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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-962-3313
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (141 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (77 reviews)
“dover sole” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got to this place just before closing. Still service with a smile. I had risotto with pan seared scallops. This meal was the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. The scallops were huge and cooked perfectly. The risotto melted in my...More

Thank Redbeartwo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here twice recently during a visit to Santa Barbara. Both meals were excellent, well cooked and presented. Staff were very friendly and helped us as we have food allergies.

Thank vfrtom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our food (lobster and halibut) was fantastic. Lobster bisque and clam chowder were delicious! But the highlight of our evening was the service and personal attention we received from our server, Katherine. She even went out of her way to make a list of wineries...More

Thank mbaccp
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been to this restaurant a few years ago and were very disappointed with the service at that time. However, on this second visit we were pleasantly surprised. Perhaps it was because we came a bit earlier in the day, during early evening Happy...More

Thank ProfessorJS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place and ambiance, but most importantly; GREAT seafood. On our table we had the oysters, lobster bisque, fish’n’chips, swordfish, seafood mix and salads- and all were excellent. The lobster bisque was more a cream than a bisque- stealing the last star in my review....More

Thank Oddi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old landmark laundry converted into casual, comfortable eatery. Centrally located on lower State Street near the freeway/train station. Easily walkable from the wharf. Fresh local catch featured. Happy hour specials crowd the place daily.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after booking a table after reading trip adviser reviews. The service was great and the food good. It is very informal dining with lots of large parties also in the restaurant which can make it noisy but adds to atmosphere. The cooking...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at here, would go again in a heartbeat. Fabulous food from a great menu. The Ahi Sashimi starter was out of this world and worth paying the extra cents to have it blackened (don't miss this). Dover Sole in Parmesan crust, another essential....More

Thank James R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beware. This old brick building apparently is an old standby for uneducated tourists. Hungry after wine tasting down the street, we came in. service was okay but slow. Seared ahi sandwich was PIECES of fish. $17 Tuna melt could be made at home. Maybe the...More

Thank scvgal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess we got there at the wrong time, seems they have a very generous happy hour in the bar area that attracts the crowds.

Thank beeeeeebs
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Questions & Answers
January 18, 2017|
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Response from britt824 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but the food is middling to bland, very boring, the service is not good. I will never go back there anyway! (and if what you say is true, that is despicable!)
December 20, 2015|
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Response from PJ6979 | Reviewed this property |
They open at 11:30am - you can make reservations on Open Table if you wish. You can bring up more info on their web site, i.e., menu, etc.
May 17, 2015|
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Response from Thalver | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we had dinner, so we did not see the lunch menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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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