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!