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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing location, right on the beach. It’s very busy you must make a reservation but the food is very good and fresh (fish). Our kids played on the beautiful beach in front of us as the sun went down. Friendly service. They have a good...More

Thank JolPards
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful spot for breakfast! Right on the beach, and a fantastic view of the Pacific. We enjoyed watching the birds diving for fish, and the rowers practicing from UCSB. We highly recommend the Signature Breakfast or the Smoked Salmon Plate. They cure their own...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located right on the beach! With stunning panoramic views. Excellent late night happy hour! Great beers on tap. Always playing really good music which really adds to the vibes. Staff friendly and seems to authentically enjoy their job. I always bring friends from out of...More

Thank kayitcha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding view and heaven for dog lovers. Hendry’s Beach is a dog beach and it was so nice watching all the dogs play in the ocean while eating breakfast. Eggs Benedict and The Ranch Hope we’re awesome. Great service as well. Get there early or...More

Thank Fappug55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must eat here but get there for a sundowner at sunset at around 1900hrs. Table outside is a must and take your pick from the superb fish dishes. The prawns in coconut were amazing and the wines were well chosen by our wine waiter....More

Thank BurlsGurth
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a student enrolled at UCSB and visit Santa Barbara from time to time. This time we went for a dinner at The Boathouse. The place is very busy and you might have to wait for a parking spot, since they share a parking...More

1  Thank Ilya D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is such a treat for breakfast. It is on the water, setting is stunning, food is outstanding. I only get to Santa Barbara every couple years but make it a priority to get here once or twice for breakfast. It makes my trip...More

Thank FlipFlopFetish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even do Boathouse was very crowded - what a unique spot. Enjoyed a great Sole fillet with fresh veggies and a nice local wine. It seems a spot with a lot of locals, right on the beach and an incredible view. Reservation recommended as it...More

Thank Henri B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was small and Very crowded. Parking was limited but the views were great and the weather was gorgeous.

Thank Allan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The “Step in the Right Direction” vodka citrus drink was my favorite! Others repeatedly enjoyed the “Boathouse Punch”. We ate there twice on our last visit — once for breakfast and once for lunch. EVERYTHING was amazing, except for the ceviche (dry). You can’t beat...More

Thank O-Lora-O
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21 June 2018|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
We do not allow dogs on our patio but we do have a dog lounge just outside where you can let them hang out while you dine.
Amanda H
23 July 2017|
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Response from jackmom1112 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with what 3DGS said below - I'm sure if you go early and are willing to wait, they'll work to accommodate you - but do know that the layout and position of the restaurant will provide a a nice setting and good view... More
Cheryl T
29 April 2017|
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Response from Roblettieri | Reviewed this property |
You can leave the dog just outside in a designated area...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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