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119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
+1 805-966-4418
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with a group of friends recently. It was a little chilly to sit outside and they told us there would be a wait for a table. We walked downstairs and got a drink while we waited. I was pleased they had a couple of local beer choices and my friend said his bloody mary was excellent. The pager... More 

Thank Ashley32905
Riverside, California
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch and the clam chowder and salad. The bowl of soup was fantastic. Every spoonful had clams and it was not filled with lots of potatoes. I enjoyed the salad but the dressing that came with it did not have much flavor. Next time I will ask if there is a choice of dressings. Oh yes,... More 

Thank Karen T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food with beautiful views! You're in for a long wait to get into this restaurant, so be prepared for that. However the wait is completely worth it!

Thank Kira J
Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great drinks. Great view of harbor and sea urchin harvest. Oysters Rockefeller great as is chiopinno. Always a strong drink.

Thank Ronald L
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had fried calamari and a fried shrimp 1 beer and 1 wine $44 inc tip. Great food, great service amazing setting if you sit outside

Thank libby n
Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We waited an hour, but it was a fun hour. We met people and had drinks with them while we waited. We sat outside, which is the tiniest area, but great view of the harbor. Very casual, local and hopping place with great seafood. I would go again!

Thank Terri A
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here is legendary fulfilment on our way back to the airport. We sip a beer upstairs while watching the worker bees create magic. Those guys could shuck oysters for America. Outside, kayaker glide across the harbour as the light chases the sun across the mountains. At this moment, briefly wishing-well dreams come true

Thank Eli B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is traditional seafood with many fried fish dishes. Restaurant overlooks the harbor. Very popular. Get there before the dinner hour on a weekend or plan to wait a long time. Good food, setting and service. Only complaint is it is very noisy inside and you can't see out very well. A table on the outside balcony solves the noise... More 

Thank Ronald B
Rutherford, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose a very busy Friday night to give this place a try since it was recommended by the concierge at the Ramada. It was crowded and there was a 20 minute wait. I went downstairs and shopped while I waited. 20 minutes later I was seated. I was promptly greeted by my server and my order was taken. The... More 

Thank Dave2295
Los angeles
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was not my first visit to Brophy Brothers, but it had been a long time...anyway the fish and chips were amazing in every way, with malt vinegar my family loved to too, the locations is wonderful away from the crowds of downtown SB and the sevice was great as well

Thank susannaa2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2358
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-4418
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.

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