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Harbor Restaurant

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210 Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (State and Cabrillo)
+1 805-963-3311
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is out on the pier which in itself is very cool drive .. Valet parking is provided which is a nice touch. The service was very friendly and attentive, menu full of great choices and prices are toward the high end. I enjoyed a delicious artistically arranged grilled salmon salad but was sorry I hadnt order the lobster... More 

Thank Loishka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I arrived in Santa Barbara on a college visit trip, and decided to come by this wonderful restaurant. The hostess was very friendly and was quick to help us figure out which part of the restaurant we wanted to be seated at. Even at night, the view of the harbor is fantastic! Right away, our server (and... More 

Thank Elaina T
Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am never beena fan of this place, but I do take out of town people for happy hours because of the view, not so much for the food.

Thank thefrenchpro
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I agreed the Manhattan clam chowder was the best we have ever eaten. We also both had the fish tacos which were beautifully presented and just as delicious as thy appeared. Service was excellent and even though it was a gray, cloudy day, the views of the harbor are wonderful.

Thank Anita S
Culver City, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've been to this restaurant a few times, over the space of a number of years. The views are really quite wonderful. But the food and the service were just on the low end of average. And, overpriced. Which I suppose they can get away with on the wharf and having a nice view. Nice view, food and service not... More 

Thank julian h
Rockaway Township, NJ
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The views make this place good. Lobster was chewy. Paid $34 for fried shrimp with fries (from the lunch menu). Drinks were overpriced. There are other restaurants on the pier that were half the price and had same views. this is the same place as Longboards, FYI.

Thank Karliesjz
Baltimore, Maryland
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My partner and I stopped here on the way up the pacific coast highway. We stopped in Santa Barbara at this restaurant. The food and views were great. Especially the halibut and the scallops were divine! Great selection of wine. The restaurant is located near shops on a boardwalk that can be drove on. Parking on and off the boardwalk... More 

Thank decljust
Andover, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

You'd be justified if you only came for the million dollar view of downtown Santa Barbara from Stearn's Wharf from the Harbor Restaurant, but you'll be even happier after the meal. Two of us came for the Thursday night special of rib eye steak and half lobster, a terrific bargain at $19, and the lobster tacos and the ahi salad... More 

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Spokane, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Was able to have seafood pasta w/o garlic or onion - a rarity since most restaurants pre-prep some foods. Large amount of varied seafood and pasta cooked just right. Good service. We thought food better than ratings suggested.

Thank bettypon7
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stopped by for lunch with a group of 5 that included two small children. Good food, good view, would recommend!

Thank SaraD656

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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 30 - USD 30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (State and Cabrillo)
  • Public Transportation: The 'wharf woodie' and the local trollies can bring customers form the downtown area to Stearn's Wharf.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-3311

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