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“Huge portions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chuck's Waterfront Grill

Chuck's Waterfront Grill
113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
805-564-1200
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Ranked #127 of 409 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Californian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
london
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Huge portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and sat outside. I had a great tuna salad good value for food. Table next to me had burgers which was huge. No starters needed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Goleta, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely dinner overlooking the yacht harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had the early bird special top sirloin steak dinner last night. The steak was perfectly cooked. We added a salad for $4.50 and it was just perfect for us to enjoy our dinner near sunset overlooking the yacht harbor. Truly a wonderful setting for a lovely sunset dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sunnyvale, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Ate at Chuck's and it was OK. Not outstanding, but not bad, just OK. The sea bass was a little underdone. My husband's filet was just OK. There was way too much broccoli on the plate. Kinda like they were trying to fill up the plate and make it look like a lot of food. The location is nice, but again, just OK. It's on the land side of the pier and not over the water, but it does look out over the boats in the marina. The service was very good and seemed like it had a nice bar area. I might consider going back with friends for cocktails or lunch, but probably not for dinner when there are so many great places for dinner in SB.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, good service, lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

There was a band performing while we were eating and it meant the atmosphere was lovely, people were dancing and really enjoying themselves. The service was efficient and the food lovely. No complaints, we shall return!

Visited August 2013
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Camberley Surrey
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32 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Perfect Location, Delicious Food - Excellent Californian Bubbly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We wanted to eat at Brophys as it had been recommended but they dont take bookings and when we arrived the wait was an hour and a half. The waterfront grill next door sat us on the terrace in 5 mins under heat lamps with a glorious view of the harbour. The waiters were friendly and attentive.Drinks and bread arrived quickly. Main meals were slower than our other experiences in California, but no worse than in the UK! Food was delicious - Sea Bass special, Clam Linguine and an excellent crab linguine in a cream sauce. We were celebrating so had a bottle of Californian Mumms fizz - lovely - as good as the French real thing! Overall, they did us proud and the wait at Brophys would have spoiled our enjoyment of the food, however good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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