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“Seafood eaten surrounded by water is the best!”

Santa Barbara Shellfish Co.
Ranked #145 of 563 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came off a chilly whale watch trip and ordered a bowl of lobster bisque from the take-out window. So delicious, and such a perfect way to fuel myself for more sight-seeing on Stearns Wharf.

Thank Umbeijo
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company toward the end of a long walk. We were ready to sit for a bit and refuel. It’s at the end of Stearn’s Wharf and commands a great view of the Santa Barbara Channel and the marina. We received a warm welcome and decided to eat at an outside table (75 degrees and sunny!). We opened with a couple of Firestone draft beers, soon followed by the Oysters Rockefeller and a bowl of clam chowder for my wife. The oysters were big and flavorful, with an excellent topping that didn’t cover up the salty goodness of the oysters. The clam chowder was New England style, with local clams that were tender and tasty.
We stretched our rest out, enjoying the food, view, weather and friendly wait staff. Shellfish Company has a very fresh menu in a casual setting that is a wonderful place to grab some excellent seafood.

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Thank jwhallgren
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

If your looking for Fresh Clam chowder Santa Barbara Shellfish won’t let you down! The chowder is bread bowl is amazing

Thank ELFDUDE
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Nice location, fresh seafood. And great service. They don't take reservation, so be ready to wait. I went in November, and the wait was about 20 minutes. That was not bad, but imagine in the summer months.

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Thank mjack1997
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Spent three nights in S.B., went here for dinner twice. Rock Crab and Box Crab were superb. Cioppino, lobster and clam chowder were excellent. Highly recommended.

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Thank cliffdwellers
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