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Harbor Restaurant

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210 Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (State and Cabrillo)
+1 805-963-3311
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I agreed the Manhattan clam chowder was the best we have ever eaten. We also both had the fish tacos which were beautifully presented and just as delicious as thy appeared. Service was excellent and even though it was a gray, cloudy day, the views of the harbor are wonderful.

Thank Anita S
Culver City, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to this restaurant a few times, over the space of a number of years. The views are really quite wonderful. But the food and the service were just on the low end of average. And, overpriced. Which I suppose they can get away with on the wharf and having a nice view. Nice view, food and service not... More 

Thank julian h
Rockaway Township, NJ
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The views make this place good. Lobster was chewy. Paid $34 for fried shrimp with fries (from the lunch menu). Drinks were overpriced. There are other restaurants on the pier that were half the price and had same views. this is the same place as Longboards, FYI.

Thank Karliesjz
Baltimore, Maryland
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stopped here on the way up the pacific coast highway. We stopped in Santa Barbara at this restaurant. The food and views were great. Especially the halibut and the scallops were divine! Great selection of wine. The restaurant is located near shops on a boardwalk that can be drove on. Parking on and off the boardwalk... More 

Thank decljust
Andover, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'd be justified if you only came for the million dollar view of downtown Santa Barbara from Stearn's Wharf from the Harbor Restaurant, but you'll be even happier after the meal. Two of us came for the Thursday night special of rib eye steak and half lobster, a terrific bargain at $19, and the lobster tacos and the ahi salad... More 

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Spokane, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was able to have seafood pasta w/o garlic or onion - a rarity since most restaurants pre-prep some foods. Large amount of varied seafood and pasta cooked just right. Good service. We thought food better than ratings suggested.

Thank bettypon7
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch with a group of 5 that included two small children. Good food, good view, would recommend!

Thank SaraD656
Kendall Park, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Between terrific food and a terrific view, this is a restaurant to hit while you're on the pier. The food and service were wonderful and the view of pelicans and seals from our table next to the window was superb. If you're heading to Santa Barbara make sure you put the Harbor Restaurant on your list.

Thank mperk720
Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Harbor Restaurant is very convenient and had such a wonderful twilight view ! The service and staff are efficient and friendly.

Thank barbara c
Reno NV
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife, Kathy, and I have visited this restaurant many times over the years and have always enjoyed our visits. But, this time was different; the food was good as always but the service was quite lacking. It was on a Monday and five of us were there celebrating my wife's mother's 90th birthday. The restaurant was less than one... More 

Thank JimN1261

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?