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Santa Barbara FisHouse

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101 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1880
+1 805-966-2112
10:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:15 - 21:00
Fri 11:15 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:30
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Evansville, Indiana
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner shortly after arriving in town and after researching trip advisor and yelp. We waited about 10 minutes for a table for five. Friendly front desk and server. One child had penne pasta with white sauce that was fine, nothing special but kid's menu fine. Another had a burger off the happy hour menu and it was... More 

Thank AMY82371
West Midlands
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really chilled venue- food was superb. Mushrooms for starter followed by salmon and macadamia topped sea bass. All were superb. Our waitress Stephanie was so helpful - making us feel very relaxed. Only criticism was the welcoming staff- she needed to smile and be more friendly.

Thank Meschata
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The seating on the patio was excellent. Great for a casual night out. The food was good if not a bit too much wasabi in the tuna taco.

Thank RomanTraveller67
Reno NV
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186 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The FishHouse has lots of hits and misses. When we arrived, tThe three hostesses were inattentive and dismissive at best,and none of them made eye contact with us. In contrast, our server and the person who brought our food were friendly, helpful and engaged. The food also ranged from good to bad. The "Prawn-tons" were excellent (prawns wrapped in wonton... More 

1 Thank Dave_in_Reno
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fish House is a cool beach/tropical themed Restaurant with an Attractive,energetic staff. The menu is somewhat limited and was lacking in seafood choices. We went on a Tuesday evening and had no problem being seated. Our food was good but not great.The Service was good and we did get out food fairly fast. I'm not sure if i would... More 

Thank raisorby1
Dresden, Germany
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome fish dishes. Especially the tuna was great. Good service and excellent selection of wines. As mentioned by other customers it is quite loud at "rush hour" - however, a visit is strongly recommended.

Thank Tomdrummer
Melbourne Australia
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here our first night in Santa Barbara and weren't disappointed. The fish was cooked to perfection and we had mojitos and margaritas and both were great and reasonably priced. Beautiful view of the Skate park and beach for a nice dinner at sunset.

Thank JudyMoody11
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't booked but upon our arrival we enquired about a table outside (w heater) being available (the temperature still being chilly). One was, and boy were we lucky, further diners came and went complaining about the cold. Thr environment was wonderful & the service pretty good till the end (more to come on thst point). We went straight to... More 

Thank adamrS6583WQ
San Jose, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an outside table because we had our dog. Promptly arrived on time and seated quickly. Took FOREVER for anyone to come by and take our order. They brought the clam chowder and the entree's out at the SAME time. With the negative out of the way, on to the positives. Decent view of the harbor. Heaters overhead. Food:... More 

Thank FromHawaii2SanJose
Stratham, NH, United States
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a light meal so we ordered salads and appetizers and we were still stuffed! the lobster mac and cheese was good, the crab cakes excellent. The wedge salads were ample and fresh with ample portions of tomatoes, bacon, and onions but the blue cheese dressing is thin and a bit acidic. We both had the same reaction and... More 

Thank Janice W

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Restaurant Details

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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1880
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-2112

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