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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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“crab” (169 reviews)
“shellfish” (69 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (60 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
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1 - 10 of 866 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Expect a wait, but it is worth it. Put your name on the list at the front door and hang around, don't lose your place because this place is very popular and they shout your name out twice and cross you off if your not...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a romantic seafood getaway ... this is not the place. If you are looking for some amazing FRESH seafood don't look any further. We started with a dozen oysters and loved the fact our server steered us away from the...More

Thank Lance E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to Santa Barbara for our anniversary and decided to come check out this seafood spot given my wife loves seafood! Ordered Lobster Taco, Crab Ceviche, Crab Cakes, King Crab Legs, & Sea Urchins with Raw Scallops. MAN OH MAN!!! They are fresh, FRESH, &...More

1  Thank WARREN L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Waited about an hour for an outside table (barrel and three stools) on a Sunday afternoon. Disappointed they did not have fresh uni (although the sign outside the door that said "Daily Specials" listed fresh uni). Tried the scallop ceviche. Don't order it. Scallops were...More

1  Thank supaflyjae
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hands down my favorite place in SB for oysters! No pretension, just the freshest of seafood and friendly service. They don't take reservations so allow plenty of time, but they're worth the wait!

1  Thank foodandwinenerd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfectly located on the Stearns Wharf - fantastic seafood. Original place with extremely friendly staff👍🏻

1  Thank Ronni Møller P
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were staying at the Four Seasons and I wanted something a little more casual. The bartender at the hotel recommended Shellfish company. Spot on. The wait was LONG. There are a ton of table but it's a popular sot,. Worth it for sure. The...More

Thank Bert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for great local fresh seafood in Santa Barbara, this is a great place to go. It is very Fish Market style and they have excellent local crab as well as other tasty items. Clam chowder is amazing. Try not to go...More

Thank JessieStarr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can you go wrong on a beautiful day with some fresh sea food on the ocean ? You can't. Better than average fare for a commercial place. Crab and lobster are traditionally a little pricey, but hey, it was a special day celebrating the...More

Thank Redlandsnole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Santa Barbara and wanted seafood. Found this place on Trip advisor as one of the best and it did not disappoint. We sat at the upper bar and Pete was our server. He was great! I watched him explain how to eat...More

Thank ihavemilestogo
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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?
Sue K
1 October 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
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
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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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