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“Walk the beach while you wait”

Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
Ranked #8 of 530 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are not a dog friendly establishment, though located near a dog friendly beach.
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Walk the beach while you wait”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

And the wait will be worth your while! No matter what weather you go to the Boathouse, you will be happy. Santa Barbaran's think June is a gloomy month. They don't know gloomy - it was overcast and a little chilly so absolutely perfect respite from hot New York City. There is a wonderful walk through a preserve right adjacent to the Boathouse which you don't want to miss, so time your walk to make it back for dinner and sunset. The seafood is impossibly good and fresh. Everyone at our table was happy with his or her selection. The wine list had everyone smiling. We ate indoors, which is crowded but the crowd is so happy that it swept us up into a great mood to enjoy the great food. Service is casual, friendly and yet very efficient. They know what they are doing here and even impatient New Yorkers get to relax.

  • Visited June 2013
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Devon
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Birthday brunch”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was one of many on the hotel recommendation list and I'm glad we chose it for my birthday brunch. Beautiful location. It is busy but they'll give you a buzzer so you can sit on the beach until your table's ready. Everything lovely. Parking was busy.

  • Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful location”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We recently had brunch at the Boathouse with a group of 8 friends. The beachfront location can't be beat. The service was excellent, and the brunch items were well prepared.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank DiCalif
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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17 reviews
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“Fresh Seafood Amazing Sunset.”
Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This place definitely is at the top of the line when it comes to sea food. I Had Fresh Salmon with Steamed Vegetable and the New Zealand Rack Of Lamb, it was a brilliant choice. This place is right on Hendrys Beach where the Sunset is absolutely beautiful.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Raj P
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13 reviews
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“Great little hidden secret”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We got this restaurant recommend by a local and it was a great choice for a dinner. The seafood was amazing and all fresh taisting from the fish to the shrimp. The drinks are also amazing. A great variety of wines.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Araseli M
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