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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022 via mobile

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 nightMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2021

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 The menu is very outdated.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.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 12, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant has plenty of outdoor seating with views of the harbor. i had the fajita salad which was good. Service was efficient. A bit on the expensive side for lunch.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2020

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.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

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!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020

Service was friendly and professional. Food and wine were excellent. Visited two times in two weeks and will return if at the waterfront when it is hungry time.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

Waffle was awesome. Reasonable and a great view of the harbor. The cinnamon tea was good. Cool hidden gem.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 10, 2020

Food here was fresh and well prepared, dietary restrictions can be worked with, and the seafood seemed fresh, along with the salad and sides.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 30, 2020 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

We stopped in mid day for ice cream. Can't remember the flavors but it was delicious with very large serving size. This looks to be a favorite of the locals with beautiful views of the Marina. I saw a lot of nice looking breakfast plates...still being served after 12:00 noon. They also have a large outdoor seating area that is really nice. I believe they served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That patio area would be great for drinks and dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

We love seeing the boats while having a good breakfast. I wish there were more coffee options. You can go with family and friends or for a romantic couple time. A nice location for walk .

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

Our family ate at Breakwater this past weekend and we loved the service, food, and location! There is both free parking and paid parking close by. Eating along the bay with all the boats was a great view, plus the scent of the sea was...an added bonus. Breakwater is pretty affordable, especially for the location.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

I am a local and enjoy coming here for Breakfast on the weekends. The location is perfect. I feel like I'm on vacation when I come her. Make sure to sit outside, it's worth the wait. Food is good, priced decent. They don't have a...kids menu which is the only downfall. Make sure to save some room for some ice cream and take a walk down the breakwater after breakfast. I highly recommend this place to tourist and locals as well.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Breakwater Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5