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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

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225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
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805-962-3313
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Description: Just a few blocks from the waterfront, our restaurant in Santa Barbara...
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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  • 295
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  • 273
    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great team dinner

Enjoyed dinner. Quiet night so the 16 of us had the place to ourselves. Food was good and prices reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chris B
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed dinner. Quiet night so the 16 of us had the place to ourselves. Food was good and prices reasonable.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has a surprisingly cozy atmosphere for a large restaurant and offers a nice menu. We went for the happy hour. The house wine was good, and the bar food selections varied. We particularly liked the beef satay, flavorful and tender. We did not order from the regular menu, but the food served to others looked tasty.b

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Thank Susan s
Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we have guests in Santa Barbara, we would bring them to Enterprise Fish. Our favorite is their Ahi Poke and fried calamari. The quality of the food is always top notch and the customer service is very good. I highly recommend this place.

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Thank Racel1028
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant came recommended by locals, so we checked it out, not knowing what to expect. well: The seafood here is amazing! And look around you, this restaurant is filled with fun stuff! Quite photogenic! Staff is okay. Busy and polite, could be a little more friendly. But still, this place is a must visit when in Santa Barbara!

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Downey, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is difficult to find and park......address is on State St., but parking is around the back., and can't say it is really accessible except at the train station That being said it is worth the extra effort to eat there......the restaurant is lively and fast paced....the food was terrific. Claim Chowder is great, and the salmon was prepared... More 

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Thank travlinash3
Reno, Nevada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stumbled onto this place and the vibe was great and it was packed on a Tuesday night so we went in and really enjoyed ourselves and had some great fish.. I would recommend this place, nice casual atmosphere with great food

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

Thanks for your recommendation! I'm delighted you were a fan of the atmosphere, food, and all-around experience you had with us! Sometimes mid-week adventures really are the best. Hope to see you again next time you're visiting from Reno, Eryn H. Manager More 

simi valley
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of Fish Dishes and reasonable. Excellent and friendley service full bar good location.

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

Sounds like you had an all-around great time! I'm delighted you were just a big a fan of the variety on our menu as the actual dishes themselves. The fact that you found our service top notch is awesome, too -- we always want our guests to feel like they're at home here! Hope to see you again soon, Eryn... More 

Ojai, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times and each time I has been better than the last. They have a huge salt water aquarium as you walk in and if you get the chance, sit up there. Not as loud. Great drinks, food and dessert.

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

I'm delighted each time you've stopped in that your experience has been even better than the one before! It sounds like you're a big fan of our drink specials, entrees, and dessert too, which is awesome! It's also wonderful that you've found your spot over by the aquarium and appreciate the quieter atmosphere there! Hope to have you back again... More 

New York City, New York
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this place and as you can see I have been to many restaurants. The service is top notch and the food is divine! Great selection of seafood. Something items are over priced while others are decently priced so it's about paying some attention to what to order. The smoked sedat salad was great and the soups are... More 

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

We think you're divine too, Hunter! Having you dine with us was our pleasure. I'm delighted you enjoyed the selection just as much as the seafood itself! We really care about our customers, so it's wonderful to hear you picked up on that through our service, too. Hope to have you back next time you're visiting from NYC, Eryn H.... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This continues to be the go to restaurant in Santa Barbara. This lunch was another really good experience at the Enterprise Fish Co. I had the skewer of scallops over the caprese salad. Delicious. As usual the wait staff were perfect, knowledgeable,friendly and efficient. We will continue to be regulars and if you enjoy seafood and great service, go here!

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

The fact that we're your favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara is music to my ears! I'm delighted you enjoyed the scallops and caprese salad just as much as the service! Knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient are always what we're going for. Looking forward to next time! Take care, Eryn H. Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-962-3313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene

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.
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

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