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“Much better than I expected for a tourist location.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Longboard's Grill

Longboard's Grill
210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
805-963-3311
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Ranked #205 of 450 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Brewster, New York
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Much better than I expected for a tourist location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I was afraid that because of it's prime location on the pier it would be mediocre & touristy, but it was much better than I expected. The portions were large the food was good not to mention the wonderful view. BTW the parking on the pier is free with validation for 90 minutes. A bit loud.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Thousand Oaks, CA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fun Place to Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Really nice waitress and just a gorgeous place to eat during a sunset...they were very acommodating to help us set up for a large group right where we wanted to sit.

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great rooftop spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The food is okay and the drinks are good, great rooftop for a sunny day. Super casual, with peanut shells all over the floor (on purpose), but if on vacation, go spend your money on the nicer spot downstairs.

Visited April 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great location, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We made this a special night as we were leaving for Yosemite the next morning and really wanted to stay longer but thought we give this a go. We had not booked so had a 20 minute wait for a table but the hostess was excellent and kept us informed of the progress. Service was excellent and the staff were very patient as it was busy and it was full of family's and couples so different groups. Menu was good and we thought well priced given the location which some places would have charged more for. It had a good choice of food and the fish dishes were excellent which we both had. Can be busy and crowded so not great for a personal quiet night but a good atmosphere and a view to be enjoyed.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Date night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

My husband and I make Friday's our "date night." On nice days, we almost always opt for Longboards. I did make the mistake of ordering the Mai Tai one time - this is not a drink for the faint of heart - it's powerful! After that, I stuck to wine, but it was very good! Beautiful view, good service - servers are always very attentive and helpful. It's a great spot.

Visited December 2012
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