farmer Boy had become a local institution. It was "great for what it was"; lots of good food as very reasonable prices

Returning in the fall.
Reviewer: Annie from Santa Barbara, CA
Looking forward to the reopening of this location in the fall, following the purchase and remodel by owners of Brophy Bros.

Looks Closed ? Windows are brown papered shut
Reviewer: John from Santa Barbara, CA
Note on window but we did not stop to read it, hopefully a remodel and quick return

Letting the dead bury the dead....
Reviewer: J from Santa Barbara, CA
If you see this place as you drive by ...keep driving! I thought to myself, let's eat here and keep a local business alive and well. I've never written a review before.. always been empathetic to a giving situation. Coffee served cold, mentioned to waiter..cold again. Ordered basic breakfast. Eggs were watered down, sausage still frozen in the middle, hashbrowns undercooked. Had a side of biscuits- crumbled to pieces, I mean crumbled, old biscuits. Unable to eat a simple breakfast. McDonalds would have been a better choice to eat. If I was the owner, I would fire the cook who worked Sunday, nov 3 2013 at around 8am. I live and work in this town, since 1988. Sad to see a local business bury itself. Hope, the cashier realized the meal was not to par, the business compensated the meal. The cost of me having to take the time and write this review, the last time I will eat here.

Reviewer: STEVE talley from Santa Barbara, CA

Great Lunch Specials
Reviewer: Austin Mera from Goleta
The food was great, I had the Tuesday lunch special, and the soup was homemade chicken fideo, so good!! My girlfriend had Bacon avocado cheeseburger with french fries, we both had the homemade custard for dessert, it was really good. The server had a beaming smile which made our experience most enjoyable, always brought refills for our drinks, we like eating at The Farmer Boy restaurant, we go there quite often, and always tell them to eat an oyster and we well see you tomorrow, inside jokes are the best! I've never had a bad experience there, the atmosphere is very 50's thats what I like about it.

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