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Breakwater Restaurant

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107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
+1 805-965-1557
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Breakwater Restaurant along with friends and it was so crowded with public to take break fast. It's on coastal line and windy weather makes it romantic to have ice cream with ur loved one

Thank udaym2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really, does it get any better than sitting outside watching the marina and the parade of people walking by? We went for breakfast at the suggestion of some locals who know Santa Barbara restaurants. They said there are touristy joints, but they aren’t as good....More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed February 18, 2018

My brother and I drove up the coast to Santa Barbara for the day. We were looking for a place to eat and by luck happened upon the Breakwater Restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised at what a delicious meal we had!!! My brother had the...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Was very surprised that they offer ice cream to go. We walked in and expected to see a counter. But, no just a server station that offers 4-5 flavors . The ice cream is great!

Thank Michael L
Reviewed February 13, 2018

This restaurant has great views. The service is good. The food is very good. The home style potatoes are excellent. Reasonably priced for the location. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank edwardjbarrett2017
Reviewed December 2, 2017

Inexpensive casual dining on the harbor. Indoor or outdoor seating is plentiful. Plenty of close parking. Great ice cream served in freshly made waffle cones. Sunday at noon is Very Busy. It is a pretty quiet place during the weekdays. One of my favorite dishes...More

Thank Ralph A
Reviewed November 22, 2017

I wasn't sure at first if this would be a high end restaurant due to the great location with beautiful views. However the friendly service and excellent food won me over. Now I always stop here on my visits to Santa Barbara.

Thank Ricardo F
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Lovely location overlooking the harbour. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the menu had plenty of choices. Food was served in good time and plenty of it. Enjoyable meal, staff,location. Thank you Breakwater

Thank Thee-Daddy.
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We did not eat here at our last visit to Santa Barbara, but we did the last time. The food is good, the view is great and the staff are friendly. We stopped for ice cream cones - excellent after a few hours of biking!

Thank Travelingkim52511
Reviewed September 12, 2017

It's just a coffee shop, but good food and attentive service. They are cooperative about accommodating food allergies. They have a lovely patio for outdoor dining, but the many umbrellas placed to cut out the sun just don't do the job, so I usually opt...More

Thank SeamomInSB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-1557
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