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Brophy Bros.

119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (340 reviews)
“fish and chips” (175 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I ate outside for lunch. We had the cold seafood platter. It was so fresh and wonderful. The fresh crab was my favorite. The clam chowder was delicious. Our main course was local sea bass. It was outstanding. This was our favorite...More

Thank Jilldavis1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere right at the marina. Great views. Good chowder. Varied menu of fresh or fried seafood. Fast service. The "happenin' spot".

Thank steven c
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here as it was recommended by two people we randomly met on our travels. They did not steer us wrong. We sat at the bar & enjoyed the views. The staff are fantastic & the food was scrumptious. Would definitely recommend for...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great location on the water, but the food was not good at all. Just big plates of low-quality food that is served very, very fast. So, basically, it was fast food in a non-fast-food environment. The bloody mary in the bar was good, though.

Thank DevMarc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dives and Dinner would like this place! Fun happening place. Fun food, great atmosphere. Worth the wait.

Thank Neuroblade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're from New England. It's not often that fried clams and authentic New England clam chowder are on the menu. They were on Brophy's menu! My boyfriend loves fried clams and chowder, so, of course, he ordered them. They were delicious. I had the grilled...More

Thank PeaceAndSerenity
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I sat at the upstairs bar, had the garlic baked clams, and the beer battered shrimp. First of all, the GBC - crazy, crazy good. Bread crumbs flavored with I think horseradish and bacon atop clams. Amazing. The beer battered shrimp were hot, crisp, sweet,...More

Thank Rose L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside tables offer a fantastic view of the harbor's dock area although a bit cramped for space. Service was excellent. Expect a wait to get seated. Food was pretty average I felt. The seafood stew is a must, as is their clam chowder - both...More

Thank alimariew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anybody who has visited -- or lived in -- Santa Barbara is missing a huge attraction if they haven't dropped in at Brophy's Restaurant on the harbor front -- literally! Sitting on the outside veranda in the semi-tropical breeze or just munching at the bar...More

Thank dbuford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal here although we were a bit crammed in around our table. Chowder was good and a selection of shellfish: clams, scallops and shrimp were crispy, juicy and delicious. The ciopinno was very good. Service was a bit rushed as it...More

Thank Annie R
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18 March 2017|
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Response from Buffalogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
they have gluten free pasta and other gf options.
Duncan C
27 January 2017|
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Response from NilsGB | Reviewed this property |
No reservations but you can put your name down and have a drink in the bar and they will grab you when the table is ready.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-4418
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor. You’ll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at this true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the “small” menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the “long” menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals’ favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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