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Boathouse at Hendry's Beach

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
+1 805-898-2628
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We met a group of friends for Saturday brunch. We had to wait a while for a table to seat eight, but 30 minutes watching the waves roll in is time well spent. The Signature Bloody Mary is a meal on it's own and was...More

Thank Berta H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boathouse was a recommendation by a good friend who grew up in Santa Barbara. I am so glad we took her up on her offer. Very easy to find, parking was a little tight but we were luck and got a space pretty quickly....More

1  Thank foodie01720
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in over Memorial Weekend and we had to wait 45 min for dinner, which was just fine since there is a lovely beach to explore while waiting. The bar and restaurant were packed. Once we got seated we had great customer service and...More

1  Thank dive2tennis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit and watch the Pacific Ocean as you enjoy a fantastic feast. Right on the beach. Tip: Get there early as its popular and try the signature crab and eggs. Then you can walk it off on the beach.

Thank infoexpertx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, Just WOW boathouse Easiest 5/5 ranking I've ever given. Boathouse is truly an amazing and enjoyable dining experience! We arrived here on a Saturday night around 5:30PM and the dining area was already packed with reservations until 9PM, (luckily for us the hostess was...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant via Trip advisor, and were happy we did. It's right on the ocean with a large covered patio. We live in the Arizona desert and were thrilled to be at the water. Service by Tomas was fun and outstanding. I ordered...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boathouse, does not take reservations, so it's first come first serve. We waited about 15 minutes before we were seated inside and started out dining experience. The food was good and the views were amazing. The service was very good and it is a...More

Thank tonyraye1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here, a very nice menu as far as choices go. My soup was good, not as thick as I thought a red chowder would be, but good. Wedge salad was a little awkward to eat, but good. My wife's poke dish was...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. You just can't beat the view here too. Make reservations in advance! Beautiful surroundings - eat on the patio if you can. 5*.

Thank Treebrook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Edited and repost-We came to the restaurant at the advise of the visitors center and wow what a find.( our journey was cut short by the summer fire and ash in 2016).... I met a kind and professional manager Mike McQuade with a hand shake....More

Thank IPAMagazine
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Nearby Attractions
Shoreline Park
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3.78 km away
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
276 reviews
.02 km away
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.56 km away
Santa Barbara Public Market
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4.08 km away
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Cheryl T
Hello, is your outside patio dining dog friendly?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Ronald H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I saw no dogs in or out. But I doubt it would be.
ADA? Ramp, stairs, elevator?
4 March 2017|
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Response from MissFlamingoGirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, one level from parking lot to restaurant.
Other than the veggie tacos, do you have vegetarian options? We have one vegetarian in our family.
16 September 2016|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
Hello, We have veggie tacos, we could make a pasta, and we offer a couple salads.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-898-2628
  • E-mail
We are not a dog friendly establishment, though located near a dog friendly beach.
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