2023 Best Seafood Restaurants in Santa Barbara Area

Best Fresh Fish & Shellfish in Santa Barbara

The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Some, like raw bar oysters and clams, need nothing more than a sharp knife and skilled hand to unleash the briny seasonings of the sea.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top seafood restaurants in Santa Barbara.

> Also, check out GAYOT's:
- Seafood Restaurants in other cities
- Best Wines for Pairing with Seafood
- Guide to Seafood.
Arigato Sushi
Downtown Santa Barbara’s most popular and trendy sushi spot is also one of its best. See More
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Brophy Bros.
Brophy Bros. is known for fresh-caught fish and harbor views. See More
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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood
A classic locally owned steakhouse in downtown Santa Barbara. See More

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Olio Crudo Bar
Part of the Olio Cucina restaurant group, this small spot offers crudo (Italian raw fish) as well as cooked dishes. See More
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The Santa Barbara Fishouse
A Parisian chef with a fondness for Asian flavors helps distinguish this waterfront eatery. See More
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Best Brunch Wines

A curated list by GAYOT's Wine & Spirit Editor showcasing a diverse selection of sparkling, white, rosé and red wines. Check the list.