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Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
+1 805-966-6676
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (164 reviews)
“shellfish” (68 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (56 reviews)
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230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
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Reviews (1,118)
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to eat and see the sunset. They do not take reservations and you just add your name to the list when you arrive. It was very busy and we realized that there is a take out window and picnic tables on the side....More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very Small Venue. Live Sea Urchin and Abalone will blow your mind. Whole lobster is to die for. The Live Crab rocks.

Thank Rocket-Manlv
Reviewed 4 days ago

After about a 20 minute wait at noon on a weekday we filled up on lobster rolls, lobster tacos, Dungeness crab and delicious clam chowder that included smoke bacon and Bailey's Irish cream. Outstanding service. Fun cozy place at the end of the pier.

Thank Dugster29
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informal. Perfect for those who like the idea of strolling on the wharf and enjoying the view. Skip the line to sit inside and order from the window and enjoy your chowder and lobster tacos sitting on a bench with pelicans as neighbors (or...More

Thank Umbeijo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most tables are inside, but there are four outside (with overhead heaters) that offer a beautiful view of the harbor. Food was very good. We started off with Scallop Ceviche... tasty. Wife ordered Cioppino and I had the local crab. My order came with onion...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, amazing at sunset - a must - but the food was a little hit & miss. Oysters were great as was the crab sandwich & coconut shrimp- the chowder was a little too salty for my liking & the shrimp tacos were underwhelming....More

Thank Stempleman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy crab! Great outside seating on the water! Heaters available on a cool day. Sometimes long waits to get in, but worth it!

Thank japeterson7569
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for lunch on a day trip to Santa Barbara, It's at the very end of Stearn's Wharf. It's a small place with bar type seating inside, and seats outside facing the ocean. There's a heater outside so it's comfortable sitting outside. The...More

Thank Lara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the atmosphere and delicious seafood at this place! There can be long lines, but worth the wait. Beautiful views on the wharf!

Thank jtpeterson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

YES YES YES everything about this place is amazing the food the music, the beer, and the people who work here are all outstanding. Excellence at its finest!!!

Thank Rocky J
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Susan W
Do you allow dogs?
1 August 2016|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do for outside dining?
Sue K
Good Afternoon - I have a daughter who is highly allergic to rosemary and wanted to see if your restaurant uses that in any of your dishes/breads...pleas e let me know when you can. Thanks very much.
1 October 2015|
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Response from GoletaCa | Reviewed this property |
Allergies are serious business. Call the restaurant and when ordering make sure they do not use rosemary or have it near the food you are ordering. There are outside tables on the pier and a take out window. This may work... More
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
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
  • E-mail