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Review of On The Alley

On The Alley
Ranked #103 of 576 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A real find, just off the harbour. Fried fish sandwiches are delicious, and some good beers too.
A few seats outside make this a great stop off during a harbour walkabout.

Thank Bungaymike
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

a friend told me to avoid the touristy pier and to look for fish tacos on the harbor
found it , not mexican looking but WOW ! fish or shrimp tacos from catch of the day

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Thank beingfrenchinSF
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The food is not bad, but sitting on benches on alley with no view of the harbor or mountains is not pleasant.

Thank ConcernedCalifornia
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went to "On the Alley" (OTA), which is a small cafe, part of the larger Brophy Bros, which is right around the corner. We wanted to get a quick and delicious lunch and we were not disappointed.

We've tried clam chowder all over town and while there are many good choices out there, this is our favorite. It is even a favorite for those in our group who are not big fans of clam chowder! Brophy Bros Clam Chowder is the BEST we have found in town! They also serve their chowder with a generous piece of sourdough bread and butter.

This place is more or less a take out place, with just a couple of tables outside. When we went, it was raining, so the tables and patrons were protected by a zippered plastic wall.

If you're in a hurry, but want something absolutely fresh and delicious, give On The Alley a try. They are tucked away literally "On the Alley" at the Santa Barbara Harbor.

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Thank kellygal_10
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

On the Alley was the perfect choice for a quick yummy bite to eat. Right in the harbor, with a menu full of variety from breakfast to tacos to salads. We had the crabcake burger and then tried a shrimp and fried avocado taco. The tacos were delightful with the mango salsa. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat at a reasonable price in the harbor this is your best bet.

Thank Travelers804
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