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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
805-962-3313
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Ranked #62 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Amtrak
Description: Just a few blocks from the waterfront, our restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat.
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Goleta, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We are locals and the Enterprise is our place to go for a splurge on excellent seafood. The menu selection to really huge and every meal there has been "write home about" quality.

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Buellton, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I went here with a buddy on a Sunday evening, and there was surprisingly no wait. There is a very nice variety of food on the menu, and some nice house special cocktails. The Jambalaya was fairly traditional, with fish, shrimp and sausage, the flavor was very good, and it came with great cornbread. Our server was attentive without hovering... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My wife, father-in-law and I ate here for my wife's birthday. The food was cooked to perfection. I had steak and lobster. My wife and father in law had the blacken Mahi Mahi. Everything down to grilled veggies was awesome. The makers mark n coke was 3/4 whiskey and 1/4 coke (how it should be) and my wife had gummy... More 

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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review

I'm more than thrilled to hear you all enjoyed such a fantastic birthday dinner with us! Thank you so much for letting us know about your visit, and I'm truly grateful for the amazing feedback. We're looking forward to having you back again soon! Best wishes, Maia H. Manager More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enterprise is always good for a fun night out. Not necessarily the best food in the world, but definitely good enough to make for a fun night. Great lively scene. Fun bar and great happy hour. Don't come here if you're looking for a quiet fine dining experience.

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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments on our bar and happy hour, Lee! It's great to know that we provide such a fun experience for group outings. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you back again soon! Kindly, Maia H. Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Enterprise Fish Co offers good-value fresh fish dishes in a bare-brick trendy environment just a few blocks off the beach in the heart of Santa Barbara. Parking is easy and cheap and everyone in our large party said that the fish was good, though not outstanding. Service was humorous and snappy. We went as a party of 11 people and... More 

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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback about your visit! It's always great to hear what we do well and what can still be improved upon, so we really appreciate your review. We hope you'll come back again for another fun dinner with friends soon! Best wishes, Maia H. Manager More 

Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

just on the bridge at State St this is a very good place and popular for a casual evening drink and good bar type food.

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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments on our food and drinks! We appreciate the feedback and hope we'll get to see you for a fun happy hour soon. Cheers, Maia H. Manager More 

London suburbs
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183 reviews 183 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have dined at this restaurant on a couple of previous occasions when we were placed at the front of the establishment. On this occasion the place was quite full (late Sunday lunch eaters or people having a very early dinner?) and we found ourselves towards the rear at the side of the kitchen area which I found unattractive and... More 

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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you enjoy the food whenever you come in, but sorry that you only experience some mediocre customer service. I'll definitely follow up with my team to make sure we're all offering the best and friendliest service possible for all our customers. We hope you'll come again soon -- perhaps to give our happy hour a... More 

Maryland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You just cannot beat the happy hour prices at Enterprise Fish House. We stopped by twice recently. The place has a lively, friendly atmosphere. The two of us ordered wine, draft beer, or a mixed drink, and the check for one round for the two of us was only $7.50. The bartender was quick, efficient, and pored strong mixed drinks.

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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you had such a great happy hour with us! Thanks for sharing your experience -- I'll definitely let our bartenders know that they're doing a great job! We hope to see you back for another fun happy hour soon. Cheers, Maia H. Manager More 

El Paso, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food at Enterprise Fish Co was pretty good, the portions were generous, and the drinks were stiff. However, the restaurant was very busy and chaotic, even on what was likely an off-night. This is a good tourist destination, but not necessarily a place to go back to regularly. Recommend making a reservation! We made a reservation and were sat... More 

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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and drinks with us, but sorry to hear it was a little too busy whenever you came in. We do our best to get everyone seated as quickly as possible and with the best customer service possible. We hope you'll give us another try soon! Best wishes, Maia H. Manager More 

Crockett, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We love the appetizers. This is a fun place and has consistently good, not great, but good fish. The service has always been good but then we avoid the busiest times. They serve all the time so this is easy to do. It attracts many tourists so avoid the high volume times and you will be rewarded with good service... More 

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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Nancy -- I'm happy to hear you find our food and service to be consistently good! We enjoy having loyal customers like you -- and please feel free to reach out at any time with suggestions on how we can continue improving. Best, Maia H. Manager More 

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Additional Information about Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

Address: 225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
Phone Number: 805-962-3313
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood

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