Being around for a hundred years can get people talking, some say we’re the best steakhouse in Caprinteria, some say the best steakhouse in Santa Barbara County. You can judge for yourself, in the meantime you can enjoy snippets from our lovefest:

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“People come here to feed their families, drink with friends, and listen to music, it’s a very basic thing they are doing here… and they have had it mastered for years. The menu’s are printed on  the place mat, the salad bar always has the same fresh selection of crisp lettuce and vegetables.  The croutons are always fried fresh and made from the same bread, the baked potato, chili, and salsa … Check check check.  The grill is hot, and ready for you to cook your steak, lamb, or chicken.  Never noticed any mishaps with my service and I’m a yelper you know (an unofficial restaurant critic). The bar is great, I’m sure I would drink here often if I lived within a taxi ride home…. But I don’t. And finally  after coming here 30 years it’s never changed, and I thank them for that. A great, unique place where people come to eat, drink, and be happy. For what it’s worth, bravo!”
– Janelle S., Ventura, CA 

“OMG if you come to my home town of little Carpinteria you must go here! A local favorite for years!  I have been coming here since I was old enough to walk, and for the most part it has stayed exactly the same.  Steak and seafood, but the best part…. You do it all yourself!  According to my Dad there there are spots on the grill that cook faster and hotter than others, he has it down to a science. My favorite part is the awesome salad bar and bread-salsa-bean bar!!!  OMG forget your Atkins diet when you go to this place, they’re butter homemade croutons are worth putting on 5lbs for! Usually during the weekends there is some local band playing loudly and the Bar has the stiffest drinks in the entire city, ask for the Purple Cadillac… My fave here! Good for groups, parties, birthdays … I love that it used to be a hotel back in the day!”
– Danielle B., Anaheim, CA

“My Buddy had told me about this place years ago and for one reason or another I never made it in to try them. The time had come and boy have I been missing out! They have 2 sides of the menu to order off of…Cook yourself…or Traditional they bring it to ya. Live a little…try the do it yourself restaurant style! I had a 16oz T-Bone that was tender and juicy. They have tons of seasoning and sauces next to the grill that you can add to your steak, chicken, or fish as you see fit. T-Bone came out just right because I did it myself and would have no one to blame but me. All the comforts of home with out any clean up! The salad bar comes with every dinner and includes baked potatoes, chili beans, warm bread, and salsa! Do yourself a favor and load up on their homemade croutons. They were really good! A couple people I was with had the Steak and Lobster option and their consensus was the same…everything perfect! The Palms is like an old school self serve yogurt shop of the new age! I highly recommend a meal at The Palms the next time you are in Carpinteria!”
– Nicky M., Sacramento, CA

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“I was visiting from Washington, we don’t have any place like this. The food was delicious and it was fun cooking our own food! The people were very friendly.”
– Jennifer, Tacoma WA

“Where else can you get a New York Strip, baked potato, beans, salsa, bread and unlimited salad bar with the best croutons in the world for $13? Not even from the grocery store can you beat the Palms on price…and you don’t have to do the dishes. I rest my case.”
– Ty, Carpinteria CA

“Having lived in Carp in the late 70’s early 80’s I know how popular this place is… The food is great the service is good and you just can’t beat the price. I go there every time I’m in the area… Maybe I’ll take a road trip right Now”
– Rick, St. George UT

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“Great! Been there many occasions. Love the fact you are able to cook you own steak. Service was good and very friendly. You definitely will not leave hungry. Had a chance to dance a little in its cozy little area but it’s not a night club. Always a stopping point for me when I’m in the area!”
– Robert

“Where do I start on the Palms? If your just lookin for a salad bar than look no further! Extremely cheap gets you unlimited salad bar with world famous croutons, bread, baked potatoes, and beans. Also cook your own food! Order the filet mignon and cook it yourself! Go to the Palms! You will love it!!”
– Emily

“After a driving trip up the coast, eating pleanty of seafood my dad could hardly wait to get back for the best shrimp right here at home in Carpinteria at the palms & I agree!”
– Lynn

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