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2.8 miles from Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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We are not a dog friendly establishment, though located near a dog friendly beach.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for Sunday brunch, a pleasant lunch with friends, or a romantic dinner for two. The seafood dishes are wonderful and the desserts will make any sweet tooth happy. The bar will make a beer drinker happy too with the hard-to-find Pliny the...Elder on tap.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 29, 2020

The food was delicious, the location was breath taking, the service was excellent, the drinks were just right, and the COVID regulations tied the whole experience together by allowing us to truly relax with peace of mind! CANT WAIT TO RETURN! Thank you!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 22, 2020

We had lunch there last week and it was excellent. You are right on the beach, so the view is fabulous. I had the Grilled Mahi Mahi salad and my husband had the Half-Pound Angus Burger, both were delicious. It's a little pricy but you...are right on the beach. Next time, we will wait for a patio table.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2020

The restaurant is situated in a wonderful location on the beach, but I wish we had picked some food elsewhere and brought it with us... we would have been spared the less-than-mediocre food and the less-than-accommodating service

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020

Took our pups to the dog beach and went into Hendry's for breakfast. The place was packed very early and walked our dogs on the beach while we waited. We were rewarded with a table right on the sand and a wonderful server!! We ordered...Bloody Mary's to start things off, and these things were almost a meal unto themselves!!! Awesome!! Our breakfasts, French Toast and an omelet were fantastic. This was just the ultimate way to enjoy a late summer morning on the beach. Will definitely look for another opportunity to come here!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2020

The view is perfect: only thin acrylic separating me from the beach. I could hear and smell the ocean while I ate fish and chips. The chips were perfect. I never had to ask for a refill of tea; the waiter was always ahead of...my need. The fish was good, the price was good, the service was great, the location was ideal. I will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 3, 2020

Price is way to expensive for the minimal flavored food. Fish and chips were 3 small prices of extra crispy fish, no flavor. Waitress never came to see if we needed refills, or to see how per food was. My mother asked for the fish...taco sauce to be placed in the side..... Of course they placed it on the tacos. When we told the person who served us our food (not our waitress) he said he would get our waitress. She never showed, except to give us our bill towards the end. I had to walk to the bar and get a refill on my coke. Never received a thank you or was even asked if we wanted anything else.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2020

What a view.....Food was awesome so much lobster in omelet. Very clean all safety Covid rules in place. Great service. Food huge portions. A must

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 15, 2020

Obviously, during covid restriction times we can be a bit lenient as to expectations, however, if I am going to an upscale restaurant I expect to be able to use the restroom and not the disgusting, public beach one, especially when Costco and other restaurants...around SB allow you to use their inside restrooms. This is pure laziness on the Boathouse's part and ruined the dinner experience. Dinner was good but our server was not very attentive and seemed to be rushing us out. Dessert was not offered and once the plates were cleared the check was dropped off immediately. The busboys were very nice and I wished they had been our waiter! We did really enjoy our table on the sidewalk closer to the beach. I had to laugh when the menu was on their website and you needed to pull it up on your home, however, they readily brought you 2 drink menus that you could handle. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020

Drove over around 11am and had to wait an hour to get a seat by the kitchen in the back!!! I had lobster roll, which was tasty, but pricey at around $23 (fries were limp and greasy). Ordered a side of one big fluffy pancake....My husband had corn beef hash, which he liked. YOU CAN WALK ON THE BEACH WHILE YOU WAIT FOR YOUR FOOD.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from Barry C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they had a outside bar area that serves food also.
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Yes we do offer a children's menu
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