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101 Deli
130 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 966-9009

Reviews by the General Public

Great Food, Great Service!
Reviewer: Lisa from Santa Barbara, CA
They DO NOT skimp on ANYTHING! BLT was overflowing with BACON, decided to eat there a second day and had a chicken salad (Not a sandwich) and that was equally PERFECT!

Hidden gem!
Reviewer: Bob from Santa Barbara, CA
I'm a big fan of this place, an excellent choice when you're in a pinch for really good food served up quick and inexpensive. The breakfast burritos in particular are stellar and one of my favorite lunch-time standbys is the curry rice bowl, a heaping mass of chicken, carrots, onions and potatoes over rice bathed in a delicious curry sauce. The owners are super nice and even when it's busy the food comes up really quick. I don't know how they do it! Check it out.

Excellent Catering Service
Reviewer: John from Santa Barbara, CA
The food is great and the catering rates are very reasonable. I often order a combination of salads & sandwiches for my 10 employees and the food is always good and on time. My personal favorite is the Terayki bowl and Turkey bacon avocado sandwich. Great family run place with very friendly people.

Best grilled chicken sandwich in Santa Barbara!
Reviewer: Ray Felton from Santa Barbara, CA
I've been addicted to the 101's grilled chicken sandwich since 1997 and it's still has pole position #1....what is that secret marinade? Plus the service is always so amazing. Debbie Delights will also tempt you before you leave.

really friendly, really quick and great breakfast burritos
Reviewer: happyeats from Santa Barbara, CA
I work nearby and this is my go to place for breakfast burritos. The owners are always really nice when I go in and when I call in an order the food is ready super fast. I don't really order sandwiches from there but often get their curry or beef stir fry bowls which are really filling for the low price. They also started doing different lunch specials each day for only $5.99. I like the one on Tuesday, Korean BBQ that they marinate themselves. Really good but order early b/c they sell out.

Breaktast Burritos are great
Reviewer: Matt from Santa Barbara, CA
Been coming to this place for years now. Great breakfast burritos. Friendly staff.

Very Good Food, a little hard to find and park at
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
The sandwiches here are very good. I did not see much parking but maybe in the back?(no signs though). Limited Beverage/Side options. I don't see a website/menu for them. Hard to find.

Bacon cheese & egg bfast sandwich
Reviewer: Marie from Santa Barbara, CA
I've only been here twice and have gotten the bacon cheese & egg sandwich on a croissant both times. It has always been good, and the owner/manager is always so nice. I work nearby and this deli is really convenient to go to when I need to get something for breakfast.

Reviewer: Lami from Simi Valley, CA
My boyfriend and I discovered this place when we were in highschool. We decided to take a train up to Santa Barbara for the day and walk everywhere and got lost. We wound up in front of the deli, totally beat and in need of a cab & some food. When we got inside the people who worked there were very friendly and helpful too! They gave us directions and called a cab for us. Since they were so friendly we decided to eat there and the sandwhiches were the best! A year later we went back, on another trip to santa barbara and noticed that the surronding offices, all got their lunch there. The place has a nice laid back feel to it. And people are often sitting on their outdoor seated patio enjoying a bite to eat on a nice day. Everytime we go to Santa Barbara we go back, part for tradition, and part just to enjoy a quick, inexpenisve & enjoyable meal on the way to the zoo or the mission. I recommened this place if you need something to eat on the go.

currently so-so, but shows promise
Reviewer: lemonjelly from santa barbara
I work near the 101, but when hungry, I usually look to other options. Why? Because the 101 Deli's deli-side is completely mediocre. There is no spark or soul to any of the sandwiches. If you're in the mood for a chicken salad, please look elsewhere because the quality of the product is very low - chicken mush from a can. However, deli items aside, the hot asian food offerings are decent, filling, and nicely priced if money is an issue. Service is also fast and friendly. I also walked by there the other day and saw a big grill out front, so maybe this means there's hot, freshly grilled food on particular days. That is something perhaps worth further investigation.

Great Service, Great Food
Reviewer: Christine from Santa Barbara
In my busy schedule I do not have time to sit down and enjoy my lunch, so I call 101 Deli, and they deliver fast and fresh sandwiches, everytime!!

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