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Breakwater Restaurant

107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
+1 805-965-1557
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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7:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely location overlooking the harbour. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the menu had plenty of choices. Food was served in good time and plenty of it. Enjoyable meal, staff,location. Thank you Breakwater

Thank Thee-Daddy.
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We did not eat here at our last visit to Santa Barbara, but we did the last time. The food is good, the view is great and the staff are friendly. We stopped for ice cream cones - excellent after a few hours of biking!

Thank Travelingkim52511
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It's just a coffee shop, but good food and attentive service. They are cooperative about accommodating food allergies. They have a lovely patio for outdoor dining, but the many umbrellas placed to cut out the sun just don't do the job, so I usually opt...More

Thank SeamomInSB
Reviewed 3 September 2017

When we arrived, we had wanted to eat inside, but no other guests were seated inside and it had a very strange aroma. We decided to eat outside, which was fine, although it is quite crowded with too many tables/chairs. Service was average. Food was...More

Thank Harts4
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Service was good and the view when you are outside of the restaurant is wonderful of the harbor - that's where it ends. There were 2 of us for breakfast - how can you mess up a breakfast - I had bacon, eggs, potatoes, English...More

2  Thank JoyceA926
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant located in the marina area, immediately adjacent to where the harbor ferry Lil Toot drops off passengers. The seafood was very fresh and reasonably priced (Mahi-mahi very good). Restaurant also dog friendly. Christina, our server, was very personable.

Thank SunandSandMike
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We've been going here for years. The patio has a beautiful view of the marina and is a great spot for people-watching. The classic American food is always good and the service is welcoming and efficient. Moderately priced, a very good value.

Thank Elizabeth H. T
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Had lunch with the grandchildren here. Found the food for both kids and adults to be fine. Enjoyed the outside seating overlooking the harbor except for a noisy group next to us which hampered conversation. The service was excellent. Food came promptly and was warm....More

Thank JustBeachin55
Reviewed 21 April 2017

One of us had fish and chips and the fish was delicious and the french fries were ok as we have had better. The club sandwich was ok as we have had better. The crab melt was good and the fruit salad that was chosen...More

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Quick, hot and my waitress, Susan F. is a keeper! I had the Scrambled Up with chile's, onions and tomatoes finished with cream cheese...hearty and delicious! Coffee refills were readily available from all staff members. Perfect view overlooking the harbor. Parking lot within the harbor...More

Thank TinaLeeIsToTravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-1557
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