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Brophy Bros.

119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (343 reviews)
“seafood” (296 reviews)
“baked clams” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
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Reviewed yesterday

Came in about 5PM on a weekday and this place was nuts busy. At least we didn't have to wait, but that didn't help the folks that were there 15 minutes later!!! Nice location but we had no view where we ended up....could have sat...More

Thank MuleHead2
Reviewed 2 days ago

The first night was a 2 hour wait ! so we went back the next day, they were great hosts and we has a great outside table overlooking the Marina. The menu is great with a wide selection of dishes, not just seafood. Overall is...More

Thank bicfcfan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had lunch with the family driving down from SF. Great food. Very well prepared seafood pasta and kids had fish and chips. Everything tasted great, but service would benefit from being a bit more interested in the guests. Polite, but not attentive, nor pleasant. Would...More

Thank Fredrik J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Old school bar and seafood restaurant that has been here for years! Open air windows back the bar, and the bar seats have a view of the harbor area. Tables inside and on the deck outside the bar offer table seating. The place is not...More

Thank george p
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was great as well as the view. We sat outside and it was perfect. The staff is very friendly . Its also great place for a walk after dinner.

Thank t d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as part of our road trip round CA. The restaurant is a hive of activity. The food is above average but, if it's quality seafood without sauces, fries, dressings etc, you might be disappointed. The seafood platter was a little tasteless and all...More

Thank Kebablover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel doorman recommended Brophy Bros for lunch, describing it as authentic Santa Barbara. We had crab cakes (above average...best ones on our trip), clam chowder (average), and shrimp cocktail (below average for price). Their “signature Bloody Mary” was average. Sat outside. Nice location overlooking the...More

Thank Teebers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been enjoying Brophy’s for over 25 years now for their festive but casual atmosphere and good affordable seafood. While the more expensive grilled fish/shrimp pasta/specials are all great, I always come back to the fish n chips or fried shrimp or calamari, because...More

Thank trishway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best view with best food. If you are here, don't miss the opportunity, service, staff and food all top quality.👌👌👌

Thank Amit K
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day of seeing about 500 dolphin on a Whale watching trip. I was able to have a large bowel of clam chowder the Best!! The view is to die for!! There is at least a 40 min wait but worth it!!

Thank Victoria F
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mmrwc
18 March 2017|
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Response from Buffalogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
they have gluten free pasta and other gf options.
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Duncan C
27 January 2017|
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Response from Jtryan01 | Reviewed this property |
Either!!!
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Losey1
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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