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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

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225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-962-3313
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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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful meal and place has a great vibe. The bar is a hood place yo hang out. Walking distance from beach.

Hong Kong
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing to write home about but it was a fun place and we were able to get a table (albeit a sharing table) easily at 8:30pm and we didnt have to share in the end so that worked out! Good selection on the menu. Decent quality. Decent pricing.

Thank HKTRsTravels
Berlin, Germany
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing special. Food just ok. Inside a little bit like in a food court. No outside eating. Wouldn't go again.

Thank Frederick R
Reading, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with our 2 children aged 10 and 7. My husband and I had the Mahi Mahi which was the best I have ever had. It isn't the cheapest but the service is great and the food is fabulous. It does get very busy so reserve a table in advance - it's worth it!

Thank Faith1107
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both had the mixed seafood grill for lunch. The food was very good, and the service was prompt, professional, and friendly. We were afraid this would be a "tourist-y" place, but we were very happy with the quality and service at pretty reasonable prices.

Thank Oscar N Barbara Z
Lompoc, California
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I decided to troll around Santa Barbara for an afternoon. That evening we ended up at Enterprise for dinner. We had no reservation and it was Saturday night. We had about an hour wait for a table but we were able to wait in the bar area so the hour went quickly. Service in the bar was... More 

Thank Jmom2many
Santa Barbara, California
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the size of the restaurant and it's location, we suspected it was one of those places catering to tourists that featured atmosphere and quantity rather than quality. Friends convinced us to go there for drinks and a small plates at happy hour. The food was quite tasty, and the wine and beer very reasonably priced. So we returned... More 

Thank DCtraveler9
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so delicious. if you like seafood can't miss this place! Highly recomend! I do not write feedback anytime, but this has to be announced!

Thank Evaldas S
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara. Every time we are in town, we have dinner here. The food is incredible, but the staff is what makes Enterprise Fish so special. Best ever!

Thank mmrwc
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a reservation for a big group and had zero wait for our table. Our server was excellent and the food was fantastic! I ordered the seafood caesar salad with shrimp and lump crab. I enjoyed every bite! Everyone at the table had happy smiles. They have a nice wine selection and we totally enjoyed our dinner!

Thank DebraDeitz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 805-962-3313
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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