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“Good not great, staff excellent”
Review of Brophy Bros.

Brophy Bros.
Ranked #34 of 586 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 11, 2017

A fun, upbeat restaurant with excellent servers. The vibe is very relaxed and friendly. A good mix of us touristas and locals.

The food is good, but not more than that. Having said this, my wife loved the clam chowder, but I thought it was only okay. Personal preferences I guess.

I will say that the baked garlic clams were very good.

You could do a lot worse than Brophy's while in Santa Barbara.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank Scott B
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

great place on the water to go for lunch. Oyster shooters are delicious. we also had the hot seafood sampler which was good.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank WMC08
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is a popular SB restaurant on the wharf. Place is small so sitting is tight. There are food servers going in many directions and some what
chaotic. The compensation is the food. The clam chowder is very good & the Salmon was excellent. Portions adequate❗️

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank AAG73
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Had to wait briefly but just went to the bar and order some drinks. We didn't wait as long as we were quoted. Food was ah-mazing!!!!! Ahi Poke, Steamed Clams, Seafood Pasta all delicious!! A must try when in Santa Barbara!!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank stephc1974
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Several people had recommended Brophy Bros. when we said we were going to be in Santa Barbara. Since we were staying just a couple of blocks from the harbor, the location worked great for walking over to for dinner. Went back a second time...it was that good.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank 927geoff
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