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Best Santa Barbara Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the best seafood restaurants in Santa Barbara.


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Arigato Sushi Sushi
15/20
1225 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Downtown Santa Barbara’s most popular and trendy sushi spot is also one of its best. More...

Beachside Bar & Cafe American
12/20
5905 Sandspit Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
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Beachside Bar & Café's oceanfront location is prime for summer noshing. More...

Brophy Bros. Seafood
12/20
119 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Brophy Bros. is known for fresh-caught fish and harbor views. More...

Chuck's Waterfront Grill California
12/20
Dining Room at Chuck 113 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Chuck's Waterfront Grill is all about seafood and steaks. More...

Enterprise Fish Co. Seafood
12/20
225 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A family-friendly seafood restaurant with a kitschy nautical theme turns out surprisingly good food. More...

Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood Steakhouse
14/20
512 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A classic locally owned steakhouse in downtown Santa Barbara. More...

Sakana Sushi
14/20
Coast Village Road
1046 Coast Village Rd., Ste. K
Montecito, CA 93108

Trendy see-and-be-seen sushi bar serves up cutting-edge Japanese specialties with a visual flair. More...

The Santa Barbara Fishouse Seafood
13/20
101 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A Parisian chef with a fondness for Asian flavors helps distinguish this waterfront eatery. More...

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company Seafood
13/20
Stearns Wharf
230 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Fresh local seafood at the end of the pier. More...

Sly's Steakhouse
14/20
686 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Prime steaks and notable seafood are the signatures dishes of this Carpinteria restaurant. More...


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