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Shoreline Cafe

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801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-568-0064
08:00 - 18:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:30
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 18:30
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Sacramento, California
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most reasonable prices for a fun on – the – beach meal experience. Very filling Breakfast complete for $14 and happy hour 4 to 6 PM. You can sit with your toes literally in the sand, next to the sand on cement, or behind a glass wall to protect yourself from the wind. In any case, you get a... More 

Thank Sylvia232323
The Villages, Florida
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990 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on a beautiful day. The setting is wonderful -- right on the beach. The food was mixed. The fish and chips was more batter than fish. The carnitas tacos were very good. Service was a bit mixed as well and they were not busy.

Thank Scott8147
Ojai, California
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location right on the beach. Choose to sit outside and wiggles you toes in the sand or under a canopy with ocean views. Great place for breakfast, lunch and sunset cocktails. I had the ahi tuna salad which was good but not great. The tuna had lots of grissle. Other dishes I saw served were hardy sandwiches with heaping... More 

Thank Lydia G
Apache Junction, Arizona
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a recommendation for a birthday meal and I'm so glad we went. We ordered the fish and chips and the grilled ahi tuna tacos. Both, the food and the drinks were great. The service and beach views just added to the overall experience.

Thank Maxine B
Medford, Oregon
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344 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Husband and I shared the shrimp taco plate. Comes with a generous serving of fried shrimp,enough to make four tacos. Also comes with a small serving of black beans, salsa, sour creme, four tortillas ( corn or flour) and chopped greens. Nice beach side dining on the sand or patio with views of the beach and ocean. Service was good...friendly.

Thank mogcambomama
La Verne, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to Santa Barbara for decades and most times visit the Shoreline Cafe. It is a great location, but the food is hastily prepared and is definitely not up to standards. The hostess staff is also rude and gives misinformation. BOTTOM LINE, skip the beach and eat in town!

Thank BP4737
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Nice cafe...right there on the beach! Had the the SB fish tacos & lemonade ..very good! Price is reasonable. .quick service. .beautiful view!

Thank Brassil B
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239 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We came for Sunday Brunch, had a seat on the patio with a view. After we were seated it seemed we were the forgotten child. A lot of servers walking back and forth, but no one said "Hi, I'm your server". Finally, after a wait, I was able to flag down a server to order drinks. She was a bit... More 

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218 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and got a seat at one one the tables in the sand. Good quesadilla with chicken. Very popular. And would be lovely at sunset.

Thank MLGCEssex
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Shoreline Cafe is located directly on Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. The setting is ideal - there are several areas of tables, the closest is directly in the sand. The service is very attentive and the food is great - we had ahi wraps which were huge - big luscious chinks of fish! The restaurant offers espresso coffees, beer, wine... More 

Thank jscooper36

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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
Mexican, American, Seafood, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-568-0064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?