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Longboard's Grill

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210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
805-963-3311
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good food at a GREAT price!

I came into this restaurant/bar with a large group of 18 people, kids and adults, and asked the restaurant if they could accommodate us. They went out of their way to set up tables for us very quickly so we wouldn't have to wait. They also made it very accessible as we had someone in our party who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
britofam4
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Cypress, California
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for a reasonably priced restaurant for a great hamburger and found one at Longboard's Grill. This place is upstairs and offers a great view of Santa Barbara Harbor at Stearns Wharf. The service was pleasant and the atmosphere with the old surf boards was pretty cool. I highly recommend coming here!

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Thank Frank B
Cypress, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came into this restaurant/bar with a large group of 18 people, kids and adults, and asked the restaurant if they could accommodate us. They went out of their way to set up tables for us very quickly so we wouldn't have to wait. They also made it very accessible as we had someone in our party who is in... More 

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Thank britofam4
Vail, Colorado
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views, casual dining, excellent clam chowder, all you can eat shelled peanuts, great lunch special (burger and beer for $9.95), what's not to like??

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Thank ruhskis
Vancouver, Canada
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360 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located out on the pier, you can't beat the location. We were here on a windy day and the glass screen around the outdoor seating area made it very comfortable. Our servers were very pleasant but it seemed they maybe lacked a bit of training. For the most part, the quality of the food was OK, except for the cheese... More 

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Thank Lonelobster
Somerville, United States
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

While visiting Santa Barbara recently my husband and I twice visited Longboard's Grill for lunch. Once was at mid day, once at sunset. The January sunshine on the roof deck was sublime to we Bostonians! The food and drink were fine too. Great guacamole, salsa, tacos, and burgers. The staff was very friendly and the service was good Great spot... More 

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Thank Ellen M
United Kingdom
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546 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We ate here on our first evening in SB, arriving at around 8pm. There was only one other table taken, I suspect that you won't be able to get a seat in summer due to its location. The food was pretty good as was the service. There was no atmosphere though so we moved on after eating.

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Thank UkSil
Winter Park, FL
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to LA for lunch. We sat on the outdoor porch overlooking the beautiful bay and beach. The food was pretty good but the location and weather even better. This is a great option for a visit to SB. One of the wait staff spilled some beer on my daughter's camera bag and to make... More 

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Thank weissattys
Brazil
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248 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Kudos for location. Food is good. We had fish and chips and fried shrimp. The place was crowed and service wasn't that great, confusing and slow. Maybe outside would have been better, but it was pretty windy the day we ate here.

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Thank BrazilAca
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We love coming here for a drink or lunch while walking our dog. Great views, fun atmosphere, casual. Sometimes great seafood. But yesterday, we were asked if our dog was a "service dog". I asked why the change, and the young waitress said it's a State law, but that's incorrect. The State law is that outside areas can have dogs.... More 

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Thank Sbmargo
Costa Rica
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

From the three restaurants at the pier this is the one that looked the best. Inside the restaurant is cozy with noce views. The food is ok but no amazing, and we felt it was quite overprized. I had a californian shirah glass (small) for $13.- The service is awful. Guys are nice but they are clueless or not properly... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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?