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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

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225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-962-3313
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I had the salmon in a Dijon mustard sauce with two vegetable sides. The food was delicious and reasonably priced--16. especially when compared to other nearby restaurants. The location is great for out-of-towners staying near the Santa Barbara harbor. It's just across the street from the State Street trolley stop, near the train station and is within a block of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We went for happy hour on a pretty quiet Wednesday evening. It was perfect. Delicious small plates to share, $5 margaritas, and a good atmosphere. The happy hour section near the bar got quite crowded even for a weeknight in December, so I would imagine it could be packed in the summer. Still highly recommend!

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Detroit, Michigan
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The food was so good we went twice during a 5 day visit to Santa Barbara. The mesquite grilled seafood was great, as was the Louie salad. Not a great place for conversation as the noise level is quite high,but if you don't mind a boisterous atmosphere this place a winner.

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Thank ztaaks
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Interesting building and decor. Delicious food (I had seas bass miso style). A bit noisy. Server was not inspired to describe the menu, but overall, a good experience. Will return!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

They have a deal every once in a while for Lobster dinners at $30.00 This is fresh! Great atmosphere!

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Santa Ynez, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Great food and reasonably priced. This place is LOUD though....if you want something quiet and romantic this is not it. Fun , local hangout for young adults, the bar is very popular!

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Umatilla, Florida
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The prices are fine dining, but the atmosphere is that of a fish house/bar. Very kid friendly (the food comes in a little boat and has chocolate pudding), but the food was just OK for the price

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Have just been here for dinner. It is a really nice restaurant with good atmosphere and service. We had delicious oysters and lobster both of which were done in a classic American way whilst also being healthy and fresh. Our waiter Greg was great all evening and we had a lovely time. Oh and I had an old fashioned afterwards... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We had drinks and appetisers at the bar. Lovely food and great service and reasonably priced. It was very busy so there was a wait for a table in the restaurant, worth it if the main food is anything like the appetisers!

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Thank SarahMcTag
Santa Barbara, CA
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Enterprise Fish Co. has been around for years, and is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. It has an extensive menu and a popular happy hour. If you've been to the Crab Cooker in Orange County, the concept is similar. The restaurant features a wide range of seafood, from raw oysters to fish cooked several different ways. Dishes comes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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
Description
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. Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat.

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