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210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
805-963-3311
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great tacos & location

We ate in the patio area of the upstairs after a whale watching trip. The restaurant is on Stearns Wharf, and from our table we watched sailing lessons in the harbor. Very good fish & shrimp tacos and excellent service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Mary R
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We ate in the patio area of the upstairs after a whale watching trip. The restaurant is on Stearns Wharf, and from our table we watched sailing lessons in the harbor. Very good fish & shrimp tacos and excellent service.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food was as it's name implies, grill fare. Good selection of bar seafood and good selection of drink variety and beer on tap. The staff was super friendly and despite being a single woman traveling solo, I had a relaxed visit.

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67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for a late lunch with the sun shining. Word to the wise, it gets really hot outside. The free peanuts are fun to enjoy waiting for your food. The food is average at best but the view of course is superb.

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Goleta, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Brought my Indiana cousin, her husband and their friends for lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The menu is varied with something for all tastes. Food is standard fare prepared well. But the real reason to come here is the view, you cannot beat it anywhere. Because of the glass walls you will be protected if it's windy.

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Riverbank, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Out on Stern's pier this upper floor eatery has a wonderful view of the harbor, a most friendly and helpful staff, simple but complete menu and very moderate price considering the location.

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Novato, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If your want to eat on Stearn's Wharf and not break the bank, Longboard's is a good option. Their rooftop deck overlooking the harbor and beach provides the a seaside ambience, but tables are tight and it can be loud when they are busy. Abundant supplies of roasted peanuts are available to diners. The menu offers many appetizers, sandwiches, salads,... More 

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Allendale, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

It was a beautiful day in Santa Barbara, so we took a walk on the pier. The football game was on, so we stopped at Longboard's to check the score. We ended up sitting at the bar for the whole game, enjoying a few Mean Tais (watch out!), and shared some delicious appetizers. There is outdoor seating and great service... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a meal here with family prior to departing santa barbara. It was very good and the surfing theme of the place suited my family well as we are avid surfers and love the sea.The waitress was very pleasant, weather glorious-even for January and the view of the landscape surrounding Santa Barbara was a bonus!

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fantastic view of coast and harbor, patio is very comfortable . The staff is very good and have excellent knowledge what they are serving . The food is good quality , a little more expense but that is to be expected for the location. We have taken a number of friends and relatives to Long Boards over the years.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were in Santa Barbara for the Christmas Boat Parade. Walked upstairs to Longboard's and were seated on the deck with a perfect view just as the fireworks went off. Service was excellent. The Lobster Mac and Cheese was one of the best I have ever had. Plenty of lobster! We also ordered fish tacos. Also really good with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-963-3311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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