Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

Cuisine: Seafood

Price Range: $

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In our worldview, the best dates are the ones that include a memorable experience. And what could be more memorable than cracking crab legs together? At the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, you can...  Read More


  • Romantic Dining, Lunch, Seafood: "If you're in a hurry and there's a line to get in, skip the wait and order from the outside walk-up window instead."
  • Waterfront Dining: "If you're in a hurry and there's a line to get in, skip the wait and order from the walk-up window outside instead."
  • Beachfront Dining: "In a hurry or part of a large group? Place your order at the walk-up window on the side of the building and then find a seat on the pier or take your grub to go!"
  • Outdoor Dining: "Their lobster tacos can't be beat. And be sure to try a cup of chowder - it's the best in town!"
  • Best for Romantic Dining Because: Forget breaking bread, crack crab instead! For the butter-drenched date of your dreams, this shellfish shack can't be beat.
  • Best for Waterfront Dining Because: Take your pick! Select your live lobster, crab or abalone from one of the tanks and have it cooked while you wait.
  • Best for Beachfront Dining Because: Fresh shellfish, no fluff. The Santa Barbara shellfish company serves amazing oysters, clams, mussels, crabs, lobsters and abalone.
  • Best for Lunch Because: The Shellfish Company has the best clam chowder in town, tanks full of live shellfish and a view of the ocean. Lobster anyone?
  • Best for Seafood Because: Go here for crabs, lobsters and abalone so fresh, you'll see it swimming in the tanks in the windows.
  • Best for Outdoor Dining Because: At the Shellfish Company, you can enjoy the freshest seafood right out in the middle of the ocean (well, on the end of the pier).

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