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Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

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SOUP AND SALAD
New England Style Clam Chowder Or Seasonal Bisque (we Add Bacon To Our Chowder)
$4.5
Cup Of Soup
$7.95
Bowl Of Soup
$8.95
Bread Bowl Of Soup
$4.95
Side Caesar Salad
$5.95
Side Garden Salad
$3.95
Side Coleslaw
$15.95
Shrimp Louie
eight shrimp served over mixed greens with avocado, tomato, hard-boiled egg, croutons and thousand island dressing.
$17.95
Dungeness Crab Louie
fresh dungeness crab meat served over mixed greens with avocado, tomato, hard-boiled egg, croutons and thousand island dressing.
$12.95
Avocado $14.45
Grilled Shrimp Or Scallops On A Caesar Salad
grilled on a skewer and served on a caesar salad. add avocado
SMALL BITES
$10.95
Coconut Shrimp
six shrimp in raw coconut and fried. served with coleslaw and garnished with onion rings.
$12.95
Dungeness Crab Cocktail
served over cabbage, pico de gallo, and avocado. cocktail sauce and lemon on the side.
$10.95
Santa Barbara Shrimp Cocktail
seven chilled shrimp served with lemon and cocktail sauce.
$10.95
San Ysidro Shrimp Cocktail
six chilled shrimp over half an avocado. served on a bed of greens with lemon and cocktail sauce.
$10.95
Shrimp Ceviche
a family recipe. served with lemon, lime and homemade tortilla chips.
Market Price
Oysters On The Half Shell
ask your server or check the oyster bar chalkboard for our daily selection.
$2.5
Oyster Shooters
raw oyster shucked in a shot glass with cocktail sauce, lemon, horseradish and parmesan cheese.
$14.95
Oyster Rockefeller
our homemade recipe with a dash of pernod and topped with hollandaise sauce. (made with raw egg)
$12.95
Garlic Baked Clams
six littleneck clams topped with garlic, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
$3.5
Side Of Onion Rings
FRESH FROM THE SEA
$12.85
Steamed Clams Or Mussels
served in a white wine garlic broth.
$18.95
Cioppino
crab legs, shrimp, scallops, clams, and mussels in our homemade cioppino sauce. served in a bread bowl and topped with parmesan cheese.
$15.95
Steamed Local Crab
a pound and a half crab served with coleslaw and garnished with onion rings.
Market Price
Alaskan King Crab
one pound of crab served with coleslaw and onion rings.
FAVORITES
$13.95
Crab Cakes
our homemade recipe of two pan fried crab cakes served with chipotle aioli sauce, coleslaw, and a garnish of onion rings.
$10.95
Crab Sandwich
crab salad sandwich on toasted sourdough bread. served with coleslaw and garnished with onion rings
$9.95
Calamari Sandwich
calamari steak sandwich beer-battered and fried. served on ciabatta bread with a side of coleslaw and a garnish of onion rings.
$12.95
Fried Calamari, Oysters, Shrimp And Scallops
your choice of one, two, three, or four of these shellfish favorites. served with coleslaw and garnished with onion rings.
$12.95
Shrimp Scampi
shrimp sauteed in white wine, butter, and garlic. served on a bed of rice.
$12.95
Shrimp Tacos
six sauteed shrimp served on warm corn tortillas with spanish or white rice. creamy salsa and avocado on the side.
Market Price
Lobster Tacos
fresh lobster sauteed with tomatoes, shallots, garlic, and basil served on warm corn tortillas with spanish or white rice. creamy salsa and avocado on the side.
PASTAS
$14.95
Shrimp And Scallops Pasta
sauteed in butter, garlic, white wine, and sun-dried tomatoes over a bed of linguini.
$14.95
Calamari Pasta
sauteed in butter, garlic, white wine, and sun-dried tomatoes over a bed of linguini.
Market Price
Lobster Pasta
sauteed in butter, garlic, white wine, and sun-dried tomatoes over a bed of linguini.
$14.95
Clam Linguini Pasta
manila clams sauteed in butter, garlic, and cream sauce over a bed of linguini.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
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
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at this fabulous restaurant. If you love fresh seafood 🦞 you will love this place! Prospero was completely awesome.. so good that we came back the following day for lunch. Prospero’s service was fantastic! Thank you so much! You made...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Shaz G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We make it a point to stop by this little (and it is cozy) gem every time we visit Santa Barbara. While seating is tight, it is totally worth the wait for the freshest crustaceans you can find. We typically get oysters to start followed...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the storm the week we were in SB, we still made a point to eat lunch one day at SB Shellfish. Located in a small space on the pier, the selection is fresh and service is quick and friendly. We made it during one...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MarkH013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place on Stearns wharf. The lobster and crab are alive and very fresh. Good food but small seating so get there early and get on the waiting list.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WoodsB2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty seafood plate but small portions for the price. Ordered crab but the 1.5 pounds is highly deceptive. All shell with only 4 ounces of crab. At almost $25 for lunch per person not worth it! Better restaurants to choose from. Wait for a table...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ilene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not fancy, but oh wow, what seafood! This oceanfront restaurant at the end of Stearns Wharf is just the best. You belly up to the bar, and watch the cooks as they prepare your food. Local oysters from Baja, fresh uni, baked clams, dungy crabs,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gammie8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family stopped for lunch in Santa Barbara during a trip from LA to San Francisco along the PCH. We chose the Shellfish Company based on the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, and we're glad we did! The place is tiny so we had to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CTgirl77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hate to tell people about this place because it will only make it more crowded! We loved everything... the soups had great flavor, the portion sizes were just right and the selection of local seafood was a great find (prawns were huge and delicious). Nick...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 99dmf523
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular place for folks who love seafood. It does get really busy in the offseasons. You can wait for a long time if you want to get seating inside. At the side deck, there are outdoor seating too. Because of the windy weather we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank calvin2424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for amazing seafood and drink. Had amazing clam chowder soup and crab. Yummy!! The Warf atmosphere was great as the restaurant is located out at the end of the pier.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Questions & Answers
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Anthony M
9 November 2018|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
there is public parking on the pier and there are multiple handicap parking spots available
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andreachowdhury
9 February 2018|
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Response from justine b | Property representative |
yes we do
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edfinkle
5 August 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.
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