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Brophy Bros.

119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (355 reviews)
“fish and chips” (170 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (50 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate dinner here on our visit to Santa Barbara. It was mid week in the first week of January and the place was rocking, very busy. We had a choice of tables and took a quiet outdoor table, which suited us. The food was...More

Thank Nuttie710
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you haven’t been here before you are missing the best fish dinner ever! Up the stairs you will find a busy rocking bar and a basket of sour dough bread waiting for you. Any plate of fresh fish will do! Cooked perfectly with a...More

Thank robertbF7589ZS
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want great seafood , this is your place. It is right there at the harbor with great views of the boats. They have a variety of fresh seafood on the menu - all delicious. The swordfish was the best we have had!! It...More

Thank lalee1149
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there last night after wandering around the harbor area. The restaurant is upstairs (not sure if there's an elevator). We arrived around 5:30 and the place was very busy. We were seated immediately, had a beer and a glass of wine, then dinner....More

Thank Dean K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We orderer the beer battered shrimps with coleslaw and fries, and it was awesome! Great surprise in Santa Barbara, since we only stopped by to have lunch in our way to Carmel.

Thank LilyGurgel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brochure Bros. is one of Santa Barbara’s must visit! What is great is all of the activity around the pier when enjoying Fresh Fish on the patio

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oysters, Clam Chowder, Shrimp Cocktail, Bloody Mary - All Excellent! We always stop by Brophy Brothers when in Santa Barbara.

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that everyone should try because you will come again & again. I usually order the cold combo seafood dish (shrimp, crab, ceviche, oysters & clams). We like to sit at the bar for the great view (daylight hours). Great service and...More

Thank joe D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fun to go to any day of the week. Great drinks, oyster shooters, and fried seafood. Happy hour is the time to go for best deals but anytime is okay too. Can get crowded and parking can be an issue on the...More

Thank 3Rebecca3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t beat the harbor views from Brophy’s, or the mussels in broth with their fresh-baked bread.

Thank AlaskanForAdventure
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19 March 2017|
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Response from Buffalogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
they have gluten free pasta and other gf options.
Duncan C
27 January 2017|
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15 September 2015|
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Response from NilsGB | Reviewed this property |
No reservations but you can put your name down and have a drink in the bar and they will grab you when the table is ready.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-4418
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor. You’ll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at this true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the “small” menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the “long” menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals’ favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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