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Brophy Bros.

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119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped at Brophys for our first meal on our Santa Barbara weekend. There is paid parking--and they do not validate (found that unusual). Hoppled on a broken ankle and crutches to the entrance to discover there is only stairs--no elevator. bummer--but I was determined to eat here and sit looking at the harbor. So up I hopped. Only to find... More 

Thank fun2bhad_4
Stratham, NH, United States
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great spot for a dinner with a view. It is always busy so plan for a wait. Dining is both inside and out. We said we would take first available, and found seats at the bar which had a great view and a nice bartender. We did get an outside table with a beautiful view of the... More 

Thank Janice W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best food in the Santa Barbara Harbor. If there is a wait, they will give you a pager so take a walk around and take in the sights.

Thank Steve E
Oslo, Norway
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348 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fantastic to be seated outside watching the harbor with different activities this sunny bit somewhat windy day. We had fish & chips and seafood pasta, companied with some imported beer. Tasted all very good, service friendly and atmosphere superb.

Thank Fornebu
Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten lunch/dinner here many times over the past 20 years. The food is adequate I'd give it a B-. The view is great--right next to the harbor/docks. Almost always crowded and cramped outside seating on a skinny balcony. Inside is usually very loud. If just drinking is your goal they have decent mixed drinks--try the oyster shooter with... More 

Thank Larry D
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place and the restaurant in Ventura too. It was busy at lunchtime so we opted for seats at the bar which are first come first serve. It's fun to watch the bartenders preparing oyster sliders, which appears to be a very popular item on the menu, a freshly cracked oyster in a large shot glass with vodka... More 

Thank forteMI
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great chowder. The squid was also excellent. Gets very busy at lunch--get there early to grab a seat on the deck.

Thank johnthoeft
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213 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The clam chowder was so good that we went several times for lunch and sat outside at their picnic cafe area.

Thank dwmv65
Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was excellent and the harbor view was super. The raw oysters were VERY fresh and tasty. We enjoyed sitting outside, however, we were next to the stand up bar, so there were people close beside us and behind us on both sides, as the tables are QUITE close together. We would have preferred more space to be comfortable,... More 

Thank debcoff
San Marcos, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony upstairs. Clam chowder was excellent. Would definitely return. Also would get a reservation next time.

Thank waynemarking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?