This is the Original Sambo’s Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch since 1957. Located in Santa Barbara, CA, this family-owned restaurant offers classic American fare from our Famous Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict to Steak and Eggs. Sambo’s continues to be a place where family, good food and the great views can be shared at one time, along with those special memories of a time gone by and where new ones are made. Chad Stevens, the grandson of the founder of Sambo’s , along with his wife Michelle invite you to stop in and say hello.
Sam, Sr. in pursuit of his dream, moved to Santa Barbara with his wife Ione and their 3 children in 1947. In time, Sam opened his FIRST cafe (early 50s), named Sammy’s Grill at 511 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, a precursor of things to come! The Spirit of Sam’s vision continues to live in Santa Barbara. Celebrating our 59th year, serving customers from every corner of the globe, on the beach!