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“Great chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Brophy Bros.

Brophy Bros.
Ranked #10 of 528 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor. You’ll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at this true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the “small” menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the “long” menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals’ favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
Adelanto, California
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

I agree with most of the other reviewers. Serving staff was great. The waiter patiently walked my wife through the menu explaining the differences in the fish choices. We both fell in love with the chowder. Our meal was very good... And the prices were reasonable.
The only downside is they do not offer a take out/to go menu :(
The day after our meal, my wife stopped by hoping to get some chowder to go... But no dice. Strange... But.... It's like that.... And that's the way it is. Huhhhhhhhh!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Great Chowder, unique place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

The food here is great, definitely try the clam chowder which was excellent. The restaraunt is loud but the service is fast and efficient, the prices are reasonable and the location makes it a unique place to go on vacation.

Visited March 2013
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Loomis, California
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“2013 Disney Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We love Brophy Bros. It has a great location and atmosphere. It is fun to watch the fishing boats come in with their loads. The food is good. We always try to dine there at least once on our trips to SB.

Visited March 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“My new "spot" in Santa Barbara”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

This place was recommended by a local so I knew it would be good. There was a bit of a wait but it was well worth it. Be sure to get the sea bass, it's local which of course means super fresh. The clam chowder is also excellent. The house red wasn't half bad either. I will hit this place every time I am in Santa Barbara.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“For Santa Barbara Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Good service,quick and simple to get a seat, wait is short, bar staff friendly, food was good, sitting i patio excellent view of harbor, staff attentive, food servied upstairs and downstiars and patio, woudl go back

  • Visited February 2013
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