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Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

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Cup Of Soup
Bowl Of Soup
Bread Bowl Of Soup
Side Caesar Salad
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood, Soups
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must visit if you like seafood. We had the Maine Lobster, it was so so so sweet that we savored every mouth we had 😋 We also had the clam chowder and Dungeness Crab Cocktail, equally good. The weather was good, sunny with cool...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JennyK3157
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. It’s a bit like a picnic but what we ate was excellent. I recommend it for lunch on a sunny day.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank a6prodromi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s hard to put into words how good this place is. As seafood fans, my husband and I have high expectations; we’ve eaten seriously good seafood in Europe and America and this place absolutely stands up as equally as good and even more memorable. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank catsmall711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow this is a bar that serves a selection of beers on tap... and lobster and crab. There aren't even any tables, just bar style stools. Its obvious that this restaurant is all about the food and not the ambience/candles/wazzamalooza. You're here to taste fresh...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Arkadiusz W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing beats strolling to the end of a pier to enjoy seafood with a view. Although the view is best if eating outside A taxi driver told us this was a “ tourist trap” but it’s a very popular one. We waited a considerable time...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bon1111
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Picked this restaurant from our guide book recommendation, and boy we were not disappointed. Place your name on the list outside and wait to be called. My wife and I sat at the bar and watched all the food being cooked to order whilst sipping...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We ate Dungeness crabs right at the counter while watching them cook. What an enjoyable time to drink local brewed beers. Eat crab taken from their fresh tanks. Many choices and many delicious seafood dishes to choose from. Eat inside to escape the wind

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bluesaveler
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Ordered the Dungeness crab, the clam chowder (a must every time we go to SB Shellfish Co) shrimp cocktail, and coconut shrimp. ALl were fabulous. My kids LOVED the crab! Everything is SO fresh!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank S5146TXadamm
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Read the reviews in tripadvisor and decided to go there with my wife to eat seafood. There were long queues to get a table, so we decided to order to go (much faster), and you can eat on the adjacent benches. Food was very tasty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jordi-cr7
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We had a fun and delicious lunch at the SB Shellfish Company! The food was very fresh and the ocean views from the pier were such fun! The wait staff were efficient and helpful. A lovely place to eat that was well priced!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Diane V
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Anthony M
November 9, 2018|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
there is public parking on the pier and there are multiple handicap parking spots available
February 8, 2018|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
yes we do
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Response from luvplayacar | Reviewed this property |
This is basically a fish market that cooks up food. Local, fresh from the sea items (mostly). As long as you don't have a shell fish allergy, this is a great place to eat. Order grilled lobster or crab legs.
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