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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
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
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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Santa Barbara, United States
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harbor restaurant did a wonderful job making our Thanksgiving meal a great experience. Lamb chops the BEST. Enough options for every type of eater, including kids. Wait staff did an outstanding job as well.

1 Thank Steen H
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's just two of us at home now, so I decided NOT to cook a Thanksgiving dinner. Rather, i made a reservation on Open Table at the Harbor Restaurant on the Pier in Santa Barbara. res was for 6:30, for the Buffet dinner. We were seated pretty much right at 6:30. Waiter there in a minute - took the drink... More 

1 Thank kmckee3730
Salida, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good. I didn't care for the clam chowder - it was more of a cream of celery with a little taste of clams. But the prime rib was outstanding and cooked just right.

Thank MzMurf
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect spot to watch the ocean waves. Just beautiful! One problem though is the menu and lack of vegan or vegetarian friendly fare. I realize this is a great seafood/turf spot but it would be great to have at least one veggie option. Wait staff is great - our server helped me create something I could enjoy.... More 

Thank Robyn C
Ojai, CA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Harbor Restaurant is our favorite in Santa Barbara. In fact, we dine there every Monday evening for sunset. The staff is warm, the food tasty (especially the Atlantic salmon) and the margaritas wonderful. But the view in every direction is sublime. A special place operated by special people.

Thank ojaitraveler77
Santa Barbara
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The waiter served a full dinner instead of the appetizer that was ordered. That item was double the price of the appetizer. When an adjustment was requested, the manager said, "You ate it. You pay for it." My response, "See you in court." Unless you are a fan of Judge Wappner and Judge Judy, it would be wise to avoid... More 

1 Thank Eristikos
San Bernardino, California
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Santa Barbara was our first port on our "Ruby Princess" cruise in Sept. We walked over to Stearns Wharf as soon as we got off our tender. We found the Harbor Restaurant two years ago on another cruise. Once again, we had their clam chowder which was served in a heavy coffee mug. At $9.00, it was worth it. I... More 

Thank socaltravelers2016
Indio, California
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450 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is on Stearns Wharf. It's a nice restaurant with super views. We found a parking place in the lot next door so stopped for a light lunch and to rest. The waitress was enthusiastic and friendly. We ordered the crab and artichoke dip with chips as I'm gluten free and a shrimp cocktail. The dip was good. The... More 

Thank Bensus
Waldwick, New Jersey
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Although the food was good you are paying for where you are( on the pier) & scenery. Lobster roll sandwich $26, shrimp scampi $39 & seafood pasta $36. Decor could use some updating.

Thank D C
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

After a full day of walking the streets of Santa Barbara, we joined some friends at the Harbor House restaurant. We had a wonderful table upstairs overlooking the harbor. I ordered a Mean mai tai, OMG, if you are in to very strong drinks, go to this place. We enjoyed our experience at this restaurant, we didn't have food so... More 

Thank mikrin

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?