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Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

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230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
+1 805-966-6676
11:00 - 20:30
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most tables are inside, but there are four outside (with overhead heaters) that offer a beautiful view of the harbor. Food was very good. We started off with Scallop Ceviche... tasty. Wife ordered Cioppino and I had the local crab. My order came with onion rings and coleslaw, both very good as well. Be aware that both of these entrees... More 

Thank Steve R
Lodi, California
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, amazing at sunset - a must - but the food was a little hit & miss. Oysters were great as was the crab sandwich & coconut shrimp- the chowder was a little too salty for my liking & the shrimp tacos were underwhelming. Thought about giving this a 3/5, but the view is killer and gave them the... More 

Thank Stempleman
Saint Charles, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy crab! Great outside seating on the water! Heaters available on a cool day. Sometimes long waits to get in, but worth it!

Thank japeterson7569
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for lunch on a day trip to Santa Barbara, It's at the very end of Stearn's Wharf. It's a small place with bar type seating inside, and seats outside facing the ocean. There's a heater outside so it's comfortable sitting outside. The service is good, and the waitress who served us was very nice too. We ordered... More 

Thank Lara D
Saint Charles, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't beat the atmosphere and delicious seafood at this place! There can be long lines, but worth the wait. Beautiful views on the wharf!

Thank jtpeterson
Santa Barbara, California
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

YES YES YES everything about this place is amazing the food the music, the beer, and the people who work here are all outstanding. Excellence at its finest!!!

Thank Rocky J
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the local rock crab, and the Clam chowder was delicious. Sure it was a touristy spot, but the vibe was still small and local and I'd definitely go back!

Thank Ben and Eve p
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the neighbourhood for only one night so wanted to make the most of it and have a good meal in a nice environment. The format is to put your name on the clipboard by the entrance and specify inside or out. As it was a chilly evening most people were going for inside. As there are some... More 

Thank dandj79
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A+++ on the food. We got the lobster tacos, peel & eat shrimp, and onion rings. All was great! We sat at the bar and loved being able to watch all the food being prepared and interact with the wait staff.

Thank McPresley
West Sussex
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we had found this place earlier in our trip. The best crab we've had and we come from the south coast of the UK. Casual dining. Great atmosphere. Nice wine and beer. Definitely would recommend and hope to return

Thank JulesMain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?