Located right on the famous Stearns Wharf, Longboards offers great views, both inside and out. Kids love the surf theme, and parents love the harborside dining, the lively bar and music and the full cocktail menu. This is a fun stop after sightseeing, especially because it’s so close to many Santa Barbara highlights. The food is good, but it’s certainly not five-star. Local favorites include fish-n-chips and clam chowder. And, as you wait for your main dish, you can snack on peanuts, toss the shells on the floor and soak up the surfer vibe.