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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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“chowder” (178 reviews)
“fish and chips” (182 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 June 2, 2018

This was our 2nd time staying Santa Barbara,we came this place last time so we wanted again. This time we brought a company and he LOVED the fresh oysters.They are not pricey and all foods are good. The only missing thing is draft beer as...More

Thank gemini243732
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We were seated immediately by the hostess at a table on their upper level outdoor patio. After that we were ignored. No one came to take our order or even acknowledged us. After 12 minutes, we left and went next door to the Endless Summer...More

Thank LuvAZTravel
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Love all the fresh seafood at Brophy Bros. Casual fun inviting atmosphere. Great drinks and the overall service is fantastic.

Thank Marielena G
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is a great atmosphere restaurant. Right on the dock where the fishing boats offload, which you can watch, especially on the outside deck. Therein lies the only reason I did not rate this five stars. It can become very crowded on the deck, especially...More

Thank sortega3640
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Food was fair, never order Mahi Mahi here, it was bland and overcooked, rice and coleslaw were flavorless. They did remove the dish off my ticket, the Sea Bass was good, clam chowder also! Service was very good.

Thank HawaiianIrishgirl
Reviewed May 29, 2018

One thing that always lacks at these kind of busy places is the service but this place is an exception. Service was excellent, food of course was great as we knew it before we got there.

Thank Sid S
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We were super hungry and looking for some great seafood and so we went down to the wharf, thinking if we wanted something fresh, this was the place. We wandered around until we saw the busiest bar and restaurant and Brophy Bros was it. The...More

Thank Bonnie V
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Hadn't been to the Santa Barbara site for several years, so My Lady and I decided to pay a visit. It was Memorial Day, and a lot of people had made the same decision. We were given a buzzer, and told it would be about...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed May 28, 2018

It was a short wait but the views were amazing! I loved this restaurant and the service and the food. My sister had the calamari oyster shooter and she would like for me to mention how amazing it was and recommends it to everyone that...More

Thank 403TravelBug
Reviewed May 28, 2018

While taking our daily walk we chose the harbor area and came upon Brophy Bros. And what a find!I had their fried bay scallops platter and my husband had the fried shrimp platter (they were quite sizable shrimp). Both were done well, even though we...More

Thank Liz B
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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.
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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