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On The Alley

117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2357
+1 805-962-6315
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2357
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Reviews (78)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for an early lunch while working on a friends boat at the harbor. I had the fish and chips and my wife had calamari and chips. I wanted to get the veggie burger but fish and chips were shouting my name! Good quality,...More

Thank Jonmonca
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Two of us stopped here for lunch while walking along the pier. The service was super friendly and the food was good, but the real winner was dessert -- homemade blueberry crisp. Go for the crisp if nothing else!

Thank fourevermom
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Easy breakfast on the wharf. Watch the activity on the busy Stern's Wharf. Order inside, eat outside. Not cheap but cheaper (and probably better) than going to a restaurant. Yummy breakfast burrito.

Thank R2746EMsallym
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I really enjoy this place for breakfast. Real food made by by real cooks. Good coffee fun atmosphere.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Not a lot of seating, but we found a spot to squeeze into. We ordered fish, fries, calamari, & cole slaw. Everyone loved the fish & cole slaw. Not too overpriced. Good tartar sauce & seafood sauce. Lots of bottles of other condiments.

Thank Brendab72
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Excellent food- fish/crab cake sandwiches are out of this world. Fish and Chips top notch. They even have a bacon wrapped hot dog and chicken strips for non fish eaters. (I love fish but the chicken tenders are on point) Owned by Brophy Brothers which...More

Thank gsconnor2016
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go if you like fish and want an excellent quality for a to go restaurant. You can sit outside, nice atmosphere, fish tacos are superb, also the fish and chips. Highly recommended, also with kids.

Thank Thilo H
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for quick lunch, for a first time I tried fish tacos and it was so so good, fish and chips just melt in your mouth. Very fresh and simple.

Thank gintarem9
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you're looking for a great place to grab a quick and affordable bite down at the Santa Barbara Harbor, consider On The Alley. They don't have a huge selection but everything I've tried has been very good. The pork and fish tacos were awesome...More

Thank ericwp
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Service can be very slow from time to time especially on the weekend. most of their dishes are okay but the food is definitely too oily and greasy. However, their salads are great Breakfasts are real good and they have a really good clam chowder...More

Thank Guy G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2357
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-6315
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