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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” (337 reviews)
“fish and chips” (173 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
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

Great cheerful atmosphere, beautiful Harbor location, always busy. Can sit inside or outside. The restaurant is upstairs which allows for charming Harbor views.Fun and the food & service are very good too. Santa Barbara hangout. Been in business for a long time. Everyone has gone...More

Thank Tamar H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly staff and delicious food. Best views of the Santa Barbara harbor. We got a seat direct at the bar and enjoyed the garlic shrimps and a glass of white wine. Highly recommend

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a late dinner and we had to wait a short period to get a table for 4. All the dishes were good size but I had the poke bowl and it was incredible with so much tuna. Evening ambiance around the harbour was magical....More

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drinks and food were of moderate quality but the view was spectacular. The service was fair. The clam chowder was delicious and I highly recommend it.

Thank WhatALuckyLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

The clam chowder is the best. Everything is always tasty. It is a loud and fun atmosphere with beautiful views of the harbor and mountains.

Thank 417Linda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really fun place...loud and fun at the same time. Hubby had the shrimp and fires I had the clam chowder and steamed clams. All was very good. Needed more seasoning in the clams.

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is certainly a popular spot and very crowded. Luckily I didn't have to wait for a table at a busy time. It was outside overlooking the boats, but the tables were tightly packed and those waiting at the bar were right on top of...More

Thank artbacis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The views are spectacular and the food delicious. We had the sea bass and was soooo good Casual place with locals and tourists enjoying the atmosphere

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our cocktails and meal here, the chowder is amazing, and the seafood every so fresh. No reservations is not a problem, put your name down and they'll give you a buzzer which has adequate range to walk around the harbour.

Thank alldayidreamoftravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bustling place overlooking the harbour - I visited at rush hour on a Friday evening. I had a pleasant wait downstairs (over a glass of wine) for about 30 minutes before I got a table outside on the upstairs deck. The service...More

Thank Kerry M
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Questions & Answers
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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  • 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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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