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Shoreline Cafe

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801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-568-0064
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09:00 - 18:30
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:30
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 18:30
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UK
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch here. It was steak, tuna and pork with rice and coleslaw. The tuna was bloody lovely and completely unexpectedly enjoyed it. Its a lovely location directly on the beach and it was made even better by the sun finally coming out

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Thank Scampish
San Diego CA
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with a local friend and he suggested eating there so we could enjoy the beach view. I was hesitant based on the reviews--usually places with views are typically for tourists so service and food is disappointing. And we live near the beach back home, so sitting right next to it wasn't a huge draw for me. Midweek we... More 

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Thank ready2go123
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited in line for 20 minutes and then waited another 20 minutes to get our food. The guy running the window was slow and lost.

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Thank Palemke
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy the sunset as well as the happy hour specials with your toes literally in the sand. Views are exceptional, we even saw dolphins!

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Thank flippytoetap
Sacramento, California
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 

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The Villages, Florida
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990 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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.

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Thank Scott8147
Ojai, California
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186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

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Thank Lydia G
Apache Junction, Arizona
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

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Thank Maxine B
Medford, Oregon
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257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 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.

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Thank mogcambomama
La Verne, California
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7 reviews
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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:30
Monday
09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:30
Thursday
09:00 - 18:30
Friday
08:00 - 18:30
Saturday
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?