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Char West Fast Food Restaurant

221 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3585
+1 805-962-5631
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good44%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fish chips” (4 reviews)
“tilapia” (2 reviews)
“hit the spot” (2 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Seafood
221 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3585
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty and crispy batter but the fish tasted earthy. Will give this place one more shot as the service is fast...

Thank garnetuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had the shortest line and had an open table so we stopped. The fish and chips were huge and tasty. The fish tacos were good as well. Both came with fries. Prices were decent considering the location and portion size.

Thank somrtravl
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I got clam chowder and it was not worth what I paid. The view was nice but I have also been to better wharfs.

Thank ashton_marie
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Came here ok a whim but can't express the fast service with a smile. Food was excellent & well prepared. I sure will recommend this place to my friends.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

For fast and tasty fish & chips the Char West is the right place . Tasty and wonderful atmosphere , you will enjoy it .

Thank adel a
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is just a hole in the wall fast food eatery but one of the best I have been to. Being on the wharf at Santa Barbara it specializes in fish and chips but offers other menu items as well. I ordered the fish sandwich...More

Thank Trish B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I don't do Fish 'n Chips for obvious reasons. BUT, I just had to take the plunge here. The rumor is true - they are fabulous. Fresh tilapia with a light batter on top of skinny french fries. You won't find this on a recommended...More

Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stopped in for fish and chips which I think was $14.95 each. A little spendy we thought but you're on the wharf so not many options. Food was okay.

Thank SaraD656
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The fish and chips for $14.95 wasn't bad for the amount of fish and chips (fries) they give you. The fish was great. Loved the fries. Happy there was a large eating area to eat as we were with our dog!!

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A cup of clam chowder at $6.95 for 8oz was a bit steep but the fish tacos at $10.95 were much better value and delicious with a really piquant salsa.

Thank Andrew M
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3585
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-5631
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