Breakwater Restaurant

Join us at the Breakwater! Enjoy our comfortable large patio overlooking the historic, scenic Santa Barbara Harbor. A favorite of locals and tourists.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7 AM. Award winning Clam Chowder, nightly specials, fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, salads and a kid’s menu for your little mariners.

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Endless Summer Bar Café

Upstairs from Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, this surf-inspired bar-café offers great harbor views and was named one of the “top ten seafood spots by the sea” by Sunset Magazine. Happy Hour with food & drink specials like the Endless Summer Blonde Ale.

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Stella Mare’s

Overlooking the Bird Refuge in Montecito since 1996, Stella Mare’s features a glass greenhouse, sofas by the fire and the freshest innovative Santa Barbara cuisine. Casual, French Provincial décor, excellent wine list, seasonal bistro menu, cheeses and chocolate.

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  • 50 Los Patos Way; Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • (805) 969-6705
  • Tue-Sat from 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner Tue-Sat from 5pm. Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10a-2:30pm
  • $$$   Beer & Wine

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Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

This place is for the real shellfish lovers! On any given day you can find live local lobster, Maine lobster, local rock crab, California King crab, ridgeback shrimp, abalone & all varieties of delicacies from the sea. Pick your favorite (or two) & watch as the expert staff prepares it for you to order.

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Andersen’s Restaurant & Bakery

New age Scandinavian cuisine with international flair, excellent wines, melodic harp music during dinner, all accented with genuine Danish pastry and desserts. The Andersen’s love of food and people is evident as you enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dine indoors & delight in the beautiful oil paintings or outdoors on the sidewalk patio; enjoy a leisurely afternoon high tea with friends or, for larger groups, an upstairs party loft awaits you. The Andersen’s is a feast for the eye and tickle for the pallet.

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The Natural Café

Consistently voted by locals as the “best lunch,” “best health food,” and “best fish taco,” the Natural Café offers natural pastas, sandwiches & burgers, as well as fresh local fish, homemade soups, salads and wholesome burritos. Voted “best outdoor patio dining,” the downtown State Street location is a fun place to people watch while you dine! Locations: 508 State St., Santa Barbara (805) 962-9494; 361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara; (805) 685-2039; 6990 Market Place Drive, Goleta (805) 685-2039; 968 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village (805) 449-0099; 698 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo (805) 546-9200

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Fishouse Santa Barbara

Huge tropical fish tank, display kitchen, fire pit, oceanfront location, patio dining, innovative cocktails & an extensive wine list. In its ten years of operation, the FisHouse has quickly become second to none in Santa Barbara’s rich tradition of great seafood. Locally owned & operated by the same family that brought you the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company.

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  • 101 East Cabrillo Blvd; Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
  • (805) 966-2112
  • pen daily for lunch & dinner from 11:30am. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 5pm- 7pm.
  • $$   Full Bar

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The Paradise Café

The Paradise Café has been a local’s favorite for more than 25 years. The atmosphere is fun & casual and features an art deco bar, outdoor garden patio & dining rooms decorated with original local art. Steaks, seafood, chops & the signature Paradise Burger are all grilled over live Santa Maria oak. Open for lunch & dinner from 11am, Sunday Breakfast at 9am.

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Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach

Arguably the most beautiful restaurant setting in Santa Barbara, the Boathouse sits on the sand at Hendry’s Beach, amidst the bluffs. Large beachside patio with giant fire pit, inside/outside bar with fabulous cocktails, plus display kitchen with mesquite grills. Open daily from 7:30am and featuring a breakfast that is a sure fire winner any day of the week.

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Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina

The beautiful exterior of Casa Blanca is just the beginning for diners entering Santa Barbara’s hottest new Mexican restaurant - rivaled only by the wondrous interior created by local renowned architect Jeff Shelton. Delicious & innovative cuisine by Chef Onofre Zuniga is created in their spacious display kitchen. Patio dining, a private banquet facility – Casa Blanca is a joy for all the senses.

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Come back to the good ol’ days at the first and last remaining Sambo’s restaurant, located across from the yacht harbor. Owned and operated by the same family since 1957, enjoy breakfast or lunch indoors or on the patio.

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  • 216 West Cabrillo Blvd; Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • (805) 965-3269
  • Open daily from 6am-2:30pm
  • $   Beer & Wine

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Opal Restaurant & Bar

Local’s favorite, sophisticated, yet comfortable lively bistro atmosphere. Warm, genuinely hospitable Team Service. Extensive WS-award winning wine list, full bar, internationally-inspired California Cuisine.

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Chuck’s Waterfront Grill

Dine by the boats on the award winning Chuck’s Waterfront Grill deck. Full bar featuring Chuck’s original Mai-Tai’s; beer and wine list with many local favorites, including their own local Syrah made by the Brander Vineyard.

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