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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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Huntington Beach, California
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

You really cannot beat the view when you visit this establishment. Due to that fact, plan on there being at least a 15 minute wait. However, you are able to order a drink while you wait and there are bar stools and a waiting area that gives you the view you came to see. My girlfriend was excited due to... More 

Thank Jeff P
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was a great restaurant to visit with my family. The kids got to make sand castles while waiting for our food. We went during happy hour so the prices were extremely fair, for such delicious food. It was a perfect evening.

Thank tatiana m
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing lunch here. It was steak, tuna and pork with rice and coleslaw. The tuna was bloody lovely and completely unexpectedly enjoyed it. Its a lovely location directly on the beach and it was made even better by the sun finally coming out

Thank Scampish
San Diego CA
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Met up with a local friend and he suggested eating there so we could enjoy the beach view. I was hesitant based on the reviews--usually places with views are typically for tourists so service and food is disappointing. And we live near the beach back home, so sitting right next to it wasn't a huge draw for me. Midweek we... More 

Thank ready2go123
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We waited in line for 20 minutes and then waited another 20 minutes to get our food. The guy running the window was slow and lost.

Thank Palemke
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the sunset as well as the happy hour specials with your toes literally in the sand. Views are exceptional, we even saw dolphins!

Thank flippytoetap
Sacramento, California
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The most reasonable prices for a fun on – the – beach meal experience. Very filling Breakfast complete for $14 and happy hour 4 to 6 PM. You can sit with your toes literally in the sand, next to the sand on cement, or behind a glass wall to protect yourself from the wind. In any case, you get a... More 

Thank Sylvia232323
The Villages, Florida
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993 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on a beautiful day. The setting is wonderful -- right on the beach. The food was mixed. The fish and chips was more batter than fish. The carnitas tacos were very good. Service was a bit mixed as well and they were not busy.

Thank Scott8147
Livermore, Colorado
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201 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great location right on the beach. Choose to sit outside and wiggles you toes in the sand or under a canopy with ocean views. Great place for breakfast, lunch and sunset cocktails. I had the ahi tuna salad which was good but not great. The tuna had lots of grissle. Other dishes I saw served were hardy sandwiches with heaping... More 

Thank Lydia G
Apache Junction, Arizona
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was a recommendation for a birthday meal and I'm so glad we went. We ordered the fish and chips and the grilled ahi tuna tacos. Both, the food and the drinks were great. The service and beach views just added to the overall experience.

Thank Maxine B

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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
Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?