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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara
Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.enterprisefishco.com/santabarbara/fishco.html
  • Phone: (805) 962-3313
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-10pm,
    Friday - Saturday 11:30am-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Choi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private locations.
  • Private Party Contact: Janeé Andre

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Amtrak
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two parking lots adjacent to our building. One is off of Montecito Street at Rey Street. You can also park at the amtrack parking lot that can be accessed from State Street as well as Montecito Street.
A word from Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara
Just a few blocks from the waterfront, our restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake.

Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I ordered a seafood salad which was good but very small. For $22 I got lettuce, tomatoes, & a little bit of crab!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We stopped in for a quick bite to eat while in Santa Barbara. The lobster bisque was excellent and is enough to make us want to visit again. The staff were really friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Loved the food, the lobster bisque so yummy! Will always come back for this! The grilled lobster tail was moist and delicately delicious, recommend both. The cola covered salmon was also delicious along with steamed broccoli."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Every time we're in Santa Barbara we have dinner at Enterprise Fish Co. and we're never disappointed. The food is always outstanding and the service is even better. Try the Scallops Risotto - it's delicious!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Verry nice to be albe to make reservations for July 4, and to enjoy excellent food and great service. Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Made a reservation an hour before and was seated as soon as we got there. Food was really great as well as the service by Eric. Awesome !!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The service was great, the waiter was very informative, discribed each dish very clearly, instead of stupidly saying "Oh everythign is great" . The fodd itself was average. It is made for mass dining ."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A must go if you are in Santa Barbara. We are from Orange County and we always go there when we are in town."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Lovely capper to our family's w/e in SB! Superb service and great food--every dish a hit! Too stuffed to have dessert, but I would've loved to have the Key Lime pie. Beverly"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been going for several years and never had an issue with the Food or Service. Also, I love the energy!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fish was very fresh and the lobster special can be beat (2lb. live maine lobster $33) Service was excellent, place is a bit noisy due to the bar and eating area all together. Go for the food and you'll be satisfied otherwise skip."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My parents were in SB for some medical tests on their anniversary, and I booked this place hoping to cheer them up. It worked! I contacted the staff who definitely went out of their way to ensure that my parents were WELL taken care of, and let me pay for their dessert remotely as a surprise. My parents said that the food was amazing, and that the servers were all very sweet and attentive. The clam chowder was one of the best my dad had ever eaten, and they left feeling happy. I couldn't recommend Enterprise any higher. Well worth the reservation."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had not been to the Enterprise for a couple of years, at least. Judging by this dinner, on Mothers' Day, it has dropped a lot in quality. The seabass was good, but not exceptional. I estimate that the portion was 3 ounces, at most! Likewise, my son was disappointed in the ahi--nothing special and a very small portion. The grilled vegetables were the best part of the meal, but we went there for the seafood! I will not return any time soon."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have eaten at Enterprise Fish Co. about 10 times in the last year. I have always been pleased with the quality of the food, the presentation and the service. The staff are friendly and capable. The dishes have excellent flavors and have always been cooked correctly. This is a great place to bring small groups of people. I take customers there regularly. I would not recommend bring more than 6 people because the space doesn't seem to work for larger numbers. Enterprise has a great feel and is a place I will continue to go back to for a long time."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "My partner chose this as a birthday celebration location. I was happy to make the reservation for ten very diverse friends due to my many past successful dinners at the Enterprise. The help & food were fantastic. I had many compliments from our guests about how upbeat & fun the occasion was."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The employees are phenomenal. The food is fantastic, and the whole restaurant is decorated with everything seafood, and ocean oriented. Ask to sit by the aquariuml, and you can still check out a game on the televisions in bar area. This place is hopping, so making a reservation is a must. My husband has to travel to Santa Barbara every three weeks, and this is the restaurant we go to every time. The fresh homemade sourdough bread is wonderful."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We had an amazing food experience at fish Enterprise. Each item was outstanding - from the clam chowder to the fresh crab."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Great selection of quality seafood. Nice casual atmosphere. Service was excellent"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We always come to enterprise for special occasions and Easter was awesome! We have been coming for years and it holds a special place in our heart! Thank you for your acceptional experience. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a great Easter dinner here and all of our good choices were prepared in excellent fashion. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Good selection of fresh fish that is well prepared; overall a bit noisy."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wee had reservation for 8, 10 showed up. Staff took it in stride, great evening"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Looking for great seafood and fun time. Food was very average and ambience was ok"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Amazing menu selection of fresh and sustainably-caught seafood. Service is excellent in this very energetic restaurant. Make reservations, though, because this place is very busy!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I made a reservation then had to change last minute. The restaurant was very accomodating and seated us immediately even though we were about 15 minutes early. The food was good and the service was personable and prompt. It was a busy night and the place was packed which gave rise to a significant noise level that made me lean over the table many times to further a conversation. Outside of the noise, I definitely recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "On arrival I noted the long line and packed bar area but thanks to our reservation we were seated immediately. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The fish (scallops, swordfish, sea bass) was fresh, cooked to perfection, and tasted great. The vegan options were appreciated (vegetable pot stickers, salad). In all we had a great time."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We arrived on time and were promptly seated - unfortunately at a table on a main isle around which wait staff and guests were in constant motion. To compensate - and becuase the restaurant is noisy - I sat on the same side of the table as my wife. Our waitress was attentive and we did not feel rushed. We both ordered a seafood grill, the portions of which were generous. The fish and scallops were not overcooked and the flavors were great. A nice wine menu, but for a restaurant of this size, more craft beers choices would have been appreciated. This is not a special occasion venue, but can accomodate groups and serves good seafood at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've been here before, and we'll go back again. They always have nice fresh fish specials, which makes each visit unique. We made a last minute reservation on Open Table, and they seated us immediately, even though they were packed. They're quite efficient."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food and service was great but the sound was just too damn loud and thus we wouldn't return. Our sympathies to the wait staff. They are all going to be deaf."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We go every time we are in Santa Barbara ....Always great"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Consistently high quality fish and service make this a highlight of our visits to Santa Barbara. Reservatons arre a good idea, as it fills up quickly after 5:30 PM."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "By no means deluxe but good fish even if menu uninspiring."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was just okay. Prices reasonable. Big, open warehouse feel with a large fish tank that the kids will love. I might return for lunch, but wouldn't go back for dinner, unless I was taking the grandkids out for dinner."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food was good, the service was good, the restaurant is nice, but only good. With so many options close by, I needed it to be better than good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have been coming here for 20 yrs! love the Steak and Lobster special! My 4 sisters treat me out to dinner on my Birthday and this is my special choice they love it too!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Classic seafood not inventive or adventurous. Very well prepared and very fresh. If you are looking for that style this is the place. We went for lunch and it was just what we wanted."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My husband and I chose to celebrate Valentine's Day (a day early) to avoid the crowds. We were seated per our requested location and had a good meal. The food and service are consistent and worth the 90min drive. We were happy with our choice and experience. The went on for a walk by the beach!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Classic fish forward spot near SB's waterfront. Energetic bar scene, multiple daily fresh fish selections and the nautical decor one expects right down to the large salt water fish tank. Local rockfish fresh entree excellent. Handled dairy allergy issues without hassle. Loud enough and interesting enough to hold kids attention and prices are reasonable. Would recommend."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The food is always fantastic. We also love to watch the fish swim in the big tank. Great food."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "WE HAVE BEEN TO THIS RESTAURANT A COUPLE OF TIMES AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE VISITING SB"
    Dined on 10/19/2013