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“Meal was just okay”
Review of Brophy Bros.

Brophy Bros.
Ranked #34 of 569 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went to Brophy Bros. for a change. We felt the menu choices were limited. Meals were good - lots to eat - but it will be a while before we go back there. Waitress was very nice - seating on the outdoor deck with the heaters was comfortable.

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Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We ate outside with a fantastic view. The service was outstanding. The food (fish and chips and calamari and chips) was delicious and reasonably priced. The inside was very busy and a bit loud, but outside was surprisingly quiet for a Friday evening at 6PM. If there is a wait, put your name down and walk along the marina with the pager/buzzer.

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Thank Kelly V
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Our cruise ship anchored in Santa Barbara one beautiful March day. We stepped ashore & walked to the Visitor Center to get their advice on a restaurant for lunch that overlooked the harbor—a place where the “locals” frequented. They recommend Brophy Bros. They were busy; had to wait for a table. We were seated outside on the upstairs deck with the view we requested.
We shared the crab cake lunch special (with sourdough bread & coleslaw) that was prepared to perfection. We also enjoyed an excellent mai tai & a Bloody Mary.

Thank GrandmaERJKM
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Great location waterfront.
Nice menu with lots of seafood.
Premium drinks.
Nice atmosphere but maybe a little noisy if you are tired

Thank tronbo
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Food, wine, ice cream, salt caves, coffee! You name it you can find it strolling along State Street in Santa Barabara. Beautiful ambiance beautiful shops and dig watching! Food lovers dream. Alleyways with more tucked inside and plenty of free or inexpensive parking. Mild weather perfect year round. Such fun! Neighboring towns offer more of the same!

Thank M J
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