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“Great View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor Restaurant

Harbor Restaurant
210 Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-3311
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Ranked #114 of 436 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State and Cabrillo
Transit: The 'wharf woodie' and the local trollies can bring customers form the downtown area to Stearn's Wharf.
Santa Barbara, California
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600 reviews 600 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 164 cities Reviews in 164 cities
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
“Great View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a nice restaurant. You can sit outside in two locations. I would sit in the bar area and eat. The food is good and so is the view!

Visited January 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“awesome for the christmas lights at the harbor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

food and service was not very good- they were very under staffed for the festival of christmas lights. food came out in pieces (every meal for 10 people arrived at different times- even the kids meals- not good if you have 4 hungry kids and only 1 gets their food). all i can say is the location is good- not the food

Visited December 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
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“Great views and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The view, day or night, makes this an above average venue. I love coastal CA, so a water view makes this place special. There are few restaurants in SB that have ideal water views (no roads, boats or boardwalks cluttering the view). We all enjoyed our meals of fresh ingredients. The wait staff was attentive in just the right amount. and very genuine. I also liked the calm atmosphere. The venue was not loud, unlike other places, so we could enjoy our conversation. Though we had a reservation on Saturday night, we arrived early and were seated immediately. Definitely a nice choice for conversation, atmosphere, and quality.

Visited February 2013
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california
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“ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

nice view, nice staff, food so so, sun wonderful. not sure if we will come back with so many other choices.

Visited February 2013
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Bowie, Maryland
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“Good Food, Great Service; Fantastic Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Ate here during lunch on a business trip and loved it. Our waiter was attentive, the food was tasty, and the scenery was pleasant. We ate at a corner table and got to witness the diving seagulls. The clam chowder was amazing and portions were generous. Definitely the best spot in Santa Barbara for fine-casual dining.

  • Visited January 2013
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