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Moby Dick Restaurant

220 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
+1 805-965-0549
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“alaskan cod” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (25 reviews)
“fish tacos” (18 reviews)
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7:00 am - 8:30 pmAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
220 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On a visit to Stearns Wharf we decided to stay for dinner and we were not disappointed with our choice. The staff were friendly, welcoming and happy to chat about the menu. We were seated by a window with a wonderful view of the sea...More

Thank fear-teagaisg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I started with a new england clam chowder, that tasted good. My main meal was Red Snapper that came with potatoes and green beans. This was also good. I tried teh moby dick pinot noir, which was okay; however it must have been happy hour,...More

Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try a different breakfast place on our last trip to SB. We walked along the beach and out on the wharf. A very nice morning. There is free 75 minute parking at the restaurant. We had omelettes and fresh fruit and it...More

Thank Loren05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an eight hour drive we decided not to wait until “dinner time” to eat. We stopped here at Stearns Wharf, as that is where the concierge of the hotel recommended. Our table was right on the waterside - great view of the sea and...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice proprietor and accommodated by the water, nice view, outside. Had a great salad and entree lunch for $10.

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is ON the pier where you drive on to park. You get 2 hours of free parking. A person in our party needed a bathroom and asked if he could use theirs. NO was the answer they have rules. But we decided to...More

Thank hoho92649
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place looks awesome, with thematic decoration for old boats and marine stuff. The views out of the windows is perfect and nice athmosphere inside. The food lacks something tough. Still worthwhile to visit.

Thank PhoenixSaoPaulo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a nice table outside overlooking the ocean. The view made it. We both shared a salad and ordered fish. The meal was very nice and we shared a bottle of wine. We were not rushed and could have sat looking...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 19 October 2017

On the impressive pier of Sta Monica, with stunning views of the coastline, is the nicely decorated Moby Dick restaurant with many thematic furniture & objects. They serve the classic american seafood like lobster, crabs, clam chowder, which is ok, but not extraordinary. Recomend it...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The fries were good. That's it. I have had better fried fish and fried shrimp from the frozen food section in a grocery store. Mussels were bland. Waiter was pleasant and the food came out quickly.

Thank DL1030
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18 December 2016|
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but it sure was tasty!
7 April 2015|
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Response from CAPTAINCUISINE | Reviewed this property |
Fruit Salad, Spinach Salad, New England Clam Chowder, Steak, fresh fish, just don't eat the sourdough bread or crackers that come with things.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-0549
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