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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

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225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had starters and mains, wrong, this is just too much food. I had clam chowder in a huge bowl, Mrs. W a cup of lobster bisque with a buttery puff pastry top. I had jambalaya with corn bread side, Mrs. W had seafood platter with fries and salad. All rounded off with 4 half bottles of prosecco, well it... More 

Thank David W
Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wednesday, all day $1. oysters and they are the best! Try a bowl of mussels to finish the meal. Don't skip the bread, or a beer on draft. The seating in the bar has improved, but it still is noisy. We usually go for the Happy Hour and fill up on oysters.

Thank sb-cre8art
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy this restaurant for lunch, it is close to the beach, and the food is very good. The staff has always been very attentive and I enjoy eating at the bar where there are several large TV mounted on the wall. This place gets busy in the evening and a little loud, but it’s really a fun place... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very tasty here and the servers were great. The hostess shamed us for being late (due to getting lost) saying that we could lose our reservation that way, but then saying she could seat us. I guess she was trying to let us know the policy, but it came across as rude. It's a boisterous dining experience,... More 

Thank eve624
Tucson, Arizona
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went sight seeing in Santa Barbara and stopped for an early dinner here. Kathryn was our server and the service was excellent. She had a smile on her face every time she came to our table. She was more than happy to accommodate my diet needs. The food was excellent. The fish was all very fresh. They always serve wonderful... More 

Thank mom22sons
Guildford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal here, we had to wait for a table but it was worth it. Had great fish dishes and massive burgers. The seating by the fish tanks are great and we were fascinated by all the different fish.

Thank shazza27_12
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend a trip to this restaurant. Wide range of delicious fish options cooked on the grill. Service bit slow but we were a big party.

Thank KateC1999
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going here very often, it's been voted best happy hour for a reason, it is always excellent, always busy, but never compromises on service or food. Lunch and dinner are also amazing, and reasonable prices, for fresh quality dishes. Love the ahi poke. It's nicest during mid afternoon, less crowded. Really like the fish aquarium and bar area,... More 

Thank emmyish
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family very much enjoyed the restaurant. The quality of the food was very high. The menu is a bit limited, but everything we ordered was excellent. The room itself is nothing to look at - although an open kitchen is always welcome. Service was fine - although, perhaps, a bit slow.

Thank Procurare
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried their food the service is excellent but food is a hit or a miss. Their website is outdated and lists different pricing than at the restaurant. Make matters worst is that their menu online is totally different than their menu in house. In this day and age their outdated online menu and website should be bought to up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-962-3313
Just a few blocks from the waterfront, our restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?