Historical website: Sly’s closed September 23, 2018.

Sly's Seafood, Steaks, Cocktails

Steak, Seafood, Cocktails

Taste of the Town: Sly cooking (May 2009)

805 Living review

Sly’s restaurant in downtown Carpinteria


“Sly’s in Carpinteria (www.slysonline.com) serves California abalone as an appetizer or a main course at dinnertime. (The shellfish is aqua-farmed in Goleta so it doesn’t deplete the endangered wild abalone population.) Chef-owner James Sly dredges the pounded meat in a bit of flour and egg, then pan-fries it and tops it with a butter-chardonnay sauce. It’s a lovely introduction to a lesser-known mollusk.”


Sly's Restaurant, Carpinteria, CA James Sly

Source: Angela Pettera, 805 Living