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Storke Road Drive Inn
[closed, no longer in business]

370 Storke Rd, Goleta
Phone: (805) 968-1091


Reviews by the General Public

best burger ....why did you have to go old storke burger?
Reviewer: lullabye jenkins the ellwood ghost from tha L
I'm with my brother aquainus....best burger by far. The sauce was great and the buns always crispy around the edges...not to mention the huge fish and chip plate...damn damn DAMN!!!!! Why did my favorite burger joint have to fall off and come back as another stupid coffee shop?!?!?! Oh the legendary storke burger....there was just something about it...


Please come back!!
Reviewer: Buster from Goleta
Ohhh the horror. I miss this place so much. The sauce for their burger was pure genius. If anyone knows how to make a burger like theirs or where to get one please let me know.


How can this be?!?
Reviewer: Norman from Santa Barbara , CA
After 10 years of studying abroad I recently moved back to Goleta from Japan and was dying for a burger. Imagine the horror when I went to Storke Road Drive Inn and it was shut down! How could this happen? It's been there since the 1970's. They had the best burgers in town by far. Excuse me but I have to go cry.....


My heart aches for storke drive in.
Reviewer: Ed williams from goleta, ca
Like everyone else on this review, I believe this might be the best burger ever eaten. I know its a big statement but its FAR better than habit, which is better than innout, which is better than etc.. Anyway, the old couple that owned it told me they couldn't afford to upgrade to some fire-code or something. So they were going to shut down. I literally begged them to reopen somewhere else but they couldn't. This was back in 2005 or 06... Even though they're closed, please preserve the memory of the best burger place (on here)... She never told me what was in her secret sauce, if only... if only....


I dream about the long lost STORKE BURGER...
Reviewer: Aquainus lullabye from Ellwood!!
I wish this place was still open...the burgers were the best in town...better than kahuna...better than the habit....I miss it so...


not a review...but is it still in buisness?
Reviewer: michael from goleta, ca
has this place been shut down? i have driven by a few times and it is always dark and closed, even at peak afternoon times.


Awesome burgers

Reading the other views, my visit to the hidden stork road drive in did not disappoint. the burgers were awesome, that´s all i can say about that however, you´re going to haveto put your own salt on the fries.


THE GREATEST!!!
Reviewer: ROBERT from GOLETA
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


YUM!
Reviewer: ln from goleta, ca
I had to try this place just because I´ve heard so much about it! Wow--What a nice surprise! I settled with the charburger and onion rings combo w/ drink. It was absolutely delicious! It´s always a treat to find local jewels, and I plan to be a frequent visitor to SRDI (and it´s nice because it´s close to home). Try it out!


Storke Road Drive-In A Winner
Reviewer: Steve L. from Santa Barbara, CA
One of the best-kept secrets in the Santa Barbara and Goleta area. The Drive-In´s Charburgers are truly ambrosia, better even than local favorite Hamburger Habit in this discerning burger-lover´s estimation. While the setting is rather spartan--the Drive-In doubles as a self-service carwash--the food can´t be beat. Tasty fries and great milkshakes round out the classic feast. Bottom line, if you want the best burger in Santa Barbara, this is the place to come.


Simply the best
Reviewer: John Dickson from Santa Barbara
Steve is right on. The burger is the best on the south coast. That is why I put the first vote for it in our new Santa Barbara restaurant voting system. The sauce on the burger puts it into the stratosphere. This place is so popular that not even the massive Camino Real Marketpace, that was built across the street, could not put it out of business. Say hello to Ginn, the owner.


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