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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%
Travelers talk about
“crab” (191 reviews)
“shellfish” (87 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (67 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location at the end of the Wharf in this atmospheric resturant/shack. Well for signing the waiting list hung up by the door for an inside counter seat or outside table. However for an early evening dinner there was no wait. I had a selection...More

Thank N O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have not been inawhile, but had a wedding in town and I wanted to make sure I got out here for lunch at least once. I love this place. Had the Box Crab and a Beer and I was a happy girl! It is exactly...More

Thank britt s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stop by every time we are nearby. Everything on the menu is great but try the Alaskan King Crab legs. It is an amazing meal! The restaurant is a little small and you may have to wait for a while but worth the wait.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 days ago

recommended by the guide we have lunch in this small restaurant on the pier of Santa Barbara. Typical small room, with three tables inside and benches and outdoor tables. We enter to order. A strong smell of fried ...... We order all crab ...... pity...More

Thank Eleonora F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch and it is a busy spot even during the week. I had lobster pasta and it was good but a bit bland. Be careful of the seagulls if you eat outside. They flew over and pooped on our table and...More

Thank Linda5355
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant end of pier setting, good value, very fresh seafood (saw live crabs being brought in from boat), tasty dishes (we had the abalone, first time we tried it and impressed)

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well if you like sitting by the dock of a bay you'll love seating on the dock of a bay. Watch the sea surge, boats migrate in and out of the harbor-No wakes please. A real California sunset as you sip your favorite beverage and...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on holiday Monday around 1 pm (killing time before hotel room ready for check in). Based on Trip Advisor reviews of restaurants at Stearn’s Wharf, decided to sign our name on the wait list for this place. Our wish was for tasty fresh seafood...More

Thank OakvilleGal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try their coconut shrimps, and the maine lobster, so delicious! You get amazing quality for a great price! You write yourself in a list in front of the restaurant, and they call your name on availability, but wait for it, even if there seems to...More

Thank Mi N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by friends. Long wait, but worth it. Tried the Cioppino and the Crab Cakes. Loved them! Ordered shots of oysters. But the waiter forgot. Later, he made it up by giving them to us for FREE. Will definitely return.

Thank James W
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Questions & Answers
February 8, 2018|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
yes we do
August 4, 2017|
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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.
Susan W
August 1, 2016|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do for outside dining?
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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, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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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