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“Great waterfront hotspot”
Review of Brophy Bros.

Brophy Bros.
Ranked #38 of 585 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, 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 20, 2017

Top of my list in Santa Barbara. A sure sign that a place is great when it is crowded with locals. You may have to wait for a table, but it's worth it.

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Thank Charles H
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

You feel the flavour of the ocean as you sit on the outside patio and enjoy the sight sounds and taste of your dinner. Food was very good. Wine was reasonable priced. View was beautiful. We ate dinner and saw the lights of the boats and the city. You have to try this place. It's worth it !!

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Hubby & I enjoyed a wonderful meal here at sunset. We had a small outside table which allowed us to watch all the stuff going on at the harbor...sea urchin loading...returning fishermen...harbor patrol....strolling tourists....all while enjoying a glass of wine with cioppino and huge bowl of the best clam chowder I've had...not to be missed!

Thank BklynGirl1970
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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.

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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.

Thank WMC08
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