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Shoreline Cafe

801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-568-0064
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“black beans” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
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11 - 20 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Very good location with beautiful views, good service and food. Very friendly and attendant staff. Clam chowder and seafood soup tasty. Bloody Mary was a good starter.

Thank Jbhes
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The shoreline cafe certainly has a magnificent view. I had dinner here tonight as the sun went down behind the mountains and the view was really special. I had a mojito, which was just okay, followed by tuna tacos which were really tasty. I also...More

Thank aimoverseas
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a yummy place to eat with great scenery... We found this gem... Food was huge and very tasty drinks were yummy...Great lil gem right on the ocean...

Thank LPawling
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We had a perfect lunch with our kids at Shoreline Cafe. My husband and I both had the fish tacos and my kids the fish and chips. Very relaxed environment and the food was tasty. It was a great spot to grab lunch while we...More

Thank Alyssa C
Reviewed 19 April 2017

For lunch we shared the Hawaiian plate special (~$16) and a Caesar salad ($9). The plate had four kinds of protein: shrimp, pork, beef strips and seared tuna. The spicy tuna was the best of the bunch; the beef had too much fat and gristle....More

Thank ccvvbb
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

What an excellent location at the beach this is. No real meat dishes, but the burgers they had and the seafood dishes were good. Happy hour was nice between 4 and 6pm. We will get back!

Thank Ivo L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I don't get it. Why is this place rated so highly? The food was average at best. The portions were small. And, it was way overpriced. They have a great view, and I guess that has a lot to do with it. But, a place...More

Thank davidluther77
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

All I remembered from the last time I had been to Shoreline, about 10 years ago, was the plastic patio chairs and an unimpressive sandwich... but loving digging my toes in the sand by the ocean. They still have the classic plastic chairs in the...More

Thank kristinalisan
Reviewed 31 March 2017

One of the few restaurants right on the sand. Friendly servers. Painful lines on weekends, but friendly easy place. The fish is fresh and the burgers and sandwiches are healthier than you might expect from a beach joint. This is a good standby when you...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a great place to have a meal (even breakfast) on the ocean in Santa Barbara. There are even tables in the sand. The food was delicious and the scenery was fantastic.

Thank lovetotravel560
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Response from TAReviewer--CA | Reviewed this property |
Long walk, but walkable. Check Google maps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-568-0064
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