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Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
+1 805-966-6676
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shellfish” (69 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
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1 - 10 of 853 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I have been eating at this place for over 14 years. Its been at least 3 years since my last visit. First let me say that when they are getting slammed - seating is a problem. It really needs a major over hall. I was...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was okay, wish there were more options for family's with children. The staff were very friendly!

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the more reasonably priced seafood places we found. Really good and fresh. If their is a wait, unless you just have to have table service, go around the side and order from the take out window. We had our food in jut minutes...More

Thank realfan112
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ordered oysters, local rock crab, mussel and Alaskan king crab. The Alaskan crab is the best and we ordered double. We also tried the clam chowder and the salad. Simply the best

Thank Jeffrey_Teh_2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to wait a while but where better than way out over the ocean on stearns wharf with pelicans overhead and drink in hand. Worth a meal in this hectic busy place

Thank MRS B F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small restaurant. You put name on sheer outside. Food fantastic. I would go for early lunch and skip the wait. The outside sun is challenging at dinner time but shaded at lunchtime. High quality food

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Santa Barbara for a few days and had to try the top rated place to eat. This place was very cool sitting on the tip of the warf. The food was incredible. Seating is limited, but we grabbed 4 spots at the...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu and the best part is the 'to go' window where you can order and grab a picnic table with a view. Food was great and service was quick and friendly!

Thank RikkiLeeFishers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like seafood as fresh as it gets short of catching it yourself, this is the place. My wife and I always stop in here for lunch when we're out on the pier. Location is great...right on the pier (near the end), the atmosphere...More

Thank MesaSB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I want to give props to the staff here who manage to handle the long lines and needy customers with grace and patience. Our server was super friendly, attentive, and helpful. The view is totally worth the amount of time you might...More

Thank Sara M
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Susan W
Do you allow dogs?
1 August 2016|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do for outside dining?
Sue K
Good Afternoon - I have a daughter who is highly allergic to rosemary and wanted to see if your restaurant uses that in any of your dishes/breads...pleas e let me know when you can. Thanks very much.
30 September 2015|
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Response from GoletaCa | Reviewed this property |
Allergies are serious business. Call the restaurant and when ordering make sure they do not use rosemary or have it near the food you are ordering. There are outside tables on the pier and a take out window. This may work... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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