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Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1880
805-966-6676
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Ranked #20 of 444 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is located at the farthest point of Stearns Harbor. Worth the walk on the pier. The baked garlic clams are amazing. Good oysters plus bartenders provide excellent entertainment.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The shrimp had just been caught less than an hour prior to eating. The lobster was out of this world. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Would visit again in a heartbeat.

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Henderson, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I ate at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company in November. It was around 2 on a sunday afternoon and there was a small wait, probably around 20 minutes. We were then seated inside. The seating is very limited, all bar seating with stools but you have a lovely view of the water or of your food being... More

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, responded to this review

Hello Morgan, We are happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed a nice afternoon lunch. The rock crab is a real treat and the next time you are in town you should give it a try! We hope to see you back soon and thank you for your feedback! More

Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were recommended the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company on the pier, so popped in for lunch and were not disappointed. We had no wait whatsoever and were able to sit at the bar watching the food being cooked before our eyes.The clam chowder is wonderful, we also had some shrimps and 3 different types of oyster. There were so many... More

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your great dining experience with us. We are thrilled to hear you were able to enjoy an array of fresh seafood while visiting. We hope that you do come back when in Santa Barbara next! More

Paris
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Crabes and lobsters are boiled in front of you sitting on the desk with a good glass of santa barbara wine. One of best fish dinner ever had in my life.

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us; we are thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed you wine and fresh seafood!! We hope to see you back if you are ever visiting again! More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

At the time we went to this popular place, there was a queue - outside, space inside is fairly limited - waiting to be seated. You can put your name on the list and indicate whether you want to sit inside or out. Then, it's waiting till your name is called out by one of the waiters. We preffered to... More

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are always looking for ways to improve so we appreciate you letting us know the details of your experience. We hope that you can come back and give us another chance and we can really wow you the second time around. More

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I can't wait to go back. The staff are welcoming, knowledgable, and entertaining. The fish, shellfish, veggies are all fresh and high quality. The oyster shooters were incredible. We were traveling with two teenage boys and they were delighted to have whole fresh crabs and I was amazed it was only $16 each. My husband had the lobster roll and... More

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, responded to this review

Mandy, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We are happy to hear you and your family were able to enjoy a great meal at a reasonable price. We hope to have you back the next time you are in town visiting! More

Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The setting couldn't be more perfect, simple with the most gorgeous view on Santa Barbara's coastline. We love it to sit on one of the four outdoor tables (be prepared for some wind), rather than the small indoor counter. And we usually take the steamed clams or mussels, which are very good. Simple and easy.

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, responded to this review

Hi Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to hear you are a return customer at the SB Shellfish Co.. We are hoping to get in some fresh dungeness crabs soon. Hope to see you back soon! More

Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Lynda and I have been wanting to get out on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara harbor for a couple of weeks. So we went out about 5 PM to beat the crowd and had plenty of parking as well as getting our favorite outside table. Wet Wednesday was just coming to a close so a lot of sail boats skimming... More

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you were able to join us out on the wharf for a great meal. And what perfect timing with the sailboats and getting an outside table. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and we hope to see you back out there soon! More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We enjoy this small place located at end of the pier. Seafood so fresh they take it out of the tanks to fix your order. We like seating at counter to watch all the action going on. Great food and good prices.

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justine b, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for being return customers and taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is a great experience to get such fresh food and we are happy to deliver this experience to you. We hope to see you back soon. More

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Additional Information about Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

Address: 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1880
Phone Number: 805-966-6676
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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