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Moby Dick Restaurant

220 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
+1 805-965-0549
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (37 reviews)
“fish tacos” (19 reviews)
“baked potato” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
220 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a sea view overlooking the harbour Lee who served us was lovely and really helpful. The portions were large and the food was delicious. The local light ale was really tasty and the Mojitos we really good. A fantastic view.

Thank BobBlogger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moby Dicks has a lovely outdoor dining space that is sheltered from wind. With glass walls you can still see all the action on the water and nearby sand bar. Food was good too. Wine selection was limited and not very good.

Thank MP2132
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...but the food is very good and the view of the bay is fantastic especially at the sun set. We had a Clams Choward and a dish of fried fish (crab, shrimps, squids and cod). As usal all served with a local IPA.

Thank NosiSakatia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in Santa Barbara for lunch on our way to Monterey. We didn't want to be too long and Moby Dick offered a take away option. Their staff were very friendly and happy to accommodate a few changes to options for the meals the...More

Thank Despina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great evening spot for food or drinks, and a sunset that can't be beat. This has a tourist-y atmosphere, but still a nice spot to bring out-of-town guests and family. I think breakfast is the best meal here, but you gotta try the frozen lemon...More

Thank skip2go
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a busy day being tourists we felt we deserved a good meal...plus a cocktail or two. Little did we expect that we’d be treated to such a spectacular sunset as well. Lovely staff, fresh seafood and clam chowder that you want the recipe to...More

Thank MJC_On_Road
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We went for a lunch meal after a morning of checking out Santa Barbara. The lunch rush had just started and we had to wait for 10 minutes for a table, which was OK. We were shown to an outside table and given reasonable time...More

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Good food. Great view on the wharf. We used the valet parking. Very interesting seafood tacos - very good. Good friendly service.

Thank Travelendude
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Moby Dick Restaurant has a wide range of eating opportunities. Indoor dining for those with a lot of vacation money. Specials for diners. HOWEVER, their "To Go" menu specials for those who just want good food on the wharf is their Gem for the General...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I was wrong. Starting with the positive I found the service of the staff ok. The burgers served to our kids was good - even though the flavor of grill was so dominant that we was discussing if it was artificial or the real thing....More

Thank FlemmingKE
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18 December 2016|
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but it sure was tasty!
7 April 2015|
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Response from CAPTAINCUISINE | Reviewed this property |
Fruit Salad, Spinach Salad, New England Clam Chowder, Steak, fresh fish, just don't eat the sourdough bread or crackers that come with things.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-0549
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