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Brophy Bros.

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119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was excellent and the harbor view was super. The raw oysters were VERY fresh and tasty. We enjoyed sitting outside, however, we were next to the stand up bar, so there were people close beside us and behind us on both sides, as the tables are QUITE close together. We would have preferred more space to be comfortable,... More 

Thank debcoff
San Marcos, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony upstairs. Clam chowder was excellent. Would definitely return. Also would get a reservation next time.

Thank waynemarking
North Canton, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty food and great view. Ate here in Santa Barbara and the one in Ventura. Try the 805 pilsner and the fish and chips and fried shrine is amazing. Perfect deep fry.

Thank kmjski
Napa Valley, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a short walk to the pier surrounded by mountains, sail boats and kayaks. The food was good and the service was excellent. This is a great local spot to experience the action packed wharf where they were unloading their catch at the time.

Thank Conrad L
Bridgetown, Barbados
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place for a good fresh seafood lunch and view of the harbor. Get there by 11;30 or you'll wait in line

Thank BdosCaptain
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208 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There were 3 or so restaurants for seafood in town. So glad we went to Brophy's on recommendation from guy at front desk of our hotel (Harbor View Inn). Amazing clam chowder, calamari is incredibly fresh. Try to Chiopiolli. All-in seafood with mussels in a savory broth.

Thank cbw51
Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been here several times and keep going back because we love this place! The atmosphere is perfect! The food is just as!! The staff are second to none! Very personable and ever so friendly. We will be back again and again.....

Thank richardmorgan2015
Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a quiet place to have an intimate dinner, you need to keep looking but if you want the best, freshest seafood in SB, this is your place. You may need to wait to get a seat but there's a reason for that.

Thank Blake H
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82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very very busy bustling bar with open kitchens. Great atmosphere. Wide variety of seafood. Not much for meat eaters. Oh dear I thought! Arrived and given a buzzer as no seats. Went to mediocre bar for a drink and thank goodness buzzer went off within half an hour. Got seats upstairs outside. Excellent location looking over the marina. Salad and... More 

Thank Phil-I-am61
Fremont, California
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table, but it was so worth it! We got to sit outside over looking the harbor and it was SO nice! I had the Ahi tuna poke salad (delicious!) and my friend had the shrimp with linguine - the shrimp was perfectly good and so tasty. All was very well done.... More 

Thank Jk F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?