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The Endless Summer bar-cafe

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113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
+1 805-576-7985
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Culver City, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Some people prefer Brophy Bros. But there is ALWAYS a wait that is wayyyy too long over there. Endless Summer, always seems to have room. The views are just as great, and I find that the food is just as good, and in some cases, better. Having a drink and watching the colors change on the mountains at sunset is... More 

Thank julian h
Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Endless summer bar-cafe is a gem of a place. Great view of harbor and better yet....... the most delicious clam chowder. Fish and chips could not get better anywhere else and don' t forget to try chicken sandwich (you will be pleasantly surprised) .

Thank sydney025
Santa Barbara, California
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152 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Grab a drink at the bar or on the patio and laugh with the bartenders as the tourists come to rent paddle boards below and fail. Make sure you hop on the "Lil Toot" and head over to the wharf!

Thank TheTravelingDuckie
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very simple, friendly restaurant. Nice view of the harbor, even at night. The fish and chips were excellent. The clam chowder was very good as well, but not really extraordinary. Good casual spot to grab some fish

Thank Tom L
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a great view! The food was good, nothing super special, but definitely good. They had an interesting choice of cocktails that were very good as well. The atmosphere is perfect for a nice leisurely dinner on the water.

Thank Brianna C
Chino Hills, California
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192 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

According to their website happy hour starts at 11:30 am. We came here at 2:30 and we're told happy hour actually starts at 3 pm. No big deal, we waited a half hour and had some New England calm chowder which were terrific. The bartender, David Guzman, and our server, Julian were great. They gave us excellent service. The food... More 

Thank JEFlippo
Santa Barbara
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This place is great go have a beer and fresh fish with some of the local fisherman that actually caught the fish! Great prices on food and drink, great Happy Hour and during the week there is music! Free popcorn too. And the best view in town of the monutains and ocean same view # 1 place to go!

Thank sbdolphin62
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It hardly rains in Southern California so we ventured to Santa Barbara thinking it was going to clear up on this Sunday afternoon. Weather forecaster was wrong but we always need the rain and made the best of it by taking in the sights and stopping at the harbor for lunch. While I couldn't put my finger on what exactly... More 

Thank olinmom
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This restaurant is small and parking can be difficult. While chatting with your friends over food or a drink, enjoy a view of the Harbor. It appears to be a gathering place for locals and tourists alike. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Prices are a little high but it is in a high rent area!

Thank Firehousecat
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is truly a great spot in Santa Barbara. Great drinks and food. Plus the location is ideal for a fun meal. The surfboards and posters on display is an added bonus! Kevin the bartender is outstanding as well!!

Thank CraigHibbard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-576-7985

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