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“The Best seafood and great atmosphere!”

Santa Barbara Shellfish Co.
Ranked #132 of 580 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
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Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have discovered this restaurand thans to Lonely Planet in 2011 and it was amazing. In 2014 we came back to California and this was a must on our list. The food was just as good or even better. The locals eat there, they have a great atmosphere and great local beer!

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Reviewed July 14, 2015

Location is alright. Right on the pier. Lot's of tourist. Very basic common stuff. Think of this as a fancy decorated truck stop, then the food you usually find, and you would come close to figure out what kind of cooking you can expect. Yes, mostly deep fried stuff from the freezer and prepared package food. I would not be going there again.

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Reviewed June 21, 2015

For some reason the pretty obviously false pretense that this is a working fishery restaurant seems to seem well to the hordes of tourists that walk up and down the wharf. I try it every few years and always feel processed. The food offered is basic stuff off grills and out of deep fryers, by and large. Hard floors and hard tables and some large noisy spaces are not comforting. Prices are too much for what is offered. There is always a feeling that the ownership is going to grab every nickel and dime opportunity to get into your pocket. Better to go to the Harbor or Brophy Bros than to stop here.

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Reviewed April 27, 2015

Came on a Saturday evening before the crowd . Park on the pier, they will validate. Very casual. Chowder was good, I had the crab Louie & my guest had the lobster tacos which he loved & seafood platter which was good, but a crazy small portion.

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Reviewed April 20, 2015

I've eaten a lot of crab in my life and I say unequivocally the California King Crab special was the best. Wonderfully meaty and cooked to tender perfection. The house salad was deliciously fresh and although I was initially disappointed that they only offer Ranch and Thousand Island dressing but the ranch was definitely house made and delicious. Our waiter was great. Friendly and efficient.
Great place to eat at the end of the pier!,

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