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Harbor Restaurant
Harbor Restaurant

Harbor Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harborsb.com
  • Email: management@harborsb.com
  • Phone: (805) 963-3311
  • Hours of Operation: Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Weekends: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Weekends: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Santiago
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Any of the items on our menu are available for an off-site catering job.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have many areas that are conducive to private parties.

    The Harbor room can hold up to 100 people and is available for weddings, parties, corporate dinners etc.

    The Captains Room is very private and is located in our exclusive wine room. It hold ups to 18 people. The terrace room can be closed off and is available for private parties up to 35 with an amazing ocean view.

  • Private Party Contact: Robyn (805) 933-3311

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State and Cabrillo
  • Public Transit: The 'wharf woodie' and the local trollies can bring customers form the downtown area to Stearn's Wharf.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is complimentary valet parking at the Harbor Restaurant.
A word from Harbor Restaurant
It's always smooth sailing at the Harbor Restaurant, featuring exquisite dining and Santa Barbara's most spectacular ocean views. Come join us for the freshest seafood and USDA Prime steaks, tender prime rib, cocktails and an award winning wine list featuring local and imported wines, all served in the area's most romantic setting and best place to watch the sun set.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We choose this restaurant because it had a Santa Barbara "feel" and we had out of town guests. We had a lovely table with an ocean view. The service started out great-basket of muffins, bottomless champagne and mimosas. The server was super nice, attentive and sweet but it took FOREVER to get our food. At least 40 minutes went by. It also took a long time for my son to get his drink from the bar. We asked for waters but they never came. One person in our party got the wrong order. After waiting that long-they should have done something to make up for that mistake. I really wanted to like the restaurant because it is so pretty but it just wasn't a good expereince. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "These guys make a MEAN cioppino. I've been there 3 times in about the last 6 months or year, and the cioppino never fails. My wife had something she thought was OK, but it had a bit more cheese than she likes [in some places, that's a virtue!] My son had the lobster / prime rib combo and loved it [he ordered it rare, but it looked a bit more like medium rare to him... a minor issue]. The service was great. I measured 70 - 80 dBA on my iPhone sound meter, a bit higher than I'd like, but tolerable."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Clearly it survives on its pier location and on tourist... The views are nice and is clean but that's it! The food was horrible. My prime rib, sent back twice, and was literally microwaved, yes that's right microwaved... Come for the view and A drink but don't bother eating there. ITS A TRUE TOURIST TRAP!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The seafood tower was spectacular and a really great value."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with this restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara. Favorite restaurant there along with Beachside Cafe."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "There was a group of 8 of us for a special occasion. We all had a wonderful time. The food was great especially the Calamari was delicious! Kalli was excellent and went above and beyond excellent service! All of the employees were very nice and Payed extra attention to making our experience perfect!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "cant remember the young gents name but he was working the back tables on Valentines day. Great service Food was amazing and the price was a great deal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We arrived early, were greeted warmly, and were seated promptly. Both our waiter and busman were attentive but nonintrusive. Two of our party of five enjoyed beautiful salads, two of us ordered entrees, and I ordered one of the daily seafood specials. Our grandson enjoyed his order of fish & chips from the kids' menu. Everything was delicious and prepared as ordered, from the seafood Cobb salad to the sourdough bread. We would love to return."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Lobster was overcooked, and did not appear to be cleaned properly. Salad was unremarkable. Overall, a disappointing dining experience and expense did not comport with quality."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was great, view was great, service was great, however, the waiter was not too knowledgeable about what's behind the bar."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a great Valentines Day Dinner. Despite the restaurant being busy we had great service. We were seated immediately and the food was very good. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch with 11 family members. Our service was perfect, our waiter was wonderful. Of course the view of the ocean was spectacular. I highly recommend. Food was delicious."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Wonderful, food, atmosphere, waiters. Definately go."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I hate to say it but this was not a good choice for us. Our dinner was at 5 so we got there early to walk the pier. It took us 10 minutes before anyone came to the front desk. I ordered claim chowder. The hottest thing about it was the bowl, which i never do is to send it back but i did it was that cold. They put it in the microwave with the same bowl. YIKES!!!!!!!! Her wedge salad outer layer was old and not very crisp. We order Lobster which wasn't up to standard. I am so sorry to write this but i just think people have to know what we got out of a 110.00 dinner!