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Breakwater Restaurant

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107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
+1 805-965-1557
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Culver City, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here since I was a kid. Cannot beat the view of the Harbor and the mountains. The service is always super friendly. The food is diner food and Always fresh and good. I have had their linguini and clams in the evening and it was really good. But mainly I have been here for lunch and... More 

Thank julian h
Sacramento, California
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Not crowded at all on a weeknight. Expensive, but good inside or outside View of the harbor and a very cute restaurant.

Thank Sylvia232323
Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

It's hard to mess up a Cobb salad and chicken wings. Not the case here. The salad was pressed turkey meat, canned olives and over ripe tomatoes. The chicken wings were cool, fatty, stringy and frozen for way to long. Never coming back, total garbage food.

Thank Nick2557
Bullhead City, Arizona
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I had the clam chowder for lunch. Hers was a regular bowl and I had the bread bowl and some good beer. We sat on the outside patio overlooking the marina.

Thank JimandSuki_11
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

my husband and I stopped off for a quick dinner here. Service was fast and the food looked good. Unfortunately, we were both quite ill within four hours. We had consumed nothing else in the meantime, so our meal at the Breakwater was the culprit.

Thank Janet_D752
Ware, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A really nice outside seating area down by the marina for a very good breakfast in the sunshine. A very appealing place to eat with lots of flowers and palms in the gardens surrounding the restaurant. Recommend

Thank plfara
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have dined at the Breakwater many times. On a nice day, the view of the marina and all the boats can not be beat and the food and service is very good. I definitely recommend.

Thank SGKCalifornia
Riverside, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We drop by this restaurant on each visit to Santa Barbara. If you love dinning on a patio looking out at a harbor full the sailboats, this is the place for you. We were hear for breakfast this time and the food is always fresh and good. The service is always fast and attentive. A great place for those who... More 

Thank OceanKate
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have eaten here on several occasions for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Nice views of the harbor, good menu and very friendly service. This last time we brought our dogs and sat on the patio at one of their outdoor tables with an umbrella. It was relaxing to just sit and enjoy the views and... More 

Thank Chip12014
London, GB
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225 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We popped in for lunch, but I had a delicious omelette from the breakfast menu, with a refreshing mimosa. My husband had a nice tuna melt and a really good chocolate milk shake. We finished off sharing the best apple pie of our holiday – thinking about the pastry makes my mouth water, it’s a melting, flaky shortcrust to die... More 

Thank Janie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-1557

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