Breakwater Restaurant

Breakwater Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tue
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thu
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Grill, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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About
The Breakwater Restaurant is a longtime Santa Barbara Harbor "Favorite Breakfast" spot for locals and visitors from all over the world. Proudly serving great American style breakfasts, lunches and dinners, our 95-seat patio offers a great Harbor View in a perfect setting, any time of day. A casual atmosphere complements the tasteful, high quality menu, prepared and served especially for you by our friendly, professional staff at an affordable price for the whole family.
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Grill, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles179 reviews
Excellent
49
Very good
80
Average
33
Poor
11
Terrible
6
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Riverside376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
right on the harbor, so some awesome views while dining al fresco on their lovely patio with umbrellaed tables and heaters if needed. Excellent choice of hardy breakfasts....omelets, breakfast burritos, eggs dishes, fresh fruit, pancakes, meats.....awesome homemade breakfast potatoes!! Quick and attentive service.
Written November 20, 2020
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olivia64
Paso Robles56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
We were directed by the motel to eat at another seafood restaurant on the wharf but they don’t take dogs. So we walked around and found the Breakwater that is dog friendly and has a beautiful patio with harbor view. The food was very good and you can’t beat the prices, I had a snapper fish dish (3 pieces of fish) and my husband had prawns. I love restaurants that have decent portions and are good value, you usually don’t get both these days. It was probably the best non pretentious restaurant we ate at in Santa Barbara and would definitely go back again.
Written April 24, 2023
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Valerie B
Newark17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
Food was nicely presented on the plate and tasted ok but could have been tastier. It needed better seasoning or something. It was on the bland side. We had the broiled tuna and it was $27 plate. It should have been better for this price The atmosphere was nice and they brought out a bowl of water for our dog. There was only one other customer at the restaurant. I thought the area was just slow for a Monday evening. After we ate, we walked further down the walk and there was another restaurant that was hustling and bustling. We will try some other place tomorrow night
Written January 31, 2022
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Kay W
Bristol8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Please don’t waste your money here . Food was very poor quality , calamari was rubbery , flat iron steak had a chemical taste to it . Shrimp and crab salad very very average . The fish served with the fish and chips was not great quality .Completely overpriced.
Written July 16, 2023
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zazkla2
United States608 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 solo
Welcoming you at the entrance of Santa Barbara’s Harbor is the Breakwater Restaurant. Views are magnificently inviting. Service is friendly and attentive. Food hit the spot and I can only support the breakfast menu. This wasn’t my first time and definitely not my last. Try to be seated outside. Plenty of shade with a lovely atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re always on vacation.
Written May 30, 2020
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Dayv
Olympia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 business
Service was fast, friendly, and attentive. The food was great — with the chicken wings being an unexpected surprise. The batter was more like fried chicken with a touch of spice and they were juicy and delicious. Fish and chips were also great.
Written September 16, 2022
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fungramma51
184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
The outside seating was nice. The staff was friendly and efficient. They even brought our dog a bowl of water. Prices were fairly reasonable for the area. It is right on the harbor. The food was good, we sampled chowder bowls, omelets, breakfast sandwiches and pesto fettucine.
Written June 19, 2023
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Melinda P
Yorba Linda528 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Beautiful spot right at the harbor with two outdoor eating area. We ordered sandwiches and salads, but their menu is extensive and the breakfast food was amazing! My club sandwich was a classic club - delicious and traditional. The side salad that came with it was HUGE:) Will definitely return!
Written September 6, 2020
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Ashland106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
It was enjoyable to have lunch on the patio, but that was the best part of lunch. The wife and I both ordered the club sandwich and fries. The bacon was old and cold. The turkey was cheapo flat meat. The toasted bread was cold. The fries were only average; neither bad nor good. The coffee was only average. I really did want to say something nice about this place, but I just can't.
Written October 14, 2022
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Lisaneustadt
Santa Barbara1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Fabulous diner in the harbor! I had the crabcake Benedict with a chipotle hollandaise, and a bloody Mary while overlooking the fabulous harbor. It doesn’t get much better than this! Staff was super friendly and accommodating.
Written January 22, 2024
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Mom_of_Alex
Los Angeles178 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
The scallops and shrimp were okay. The fries were soggy and the coleslaw tasted like it came from the giant Costo tub.
Written December 29, 2023
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max w
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Very poor tasting food presented without thought. Waitress was nice but the place needs a visit from Gordon Ramsey!
Written July 17, 2023
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stkatravels
132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
Service was really fast and friendly. It was getting late and it was a cloudy/foggy day so there was very few people there. They let us order off the lunch menu too since it wasn’t at all busy. The fish and chips was good and so was the fried shrimp basket.
Written March 29, 2023
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Alexa
Washington DC134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
Great diner-style brunch with water views and generous portions. Service was a bit slow, but food was very good and we enjoyed our breakfast.
Written June 24, 2022
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Ian D
San Luis Obispo583 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
I was excited to take my dad for lunch on the harbor. The line wasn't long, and we got a table in about 5min. The staff was friendly. The menu is very outdated. A little pricey (paying for the view?). And the food was just OK.
Written December 5, 2021
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