No trip to a West Coast city like breathtaking Santa Barbara, California is complete without dining on the finest local cuisine around: fresh seafood, taken straight from the ocean. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of seafood options for visitors looking to experience the culinary delights of Santa Barbara, which can range from traditional dishes with a New American twist to seafood with a Mexican or Asian flair. Below, we’ve listed just a few of our favorite local seafood haunts to visit when you’re looking to have a great time and even greater food. We hope that you enjoy these culinary institutions and their creative offerings as much as we do!
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
Located on the very end of the pier at Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Shellfish Company serves up an amazing menu of—you guessed it—predominantly shellfish-based items, including mouthwatering oysters, garlic baked clams, juicy shrimp, meaty crab, and decadent lobster dishes. Enjoy the view that comes with your meal!
Offering a sophisticated take on traditional seafood, the menu at Brophy Bros. includes exotic offerings like swordfish, ahi, and mahi-mahi alongside steamed clams and mussels and beer-boiled shrimp. Afterward, you can walk off their indulgent food by touring the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum next door.
Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach
Specializing in breakfast and brunch dishes with a New American twist, Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach pairs lovely beachside dining with delicious crab cake benedicts, poke dishes, and fluffy pancakes to start your day or end your evening on a high note.
Paradise Retreats – Explore Santa Barbara in Style
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Contact our office team of reservation specialists to learn more about our vast selection of vacation rental properties like our gorgeous Villa Grande Vue! And check out the exciting things that await you in Santa Barbara when you book your stay with Paradise Retreats today!