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Shoreline Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Cafe
801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-450-3222
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (23 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
“seared ahi” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have given this 5 stars except for their unfriendly pet policy. Don't know why pets can't be allowed at the outdoor tables. The food and location are great. We like it for happy hour or early dinner but their breakfasts are also great if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ocean location on a canopied outdoor cafe: what's a little gull down going to hurt as a topper to my fish taco? Seven people dined here today, 10/13/18, only one marginally enjoyed their food. The four year old liked her corn dog. Unfortunately we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hblanched
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This beach shack has been a locals favorite for years, offering all day dining and a casual atmosphere.Not a huge menu but what is on offer is tasty and well prepared and well priced. Seating is on a breezy deck open to the ocean an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Joiemacadam
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This gem is seriously a must! An adorable breakfast spot that allows you to have breakfast on the beach with your toes in the sand! What could be better?! Cute environment, friendly staff, fresh delicious food and the views are to die for! This was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ST393
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

It's not easy to find a place to have lunch ( also breakfast or dinner) right on the beach whether you'd like your feet in sand at tables w umbrellas or up on a covered deck- with view of Leadbetter beach sea and sky! Easy...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Had BEST ham and cheese sandwich!!! Simple and Delicious ... Also, others had Ahi Tuna and Turkey and Cheese Sandwich...Beautiful Ocean View ❤️❤️❤️ Wonderful Waitress... Very Attentive...

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lroesener
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Eat here for lunch great fish and chips cold beer feet in the sand overlooking the beach excellent staff very good totally recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 23barryp
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This place is an unexpected gem and very much worth a visit. Fresh produce, served simply and with great service. Lovely fresh fish and a relaxed beach feel. Do try it!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank janeW5988II
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Our party of four had one soft shell veggie taco, one shrimp taco. Both extremely messy to eat. Two hot dogs were good with fries and sweet potato fries. In addition I had a cup of clam chowder (mediocre at best) and one bottle of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lovevacationtime
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We visited for happy hour and loved the beach seating. Food was fresh and delicious and server was attentive. Chips and salsa, ahi, tacos & quesadillas were all tasty. Our group of five enjoyed the trip and would go again. Beware of the shoreline margarita,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ailra
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Long walk, but walkable. Check Google maps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-450-3222
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