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Enterprise Fish Co.

225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-962-3313
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (143 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (80 reviews)
“dover sole” (20 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

As the signs, and awards on their restaurant wall suggest, they are the local number 1. Winner of Santa Barbara best Seafood, every year according to the local newspaper (Santa Barbara Independent) local awards. Lobster is great, mixed seafood grill too. Everything is fresh. Casual...More

Thank Yokumon
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Fantastic buzzy atmosphere despite being a huge restaurant, love the open kitchen. Our server was really really good and quick. Lots of choice on the menu, very hard to narrow it down! Food was amazing - fresh, well cooked and good quality. Would recommend booking...More

Thank fulltimeholidayer
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place as part of the eat this shoot that tour and the lobster bisque covered in puff pastry was amazing. It was so good it was actually a topic of conversation later that evening :p

Thank Camera V
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We first called in here at the start of the excellent Eat This, Shoot That walking tour, and of all the places we visited on that tour this was the one we chose to come back to for dinner - the lobster bisque was so...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent fish selections well prepared. Friendly service and pleasant ambience. Highly recommend this Restaurant.

Thank Adriana A
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were here for lunch a few years ago. Dinner has many more re selections. We had seven fresh fish to choose from. I am gluten free and they were very accommodating. The service was excellent. It's very noise and while we weren't in the...More

Thank Bensus
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Shame I cannot give more than 5 as this place was exceptional. We went on a Wednesday which is oysters for a dollar day. These were followed by 2 great fish dishes which we watched being cooked. The waitress found out it was my husband...More

Thank fernbank
Reviewed October 13, 2016

For the past twenty years or so I have been enjoying the meals and ambiance of the Enterprise Fish Co. For lunch you can't go wrong with the salad's especially if you like crab. Be sure to try their clam chowder, rich and creamy. For...More

Thank Diana W
Reviewed October 8, 2016

I hadn't been to Santa Barbara since the 1980s, the Enterprise Fish Company was still excellent. In the 80s I used to go with friends when I lived in Ojai and Ventura.

Thank Ralph E
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We came across this restaurant when looking for a place to celebrate my birthday. It looked Fantastic from the outside so we went in. Lovely atmospheric inside, the staff were so cheerful and helpful. The fresh fish was lovely! The crab cake starter was really...More

Thank AliLiddell
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January 18, 2017|
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Response from britt824 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but the food is middling to bland, very boring, the service is not good. I will never go back there anyway! (and if what you say is true, that is despicable!)
December 20, 2015|
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Response from PJ6979 | Reviewed this property |
They open at 11:30am - you can make reservations on Open Table if you wish. You can bring up more info on their web site, i.e., menu, etc.
May 17, 2015|
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Response from Thalver | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we had dinner, so we did not see the lunch menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-3313
  • E-mail
Just a few blocks from the waterfront, our restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. Enterprise Fish Co. Sources Only The Freshest Fish, Brought In Daily & Prepared On Our Famous Mesquite Grill. Catch Our Maine Lobster Special Every Monday & Tuesday as Well as Our Oyster Special Every Wednesday. Don't Forget to Check Out Our Award Winning Happy Hour M-F from 4pm-8pm & Sunday from 5pm-Close
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