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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-962-3313
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (157 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (78 reviews)
“dover sole” (20 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This place is huge and after 8 pm had a queue outside on a Wednesday. The menu is mainly fish but there is a kids menu with standard kid friendly options . The mesquite grill is at the center of the restaurant and all glass...More

Thank mrscatalano
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The food is good but not great, service is good but not great and the atmosphere is more a chain restaurant than a local. We enjoyed dinner there but don't think we will choose it again.

Thank Mauro M
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is wonderful. We had a meal here on our first night in SB and loved it. It had a vibrant atmosphere and really friendly staff. It was also v busy, so you may want to book. The food was amazing - great chioces,...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Whenever we are in Santa Barbara for a visit, we always make a special effort to eat here. All the food is very, very good, especially the lobster bisque soup! This time our waitress was extremely busy (6 tables with at least two customers at...More

Thank BJWca
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Enterprise Fish Company is a very good seafood restaurant. Great Clam Chowder. Near train station and on State Street.

Thank mickmankowski
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had the pleasure of eating our first Santa Barbara dinner here and it set the bar high. Nice big restaurant with a great feel, perfect for families or couples or anyone really. The fish choices were superb and it was tough to decide, kept looking...More

Thank nickfior
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We decided to come here after reading the tripadvisor recommendations That was an excellent choice. The food was very good, with enough variety to satisfy us all. I ordered the Halibut, my wife the trout and my youngest son the sicilian pasta. My eldest son...More

Thank MarcelloNitz
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The hardest thing is finding the parking lot. You can park about a block away then traverse a foot path by the highway. Or you can go past the restaurant , not turn into the train station, meander through various streets and finally, if you...More

Thank Harry N
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This place is dependable for a very good seafood experience. It can get loud, so it is good to dine early and/or eat away from bar area if you want to have audible conversations at dinner. Terrific salads, terrific rice pilaf, fish portions are healthy....More

Thank Hfamily42015
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If it's fish you want, it's the place to be. Fried, grilled, battered, skewered, sauces, and all types - bream, bass, calamari, prawn, shrimp,etc. Good steaks too! And an excellent atmosphere. 5 mins walk from Stearns Good choice after a day travelling, bathing, walking...

Thank Paul M
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18 January 2017|
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Response from britt824 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but the food is middling to bland, very boring, the service is not good. I will never go back there anyway! (and if what you say is true, that is despicable!)
20 December 2015|
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Response from PJ6979 | Reviewed this property |
They open at 11:30am - you can make reservations on Open Table if you wish. You can bring up more info on their web site, i.e., menu, etc.
17 May 2015|
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Response from Thalver | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we had dinner, so we did not see the lunch menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-3313
Just a few blocks from the waterfront, our restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat.
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