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“Really good happy hour”

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara
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Ranked #14 of 530 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Amtrak
Description: Just a few blocks from the waterfront, our restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat.
Ashland, Oregon
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Really good happy hour”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Excellent quesadilla and oysters. Pretty good beer selection. Waitress made me a custom margarita (hold sweet and sour) at happy hour price. Nice place!

Visited October 2013
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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to share! I'm thrilled that you loved our Quesadillas and Oysters and that your waitress was able to whip you up your own signature Margarita. We'll have to come up with a name for it next time! We appreciate your recommendations and can't wait to have you back soon.

Best,
Maia S.
Manager
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent service and fresh clams”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Service is always good here - I've been coming to this restaurant for a long time and it never fails me. The sourdough bread is warm and just out of the oven. Try the lobster bisque - its puff pastry really adds to the taste.

Visited September 2013
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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thanks for the kudos! We appreciate your loyalty and are thrilled that you love our bread and Lobster Bisque! The Bisque in particular is a specialty of ours, so I'm thrilled that you got the chance to try it. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

Best,
Maia S.
Manager
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Herndon, Virginia
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265 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

My spouse and I were in SB for 4 nights and we ate here two of those nights. First night we stopped in with no background on the place, had a terrific meal. Returned the following night because there were so many good things on the menu! The seafood is excellent: mussels, lobster, haddock, trout, were all delicious. The service was also outstanding. Prices may seem a bit high, but with the entrées you get two sides which can include a full salad and a soup. We did not leave hungry. The atmosphere is nice, casual and friendly. Don't be put off by the area just inside the door, which is a noisy bar scene; the rest of the place is not as hectic or noisy. Parking is also not obvious, you have to pull into the Amtrak/greyhound station just adjacent and park in that lot. It costs about $1.50 for the duration of dinner.

  • Visited October 2013
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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! I'm thrilled that you and your spouse decided to give us a shot, and that you loved us enough to come right back! It sounds like you got the opportunity to try several of our signature dishes and it makes me happy that you enjoyed them all. As for the prices, next time you find yourself in Santa Barbara, you should definitely stop by for our amazing happy hour. We actually just won 'Best Happy Hour' for the 4th year in a row! It's not only great seafood, but an excellent bargain! Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

Best,
Maia S.
Manager
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Orange Beach, Alabama
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The place to go!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We went into Santa Barbara with the intention of eating somewhere else however after asking Siri for recommendations on local eateries we stopped here. Fun atmosphere. Great chowder. Had the grilled lobster entree! Could not have been any better

  • Visited October 2013
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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Siri knows her stuff! Thanks for this great feedback, Tammie. We always want our guests to have a wonderful time, so it sounds like we're doing something right! Next time you're craving some seafood in Santa Barbara, our door is always open.

Cheers,
Maia S.
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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great place to dine!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We celebrated a birthday at this fantastic restaurant. Lobster was enjoyed by our birthday boy and he said it was delicious. The rest of us had chicken and pasta. All very good. Ample serving size making for a good lunch the next day. The atmosphere was great and our service was wonderful. We enjoyed a complimentary onion blossom, a gift from our home owner.

  • Visited October 2013
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Eliana B, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We're so happy we could help you celebrate such a special occasion. A fun atmosphere, attentive service and tasty dishes — sounds like a successful meal to us! Next time you're craving our chicken and pasta, you've always got a spot at our table.

Take care,
Maia S.
Manager
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