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Shoreline Cafe

801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-568-0064
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“black beans” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I ordered tacos which came apart so one had to put them together...very, very dry so I was so disappointed. I've had better meals here, but this wasn't one of them. Corn dogs are good!! My granddaughter loves them.

Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesitate on this review as part of me wants to keep this my little secret. This place is amazing. Even though I live in a beach city, the view of the shore still was 100% impressive and enjoyable. I am sure that the perfect...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us for lunch when we first arrived in Santa Barbara. Very friendly place. Nice atmosphere. You can sit at round tables on the beach under an umbrella or on the deck under a roof. We chose the deck. Perfect weather for eating outdoors....More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in the door, this place will transport you back to your youth, and the good old days of fun summer jobs! The air scented with grilled food and the sea. A friendly group of young people bustling about, taking food...More

Thank foodandwinenerd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great friendly service, delicious food, great location right on Leadbetter Beach. We were here at sunset--perfect! The staff managed to seat our large family and friends post-SBCC graduation party all together on a Friday night with minimal wait. Everyone loved their food and drink. Atmosphere is...More

Thank calinurse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some fantastic reviews and receiving a recommendation from a friend in California, we decided to try Shoreline Cafe for lunch on our first day in Santa Barbara, we had a great meal. Set in a fantastic location, we had no problem getting a...More

Thank Willescapinglondon
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Celebrated granddaughter's first birthday. Staff was very accommodating of her needs. As well as ours. Absolutely awesome location. Everyone loved what they ordered and my daughter says the cocktail she had was really good.

Thank Chrisc1352
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We love the corn dogs at Shoreline. We take them to go and sit to watch the waves. Shoreline is right on the ocean so it's a perfect location. Yesterday the corn dogs were icy cold in the middle with the usually delicious crunch outside....More

Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Came to the cafe because it was right on the beach. Ordered plate of sea food combo. Came out oily and burned food. On my experience i paid for location and drinks, but not for food quality.

Thank Arturas S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Even on Memorial Day you can walk in and get a table! Really friendly staff that hustles and always has a smile. Most "beach joints" don't try or care; Shoreline staff work hard and are really friendly and upbeat. Food is better than average in...More

Thank expectquality1942
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28 May 2016|
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Response from TAReviewer--CA | Reviewed this property |
Long walk, but walkable. Check Google maps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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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