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1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
+1 805-965-8805
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06:00 - 18:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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361 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a simple grill on hard concrete with not so great plastic tables and chairs, but I LOVE it! The food is better than you might expect from a beach grill, and it is about the only reasonably priced waterfront spot in Santa Barbara (Shoreline being the other one). I love their turkey burger and the beer on tap... More 

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Thank expectquality1942
Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast, beach front location, and people watching. A bit pricey, but it's Santa Barbara and you're eating an omelet looking at the ocean, so well worth it.

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Thank MPaulAZ
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have breakfast here at least once a week. Why? Because the food is good, the employees are terrific, and we're sitting outside right on the beach. Recommendations: Santa Barbara omelette; wheat germ pancakes; huevos rancheros

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Thank Duncan T
England
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a coffee, tuna melt and fries at this cafe close to the beach - sat outside admiring the view. Children love the little park close by with a slide and swings. Staff friendly & did not hurry us away as they were not too busy. Worth a visit.

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Thank FredaEngland
United Kingdom
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798 reviews
592 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called by here on the morning of leaving SB as it was convenient. The actually building is slightly worn and there are many of the local homeless hanging around on the walk between the (to pay for) car park and the entrance. You place the order at the counter and the food is brought to your table. It was... More 

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Thank UkSil
San Francisco, California
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197 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Walking on the beach and found this cute little spot, nothing special food or beverage wise, but world class views and great spot to enjoy a beer or glass of wine while enjoying the beach views

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Thank Bill P
Carlsbad, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We used to live in Santa Barbara and often visited East Beach Grill for breakfast. Their pancakes are great and you sit right on the beach. Just this past week we visited them again and though we were too late for breakfast and thus no pancakes we still had a great time enjoying the beach and the ocean. If you... More 

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Thank Evertosterman
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Absolutely yummy pancakes, both the blueberry ones and the special – bacon pancakes. But beware of the seagulls – we saw one grab another diner’s breakfast.

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Thank Jayellbee
Sitka, Alaska
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187 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Food was ok - not great. There is no table service -- you order at the counter and they call your number when your food is ready. Come here for the location, not for great cuisine.

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Thank R W
Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed at the Fess Parker and this was only 0.43 miles away by foot, witha bonus of a walk along the beach. All tables have a view of the ocean. And this is the best breakast food I have ever had. Plus the service is great.

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Thank Bob T

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-8805

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?