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Brophy Bros.

119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (354 reviews)
“fish and chips” (182 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Sea bass fresh from that day. Killer! Great service. Highly recommend Wait was only 30 minutes for a Friday night

Thank mikemoer
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The waitstaff are still fantastic. The views from outside epic. But it looks like they forgot how to make good food. Steamed mussels came out ice cold. The seafood pasta was a sopping, Tasteless mess. And worst of all the bread was no longer heated...More

Thank GrahamGriffin
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Superb fresh seafood in a beautiful harbour side setting. We were told there would be an hour wait for a table - it was about 40 minutes and well worth the wait. Loved the bloody Mary’s and the food was excellent.

Thank CaptainJinja
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We had dinner here on a busy night. I wish we had been able to sit outside with the harbor view, but watching the staff inside was entertaining. They were all hustling and there was impressive coordination. Although there was a line waiting for seats...More

Thank BluRavdriver
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high but I didn’t experience the hype. The food was fresh, what I expect,; service was good, my expectations of the food to be more all away arong

Thank J B
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed...we waited over 1 .5 hours when the estimate wait was 1 hr. Several parties who arrived after us were seated before us. We said we were flexible on location of seating & we were a party of 4. We finally left at 9:45...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We went to Brophy's on the recommendation of two locals for good seafood and were promised that clam chowder was THE best. As I'm allergic to clams, I had to rely on the husband's verdict. It's a busy, bustling, harbour front restaurant that is very...More

Thank Gallivantingtheworld
Reviewed August 14, 2018 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 August 12, 2018

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 August 12, 2018 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
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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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September 14, 2015|
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
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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