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Brophy Bros.

119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (349 reviews)
“fish and chips” (174 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
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Reviewed 2 days ago

arrived early (4:30) & was almost completely full. Lots of locals. The shrimp & crab salad was large (wife & I shared)..very taste. We each had the sea bass, 1 grilled & 1 blackened. Excellent. Clam chowder is full of clams & very thick. View...More

Thank 383gordonv
Reviewed 3 days ago

Top of my list in Santa Barbara. A sure sign that a place is great when it is crowded with locals. You may have to wait for a table, but it's worth it.

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You feel the flavour of the ocean as you sit on the outside patio and enjoy the sight sounds and taste of your dinner. Food was very good. Wine was reasonable priced. View was beautiful. We ate dinner and saw the lights of the boats...More

Thank OnTheRochs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby & I enjoyed a wonderful meal here at sunset. We had a small outside table which allowed us to watch all the stuff going on at the harbor...sea urchin loading...returning fishermen...harbor patrol....strolling tourists....all while enjoying a glass of wine with cioppino and huge bowl...More

Thank BklynGirl1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun, upbeat restaurant with excellent servers. The vibe is very relaxed and friendly. A good mix of us touristas and locals. The food is good, but not more than that. Having said this, my wife loved the clam chowder, but I thought it was...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place on the water to go for lunch. Oyster shooters are delicious. we also had the hot seafood sampler which was good.

Thank WMC08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular SB restaurant on the wharf. Place is small so sitting is tight. There are food servers going in many directions and some what chaotic. The compensation is the food. The clam chowder is very good & the Salmon was excellent. Portions...More

Thank AAG73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to wait briefly but just went to the bar and order some drinks. We didn't wait as long as we were quoted. Food was ah-mazing!!!!! Ahi Poke, Steamed Clams, Seafood Pasta all delicious!! A must try when in Santa Barbara!!

Thank stephc1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several people had recommended Brophy Bros. when we said we were going to be in Santa Barbara. Since we were staying just a couple of blocks from the harbor, the location worked great for walking over to for dinner. Went back a second time...it was...More

Thank 927geoff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brophy Bros. is a not-to-be missed Santa Barbara tradition. Get an outside table if you can and watch the harbor as you eat the best seafood in town.

Thank Marti851
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18 March 2017|
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Response from Buffalogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
they have gluten free pasta and other gf options.
Duncan C
27 January 2017|
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15 September 2015|
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Response from NilsGB | Reviewed this property |
No reservations but you can put your name down and have a drink in the bar and they will grab you when the table is ready.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-4418
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor. You’ll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at this true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the “small” menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the “long” menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals’ favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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