Welcome to Groupon, Santa Barbara! For our inaugural deal, $15 for $30 Worth of Seafood, Steaks, and More at Enterprise Fish Co. located at 225 State St. in Santa Barbara. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Santa Barbara: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (5 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons, or redeem them with our mobile app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires by 10/1/11. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood, steaks, and more at Enterprise Fish Co. on State Street.
For more than 30 years, Enterprise Fish Co. has cultivated a reputation for serving fresh, sumptuous seafood from the confines of its brick storefront. Begin with a bowl of creamy lobster bisque ($8.95; $5.95/cup) or a crispy clutch of deep-fried calamari ($8.95) to appease the Nautilus entombed within your stomach. Soldier on with one of the house favorites, such as the fresh fish tacos ($16.95) or a plate of cioppino, a piquant medley of shrimp, Alaskan king crab, fish, scallops, clams, and mussels luxuriating in a bath of spicy tomato sauce ($24.95). Invite a taciturn dinner companion from the live Maine lobster tank (market price), or avoid a case of dizzying sea legs with an 8-ounce top sirloin of USDA-certified angus beef ($23.95). Swab the face-decks with a selection from Enterprise's intrepid list of specialty cocktails ($10), regional craft beers, and wines.
With its brick-and-wood dining area arrayed with aquariums, marina photography, wooden ship wheels, and wall-mounted sea creatures, Enterprise encourages eaters to pause and recollect the briny depths from whence dinner came. Within walking distance of the pier and the train, its fresh seafood is accessible by land, sea, and rail, so join forces with a cavalry of famished railroad barons and polish off a hearty meal.
Enterprise Fish Co.
When Enterprise Fish Co. first opened in 1979, its founders set to work renovating the historic 1917 brick building to emulate a classic Pacific-coast seaside restaurant. Today, the original hardwood floors, trussed wood ceilings, and brick façade remain, though an exhibition kitchen and faux bois–printed leather booths lend a modern air. Seafood such as Miso Glazed Sea Bass and King Salmon headline the menu, accompanied by Red King crab legs, lobster tail and fresh oysters on the half shell. In addition to its ample fish and shellfish dishes, Enterprise also whips up filet mignon, candied-apple pecan salads, and the Enterprise burger, which is topped with a fried egg, to serve in the dining room or out on the patio. Old photographs of Venice Beach dot the dining-room walls, along with snapshots from other notable seaside spots, such as the Iowa coast.
225 State St.
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