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Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
+1 805-966-6676
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (176 reviews)
“shellfish” (74 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (63 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with colleagues and we all had great seafood meals. The food is really fresh. We sat outside and even though it was February it was really nice. We were the last customers and the waiters were super nice with us.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't care how long the wait is, wait for a place to sit. Second, get the box crab, ridiculously fresh and you may want more onion rings. Third, wear casual clothes you don't mind a little crab getting on. Finally, get a beer to...More

Thank bfchef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun and relaxing place to eat by the water after a walk on the wharf. Casual and fun atmosphere. Good food.

Thank Sirseh B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for anyone starving salty air and fresh seafood. We enjoyed local crab, oysters, and lobster tacos on a gorgeous, sunny day. They also had a good line up of local wines, and service was very helpful and friendly.

Thank TDJ10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most delicious crabs and the most special restaurant! On 1 day, we went Shellfish Company twice! The view also fantastic and peaceful. Staff were also very kind and funny. There were a long que outside of the restaurant and wait 45 mins but definetely...More

Thank Kumsal1606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perched right at the end of the pier, this place is filled with tanks of all kinds of shellfish. A variety of crab, lobster, oysters, abalone, sea urchins, scallops. I had fresh, sweet prawns, jolly oysters and the lobster pasta. All prepared and cooked in...More

Thank TMESIS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my cousin’s favorite restaurant in town so we all went here for dinner. We shared fresh oysters, an abalone special and scallop ceviche and fries. Everything was fresh and tasty. It was cool but we needed to eat outside but they radiant heaters...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait about 20mins to get a table outside, but worth the wait. We tried the lobster and the crab - both cooked perfectly. Great location on the wharf.

Thank Carly_A_okay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped for a lunch on a Sunday afternoon, and sat outside enjoying the ocean breeze. The food was good, but I can't rate it as the best seafood I've had, since it didn't measure up to those standards. I ordered the shrimp and scallops...More

Thank HuskerCob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pier is worth visiting on a nice day. Check our the view. If you are really hungry, the Santa Barbara Shell fish Company is convenient.

Thank ConcernedCalifornia
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andreachowdhury
9 February 2018|
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Response from Laurie M | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember seeing one. This is a place where you eat fresh shellfish prepared in various ways (including pasta). No grilled cheese sandwiches or chicken fingers. However, the onion rings are delicious and would... More
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edfinkle
5 August 2017|
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Response from luvplayacar | Reviewed this property |
This is basically a fish market that cooks up food. Local, fresh from the sea items (mostly). As long as you don't have a shell fish allergy, this is a great place to eat. Order grilled lobster or crab legs.
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Susan W
2 August 2016|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do for outside dining?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-6676
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