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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%
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“clam chowder” (353 reviews)
“seafood” (297 reviews)
“baked clams” (32 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 28 October 2017

This is our favorite place in Santa Barbara. Best clam chowder ever and crab, schrimp salad is delicious. Worth the long wait to sit on balcony overlooking boats and harbor. Inside is very noisy and crowded though. Sit at bar if inside and you can...More

Thank nswanson
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

although we sat inside as it was really busy still a relaxing time. Have only 4 stars as we had quite a wait to be served by anyone and eventually a guy behind the bar served us. When our lunch arrived it was very good.

Thank Toffeedog15
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The food was very good but I suspect that the atmosphere was as much the draw here as the food. It was certainly lively.

Thank Lovers56
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great seafood but noisy busy and cramped seating inside. 40 min wait for outside seating. We had good service inside and quick orders. Fish & chips great and sword fish.

Thank bjorn5555
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had to wait 45 minutes for a table as the restaurant was very busy! And it was crowded. But the food was delicious! Don't go if you don't want seafood!

Thank phrogster
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This place was recommended to us and I have to say I did think it was pretty average. The place was packed and we had to wait 30 minutes for a table. We sat upstairs outside overlooking the harbour watching the fishermen deliver sea urchin....More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 24 October 2017

There was a long wait upstairs and since I was dining alone I opted to eat downstairs at the bar while watching the baseball game on their TV (which they don't have upstairs from what I understand). The menu is a much shorter, abbreviated version...More

Thank imtom55711
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Coming from Britain - fish and chip land - I am usually disappointed by most fish and chips. However this restaurant's offering was much better than anything I've tasted in or out of the UK. The very light beer batter melted in the mouth and...More

Thank joannathepiano
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is one our favorite places to stop in santa barabara for lunch. The clam chowder is amazing. The steamed Clams and ciopino are also fantastic.

Thank sean j
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We love eating here. Great food and service. Only waited 10 minutes for a table, but was prime lunch time!!

Thank conniemenglish
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18 March 2017|
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Response from Buffalogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
they have gluten free pasta and other gf options.
Duncan C
27 January 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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