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Santa Barbara Afternoon: The Boathouse Happy Hour at Hendry's Beach

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Santa Barbara Afternoon: The Boathouse Happy Hour at Hendry's Beach

glbtrtr | Feb 27, 2011 04:07 PM

Sunday afternoon happy hour specials at The BoatHouse on the water at Hendry's (Arroyo Burro) Beach at the end of West Las Positas Road are worthy of a nod for both prices and preparation. $6.95 gets you a choice of 6 or so regular menu items and draft beers start at $3, wine $4-5.

Happy Hour starts around 3pm, at least on the Sunday we visited. Snagged an outdoor table after not too long a wait while sitting in the afternoon sun, and the wait for the table on this busy weekend afternoon put us into the right time zone for the Happy Hour specials. Life was good.

I had the 8oz Kobe Charburger with great fries and all the regular hamburger fixings with a scrumptious pickle spear and DH had the fried calamari with grilled onions, roasted green pepper and a dipping sauce. All very nicely prepared and a deal for the price. Hearty lunch/early dinner for two with two draft beers under $20 bucks total.

Service was friendly and quick. An overall great experience. So after a very lack luster dinner shortly after The Boathouse opened a few years back, I think this place has hit its stride and now hits a home run for what it offers on this very well-priced happy hour menu.

This does make us want to come back and try their dinners again because really great fish without a lot of extra competing nonsense still remains elusive in this town. Hope this might be the place afterall. Stay tuned.

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