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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

4.3
977 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-9:30pm,
Friday - Saturday 11:30am-11pm
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Phone number
(805) 962-3313
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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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.
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Public transit
Amtrak
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Special events & promotions
http://www.enterprisefishcosantabarbara.com/parties
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother'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.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 977 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.1
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

second visit to this eatery. Excellent all around. Looking forward to stopping in again when passing through or for overnight stay.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is great, cool atmosphere and kid friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Trout great

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good provisions for people on gluten free diets.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food exceeded our expectations! Ordered the seafood skewers blackened. Amazingly fresh fish, grilled to perfection! Placed on Delicious corn relish! Loved watching the kitchen work their magic! Excellent service!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

$1 oyster Wednesday, fabulous cocktails, excellent entrees. Glad I made a Rez with Open Table - no wait and a window table over looking State St. One of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants. over the last 20 years it has remained a staple for us and never fails to deliver a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Casual nautical restaurant in great location. Salmon was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good lobsters

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This restaurant is excellent. The food is always fresh and arrives quickly after ordering. The employees are all friendly and professional. Highly recommend this favorite of ours that we have been going to since they opened.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent service Matt was on top of his game. We had a reservation and seated us right away.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I have been going to this restaurant every time I visited Santa Barbara (once or twice a year) for the past twenty years; but this is the first time I wasn't crazy about it. Maybe it wasn't them; maybe it was I who was in a bad mood or something.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was excellent for our four person group. Service was very, very good.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Awesome food, atmosphere, and service. Just what we came for!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was great, as always. Our waitperson was especially attentive despite having a very large party to serve.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The service was fine, but the actual servings were rather thin and the
fish was not that well handled/cooked. Simply not a value for the price.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The sea bass was excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Restaurant is very loud and very much like a factory. Not much attention to presentation or to food. Very very average.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were told this was a great place for good fish. It seems they live using mesquite in preparing all their fish. The swordfish was overpowered by the mesquite. And the fish was in a pool of oil. I probably won’t go back. And the cheeses potatoe side was gummy. I really wanted to like this place. Our server was great.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

food is always good at the location...we eat there alot and never seem to have a bad meal.
Very consistant!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

great meal at Fish Enterprise. Jordan, our waiter, was very attentive and had good recommendations

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Food was oversauced and way over cooked. At that price point, which is not crazy expensive but for the same price point in another restaurant you will get much higher quality. I would not return.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

excellent seafood selection. food was prepared to out specifications. We had a 7:30 reservation and were seated promptly at 7:30 even though there were other people waiting to be seated. We asked the waitress for her preference when we gave her a choice between a couple meal options and were not disappointed with her suggestions.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Waiter was absent and absent minded. Two items were brought to the table in error, but corrected. Otherwise we had to hunt down the waiter to get service.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Tried hard but was lacking. Fish over cooked. Another example of Santa Barbara lacking restaurant s

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Somewhat disappointing. Went for our anniversary. Nothing mentioned. Only fair overall.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great time, great food, exceptional service. Paid 10/11 bucks for grilled artichoke with a couple of bites of choke, out of season? It tasted good but tiny and not worth it. Rest of meal was perfect!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Very good food, ok service, way to loud.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was excellent and our server was awesome!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fun place, yummy food, service was great. Definitely lively and comfortable.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was amazingly good. Cocktails even more so. Service, not so much. We didn't see our waiter once after he dropped off the food, and it took some time to find him to get our check.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Although we had a reservation, the computers weren't working. However, the hostess honored our reservation and took us right to our table. The food was delicious--especially the fish.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and friendly staff! We had reservations but arrived early and they sat us right away. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Best experience with my 10 month old. Service around every corner and fresh food at your table.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful food. Wonderful service.
Great for date night, great for meeting friends. Great meals for children.
Totally recommend this restaurant.
One of, if not the best restaurant in Santa Barbara.
Great interior.
Fantastic! Thank you!

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I was underwhelmed with the quality of the food particularly as the restaurant was very busy - typically a good sign. I had seared Ahi which was a very unusual cut - quite thin and moderate gristle. Typically Ahi is a deep red color in the uncooked part, mine was brownish. The taste was ok but not great. The other entree was Dover Sole. Again, ok but nothing to write home about.
Not a bad experience, just not a place I would go back to. I tend to be pretty easy to please so it is a little unusual for me to write this type of review. Perhaps they just had an off night.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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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1.0Dined on January 9, 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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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on January 7, 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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5.0Dined on January 4, 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.

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