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“Poor Dinner and Dessert” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

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
Price range: $30 - $50
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.
Orange County, CA
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Poor Dinner and Dessert”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

I tried to enjoy a nice dinner at Enterprise Fish and was severly disappointed. Both of our meals were cold and undercooked. Although we did send them back, they came back on luke warm. My fish was the poorest quality fish I have ever had. The server was gracious to offer a complimentary dessert which also was the worst ice cream I have ever had. How anyone can screw up ice cream is beyond me? In any case, save your money and go elsewhere. There are many nice restaurants in the SB area to enjoy.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
“Just OK - go for lunch and happy hour deals only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

We had to send back several items during dinner last week. Our fish items were undercooked and cold, and the blueberry cobbler dessert was so bad we sent it back and got something else. A good cookbook would be of benefit to the person(s) planning and designing the menu here. Bar staff friendly, go for a drink in this old laundry warehouse redecorated with a fishing theme and then move on as it is too pricey to get away with making such basic mistakes.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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South London
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here and would certainly like to visit it again to sample the rest of the extensive menu. My sashimi was lovely, really fresh tasting. I followed that with blackened louisiana cat fish which was delicious and finished off with battered strawberries, again just lovely. My wife was more refined than me and ate trout which she thoroughly enjoyed. We were met with a good friendly welcome, sat down on time and received great service. No complaints from me!

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Santa Barbara, California
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“Thumbs up for Happy Hour; Thumbs down on Tuesday's Lobster special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2008

I always enjoy their happy hour special ... limited but good appetizer menu, extensive list of drinks ... great happy hour prices!

Went in for dinner on a Tuesday ... tried their lobster special ... reasonably priced ... lobster was a little dry! I was disappointed ... but the experience will not hinder me from going to the restaurant again to try other entree in their dinner menu.

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“We went on the crab legs...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2008

We went on the crab legs on special night...GREAT crab legs. Great atmosphere and service.

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