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Brophy Bros.

119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (353 reviews)
“seafood” (297 reviews)
“baked clams” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Busy well before noon, but we got seats overlooking the harbour. Good seafood menu as expected. Crab and shrimp salads were pretty good but the crab was certainly not fresh. Good sourdough bread. Drinks seemed light. Service was very good.

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

People friendly good to get a drink ,food just average should be able to get good fish at the pier but nothing diff about their fish and chips vs say Denny’s

Thank george m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a great dinner here and my server was wonderful! Sea bass was great as was my house salad. I had a great Sauvignon Blanca that my server recommended. The view was superb.

Thank Carolyn120
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I stopped in for dinner one night while we were out for a college tour of UCSB. This place has free energy and excellent waitstaff and the food is top notch. We actually found a spot to sit at the bar where...More

Thank djbar2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view, popular spot. Family enjoyed the clam chowder & service was good. Calamari & fish & chips were good too.

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here after our Cal Coast Adventures Bike tour for lunch. Only a short wait and we enjoyed some beverages at the bar while waiting. The bar downstairs is great but it only has a limited menu. Upstairs is the full menu and another...More

Thank btnusa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place seems popular with locals but is no comparison to the relatively new Lure Seafood restaurant. Nothing special about the rather squashed in environment and for me the food was only average. it should be really special being sited at the harbour - but...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is located on the harbor, second floor, with a great view of this stunning scene. The staff were friendly, but the food was ok to good, not great or memorable. Mussels were the appetizer highlight, but the shrimp were rather small and tasteless....More

Thank ThirdWindJim
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is great. The patio can get very crowded. I like to sit at the bar. You get a great view and it isn't as crowded as the outside tables. I never sit inside (unless it is at the bar.) They good clam chowder,...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Your right there a few feet from the boat that just brought in your lunch. The smell of the salt mixed in with that beer batter fry as you back under that Santa Barbara bay sun, only thing your missing is a cold lager and...More

Thank Kenneth C
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18 March 2017|
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Response from Buffalogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
they have gluten free pasta and other gf options.
Duncan C
27 January 2017|
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Response from NilsGB | Reviewed this property |
No reservations but you can put your name down and have a drink in the bar and they will grab you when the table is ready.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-4418
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.
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