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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%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (358 reviews)
“fish and chips” (172 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

Our motel recommended Brophy. We were staying near the harbor so we walked over and the harbor seemed quiet, but at Brophy's it was busy and we had to get on the waitlist. We went downstairs to wait in their bar and had a local...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is casual. Offers great seafood and service, patio overlooking the marina which is always fun. We had oysters Rockefeller which were good, but the fish & chips and sea bass were the real standouts. Fish & chips was perfect, came with tartar &...More

Thank DondeEstaMiSamosa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An obviously popular place, even mid-week, we we seated almost immediately at a table for two. Our waitress was very attentive and our adult beverages were served quickly. Thank goodness, I was thirsty... really thirsty. All went downhill from there. Ordered their chowder. Room temperature....More

Thank Cap C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had spent a good 4 hours photographing birds, sea lions, an osprey and an elephant seal pup on the beach and had enjoyed it so much; so thought a seafood lunch would complete the morning, and it did. Bay scallops with fries, preceded by...More

Thank midnightsungirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a marvelous lunch at Brophy's a couple of weekends ago. We each ordered a local fish meal (sea bass for me and swordfish for her) and there was so much food, it was more like a dinner meal. Everything was...More

Thank luvsadog
Reviewed 1 week ago

I sell seafood for a living and I can tell you that Brophy Bros serves a nice selection. The fresh locally grown green salad is a must order! Try the seafood pasta topped with Parmesan. It’s my favorite.

Thank crossbays
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here for dinner by other people in our motel and also the staff at the motel. When we arrived there were full, but have a wait list, and they give you a buzzer to take which vibrates when your table...More

Thank Stivesfoodfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual restaurant overlooking harbor, serving the freshest fish imaginable! Try the cioppino you won't be disappointed!

Thank Sheilaoven
Reviewed 1 week ago

Were told by staff at the hotel that the best place to eat was Brophy Bros. And they were right. Indoor and outdoor seating right in the harbour. Lots of choice on the menu. Food was fantastic.

Thank 154920Catherine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the East Coast so ordered Clam Chowder with low expectations. Came in a mug and was the best Clam Chowder I’ve ever had (better than in Boston or Maine). Was the start to one of the greatest meals I’ve ever had. Amazing food, amazing...More

Thank David C
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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
  • Food
  • Value
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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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