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Shoreline Cafe

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801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-568-0064
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
“black beans” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

This cafe looks very simple from the parking lot but was an absolute joy to discover. You could either sit inside or outside with your feet in the sand. The food was really tasty and the portions were definitely big enough. It was the best...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Great food, fresh and well prepared. Casual, focus on tacos and fish but you can get breakfast, burgers, etc. Great views. Literally on the beach. Super service. Come here every trip if I can. This is one of SB’s gems.

Thank RiverReader
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to meet a friend for lunch. You can be on the covered patio or in front of it on the sand. We lucked out because the fish of the day was yellowtail and we had great fish tacos that were...More

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed October 24, 2017

If you are looking for a place to eat with your feet in the sand or on a platform with tables...this is the place! Even tho they were busy they took our names (party of 3.5) and we didn't have to wait too long. The...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed October 20, 2017

A cute spot for lunch or dinner. I loved eating dinner with my feet in the sand watching the ocean and having a drink. Service takes a while but good food

Thank whitebecky66
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of fish tacos, don't let this restaurant get passed you. I don't even bother looking at the menu anymore. Fish tacos, baha style with flour or corn tortillas. You just can't go wrong. The location is beautiful and you can...More

Thank TravelCPK
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant sits right on the beach with large windows as walls for excellent views. The ceiling is a stretched out tarp to create a dry but open air atmosphere. The menu has a variety for all flavors and with a friendly and efficient staff...More

Thank Wub67
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Cowabunga! Good eats right on the beach. Heck, you can even sit ON the sand, if you want the perfect 50's feeling for a breakfast with sand between your toes, and great home-fries with your breakfast quesadilla. if you aren't feeling the Gidget vibe, you...More

Thank AliLosAngeles
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Although not top food quality, resto was ok with nice service and very nice location at the beach. If you want to feel happy, good recommendation.

Thank wouterbleukx
Reviewed August 19, 2017

I ordered tacos which came apart so one had to put them together...very, very dry so I was so disappointed. I've had better meals here, but this wasn't one of them. Corn dogs are good!! My granddaughter loves them.

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Long walk, but walkable. Check Google maps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-568-0064
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