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Breakwater Restaurant

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107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
+1 805-965-1557
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick, hot and my waitress, Susan F. is a keeper! I had the Scrambled Up with chile's, onions and tomatoes finished with cream cheese...hearty and delicious! Coffee refills were readily available from all staff members. Perfect view overlooking the harbor. Parking lot within the harbor area was $2 per hour.

Thank TinaLeeIsToTravel
Goleta, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to have breakfast on a sunny morning in Santa Barbara. The breakfast omelets are excellent here, and I especially enjoy the ones with lots of avocados. My husband is fond of the meat-intensive ones. Other patrons seem to enjoy their waffles and pancakes. They have nice fresh fruit, and the service is excellent. The protected... More 

Thank deborah1518
Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That was my first meal in the US restaurant and such a good choice!!!! The please is next to the Ocean, during the sunny day many small hummingbirds fly around you. Food just great! For the first time in my life I ate fried coconut shrimps -lovely! We also tried fried scallops and some fish risotto. If somebody likes sauces... More 

Thank Ulinaaa
Culver City, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been coming here since I was a kid. Cannot beat the view of the Harbor and the mountains. The service is always super friendly. The food is diner food and Always fresh and good. I have had their linguini and clams in the evening and it was really good. But mainly I have been here for lunch and... More 

Thank julian h
Sacramento, California
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Not crowded at all on a weeknight. Expensive, but good inside or outside View of the harbor and a very cute restaurant.

Thank Sylvia232323
Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

It's hard to mess up a Cobb salad and chicken wings. Not the case here. The salad was pressed turkey meat, canned olives and over ripe tomatoes. The chicken wings were cool, fatty, stringy and frozen for way to long. Never coming back, total garbage food.

Thank Nick2557
Bullhead City, Arizona
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I had the clam chowder for lunch. Hers was a regular bowl and I had the bread bowl and some good beer. We sat on the outside patio overlooking the marina.

Thank JimandSuki_11
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

my husband and I stopped off for a quick dinner here. Service was fast and the food looked good. Unfortunately, we were both quite ill within four hours. We had consumed nothing else in the meantime, so our meal at the Breakwater was the culprit.

Thank Janet_D752
Ware, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A really nice outside seating area down by the marina for a very good breakfast in the sunshine. A very appealing place to eat with lots of flowers and palms in the gardens surrounding the restaurant. Recommend

Thank plfara
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have dined at the Breakwater many times. On a nice day, the view of the marina and all the boats can not be beat and the food and service is very good. I definitely recommend.

Thank SGKCalifornia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-1557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?