An ad for Hobey Baker’s appeared in the December 3, 1981, issue of the Daily Nexus. It reads:
When you think of Hobey’s, you might think of The Pups, The Snapshots, The Jetsuns, Mike Love and the Endless Summer Beach Band and live music Wednesday through Saturday… But wait… besides great music, dancing and fun, Hobey’s offers terrific food! In fact, the new guide to Southern California Restaurants rated Hobey’s as Five Star Quality!
The dinner menu includes a wide variety of meals, ranging from a daily selection of Fresh Fish, BBQ Ribs, Prime Rib and house specials of Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops. A trip to the Salad Bar starts off every entree and includes your choice of 51 items as well as steaming hot bread.
Hobey’s also offers “Early Bird Specials” available from 5:00 to 7:00 pm daily. These early specials include your choice of fresh local Snapper, Teriyaki Chicken, Prime Rib or slices of hot Tri-Tips of Beef. These specials include rice pilaf, hot steamy bread and a trip to the Salad Bar.
To go along with their great meals, Hobey’s offers a spectacular wine list with Napa Valley Wines that can’t be found anywhere else in Santa Barbara. Their Sycamore Creek Zinfandel is but one of the fine array of Gold Medal Award Winning Wines… found only at Hobey’s.
Hobey’s offers the perfect combination of delicious food, excellent service and fun-filled atmosphere for lunch or dinner. In the future, Hobey’s plans to bring back such great groups as Three Dog Night, Leon Russell and Joe Cocker. Enjoy the newly remodeled university entertainment spot. You won’t believe the large dance floor and stage. Hobey Baker’s is your fantastic night spot!
Have you ever wanted good food but didn’t want to travel far? Well… Hobey Baker’s is just the spot. Located at 5918 Hollister, Goleta Hobey’s is easy to reach, and their complete menu offers that extra incentive to go out for a savory and reasonably priced lunch or dinner.
The dinner menu includes a wide variety of meals, ranging from a daily selection of fresh fish, BBQ Ribs, Prime Rib and a house special of Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops. To start off their tempting entrees, Hobey’s offers a trip to their salad bar. It is one of the largest in Santa Barbara, with a choice of 25 different items as well as hot rolls. It is definitely the “Ultimate Beginning” to any meal. Dinner also includes their rice pilaf… it was developed especially for Hobey’s and is delicious.
To top off their great selection of entrees, Hobey’s offers their “Early Bird Special,” available from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. daily. It includes your choice of fresh local Snapper, Teriyaki Chicken, Pr[i]me Rib or slices of hot Tri-tips of Beef. The Early Bird Special also includes rice pilaf, hot steaming rolls and a trip to the salad bar.
Hobey’s not only offers a diverse menu, but 45 percent of their dinners are under $7.50. To make your meal even more special, Hobey Baker’s presents a spectacular wine list with Napa Valley wines that can’t be found anywhere else in Santa Barbara. Their Sycamore Creek Zinfandel is but one of the fine array of Gold Medal Award winning wines… found only at Hobey’s.
Hobey Baker’s also offers a night club and bar, but this is not your run-of-the-mill night club. It is Santa Barbara’s hottest night spot, featuring bands from Los Angeles to te Santa Barbara area. Record Artists such as Steven Stills, Joe Cocker and Jim Messina have been known to make cameo appearances. Currently, Hobey’s is featuring the “Puppies,” “The Snapshots,” and “Reverie.” (The management assures me that “Oasis” will return as soon as their new album with Jim Messina is finished.)
Hobey’s is the place to go when you’re looking for delicious food, excellent service and a fun-filled atmosphere for lunch or dinner.
Hobey’s has since closed. [If anyone knows the year, post it in the comments below.] After Hobey’s, Alex’s Cantina took over the space. After Alex’s closed, it sat vacant for a while and is now home to Pattaya Thai Restaurant.