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Longboard's Grill

210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
805-963-3311
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Ranked #224 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

we stopped here for a drink while enjoying the pier. Service was attentive. Our waitress had to explain to a foreign traveler that they were tipping her too much. She could have easily pocketed the money, we admired her for her honesty and tipped her well.

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Doubice, Czech Republic
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is charming. Nice staff and stunning views. Unfortunatelly, it's very expensive for what you get. The food was good, but paying 40 bucks for one beer and fish & chips is quite much. But sitting and watching surfers in the harbor is nice!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Longboards offers a view that you cant beat for a dining experience. Unfortunately, the food here is downright bad (and WAY overpriced). Total tourist trap. Service was good though, and the tequila oyster shooter ($10) was good. Walk further down the pier and youll find a better dining alternative!

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Southern California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I am a Santa Barbara local and have been here twice. The food is Serves luke-warm and is boring. 3.95 for a cup if coffee that tastes like Folgers. No refills on a $4.00 Lemon-aide. Our server today, Casey, was great, I would have given her excellent but she couldn't tell me the brad of coffee, though se did ask... More

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San Diego, California
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295 reviews 295 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Always a favorite for us!!! We enjoy going for lunch when we get in to Santa Barbara. The beer on tap is sooo good! Atmosphere is real beachy Southern California. Very relaxed and laid back. Eat out side and enjoy the scenery. I always get a burger, you can not go wrong withe the food.

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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Clam chowder had good flavor but too few clams. Berry pie just okay. Liked the margarita. Waitress was great.

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Longboard's Grill has a dining room downstairs that seres Lunch & Dinner. We went there last night as the view of the harbor is spectacular. As we were early for dinner we started with some nice Santa Barbara wine upstairs. The salmon wellington that we both had was the best we have ever had, We followed with one desert... More

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Waihi Beach, NZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Rolled into Santa Barbara and found this excellent Surf themed bar and grill on Stearns Wharf. Menu was limited to burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta and a few seafood dishes. Food was very tasty and the view was great looking across the bay towards the city and marina. Discovered the complimentary valet parking on the wharf as we left...so drive up... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of the best spots in town for a view of Santa Barbara from the sea, without having to go on a boat! Only downside is the bird crap all over the windows!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped here while heading north along the coast and enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. We were seated upstairs on a sunny day with great views of the harbor. Comfortable chairs, tables with umbrellas for shade, seagulls walk about eating peanuts and shells off the floor. Our server was pleasant, appeared quickly after we were seated, and served us drinks... More

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