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Brophy Bros.

119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (348 reviews)
“fish and chips” (180 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (53 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Service with a smile. Incredibly prompt and friendly servers. Good lunch. Soup and salad special was awesome. Real deal New England chowder.

Thank Fappug55
Reviewed 3 days ago

Each time we visit Santa Barbara we come to Brophy Bros for lunch. A fresh simple plate of fish and chips, along with a cold beer goes down very nicely, thank you very much! Service is always friendly and we always manage to "beat the...More

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Obviously following others who have reviewed previously and with the exception of not being able to book a reservation, this place is worth a visit for the views across the marina while you have a beer or cocktail and wait for your table. Service is...More

Thank BurlsGurth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was good but we were seated with 5 at a small table maximum 4. A good tip for the owner stop the music it is already with all thise guest moisy enough. The place is unique and kitchen and servents are very rapidly.

Thank barts47
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want almost unlimited choices of fresh seafood, then Brophy's is a good place to eat. There's a main dining room; the deck (overlooking the harbor); and the bar and each one is packed and frantic with activity and noise. We couldn't eat even...More

Thank library48
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The fish stew is absolutely great, other grilled fishes were also fabulous. Baked clams were fab. Servers were also very nice but it was very loud inside. All seafood was very fresh and tasted great and it was a good restaurant. However, I prefer the...More

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place gets by on its location. It is on the Pier so view of the harbour is lovely. The food is good, have been there twice and never been wowed. The reason is won’t be back is simply the noise factor - have to...More

Thank FlipFlopFetish
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great drinks with great views and fabulous seafood in a lovely relaxed setting. A must -visit in Santa Barbara.

Thank jhanjhar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say that I like Trophy Brothers. It is a tiny restaurant/bar, upstairs (one has to hike the stairs, or else eat at a bar downstairs.) The swordfish was excellent but the clam chowder was the REAL star at this place (the BEST that...More

Thank phxbear1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch here (not our first time) and Brophy’s never disappoints. We had a large group (9) and DD our server was friendly and super efficient and was always smiling despite some complicated orders! The food was outstanding- had the shrimp/crab salad and...More

Thank MEY12_12
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March 18, 2017|
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Response from Buffalogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
they have gluten free pasta and other gf options.
Duncan C
January 27, 2017|
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Response from NilsGB | Reviewed this property |
No reservations but you can put your name down and have a drink in the bar and they will grab you when the table is ready.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-4418
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.
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