Permanently Closed - Chuck's Waterfront Grill
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The braised short ribs were super. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food. We were the only ones there however so the atmosphere wasn’t very lively.
Fun with friends in the beautiful deck overlooking the Santa Barbara Harbor. The patio floor is heated, as well as standing gas heaters. It is lovely!
Good food, good service & beautiful location right on the waterfront. Salmon was excellent as were drinks.
We went here for my birthday dinner. It was early on a Saturday so we were the first guests there. The place was totally empty. When we found the hostess, a young girl, she was so rude. She acted like she was in a bad mood and didn’t want to be there. Not what we expected from this type of restaurant. However, the server was very nice. I ordered a steak medium rare, but it came out more on the rare side so they took it back to cook it more. I hate doing that because it never turns out right. This time I was pleasantly surprised that the steak was cooked perfectly. I would go back, but I think they need a new happier hostess.
Had a valentines date with my husband and 20 month old son. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Thanks for the great evening!
I was able to make a reservation on Valentine’s Day 2 hours before. They gave us an amazing outside seating with a fire next to us to keep us warm. The crab cakes were a great starter, and the rest of the food was amazing as well. The view is also nice while eating.
Early valentines dinner and it was wonderful
Great location. Our server, Tim was awesome and very attentive. We had sunset dinner specials - steak, salmon, trout. -All delicious and very reasonable. Cocktails were great too.
Went in a Friday night in December, it was quiet and not busy at all. The service was good and so was the food!
The last two times we have gone we have had the same experience...the service was very poor...don't understand why since they were not that busy.....My meal came out only warm at best....same problem a couple of months ago....its to bad since they have a very nice location on the harbor...but they need to get it together ...the other Chucks Steakhouse is always good...don't understand whats going on with this location.
Always dependable on all levels, food, service, low noise so you can hear your company’s discussion .
Nice view good food great service excellent place to hang out
We are locals and LOVE going to the Waterfront Grill all year long ❤️
as always, brunch on the waterfront was very nice, food was good, view terrific, noise level ok, not too extreme. it's a nice place and I am glad that chuck's serves good food to go along with the view.
As always, the lobster bisque and crab cake hash were amazing. Excellent service.
Excellent as always. From the service to the food to the ambiance! Thank you!
We had a real nice dinner at Chuck’s waterfront. I had this sirloin steak and mashed potatoes and vegetables was delicious my husband had the halibut and loved it.
Perfect evening at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill. Our favorite spot for dining on the Harbor in SB. Beautiful view of the boats, coast & mountains. We were fortunate to have an outside table overlooking the water just as the sun set. Enjoyed a perfectly cooked steak, lobster bisque & salad, my friend ordered the seafood pasta & loved it. Food & service outstanding with a killer view. Never disappoints.
Excellent food ! Friendly accommodating staff. Reasonable prices. Can't ask for more.
Great time. Nice weather on the outside patio. Our server was great. We enjoyed it all
Great food & drink with kids & grandkids...fun for all!
Hostess seated us outside at a table prepared with place settings and napkins yet table was filthy and we had to request to get it wiped off...when bus boy addresses cleaning he literally wiped table around all place setting never moving anything. DISGUSTING...!!!
Attention to patrons needs while seated and after delivery of food was poor. Literally had to stand up and ask for things a 2nd and 3rd time that were previously asked for earlier i.e water, straws, napkins, salt pepper, ice, etc...
Although, server's were polite in nature; taking care of the patrons that supply jobs for them was NOT a priority. Food was cold or lukewarm at best.
Picture setting of harbor & view of Santa Barbara. Never rushed. My favorite is The Calamari!
Was just in town overnight and had a very nice dinner overlooking the harbor. Food was good and service was great. I would definitely go back if in the harbor area again.
Food was great but horrible service. We waited a half hour just to get our drink order taken and had to ask if we had a waiter assigned to our table before we got attended too. Still terrible service after that but the busboys we great
We were visiting Santa Barbara for a wedding but wanting a nice dining experience by the water. The staff were all nice and it was not a noisy restaurant. Overall very happy with our night there and our food!
Overall it was a great experience and would have gotten 5 stars if they updated their menus online and at the restaurant. My wife is a vegetarian and found 2 dishes she would pick from when we went. We realized our menus were slightly different because hers had some extra dishes on it, which happened to be one she wanted. Came to find out her menu was old and the dishes she wanted were no longer available. Waiter said he would check if they had some vegetarian ravioli left and it turned out they did after he ‘checked’. The waiter then returned a few mins later saying the chef actually looked and they do not have the vegetarian ravioli. So she had to settle for a Caesar salad, bread, and fries. Which they forgot to bring her fries and we had to ask about them. The waiter also spilled her wine all over my leg and the guys jacket at the table next to ours, but it was an accident and he covered the cost of our dessert, which was amazing! I had the filet and it was perfect, I recommend Chuck’s but make sure you are looking at their updated menu when looking online first.
One doesn't go to the Waterfront Grill for great food, but rather for its location and friendly, casual vibe. Our dinner exactly met our expectations--fairly simply prepared food served by a friendly waitstaff while we dined on the deck overlooking the harbor. The price was reflective of the experience--I would rate it a good value for what it is. Don't go expecting gourmet, but relax and enjoy the vibe.
Food and atmosphere were great along with attentive service.
We are locals and eat here a lot.
Unfortunately, we had a new server. Things were not served that we ordered and we reordered and it took some time. It seems like he was ignoring us. The food was good when we received them.
We will go again and hope the server gets more training time.
From start to finish, the service was horrible. We had reserved an outdoor table, which we did not get. We asked for bread three times before we received it mid way through our meal. The baked potato that cost an additional $5 wasn’t given until we reminded them several times and it was delivered at the end of the meal. No attempt to apologize or make up for the service issues was attempted. The food was good, but not worth the service issues.
Food was very good; outdoor eating was very pleasant; service was very attentive.
Great service & food....great atmosphere
Outside seating was delightful...hard to find “Chuck’s” sign tho, only on a small reception stand.
Fantastic wonderful food and very friendly and smiling staff. Brillant. We went there 3 times for dinner. Lovede it.
Excellent burger or steak. Clam chowder is perfect. Service as well
We love eating at this restaurant on the harbor. Great food and service.
Amazing food and service!
2nd time my meat was over cooked. will order fish from now on.
Fun spot great food great view is the hArbor and terrific service
Permanently Closed - Chuck's Waterfront Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.