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The Hungry Cat - Santa Monica Canyon

100 W. Channel Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 90402
(310) 459-3337
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Ranked #159 of 450 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pacific Coast Highway
Description: The Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon, our third location, sits on the PCH with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Chef/owner David Lentz & crew continue to focus on high quality fish paired with the best locally sourced ingredients, often from nearby farmer's markets. The 13 seat raw bar showcases Pacific and Atlantic oysters, Santa Barbara sea urchin, raw and marinated fish dishes, crab and lobster. The market-inspired bar specializes in seasonal cocktails, craft brews and a wine list geared toward seafood. The Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon is open daily serving dinner. Valet Parking is available!
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English first
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you are in the vicinity of Santa Monica, you have to try this restaurant. Simply superb fresh food! This place is a seafood, rawbar and cocktails restaurant. Nice friendly atmosphere with great service. If you like spicy drinks: try the margarita drink done with hot peppers; forgot the name :0( ! Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals (see... More 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful seafood selections. If you don't care for seafood your choices are very limited. Specialty drinks were tastey, but pricey, too.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed our time at the Hungry Cat. The service was very good. The food was fresh tasting and quite flavorful.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

While on vacation, we were just up the Road from this restaurant, which was recommended by one of the managers of our B & B (The Channel Road Inn) and liked it so much we went back a second time after a disappointing happy hour elsewhere. The seafood and fish are very fresh and served in ways that allow the... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This restaurant puts together some interesting ingredients. You would think that it wouldn't work, but trust. It does work. I had the swordfish. It was placed on top of a sauce, farro, herbs. It was finished off with Greek yogurt and a spicy, herb salsa. Boy, did it work.! Go early because it gets really crowded and it's pretty noisy.

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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Recommended by a good friend who is a bit of a foodie, we checked this restaurant out when looking for good seafood. We were not disappointed. The space itself is not too bad. Modern but not sterile. The windows were a bit small so we could not see out to the water, which was across the highway. Oh well. Had... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Went there for Sunday brunch .... The menu was limited and very "different" in terms of the dishes - the food was good but overpriced. The service was fine, but there was no "atmosphere" to speak of. The patio is small, with little or no shade. With the varied choices of brunch around town, I will not be going back.

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Villingili
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Parking is expensive and the place was very quiet and a little boring. I went with friends on Friday night and it wasn't the place to be. The food was good but the ambience didn't help. Wonderful handsome waiter, everything else was ok.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Alert!!! This is not in Santa Barbara! It is in Santa Monica, CA. HUGE difference in location. Trip Advisor please correct ASAP. Fish is superb and dishes inventive. If you want the interesting and delicious seasonal flavors mixed with a unique point of view on food, go here! You're not going to get traditional boring seafood here. And if you're... More 

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Oceanside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had seriously one of my best ever hamburger at this place. Very cool atmosphere, great food. Great bar.

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Additional Information about The Hungry Cat - Santa Monica Canyon

Address: 100 W. Channel Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 90402
Phone Number: (310) 459-3337
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood

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