When you first enter Jill’s Place restaurant, you can’t help but notice the neon sign reading “The Butcher’s Daughter.” I’m Jill Shalhoob and my father; Jerry opened his retail butcher shop ‘Shalhoob Meat Company’ at this same location in 1973. The meat company was a retail butcher shop that soon started selling wholesale to restaurants and quickly out grew the Santa Barbara Street location. When Papa Jerry made the decision to re-locate to a larger building, the butcher shop was vacant and it was time for me to take what I learned and open my own Shalhoob family business. Growing up working for my dad ‘The Butcher’, I learned food recipes, meat cutting techniques, and how to use a BBQ grill that fueled my own passion for good food, shared with good people.

I’ve been here ever since!

I started as Shalhoob Deli & Catering in 1987, ‘naming it after my dads business. Serving deli-style lunches and off-site catering, which specialized in corporate picnics, weddings, and community events, serving quality-grilled meats.

Our location, two blocks off of state street, basically the only retail business for blocks became a popular lunch spot for local businesses, making long time customers and friends serving the downtown community. After being in business for 15 years I decided to expand into a full-service restaurant, remodeling the original butcher shop space, upgrading the kitchen, and creating a dining room. Continuing with the same great old-school lunch menu, adding a sit down full bar and dinner menu. The restaurant was a great success thanks to those long time customers and word-of-mouth. Those same locals began referring to their favorite spot as “Jill’s” and soon after we officially became “Jill’s Place”.

I take pride in the day-to-day operation of my business; managing my kitchen, front of the house staff, personally cutting steaks and overseeing our family recipes.

Jill’s Place success is built on our continued dedication to consistency, quality, and fun!

I am proud to celebrate 30 great years serving the Santa Barbara community.

'The Butcher’s Daughter' looks forward to seeing you at Jill’s Place again soon.