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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (169 reviews)
“shellfish” (69 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571
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1 - 10 of 861 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfectly located on the Stearns Wharf - fantastic seafood. Original place with extremely friendly staff👍🏻

Thank Ronni Møller P
Reviewed 5 days ago

we were staying at the Four Seasons and I wanted something a little more casual. The bartender at the hotel recommended Shellfish company. Spot on. The wait was LONG. There are a ton of table but it's a popular sot,. Worth it for sure. The...More

Thank Bert W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for great local fresh seafood in Santa Barbara, this is a great place to go. It is very Fish Market style and they have excellent local crab as well as other tasty items. Clam chowder is amazing. Try not to go...More

Thank JessieStarr
Reviewed 1 week ago

How can you go wrong on a beautiful day with some fresh sea food on the ocean ? You can't. Better than average fare for a commercial place. Crab and lobster are traditionally a little pricey, but hey, it was a special day celebrating the...More

Thank Redlandsnole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Santa Barbara and wanted seafood. Found this place on Trip advisor as one of the best and it did not disappoint. We sat at the upper bar and Pete was our server. He was great! I watched him explain how to eat...More

Thank ihavemilestogo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome food. I had an amazing Dungeness crab with a side of French fries. Crab was perfect. The service was good, very attentive staff. However, you better be prepared to wait a long time! I think we waited for about 2 hours to get a...More

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom, sister and I came here for lunch and had a great time. We managed to grab three seats at the bar and enjoyed watching all the cooking. It's a small place! I had the corn chowder, which was delicious, and the lobster tacos,...More

Thank TravelingPalina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first place my husband and I ate at in Santa Barbara and we were impressed! The wait is long, but for a reason! You sign in yourself on a clipboard outside and they seat you when a table opens up. They do...More

Thank Darling76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating at this place for over 14 years. Its been at least 3 years since my last visit. First let me say that when they are getting slammed - seating is a problem. It really needs a major over hall. I was...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was okay, wish there were more options for family's with children. The staff were very friendly!

Thank Angie M
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Susan W
1 August 2016|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do for outside dining?
Sue K
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, Full Bar, 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
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