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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 #60 of 450 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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Sacramento CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner here with a business associate. While reservations are highly recommended, we were able to get a table as a walkin at 5:30 on a Friday. If you don't know Santa Barbara, parking can be a bit tricky to find. We ended up parking on the street a few blocks away and walking to the restaurant. The hostess... More 

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Geneva, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We just decided on the spur of the moment this afternoon, to go and get oysters at the Enterprise! Walked in and got a table by the bar, just as Happy Hour began. We had two excellent craft draft beers, and ordered a dozen oysters, and some calamari. All were excellent. Service was good, and friendly. For locals their $100... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped by at the Enterprise Fish Co. on our tour with "Savor Santa Barbara Food Tours". They served us a wonderful lobster bisque and I knew we would have to return for dinner later in the day. The restaurant décor is intriguing and worth a walk thru to see it.

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

Thanks for making us a part of your trip, Andy! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed our signature lobster bisque. We'll see you next time you make it out to CA! Take care, Maia H. Manager More 

Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lots of really good West Coast Fish in very friendly surroundings . Fun for the whole family. Recomended

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

It's so great to hear you had fun at our place, William. Thanks for the support and we hope to have you and the family back soon! All the best, Maia H., Manager More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We booked the reservation to this place for late dinner, but while walking through the area decided to visit the restaurant right away. We asked and got the table in 3 minutes. Our server was Nicole; she is one of the best servers I have ever met. Plus she is really beautiful. Food was really tasty, with normal price for... More 

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

It sounds like Nicole took excellent care of you! I'll be sure to let her know she earned a shout out. The next time you visit Santa Barbara, we hope to welcome you back in to check out more of our menu! Best, Maia H. Manager More 

Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We are so glad we went here.... character of the establishment was wonderful! Very busy, all ages, singles, couples and groups and really good seafood.

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

I'm so glad you loved our vibe, Thalver! We're all about having a good time with good people. We'll see you next time! Cheers, Maia H. Manager More 

Santa Barbara, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food is freshly grilled and the portions are generous. This place is good every time. The fish is tasty and vegetables are crisp, the bread is wonderful.

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

I'm thrilled to hear you always have a delicious meal here! Thanks for making us one of your go-to spots in the area. We'll see you next time you're craving your seafood favorites! Best, Maia H. Manager More 

Los Gatos
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was the day after Thanksgiving, so probably not the best time to have a quiet meal as the place was packed. They do take reservations so that is good to ensure you can get a seat. I had the sword fish which was very fresh and arrived 15 minutes after I ordered it. Our table was near their exhibition... More 

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

Aside from the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! It's always nice to see our team preparing your dinner, right? The next time you're around Santa Barbara, we'd love to welcome you in. Best, Maia H. Manager More 

Santa Barbara
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been frequenting the Enterprise for years and it is always a "go to" spot when we want to take out of town guests out for a nice Santa Barbara seafood meal. It is usually crowded, but has a nice bar and great people watching. Service is always good and food is consistently good.

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

Thanks for making us one of your go-to spots! We're so glad you trust us to take care of your out-of-town friends and family. We'll see you next time for more of your seafood favorites! Take care, Maia H. Manager More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fish Enterprise has been around a long time in SB. It's a place downtown Santa Barbara on State Str. next to train station catering mostly to tourists. Locals take their friends and family for dinner for a loud, fun seafood place. Can be pricey but lots to see and do. Great for families because it is loud and YOU can... More 

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

There's nothing we love more than serving up fresh seafood to locals and travelers alike, Dan! I'm glad to hear you enjoy coming in with family and friends. We'll see you next time! Take care, 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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