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Harbor Restaurant

210 Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-963-3311
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
210 Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant after a short walk from our hotel and enjoyed lunch and a drink. The crab and the clam chowder were very good. The place is very upbeat and serves food fresh off the ocean.

Thank rhilder1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I made reservations for 11 people for Christmas dinner I was not informed that the only option was the $75 per person buffet. It was the second Christmas meal for several of us and a small salad would have sufficed. The manager would not...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a light supper here after a day that included , for us, a large lunch. Went straight to entrees and were very pleased with the prompt service and standard of the food: excellent local sea food/fish dishes. Wine list is of a good standard...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This restaurant needs life support. The food is tasteless. My wife had shrimp scampi which was totally devoid of garlic. The sauce was so bad she did not even soak it up with bread. I had the mussels which could have used a little help...More

Thank gastrnome
Reviewed 16 November 2017

You've walked Stearns Wharf and now you need to eat. We chose the Harbor Restaurant and were not disappointed. Obviously it is there at lunch-time to serve a crowd who are mostly tourists, eating and moving on. Well, that was us. Mid-week in October the...More

Thank 367john
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for tasteless food this is the place to go. I had the fried shrimp and and there is absolutely no taste to it at all, my wife had a Caesar salad and had some chicken added to it that had absolutely no...More

Thank DazFlee
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The supervisor of the restaurant said it all: ”our guests prefer seafood that doesn’t taste too much of the sea, so they can put an edge to it with the sauces.” We like seafood that taste of the ocean and therefor a really low grade...More

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The food in the Harbor restaurant was excellent. The staff were lovely and the view is spectacular. This got recorded to us but we were apprehensive but they were right it was fantastic and we would certainly go again

Thank bazzmch
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Sit at the tables outside upstairs. Plenty of shade provided by the umbrellas. Great view. Food very good. Seafood especially. Waitstaff curtious and efficient.

Thank ellie2newjersey
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Good seafood restaurant on the pier in Santa Barbara. The fish and chips were very good as was the shrimp appetizer. We all enjoyed this place. You may need to wait a few minutes for a table but eat downstairs (upstairs is a more limited...More

Thank Dneuburger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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