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About 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.

225 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-9:30pm,
Friday - Saturday 11:30am-11pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 962-3313

Website:
http://www.enterprisefishco.com/santabarbara/fishco.html

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.

Public Transit:
Amtrak

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
http://www.enterprisefishcosantabarbara.com/parties

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Enterprise Fish Co. with Our Chef's Menu Highlighting Local, Wild & Sustainable Fish brought in Fresh Daily and Prepared Over Our Famous Mesquite Charcoal.

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (12)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

I asked what fish is in the seafood skewers and our server said mahi mahi but salmon is what was delivered... I don’t eat salmon so I was really disappointed... I could have easily ordered something had I known... disappointed!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

I set reservations for our 12 year anniversary for 9:15pm with confirmation number on my phone showed up at the time and I was greeted immediately by were closed !! I told them I'm sorry I have reservations right here on my phone confirming I had dinner reservations , again well what time did you make them at? again well what time did you make them at! I'm sorry I made reservations at this restaurant not to be treated in this kind of manner! We were told that we could close early by our manager and won't be serving dinner pass this time I was told
and was handed a few free appitizer cards and out the door we went!
Not kind at all to do to anyone!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Jeff was a pleasure, he made our visit! I don’t eat seafood but Enterprise has many other great options. Thank you!

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Went here for a casual seafood dinner. We ordered a special of scallops risotto and swordfish. Scallops were tasteless and risotto was a pile of rice covered in “Parmesan”. Swordfish was fine, but lacked anything memorable.

Received a side salad - excellent (you can judge the quality of the rest of the food when the best dish is a side salad!) and clam chowder (think glue used for papier-mâché.....!).

As for service, it was friendly but inept. Despite our request the papier-mâché soup was received after main course, and only received water at th third time of asking.

Judge for yourself based on the above, but I am amazed this is one of the top restaurants in SB on trippy. Avoid if you have taste buds.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

WELL RUN WITH VERY EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE. ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO GOING THERE WHEN IN SANTA BARBARA. BEAUTIFUL LARGE EXOTIC AQUARIUM TO ADMIRE WHILE DINING.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome. Best fish and chips.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was great. The wait staff was friendly and timely.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The waiter was very attentive. He brought samples of the chardonnay options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The restaurant was a bit loud, but the food was outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Live Sports
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was great!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Service was excellent . We had a party of 6 and they had something for everyone.
We had Lobster, Ciopianno, clams , kids meals, clam chowder. Everyone was happy !!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Amazing seafood! Great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Recommended to us as “best seafood in SB”, but we found it mediocre — not bad, food was acceptable, but nothing special. Chowder was dense, not with clams but with flour. Oysters OK. One fish dish over-cooked. Not the worst, but generally unremarkable. High local ratings a mystery to us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good as always but very busy and noisy on a Sat nite. Still our SB fave, we’ll be back

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Usually LOVE this place. This night, it was meh. The food was sub par and then they brought my soup at the END of the meal. That really was out of sync. And the soup was awful, too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We always wonder how the Enterprise can find such warm and friendly wait staff!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We haven't been here in over 15 years and worried that our expectations were so high that we might be disappointed. We couldn't have been more wrong. The food was even better than we remembered. Great great dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The bread tasted freezer-burned - not fresh. The service was slow, inattentive and ungracious. The grilled fish kebab was cooked properly but the baked potato was obviously old and warmed up. Dessert took FOREVER to arrive and when the tart came to the table, it looked like a leftover from another age. I would NEVER eat here again. And I also think that was the smallest tip we've ever left a server - I hope it sent a message.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Second time eating here, very good both times. Will come again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food that you received was not done the way it was described on the menu. For example the Mahi Mahi in Panko with macadamia nuts didn't have Panko or macadamias. I would not recommend!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Worst service ever. I’ve been to Enterprise Fish many times and never experienced such a horrible evening. Food came out cold. Waitress was not responsive and was more interested in folding napkins than doing her job. What an embarrassment for my guests. Never again.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The staff is amazing, as is the food. Everyone is happy here!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We love this place. We ended up not staying for dinner due to a miscommunication on our part within our party. Our server was nothing but friendly and gracious and the artichoke appetizer fantastic!

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was very good but Naomi's service was better. 6 of us were getting together after more than 20 years and we met to have dinner here. Naomi was excellent at being available when wanted and passed our table regularly when she saw we were fine without her. The food came out hot & fast. My mahi mahi was very good but maybe not the greatest fish in the world. Everybody had a great time and enjoyed our meals. It's a fun atmosphere so I'd recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went for dinner before a concert at the Arlington. Great place to hang out and eat some really wonderful dishes. We picked most everything off the starter menu and was not disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We Had the sea bass, Mahi mahi and seafood fettuccine , taste and portions were good, mud pie dessert was really good

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Grilled artichoke was good. Excellent Caesar salads. Had the halibut for dinner which was excellent. Drinks were well-made. Casual atmosphere. I would go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lots of freshly prepared fish dishes, which are actually hard to find on the West coast. This restaurant does a good job and has a reasonable selection of varieties. Excellent crab louis brought us back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have to say that the seafood dinners we ordered were not that impressive. I would not recommend this place if you are looking for a quality seafood meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Jordan our server made our dining experience a great dinner for our family.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

The serve was great. No complaints, although I think the lobster tail was a little overpriced. Other than that we had a great time. With the app, we walked right in and was seated immediately. Thumbs up 🙃

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Second time here. The mesquite fired fresh fish options are all great!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Much improved. My wife and I plus 2 grandchildren all had a wonderful meal with great service. A very enjoyable time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Healthy, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was friendly and energetic . The lobster roll appetizers were filled with meat and nicely seasoned. Chowder taste was a good mixture of clam with a hint of bacon but much too think presumably with flour. The crisp crab salad was ample and had skewered shrimp to compliment the crab. The issue was the Ahi...the wasabi tasted mostly of mayonnaise and did nothing to bump up the fish. In fact the Ahi was nothing like what one sees in Hawaii. The slices seemed to have ribbons of what presumably is the equivalent of fascia in beef. The end result was an ample serving of Ahi slices with a nondescript wasabi and almost a toughness typically not seen in Ahi.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Don't forget to ask what market price for lobster tail is! $58 for small lobster tail and French fries , and cup of chowder was a little much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Visited with our adult daughter and sadly we were disappointed. The drinks came wrong twice and one of the meals was wrong too. Then to cap it all the bill was wrong. The seafood platter that I had was also quite overcooked with the butterfly prawns so hard and chewy they couldn't be eaten. All in all a sad state of affairs for what was once a great place to eat

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Good local, kind of loud/energetic seafood restaurant in the heart of Santa Barbara. Solid seafood, nice wine list, very good service. I was not amazed or disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food always good and reliable, but service was lacking this time. Server could use little extra training in hospitality,,returning to the table to see if you anything else, picking up used cups and glasses,when they give refills. Attitude was lackadaisical.
Also, for the second time at this restaurant, they cancelled my open table resv., as if I wasn't there. I always specifically say I have an Open Table reservation and repeat my name and the time. I think the hosting personnel need training on how to use the open table system.
I called later and the manager was able to recall the cancelled resv., so that I could get my points!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Quality seafood and service was excellent. A little pricey.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

They did not have my reservation on their end. But still stead me.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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