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Arch Rock Fish

608 Anacapa St. (E. Cota St.) Send to Phone
805-845-2800 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A contemporary approach to local and international seafood dining in Santa Barbara.
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Arch Rock Fish Restaurant Review

: This slick seafood project feels more modern urban than coastal casual, in spite of its billing as a “neighborhood joint.” East Coast standards like lobster rolls, whole lobster and Ipswich clams outweigh local products. Terrestrial dishes include a Prime New York steak and grass-fed burgers. Happy hour attracts an eager weekday crowd. In addition to specialty cocktails and the usual suspects --- think fish tacos, oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp --- the bar menu includes anomalies such as smoked salmon deviled eggs, yellowtail sliders and a grilled cheese sandwich made with truffle honey and Stilton. The aforementioned Ipswich clams are a briny delight, fried yet tender; the calamari is lightly battered and crunchy. For something local, consider the miso cod brushed with red chili seasoning and seated atop baby bok choy. For dessert, go with “Mom’s apple pie.” A number of Santa Barbara County wines are available by the bottle and glass, and there are a handful of beers.

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