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Chuck's of Hawaii

3888 State St. (La Cumbre Rd.) Send to Phone
805-687-4417 | Menu
Fierce cocktails and an old-school steakhouse vibe have kept the regulars happy since 1967.
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Chuck's of Hawaii Restaurant Review

: In spite of its claim to have introduced Santa Barbara to the all-you-can-eat salad bar, Chuck’s is, at its core, a straight-up steakhouse, an old-school institution of hand-cut and simply prepared Angus beef. Ironically, Chuck's restaurants in Hawaii don't have a Hawaiian motif or moniker. Here, tiki torches festoon the entrance and captain’s chairs give a nod to proprietor Larry Stone’s sailing days. Long established on Upper State Street, the beloved restaurant is known for its kitschy ambience and fierce cocktails. The interior is movie-theater dark, the wine list heavy on local labels. While steaks are the main focus of the menu, seafood entrées like broiled prawns, grilled scallops and charbroiled Idaho trout basted with garlic butter are well prepared too, if not particularly creative. Can’t decide? Opt for the classic steakhouse combo: king crab legs (drawn butter on the side) with an eight-ounce Prime top sirloin. For dessert, forget Philadelphia-style cheesecake; it's all about locally made McConnell’s Ice Cream with chocolate wafers on the side.

User Ratings & Reviews for Chuck's of Hawaii
Average rating    5
Reviews 1 - 2 of 21
Best Steaks and Seafood in Santa Barbara
by Thom C on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:45 am
We discovered this place by accident, and are convinced it's the locals best kept secret. The atmosphere is totally laid back, so we were able to really relax as we dove into the best steak of my life, and my wife's favorite prawns and scallops that she's ever had. It's intimate and romantic. The service was excellent, the ambiance was relaxing, and the food was superb.
New Favorite in Santa Barbara!!!!!!!!
by suzequestrianlove on Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:56 pm
My friends and I got together last night at Chucks and now we know where to go and hang when we are in Santa Barbara. They took care of us like no restaurant ever has, the service was fast and efficient, and the food came out in a timely fashion. We were all delighted with the food, as this place compares to a five-star steak house (and seafood) no doubt. No place has ever accommodated our group in any city like this, and we ended up staying so long we didn't want to leave. Highly recommended for romantic dinners, family dinners, large groups. I would say it was the perfect place to eat in SB.
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