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Chuck's Waterfront Grill

113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
+1 805-564-1200
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend who lives in Santa Barbara at this restaurant that she highly recommended as a nice place to view the marina and water. We really liked The view and the food was quite good. In particular the clam chowder was yummy!

Thank Dr_C_and_E
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on how we're doing. We're very happy to hear that one of our fellow SB locals recommended our dining experience to you. We'll see you for more chowder in the future!

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Ate at Chuck's Restaurant and was disappointed at the ambiance! Very worn and old and it didn't appear that the owners took pride in the way the place looked. The waitress (Brooke) was excellent and the food was just average. Not one of the best...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The girls at the front desk seemed bothered by our request. Waiter not kind. Seemed worried to work! Food just satisfactory. Too expensive for that food. Better restaurant nearby

Thank Ruggero57
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Sometimes the location and atmosphere makes up for average to good food, and that's the case here. An uncrowded pleasant patio, raised a bit to give a good view of the docked pleasurecraft, the ocean, and the mountains beyond. Our hula grilled chicken sandwich with...More

1  Thank DCtraveler9
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The interior is old school fish restaurant charm. The food is amazing. We had salmon, kale salad, and lobster bisque. Everything from the bread to the bisque was perfect.

Thank HeavenlyTraveling
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We ate an early dinner and I had the fresh salmon which was fantastic. The service was great and the view so relaxing. An added convenience was courtesy valet service for parking. I highly recommend going early though to beat the crowds and reservations are...More

Thank shirl0118
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

An ok stop for dinner but when your located in the Marina you should have exceptional seafood. What I experienced was OK and nothing more. My food server was adequate but the hostess was rude. Next time I am here I will go to the...More

Thank Lawrence D
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Chuck's was recommended to my husband by one of the locals he met at the business conference we were in town for. We're so glad we took the advice! Upon arrival, the hostess was welcoming & friendly. We were promptly seated once Chuck's opened for...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Busy evening so made a booking via OpenTable. Nice table with a fire pit in the middle Had a nice draft Mexican pilsner to drink Bread was hot fresh & tasty as was the lobster bisque From Salmon to Steak was lovely My shrimp &...More

Thank Jayboy44
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We came across Chuck's Waterfront Grill while visiting Santa Barbara and we are glad we stopped in. My husband and I were actually on our way to the restaurant next door on a recommendation. However, that place was really overcrowded (7:30 on a Saturday night...More

1  Thank hotellover13
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2 September 2017|
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Response from VA-Short-Term | Reviewed this property |
As the folks have already stated, yes, reservations on Saturday are suggested. Sunday may not need a reservation after 4.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-1200
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