We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Harbor Restaurant

££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
210 Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (State and Cabrillo)
+1 805-963-3311
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 264: English reviews
Kendall Park, New Jersey
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I had such a great time at Thanksgiving, that we decided to come back for Christmas dinner. we brought our friend Terry, and the three of us had a wonderful evening eating great food and drinking great wine. our first round was nibbling on tamales, ceviche, shrimp, crab claws, coconut shrimp. then back to the buffet line... More 

Thank kmckee3730
Santa Barbara, United States
Level Contributor
59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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
43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

2 Thank Eristikos

Travellers who viewed Harbor Restaurant also viewed


Been to Harbor Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Harbor Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?