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“Ok Restaurant, great location”

Moby Dick Restaurant
Ranked #77 of 529 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Asker, Norway
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Ok Restaurant, great location”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had dinner at Moby Dick's. We had crab cakes for appetizer and they were delicious.
Main courses were Shrimp & Crab salad, steak and chicken. All were very good.
Service was very good, but the restaurant was quite noisy.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Tomas S
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Dublin, Ireland
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164 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“You pay for the view not the food”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very average food and service is just average if not a bit below. You are paying for the view. Better value in the many restaurants on State Street.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Les D
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Avoid the lobster bisque!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We ordered from the to-go menu so maybe the food they give you for that isn't what they serve in the restaurant, but still . . . We orderded the fish and chips, the fish was so-so but the fries were the good coated crunchy kind. We also ordered the clam chowder and the lobster bisque. The chowder was okay but the bisque was so bad I took one spoonful and couldn't even try a second spoonful. It tasted like week old fish. Bleh!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank lvziggy
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Beverly Hills, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Over priced.”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Salads are not made fresh, but pre-made and stored in the refrigerator where the leaves wilt and turn brown (think "Denny's). Literally two minutes after our salads were put in front of us on a small table for two the entrees appeared and the waiter that brought the food looked at us expectantly - asking-where should I put these? Really? I am not sure....maybe bring us another table or time the food prep accurately....just too overpriced for what we got---the food was not good, pasta was way overcooked.

Visited July 2013
Thank SliderSC
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Lompoc, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“SeaFood on the wharf”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This restaurant is on the wharf. It has indoor and some outdoor seating. You can see the boats coming and going in the harbor. We chose to sit outside as I had my granddaughter with me. The service was excellent. I had the scallops and shrimp with chips (fries). It was all very good. The scallops were too hot at first. My son had the swordfish. He said it was really good.

  • Visited June 2013
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