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Shoreline Cafe

801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-450-3222
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (22 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
“seared ahi” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the type if place you can go to just for the location and the experience where you can deal with the food being okay. However, the location is great and the food is delicious. The Ahi Tuna anything is amazing. The fish tacos...More

Thank Armando T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast and the only thing to recommend was the view. We were able to be right out on the sand looking at the ocean. Food was overpriced, small portions, and nothing special. We had better food, value, and similar views at...More

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a perfect spot to grab lunch. We had rented bikes from Wheel Fun Bike Rentals and had worked up an appetite, but didn't want to leave our bikes unattended by going into a restaurant. But this restaurant also has a walk-up, to-go window...More

Thank LoveBirds25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love eating on the beach. The waitstaff is friendly and eager to be of help. The food is just ok, but the location and beach shack atmosphere make up for it.

Thank LovesRestaurants2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of Santa Barbara beach, nice staff, good food and a quick eat when travelling. Parking was only $2 for the hour we were there.

Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

An absolutely lovely setting for a decent meal. We enjoyed fish tacos and a great view of the water. Kids (not ours, we were solo) frolicked in the sand while parents ate. Great, friendly, quick service.

Thank momkms
Reviewed 14 June 2018

What a beautiful location, right on the beach! You can sit on the raised deck, or at the tables right on the soft sand. It was a little windy when I was there, so we sat on stools at tiny tables right up against the...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We wanted fresh local seafood right on the beach and we found it in the Shoreline Cafe. It is small, but perfect for what we wanted. Our table was on the sand and the fish was fresh and grilled to perfection! They have a nice...More

1  Thank ddunngross
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Loved the fact we were right on the beach. Had a good breakfast, tasty coffee and refills. Servers were really friendly and it was a beautiful morning. It's one place you have to visit and so pretty at night.

1  Thank DIANE H
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Protected seating from the wind allowing you to sit on the beach while you eat. The menu allows for all tastes. We had tacos, fish burrito, sandwiches.and salads. This would be a good spot to watch sunset.

1  Thank dmc52
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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: +1 805-450-3222
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