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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (143 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (80 reviews)
“dover sole” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

For the past twenty years or so I have been enjoying the meals and ambiance of the Enterprise Fish Co. For lunch you can't go wrong with the salad's especially if you like crab. Be sure to try their clam chowder, rich and creamy. For...More

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I hadn't been to Santa Barbara since the 1980s, the Enterprise Fish Company was still excellent. In the 80s I used to go with friends when I lived in Ojai and Ventura.

Thank Ralph E
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We came across this restaurant when looking for a place to celebrate my birthday. It looked Fantastic from the outside so we went in. Lovely atmospheric inside, the staff were so cheerful and helpful. The fresh fish was lovely! The crab cake starter was really...More

Thank AliLiddell
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were on our to another restaurant when we spotted the Enterprise, it looked great from the outside and was busy inside ... The food was great, the fish was fresh and excellently cooked ... the deserts were awesome (peanut butter and jelly ice cream...More

Thank GL51015
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

As other reviews state, this restaurant is huge and a little chaotic. The waiting staff have to work incredibly hard and were really friendly despite how busy they were. But food and drinks were great. Try the blackened swordfish- incredible

Thank Minibee8
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The seafood was fresh and prepared wonderfully and the service was outstanding! Even the hostess was very helpful and informative.

Thank aztrose
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Large themed restaurant with a good wine list, cocktails and menu. Service was excellent. We shared a ceviche starter, which was very good, followed by sea bass and ginger halibut. Really great food. Sadly this all happened in about 45 minutes. The starter appeared moments...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Vibrant place. Upbeat vibe with good food. I wasn't certain about the local brews, so server offerred a taste to help me decide. That is good service!

Thank Shepsel47
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It's a bit like a canteen inside so casual all the way here. Ask for a table near the fish tank. Stay away from the back as its v hot near the kitchen. And it's quite noisy. We had super smiley service from a handsome...More

Thank Lexidove
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here. We shared a Popcorn shrimp then I had the mixed grill seafood which was a huge skewer of fish and shellfish. My husband had the salmon with a BBQ Coca Cola sauce. Both were delicious. Great buzzy atmosphere. Well...More

Thank MLGCEssex
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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$25 - 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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. Enterprise Fish Co. Sources Only The Freshest Fish, Brought In Daily & Prepared On Our Famous Mesquite Grill. Catch Our Maine Lobster Special Every Monday & Tuesday as Well as Our Oyster Special Every Wednesday. Don't Forget to Check Out Our Award Winning Happy Hour M-F from 4pm-8pm & Sunday from 5pm-Close
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