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our server, Emily, was one of the best I have ever seen. Plus the food was excellent."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I had a reservation for lunch for my husband's 65th birthday. The food was superb and the service was perfect. Our waitress did everything she could to make my husband day a special one. She was the best. The sunset was beautiful from where we were seated which made it very romantic time for us."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Had delicious lobster tacos and fried shrimp out on the pier! The valet parking is complimentary, so do not be deterred by coming onto the pier. Great margaritas as well! Lovely view!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "OK, the 19 y/o server was great too. If you like Santa Ynez wine you will love the wine list. The whiskey list is just the standards. The bread was warm, the easy listening soundtrack was OK. I mean, who doesn't like Kenny Rogers, right? Cutting our losses after not finding a whiskey or a wine to our liking, we ordered the lobster mac & cheese and a bowl of clam chowder. I was impressed with the amount of lobster in the dish. It looked like two full claws and little bits of meat from the "forearms" of the lobster. The chowder was acceptable. Free valet parking mad access easy and we didn't have to pay for parking with validation. Go for the view and a glass of wine and some appetizers and I think you can call it a day here."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We waited a long time for the food to come but it was worth it to wait !"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Some people complained about waiting 45 minutes after their reservation to be seated. All I needed to do was cruise over to the buffet area, it worth waiting for. For future holiday reference, take a walk on the wharf during your wait, even if the girls at the front desk do not know how long it will be. With a buffet like that, starting at 12 noon, there was no way the restaurant could hurry along the diners, so the wait was understandable. Take a walk to the end of the wharf! Buffet was extensive with lots of raw & cooked seafood, lamb, prime rib, turkey and ham, and about 7+ salads, The dessert - multiple small portions, if you had room after all that great food! Definitely on my list for next year, just expect the wait. I was worth it."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We joined friends at The Harbor for dinner and to watch the Holiday Parade of Lights on the water. The service was friendly, knowledgable of the menu, attentive, accomodating; the food was excellent! The wine list extensive. The ambiance is warm and inviting. It was fantastic to have such a perfect view of the boats coming and going and the fireworks were launched on the beach in our direct view... A great place to enjoy a Santa Barbara holiday tradition! Be sure to ask if the dedicated parking lot will be open when you make your reservation."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We really enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet and carving station. Food was better than expected, the selection was amazing and the restaurant did a nice job of providing a kid-friendly selelction too. Thanks!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Enjoy an occasional visit to this iconic restaurant in spite of being a local resident."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The Filet Mignon was the best I've had in years. It was cooked to perfection. The Surf and Turf is an amazing surprise. We could not believe the price. The quality was uncompromised. The view of course is worth a thousand words. The service needed help, but nothing bad, overall, very very nice! :)"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "The four of us went excited about having a lobster dinner. However, Friday was the only day they don't service the special! We were very disappointed. Paid for our drinks(3 ice teas and 1 marguerita=$23) and left! Sad! We have gone for lobster before and it was delicious!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The seafood at this restaurant is out of this world. Traveled from L.A. by train twice to have lunch and dinner there. Took my sister and daughter. Great view of the ocean."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Beautiful Scenic view. Brunch was fantastic. The Mimosa's were unlimited which is nice, but our waitress walked by at least four times and did not refill them. Even after bringing more to a table next to ours. One of the managers started walking around refilling and he kept everyone refilled before they were even done. The food was amazing and the fresh baked rolls were delicious! Will definitely be going again."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Service and food were both good, no complaints. Did not like the fact that there was one window that had NO blinds whatsoever, so I had to change my seating position to a less comfortable one in order to be able to see my cousin from out of town during our conversation. The sun was shining right into my eyes."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The food here was just mediocre...so ultimately, I can't really recommend it. This place is really all about the location on the pier and the view of the Pacific. Was fun to try it once, but wouldn't return."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "We booked early withOpen Tabl, so had a nice harbour side table to watch the sunset. The appetizers were great: clam chowder (could almost use a fork), and steamed mussels (only one didn't open). The main courses (swordfish and salmon wellington) were very good - but too large! We should have shared one - probably the salmon, which came with two big pieces. We took lots of fish home - tricky when you're staying at a resort. The wine was very good, and thans for the valet parking! All in all w had an enjoyable evening, and would return on our next visit to Santa Barbara."
    Dined on 8/23/2013