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Broad Street Oyster Co.
Price Range: $$
If you think you've had a great lobster roll but you haven't been to Broad Street Oyster Co., you should probably think again. This raw bar and shellfish experience has finally found a permanent home... Read More
If you think you've had a great lobster roll but you haven't been to Broad Street Oyster Co., you should probably think again. This raw bar and shellfish experience has finally found a permanent home in Santa Barbara after years of pop-ups. It serves easily the best lobster roll on the West Coast, available chilled with mayo or hot with butter. We're even convinced that the chilled version would win in a taste test again most East Coast lobster rolls. You can also get raw oysters, locally fished urchin and caviar by the pound (ok, not quite, but you get where we're going with this). And if you see someone who looks like a young King Triton himself - locks flowing, kindly eyes beaming - you'll know you're talking to Chris, the man behind Broad Street.
418 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
- Best Restaurants, New and Popular Restaurants: "Whatever you do, get the fried clams. You can thank us later."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Broad Street has come a long way since starting a handcart pop-up on the weekends, but the lobster rolls are as delicious as ever!
- Best for New and Popular Restaurants Because: Broad Street used to just be a small handcart in front of a winery. Now suddenly it's a whole big thing. Go now; go quickly.