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On The Alley

117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2357
+1 805-962-6315
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (8 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 18:00All hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2357
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a lot of seating, but we found a spot to squeeze into. We ordered fish, fries, calamari, & cole slaw. Everyone loved the fish & cole slaw. Not too overpriced. Good tartar sauce & seafood sauce. Lots of bottles of other condiments.

Thank Brendab72
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Excellent food- fish/crab cake sandwiches are out of this world. Fish and Chips top notch. They even have a bacon wrapped hot dog and chicken strips for non fish eaters. (I love fish but the chicken tenders are on point) Owned by Brophy Brothers which...More

Thank gsconnor2016
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go if you like fish and want an excellent quality for a to go restaurant. You can sit outside, nice atmosphere, fish tacos are superb, also the fish and chips. Highly recommended, also with kids.

Thank Thilo H
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for quick lunch, for a first time I tried fish tacos and it was so so good, fish and chips just melt in your mouth. Very fresh and simple.

Thank gintarem9
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you're looking for a great place to grab a quick and affordable bite down at the Santa Barbara Harbor, consider On The Alley. They don't have a huge selection but everything I've tried has been very good. The pork and fish tacos were awesome...More

Thank ericwp
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Service can be very slow from time to time especially on the weekend. most of their dishes are okay but the food is definitely too oily and greasy. However, their salads are great Breakfasts are real good and they have a really good clam chowder...More

Thank Guy G
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Driving from SLO to LA, we decided to pull off for lunch at SB. It took a while to decide what to order but we essentially got the same thing – fried fish: “The Baja” fish taco served with tortilla chips and salsa; Crispy Fish...More

Thank cosmotron
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a classic harbor cafe that serves both the working harbor community and the liveaboards and cruisers. Fun breakfast and lunch dinner with very reasonable prices, quick service, and a funky "home town" feeling. We had both their breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos, and...More

Thank Chuck, Santa Cruz
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went there with wife and son. Very straightforward menu. The Shrimp Tacos are very good. Not pricey either. Right on the harbor, but just off the busy path. Loved it.

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This small and unprepossessing place, literally on the alley, is an offshoot of Brophy's around the corner. Picnic tables provide the only eating spaces, which you share with other customers. We got there around 2:30 pm and it was still crowded. Off hours work best...More

Thank SusanMFlorida
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2357
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-6315
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