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Longboard's Grill

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210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
+1 805-963-3311
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to Santa Barbara on a crusie ship and enjoyed lunch here with another couple. The service was fast and friendly, Huge portions- the fish tacos were delicious. Great location on the Wharf with a beautiful view to the ocean.

Thank Alicem2
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a upscale seafood place with prices to match. If you are looking for a bargain, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for really good local caught seafood, a great wine list, excellent service, and don't mind paying for these things then this is the place to eat.

Thank kevinak
Wollongong, Australia
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch after exploring the city off a cruise ship and was not dissapointed we picked this restaurant. The food, service and location were great. My wife and I shared the fish tacos and shrimp tacos with the shrimp being outstanding with the freshness and taste being the best soft tacos we had all trip.we also had... More 

Thank Brad H
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The cafe is above the Harbor restaurant. The outside patio is great to enjoy good food and the beautiful ocean and coastal view. There can be many pigeons around, but other than that it is a good option anytime during the day.

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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My partner and I stopped here a couple of times for drink so we thought we would try the food, we were not let down. The chilli and cheese bread bowl is delicious! it comes with just the right amount of chilli to bread ratio. its well cooked and well presented. The burgers are super! huge and have great fries... More 

Thank Marsy0071
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

OH MY GOODNESS. There were so many pigeons you wouldn't believe it. They used to have wires across the walls but they look like they have been clipped or just worn out and are no longer. The place needs a major remodel. It is dirty and grungy and the servers are wearing old faded and stained t-shirts. I know it's... More 

Thank Daisymouse12
Kifisia, Greece
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

It's a relatively cheap place with good food and nice view - just sit outside and you are the top of everything! (literally!). We were two people and paid $60 for food, drinks and desert.

Thank Eibhleen
Brussels, Belgium
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Visiting Santa Barbara it seemed a good idea to have lunch on the pier. Longboard's Grill, having a large terrace overlooking the sea, looked like a good choice. The terrace was packed with tourists. The free seating policy didn't really make it easier to find a table with some shade (it was a hot and sunny day). The organisation among... More 

Thank EmielMel
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Cheaper than harbor restaurant on the first floor. Outside patio. Ate inside by bar big windows. Great view of harbor. Very casual. Very tasty hamburger.

Thank SBnm13
Ojai, California
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great place for a drink after a day of sightseeing and activities. We opted for the rooftop deck overlooking the views of the harbor and mountain scape. The Blood Orange Margarita won the coin toss from an abundant list of choices and it did not disappoint. The only draw back were the pigeons who do what pigeons do.

Thank Lydia G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-3311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?