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Chuck's Waterfront Grill

113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
+1 805-564-1200
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (34 reviews)
“clam chowder” (24 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Brophy Bros, 75 min wait so we went next door to Chucks. We thought we messed up as we had a 20+ min wait to get a waiter to out table but after that we had a awesome dinner. Their Crusted Halibut was...More

Thank Dale W
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dale, We really appreciate your time. Thank you for leaving us your thoughts as feedback is the best way for us to fine tune our guest experience. We're happy to hear you loved the food, but understand your comments on the wait time it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, we were steered by TripAdvisor to Brophy's, which is nearby. However, that had an hour wait -- ridiculous. So we walked down to Chuck's, which has a lovely patio overlooking the water. The service was friendly and quick. They turned on the...More

Thank lotsagoldens
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on a Sunday evening. The decor is a bit dated but compensated by the superb food and nice staff.

Thank MoonieS1
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your thoughts!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off, any modern, 21st century restaurant is not using “red onion” as a “labeled ingredient” in a dish! I had the Ahi entree that was heavily ladled with red onion.. why? That is an ingredient that is so offense to so many people! Why...More

Thank Ashd0307
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts. We take all reviews to heart and will use your feedback constructively.

Reviewed 12 February 2018

This place has a great room. The service was reasonably good, not great. The food was adequate at best. Perhaps a bit more care in the kitchen will yield a better product and, for the price, your customers deserve it.

Thank JRR R
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for the honest and constructive feedback. We'll take your thoughts to heart and find ways to improve. We hope you'll consider us again.

Reviewed 16 November 2017

Good food and service in a great location! The weather was mild for our visit and we loved sitting outside. Our server, Katie, was outstanding. Had dinner with a local who loves it as well as their other location. Apps, salads and bread were all...More

Thank Deborah E
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Great title to your review, Deborah! Thank you for bringing a smile to our faces by taking the time to leave us your thoughts on your experience. Katie's been with us for ten years and really loves to make sure our guests enjoy their time...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

We reserved a table on the terrace on a quiet night for the restaurant , it was also a cool but clear evening but the heaters and table fires were more than adequate , we received a warm welcome from the hostess and even a...More

Thank KPedds
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for giving us such an in depth review of your experience. We appreciate your thoughts on our efforts to support our local fishing crews with their hard earned catches by bringing local fish dishes to our guests. We've put an emphasis on making...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was a family reunion and our first time to Santa Barbara. We had a large group of 9 people and wanted to dine alfresco in beautiful Santa Barbara. Chuck's Waterfront Grill took reservations and was able to accommodate our large group. As the the...More

Thank lynnsea
steve h, Owner at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Family and community are very important to us here at Chuck's. We're so happy to hear that we could be a part of your family reunion by the water. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience.

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We called on our first evening in Santa Barbara and although we had no booking and the restaurant was very busy the staff helped us find a nice table and provided good service. Nice menu and drinks selection. Its a busy bustling place very popular

Thank tonyboylan
steve h, Owner at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our experience and look forward to your next trip to Santa Barbara!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Lovely setting by the marina, we sat outside and watched the sun go down. The seafood pasta was delicious.

Thank 09robbins
steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review on our location and food. We look forward to seeing you again!

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MrsBanks5
2 September 2017|
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Response from VA-Short-Term | Reviewed this property |
As the folks have already stated, yes, reservations on Saturday are suggested. Sunday may not need a reservation after 4.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-1200
  • E-mail
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