The quintessential snap shot of Santa Barbara is the long range view of the city’s famous pier, with a picturesque boat harbor in the foreground and a background framed by the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. The anchor of this famous pier is one of Santa Barbara’s most popular eateries, the Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. The 150 year old pier was a working pier from its infancy. It housed the Santa Barbara Yacht Club in 1929 and the pier’s first restaurant opened in 1941, owned by famous actor and nearby San Ysidro Ranch owner, Ronald Colman. Colman sold the restaurant to another famous actor, James Cagney, who later sold the restaurant to the Castagnola family in 1955.