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Chuck's Waterfront Grill

113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
+1 805-564-1200
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to another restaurant in the area but the wait was too long, we got right in. Food was fresh and delicious. Clam chowder very good. Services was nice and patio seating is a must have. Highly recommend

Thank 3vickih
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only 'negative' feedback is that it is fairly dark. You may need to use your phone flashlight to order, but trust me, the food is worth it. Great appetizers, steaks, pork chops.

Thank gsconnor2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Join the Mahalo Club, eat early bird and get really good pricing. You can also bring your own favorite wine and they will charge a corkage fee. You cannot miss if you are an early diner! Start off dinner or lunch with their hot rolls....More

Thank mickmankowski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't want to spend a lot, and their Bistro menu was perfect. The salmon and the filet were the best. The best. Will return. Plus the wine glass price was good, which in SB one pays for location sometimes, more than the quality of...More

Thank gish0503
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently came in to chucks for dinner it was amazing. I was referred here by angel at hotel milo where I stayed and I'm glad he did! The calamari was the best I have had, the lobster tail was nice and tender. Alvin's service...More

Thank SrJuanLopez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service, seafood, setting all great. Has a great outdoor terrace, but inside has a seafaring atmosphere. The marina is nearby.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate inside the restaurant because there was smoke (a fire in the area) nearby. The patio was lovely and had a good view of the harbor; inside it was dark. The food was good. I would recommend the calamari salad, which was excellent! We...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were in route to a wedding in Santa Ynez Valley and stopped to find a water front restaurant for lunch in Santa Barbara. We randomly stopped in a busy area by this marina. We saw the terrace setting of Chuck's Waterfront Grill. We ordered...More

Thank JMarkMyers
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This place had much less of a wait than some of the other restaurants on the harbor so we decided to try it and I am glad we did! The atmosphere on the patio is awesome. The views are spectacular, they have tables with fire...More

Thank Tanya P
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The food at Chuck's was just fine. We ate amply and without complaint. It was, though, not particularly memorable. The best reason to visit Chuck's is for the wonderful outdoor seating right next to the marina. It's a great spot for a romantic lunch or...More

Thank DukeOKC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-1200
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