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Chuck's Waterfront Grill

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113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
+1 805-564-1200
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually go to Endless Summer, but opted for Chucks instead. The menus a little more pricey, but more choices. I've always thought that the upstairs had a better view but the patio was lovely. Food was good, wait staff good. It took a little while to get seated despite plenty of open tables but the wait staff overcame any... More 

Thank ExportIng
Glendora, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the harbor and had a delicious lunch of Clam Chowder and a Seared Ahi Spinach Salad at the Grill.

Thank Char656
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially service was good but then went down hill - took over ten minutes of hand waving before we got the chance to request the bill.

Thank Philip K
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited and looking forward to our reservations at this restaurant on the harbor front. The location was ideal, the bartender super friendly, but the interior was dark and old. We had planned on eating outside but although it was sunny the heaters were inadequate to remain there even before sunset. We relocated inside and ordered a drink and... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Ate here on a chilly December evening but had a great table with in-built open flame heater. We had to wait a while for a table but the food was decent and the service friendly. A lovely spot to watch the boats in the harbour.

Thank Mark K
Alberta, Canada
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117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had been traveling all day and got in after dark. We asked for a restaurant recommendation at our hotel. A they suggested a few but we picked this one because it was nearby and we were told it would not have loud music and partying. In the dark we had a hard time finding it. We were looking for... More 

Thank MJH048
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We enjoyed our dinner on a Saturday night. We made a reservation using OpenTable but didn't really need it to eat inside at 6:30. My son enjoyed his grilled salmon with garlic mashed potatoes ($27). Both my Waterfront Crusted Halibut (sesame crusted with lobster miso sauce $35) and my husband's Alaskan Halibut "Chuck's Style" (roasted in butter - $34). The... More 

Thank Christina W
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I feel like I'm generally a pretty good picker of Restaurants. This one was just OK in my book. I went there as a single, past the prime dinner rush. I found the front deck area half empty, but they insisted seating me WAY in the back, like on the side by the doors to the kitchen. Then during my... More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Seafood dishes were incredible, especially the shrimp ceviche appetizer. Waiter was friendly and knowledgable and service was great.

Thank Michelle D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went when the restaurant opened. Some people were already seated on the deck. We were inside and it was not at all busy. Very quiet Monday night. The food was ok but not special so maybe a bit over priced. Service was ok but not great. The Cioppino was spicy - pretty good but lightbon seafood. The artichoke was... More 

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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, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?