Killer Shrimp - Santa Barbara
Killer Shrimp - Santa Barbara

Killer Shrimp - Santa Barbara

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.killershrimp.com/
  • Phone: (805) 284-9262
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Lorenzo Roman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Live Music Every Saturday Night!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gutierrez
  • Public Transit: The Santa Barbara has a stop right in front of our location.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Many Local Public Parking Lots off State Street. The closest lot is located at State st and Gutierrez.
A word from Killer Shrimp - Santa Barbara
Killer Shrimp is an upscale / casual seafood restaurant known in Southern California for over 25 years serving our world famous "Killer Shrimp" dish. Our expanded menu includes fresh seafood selections, steaks, and amazing appetizers. Our bar features a beverage program that uses fresh squeezed juices and house made syrups to make some of the most delicious drinks in town as well as 20 beers on tap.
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Killer Shrimp - Santa Barbara reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
40% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Killer Alright!
    elaineVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I really think the menu should state that Killer Shrimp is BEYOND hot/spicy. I like spicy food and thought I liked 'hot' flavors, but this was almost inedible for us. The shrimp are evidently cooked in the spicy broth and so even taking them out of the broth left them extremely flavored. We finally asked for some tartar sauce, but all they had was a 'spicy' variety, so opted for a bowl of ranch dressing which did cool down the taste somewhat. Their menu should probably include shrimp that is alot more mild in taste....shrimp scampi or shrimp and chips?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad to find a Killer Shrimp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service, amazing shrimp. Because it's so good, I've never tried any other entrees. This is a friendly restaurant that can handle a business lunch as well as a fun night out with friends. Great bar and TVs for sports. A must-visit for anyone looking with food that is several levels above 'bar food'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not reasonably priced and flavored
    Sbnewcomer
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Spicy yet tasteless expensive shrimp food. Bread served was cold.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    ArlovskiVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Its been a while... great food just as i remember...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing, but...
    Tax03
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I made a 6-person reservation that grew by the time we were seated. The waitress confirmed that we were fine to seat ten, but the manager (a man with salt and pepper hair) came over and informed us we needed to meet a "minimum" in other to order. He never specified what that minimum was, or why he thought we would not meet it. After assuring him we were all ordering dinner, we put in our drink orders (food orders were not taken for long after). There was no apology by the manager when our food took forever. He actually came up to the table and told us, "it's taking so long because you are a large party," with no apology. Our entrees were not brought out together. Half the restaurant was empty during this entire time. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 4 reviews are from the Killer Shrimp - Santa Barbara reviews archive.
  • Highly enjoyable
    Citynative
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was good. The location was good. Really enjoyed the killer shrimp and bread
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Shrimp
    Loraquilt
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time at Killer Shrimp and were greeted by a well informed, friendly staff of servers who helped to make for a delicious dining experience. There were two of us and we ordered three dishes. The calamari, which was crisp on the outside while the meat was tender,and not a bit greasy. Be warned, the habanero tartar sauce is very hot! The signature Killer Shrimp over angel hair pasta was spicy yet not too hot for comfort and the bread served to soak up the juices was just the right texture. Our third dish was the shrimp tacos and, again perfectly prepared and delicious, though not soaked in the Killer Shrimp marinade. We tried this restaurant because of a Groupon, but will be returning even at full price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Shrimp Were not Killer
    John
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I dined out front and had a great people watching spot on State Street which we really enjoyed. The killer clam chowder and steamed clams were just OK at best but the Killer Shrimp were really disappointing. The highly touted sauce was bland and simply did not taste good. The service was fine and the people watching on a Saturday night was great but we will not be returning given the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The service and the food were FABULOUS! Billy was our server and he made the evening! He recommended the shelled shrimp and the pork chops and he hit it right on!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic