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Shoreline Cafe

801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-568-0064
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (20 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
“black beans” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Were on a bike ride and stopped for a quick bite and a couple of beers. The service is a little spotty, but you can't beat the location. You can eat on the deck or on the beach. There were four of us and we...More

Thank somrtravl
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

In town, but out of the fray of State Street. Right on the beach, across from Santa Barbara City College. You can eat on the raised indoor patio or on the sand. Great views! Excellent fresh food choices: breakfasts until 11:30, lunches include everything from...More

Thank Kathi C
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Loved the view. Only had to wait 7 minutes for the beach table. Ordered their silver margarita. It was a little to sour but generous on the tequila. Nachos were good. Would have liked more cheese. Either way, it was a generous amount of nachos...More

Thank Just A
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We were seated after a moderate wait. We ordered and then had to wait about 45 minutes to and hour for our food to arrive. Was our order forgotten? A table of 6 sat half hour after us received their food a lot faster. Then...More

Thank Lynn5450
Reviewed 17 November 2017

What can I say about Santa Barbara that hasn't been said. Except to recommend having breakfast on the beach with the morning sun and ocean within your view. The Shoreline Café provides this and more. Felecia provided prompt exceptional service. The breakfast for a Midwesterner...More

Thank dougg1000
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This cafe looks very simple from the parking lot but was an absolute joy to discover. You could either sit inside or outside with your feet in the sand. The food was really tasty and the portions were definitely big enough. It was the best...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, fresh and well prepared. Casual, focus on tacos and fish but you can get breakfast, burgers, etc. Great views. Literally on the beach. Super service. Come here every trip if I can. This is one of SB’s gems.

Thank RiverReader
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to meet a friend for lunch. You can be on the covered patio or in front of it on the sand. We lucked out because the fish of the day was yellowtail and we had great fish tacos that were...More

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

If you are looking for a place to eat with your feet in the sand or on a platform with tables...this is the place! Even tho they were busy they took our names (party of 3.5) and we didn't have to wait too long. The...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A cute spot for lunch or dinner. I loved eating dinner with my feet in the sand watching the ocean and having a drink. Service takes a while but good food

Thank whitebecky66
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Response from Surfliner | Reviewed this property |
Long walk, but walkable. Check Google maps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-568-0064
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