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Mac's Fish & Chips Shop - CLOSED

503 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
+1 805-897-1160
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fish chips” (26 reviews)
“haggis” (18 reviews)
“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
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503 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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1 - 10 of 209 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed the casual atmosphere and wonderful food! The Toad in a hole was very good, and the portions were extremely generous. We were there when they opened, so there was no wait, but I would expect this place to get...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I'm a Brit living in California. I don't miss much about Blighty, but occasional fish n chips is one thing. We stopped off in Santa Barbara a week back and I spied the British Union Jack flag outside. We were excited to see what these...More

3  Thank MBell_TA
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Order at the counter then grab a table. Fish comes in small, regular or large portion either by it's self or with fries or with fries and a side. We got a small w/fries & coleslaw and a regular with fries and an 8oz chowder....More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We recently returned from Scotland where we had lots of great fish and chips. Mac's stands up very well when compared to what we had in the UK. A small, friendly restaurant on State Street, which is the main shopping street in town. So, well...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered the whale and shared it between two people the fish was flaky and perfectly fried. The calm chowder was delicious and for desert we got deep fried Twix "with love" which adds Chantilly cream and chocolate syrup.....it was way too good. It probably...More

Thank tessababy123456789
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just off the cruise ship and spotted deep fried haggis. Had to try. Tasty & Delicious. Fish and Chips were well done and tasty.

Thank IrishKnight1942
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect light battered cod.. I found the chips a bit greasy. Yummy yummy tartar sauce. Menu British fare. Large portions for money. Order at the counter. Grab your cutlery and meal delivered to your table.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

On the Food Network's "Triple D"show with Guy Fieri, the owner of this establishment--visiting from the UK--said that he and his wife decided to open this place because "there was no good fish place in Santa Barbara". Besides the fact that there are at least...More

1  Thank billyboy53
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

British owned but catering for other tastes I think! Fish looked nice but can't comment as went for a pie, which looked fab but wasnt. Mushy peas didn't taste of anything and the chips where definately not 'chippy chips' more like fried jacket chips which...More

1  Thank Mac1963
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We tried this restaurant because it was on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It did not disappoint. We had the Fish and Chips, Clam Chowder and Cole Slaw. All very good. The Fish is very tasty, not too heavy or greasy. Very good. It definitely is...More

Thank Carol W
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-897-1160
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