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“Loved by locals and visitors alike!”

Chuck's Waterfront Grill
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Ranked #94 of 585 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Good food and service in a great location! The weather was mild for our visit and we loved sitting outside. Our server, Katie, was outstanding. Had dinner with a local who loves it as well as their other location. Apps, salads and bread were all good and the steak was better than places 3 times the price!

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Thank deborah e
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steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Great title to your review, Deborah! Thank you for bringing a smile to our faces by taking the time to leave us your thoughts on your experience. Katie's been with us for ten years and really loves to make sure our guests enjoy their time and our food. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in SB!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We reserved a table on the terrace on a quiet night for the restaurant , it was also a cool but clear evening but the heaters and table fires were more than adequate , we received a warm welcome from the hostess and even a nice farewell at the end of the evening , the menu was not extensive but enough specials to make it feel that they were sourcing local food and thinking about the menu. the waiter was knowledgeable about the dishes and was confident enough to steer my wife to salmon dish , a real winner!. Three of us had fish main courses that were well cooked and plenty of fish in them , given the focus on fish one of us still had a good burger. They even had Guinness ! Good service obviously it may be different if it were a very busy evening. Ps wish I’d tried the chowder!

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steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for giving us such an in depth review of your experience. We appreciate your thoughts on our efforts to support our local fishing crews with their hard earned catches by bringing local fish dishes to our guests. We've put an emphasis on making our signature burgers live up to our signature views and are very pleased to hear you enjoyed both. See you next time for chowder and good vibes!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was a family reunion and our first time to Santa Barbara. We had a large group of 9 people and wanted to dine alfresco in beautiful Santa Barbara. Chuck's Waterfront Grill took reservations and was able to accommodate our large group. As the the organizer of the reunion, I was pleased that it was right on the water, which I considered a must for these first time visitors. The service was very good and the food was excellent. The group enjoyed their appitzers of grilled artichokes. Given the opportunity, each of us agreed that we would return.

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Thank lynnsea
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steve h, Owner at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Family and community are very important to us here at Chuck's. We're so happy to hear that we could be a part of your family reunion by the water. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We called on our first evening in Santa Barbara and although we had no booking and the restaurant was very busy the staff helped us find a nice table and provided good service. Nice menu and drinks selection. Its a busy bustling place very popular

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Thank tonyboylan
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steve h, Owner at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our experience and look forward to your next trip to Santa Barbara!

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Lovely setting by the marina, we sat outside and watched the sun go down. The seafood pasta was delicious.

Thank 09robbins
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steve h, Manager at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review on our location and food. We look forward to seeing you again!

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