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“Great service, yummy food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
Ranked #11 of 526 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kiwi in London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great service, yummy food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We visited with family and friends for a get together before our wedding the next day. They managed to sit all 17 of us together and fed a mix of seafood lovers and meat eaters and children easily. Great atmosphere and well cooked seafood. A must visit in Santa Barbara, it's the second time I've been and ill go again!

Visited August 2013
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Hesperia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

The food was very good, service was ok - should be better for such a "famous" place - very casual, overlooking the water and the prices are good. I would go back, more for the location than the food - it's highly rated in all the local rags, but to me it was good, but not amazing as I expected.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“SUPER GOOD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Well, i know u need patient for the seat but it is really worth it. i like the local crab and the beers. in addition, things without fry were good as well.
btw,the daily soup was good and the hot source was really hot....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, UK
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fantastic Lunch and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We visited here for lunch on Sunday. You get a table by putting your name down yourself on a list outside the restaurant. We arrived at 1145am and had a 15 minute wait before getting our names called. This place does not really have tables inside but seats at the bar or benches around the outside so it is a pretty informal dining experience which we both enjoyed.

Waiting staff were really friendly and knowledgable being more than happy to answer any questions we had. I ordered the local crab with a salad and soup (lobster bisque) which was fantastic. My wife ordered Shrimp cocktail but we shared all the plates. All the food was really fresh, of excellent quality and tasted great.

You should give this place a try if you are in the area.

Visited September 2013
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Orlando
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“Not all its cracked up to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

While I enjoyed the rustic atmosphere, the food was only average. I expected more for Stearns Wharf. The lobster bisque was bland (but on a positive note, but boyfriend had the clam chowder and said it was excellent). We shared the lobster tacos and neither of us were impressed. I didn't like the corn tortillas at all, the texture was all wrong, and the taco rice, well I've had better out of a bag. The servers were friendly but overworked. We sat at the bar, and it was a treat to watch the cook at work.

  • Visited August 2013
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