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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sand dabs” (32 reviews)
“rock fish” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3815 State St, Suite G131, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3156
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been a fan of Lure since it opened. Great crab cakes, and my favorite sweet potato fries. This is another place I always make a point of going to when I'm in Santa Barbara.

1  Thank Marcia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to try to go to happy hour, but there were no available tables. So we sat in the main restaurant. The food was very good and the staff was really helpful. I ordered some charbroiled oysters, but they didn't arrive until after...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the seafood version of Cheesecake Factory. Food is decent, the server is nice. Sand dabs is delicious but a little bit greasy for me.

Thank LeonYin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a shopping mall, there are a few locations. There’s a large bar area, outdoor seating and a nice dining room. The fish is delicious, but for $28, I’d like a salad to be included. Since it wasn’t, we ordered the large Power Chopped...More

Thank MSH444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great brasserie type atmosphere with a large selection of fish and seafood. The sunset oysters are clearly the best. The seafood and veggies were great.

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lure is one of those places that you can go to over and over again, order something different each time and never be disappointed. The State St location is newer than Ventura so it lacks the “old laid back vibe” (located in the La Cumbre...More

Thank sbrennecke
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Always excellent drinks & food. Oysters are great. It can get quite noisy so sometimes you can't hear each other at the table but always a nice time.

Thank Traci670
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband had the sea bass and I had the fried haddock and shrimp. Both well cooked and tasty. Service was very friendly and prompt. We ate on the patio which was heated and quiet. Lovely way to finish the day in Santa Barbara.

Thank 39watki
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We have been to the Lure in Ventura as well as this one in Santa Barbara and like them both. We enjoy a good selection of raw oysters and Lure never fails to deliver. There was a slight kerfuffle in the timing of the oysters...More

1  Thank Eileen D
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Excellent menu. Be prepared to be pampered. Relaxed, well-designed setting. Nice ambience. Super signature dishes!

Thank Jollena T
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Questions & Answers
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Cathy M | 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
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 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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