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Santa Barbara FisHouse

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101 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1880
+1 805-966-2112
11:15 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:15 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:15 - 21:30
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Folsom, California
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is great. The patio has a pier and ocean view, and the food is wonderful. The "prawn-ton" appetizer is fabulous and is a "must" for us every time. They were very busy when we went, but the service was still very good.The indoor happy hour is very good, but you miss the ambience of the patio.

Thank shar100
Concord, California
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Santa Barbara Fishouse serves fish. That shouldn't be surprising, but just because a restaurant has the word "fish" in its name, that doesn't mean that they do fish well. But the Fishouse does. Located right opposite Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, the Fishouse does fish really, really well. I had the sea bass which was amazingly flavorful. My wife... More 

Thank YayaShare
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on our last night in town and wished we had time to return. The Mahi Mahi and Salmon were great as was the Ahi Tuna. Good atmosphere with friendly and welcoming staff. Great meals of high quality.

Thank allycat3030
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food very disappointing and tasteless with the shack on the wharf much better. Staff were unaccommodating with sitting outside and just rude.

Thank Londonfoodi
Breckenridge, Colorado
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344 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great dinner here on our last night in SB. The seafood//fish was amazing and reasonably priced. The service was excellent. There is free valet parking. You can go casual or dressier, we saw both.

Thank Deanna9
Fremont, California
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside in the bar area and had appetizers for dinner. We had the grilled shrimp (delicious), the filet mignon (very tender), parm truffle fries (to die for) and the crab legs...OMG the crab was SO sweet and tender. Some of the best I've ever had. And our waiter was awesome and very friendly!

Thank Jk F
Stirling, Scotland
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in at happy hour not looking for a huge meal. Absolutely hit the spot. Sat in the bar not the restaurant and enjoyed the buzz of the place, along with very reasonably priced but lovely food. Would definitely return.

Thank Challenger4
santa barbara, ca, usa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect meal, view, and service! We had a special celebratory meal. The food was delicious and the service was terrific. Enjoyed it very much!

Thank cupcakesandart
Santa Barbara
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy hour prices and selection are the best! Good wine and beer options - fun atmosphere, great staff and excellent food. Try the ahi tacos, steak bites and shrimp skewers from the appetizer menu. All really good. I think it's happy hour all day on Sunday's too. Sometimes hard to get a spot but well worth it when you do!... More 

Thank talden1971
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly. Very tasty mahi mahi. The coconut prawns were delicious. Catered for all of the family! Glad we stopped through santa Barbra on our way to San Deigo.

Thank Zoe H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:30
11:15 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1880
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-2112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?