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Breakwater Restaurant

107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
+1 805-965-1557
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve stopped here for brunch on our way back over the mountains to the Central Valley several times and always enjoyed their very good service and very speedy kitchen. This time it was simple with a split of Chandon, waffles with a side of bacon,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The fresh fish, burgers and breakfasts have been my preferred meals here as long as I can sit outside at the first restaurant in the yacht harbor walkway to the breakwater. Over the last 3 decades I have enjoyed good meals and service and time...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank noladeer
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We had dinner here one evening and were going to go back another evening but they had closed up by 7.30pm which was a shame. The portions were generous and the setting by the harbor was very pleasant probably a better lunch spot than dinner

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ussh2
Reviewed September 26, 2018

the food was mediocre. fish and chips and fish tacos exactly the same. pretty tasteless. won't go back.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jerbabes
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Found this place when walking along the front at Santa Barbara. The food was nice and reasonably priced, which we enjoyed in the outdoor seating area. A nice no frills restaurant for a lunch in Santa Barbara.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank geo_john
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We wanted to stop in Santa Barbara for a bite to eat before traveling on to Paso Robles. This restaurant is north of Stearns Wharf. They have a nice patio where you can people watch and enjoy the the nearby marina. Good food and a...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Anita S
Reviewed July 2, 2018

just as i remembered it. Fast service, huge portions. the american omelette was served hot and was very tasty. the burrito filled with scrambled egg and vegetables was delicious and hot. sitting outside is best but bear in mind the marine layer at Santa Barbera...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank 10Orchard
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Along with our dog, we enjoyed sitting on the patio for lunch. My husband enjoyed his fish and chips and I had a good tuna melt sandwich. Service was good and food came quickly. Patio had lots of tables overlooking harbor area. Considering the area,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Robincafoxa
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Great place for breakfast, lovely location can sit outside or in, on marina front. Big choice for breakfast, you get huge helping so take it easy, staff all friendly. Rest room facilities are very poor do go use Marina ones.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed May 17, 2018

My son and I have gone to this restaurant for breakfast for years. Its always delicious! I highly recommend it. Its on the waterfront, super casual, but always good!

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Connie O
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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
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 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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