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Lure Fish House

3815 State St, Suite G131, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3156
+1 805-618-1816
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sand dabs” (40 reviews)
“oysters” (32 reviews)
“rock fish” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3815 State St, Suite G131, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3156
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Reviewed today

We celebrated my grandsons 21st birthday here. There were six of us and we all enjoyed our entrees and sides. The staff was so attentive even though the place was hopping! We came right at six on a Monday night. I think a lot of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. We ordered the Fish & Chips, Wild Pacific White Sea Bass and Idaho Trout Almondine. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. After traveling from Los Angeles to San Jose I would rate this as the best food at the best price...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Floridatraveler2222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here 5 or 6 times now, mostly lunch and happy hour. It's always been a very good experience. The food, service and ambiance have been topnotch. The dinner is a little pricey to go very often on our budget, but the lunch is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ohana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped with family on way to airport. Poke bowl large and good. Fish Taco---less than an ounce of fish. Oysters (cooked) looked good and tasted good but a not so happy ending. SO GLAD it hit me BEFORE boarding plane. Acute Gastroenteritis! Explosive diarrhea, bad...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank emdjrd662016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was rocking. Every table was full and yet they managed to prepare our meal in a reasonable time. The waiter was fantastic and offered great insights to the food menu. Overall I will certainly return if in the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rodney D
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Here’s the thing: Lure is always packed, the parking is spacious, the wait staff exceptional but there’s something missing: Firstly the fish itself is always excellent,the sides, delicious sounding in description but not so in taste. Utterly bland would describe it. Maybe it’s the exceptional...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joel A
Reviewed December 2, 2018

stopped n without a reservation. it was only 5:30 so i was probably ok. this chain always has good meals and good service. the key lime pie is a must for dessert. the Sand Dabs are hard to beat for the entree. i asked for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jdscal
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Dinner destination recommended by a dear friend. It was easy to find, plenty of close parking, and even though we arrived at 6 on a weekday, we were seated immediately. I will waiter to drink orders but couldn't ever seem to get them delivered. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Food here is always delicious (my favorite place to eat fish in SB), portions are large, servers are helpful and courteous. Loud inside, usually quiet on the patio.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chris F
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Was visiting in the area and this restaurant was in a smallish mall across from our hotel so decided to try it for happy hour. Ordered several items from the happy hour menu, including calamari and clam chowder, both were excellent. The happy hour wine...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lifeisonetrip
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Questions & Answers
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour is Mon - Fri 4-6pm. and all day Sunday until 6pm I'd suggest getting there early because the happy hour seating area gets busy quickly.
August 24, 2017|
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Response from cathym505 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a patio and yes you can have your dog there. My last lunch on the patio was next to a couple with their dog. But there isn't a lot of space so if you have an active and or large dog I wouldn't recommend taking... More
Jan D
July 15, 2017|
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Response from DanielleRenee805 | Reviewed this property |
If you book their private room (no extra charge) you have guaranteed 2hrs or more if you're the last rez of the night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3815 State St, Suite G131, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3156
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-618-1816
  • E-mail
Happy Hour Sunday All day until 6:00 PM Monday - Friday 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Private Dining Room and Patio seating available! Lure Fish House was created with the goal of providing you with a Top Tier Seafood Experience featuring fresh and sustainable seafood from trusted sources. Our restaurant strives to provide locally caught seafood, organically grown local produce, and wines from local vineyards whenever possible. We also feature a full bar with specialty cocktails, and an oyster bar serving a variety of fresh items that can vary daily. Lure specializes in charbroiled seafood while also providing uniquely prepared selections by our chef. We print our menus daily to reflect availability and guarantee freshness. Our primary goal is to provide you, our guest, a fun and exciting seafood experience. So just remember, "if you are looking for a healthy and delicious dish...Eat more fish!"
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