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Shoreline Cafe

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801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
+1 805-568-0064
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a yummy place to eat with great scenery... We found this gem... Food was huge and very tasty drinks were yummy...Great lil gem right on the ocean...

Thank LPawling
Orange County, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a perfect lunch with our kids at Shoreline Cafe. My husband and I both had the fish tacos and my kids the fish and chips. Very relaxed environment and the food was tasty. It was a great spot to grab lunch while we were traveling through SB. Not to mention we raced to the sand right after lunch... More 

Thank Alyssa C
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290 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For lunch we shared the Hawaiian plate special (~$16) and a Caesar salad ($9). The plate had four kinds of protein: shrimp, pork, beef strips and seared tuna. The spicy tuna was the best of the bunch; the beef had too much fat and gristle. The beachside location is wonderful; the young servers energetic and friendly.

Thank ccvvbb
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an excellent location at the beach this is. No real meat dishes, but the burgers they had and the seafood dishes were good. Happy hour was nice between 4 and 6pm. We will get back!

Thank Ivo L
Laguna Niguel, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't get it. Why is this place rated so highly? The food was average at best. The portions were small. And, it was way overpriced. They have a great view, and I guess that has a lot to do with it. But, a place with such a great view, one that draws people from far away, has a responsibility... More 

Thank davidluther77
Sacramento, California
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I remembered from the last time I had been to Shoreline, about 10 years ago, was the plastic patio chairs and an unimpressive sandwich... but loving digging my toes in the sand by the ocean. They still have the classic plastic chairs in the sand but also have a great patio that blocks the wind. Shrimp tacos were pretty... More 

Thank kristinalisan
Santa Barbara, California
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346 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few restaurants right on the sand. Friendly servers. Painful lines on weekends, but friendly easy place. The fish is fresh and the burgers and sandwiches are healthier than you might expect from a beach joint. This is a good standby when you want to see the ocean.

Thank expectquality1942
Annapolis, Maryland
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374 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to have a meal (even breakfast) on the ocean in Santa Barbara. There are even tables in the sand. The food was delicious and the scenery was fantastic.

Thank lovetotravel560
Fresno, California
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131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has a nice deck area with a view of the ocean. Some outdoor heaters would be a nice addition. The food and drinks are very good and the service was good as well. Nice relaxed atmosphere for family, friends and kids.

Thank Tom L
Kernersville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Grilled ahi tuna tacos were so good! Casual, laid back atmosphere. Beautiful views and friendly staff.

Thank Sherry D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Mexican, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-568-0064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?