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Best Seafood Restaurants in Santa Barbara


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A photo of Chase Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Santa Barbara
Booked 6 times today
Chase Restaurant is celebrated for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Patrons laud it for its consistently delicious food, comparing its Chicken and Veal Parmigiana to the high-quality dishes served in Florence and Venice. The restaurant is also highly complimented for its brilliant service, with specific mentions of the excellent staff like Victor, Kelsea, and Celestino. Chase Restaurant's outdoor dining is appreciated for its comfortable and private ambiance. It is also recognized for its wonderful Italian fare, including favorites like eggplant Parmesan and chicken picatta. This Santa Barbara gem is highly recommended by visitors, with many vowing to return, indicative of the unforgettable dining experience Chase Restaurant offers.
A photo of Bluewater Grill - Santa Barbara restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Santa Barbara
Booked 46 times today
Bluewater Grill in Santa Barbara offers an unparalleled seafood culinary experience. Located in a stunning setting near State Street and Stearns Wharf, this restaurant boasts a fantastic ocean view which adds to the overall dining experience. The variety and quality of the seafood menu have been praised by patrons, with special mentions going to the halibut, swordfish and scallops. Reviews also reflect a particular appreciation for the generous portions and attentive service. As one reviewer wrote, "Excellent seafood and good service. Not overpriced for what you receive." The consistency and classic seafood options provided by Bluewater Grill make it a preferred choice amongst seafood lovers. The ambience is also appreciated, with recommendations for the upstairs patio for the harbor view.
A photo of Moby Dick Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Santa Barbara
Booked 10 times today
Moby Dick Restaurant, situated with beautiful views over the Pacific and Santa Barbara bay, is renowned for its impeccable seafood cuisine. Numerous reviews from satisfied customers emphasize the freshness and quality of the seafood, particularly praising the fish and chips and the clam chowder. Customer statements such as "The food was some of the best seafood we’ve ever eaten!" and "Fabulous meal, fresh seafood, friendly and efficient service and great views over the Pacific!" highlight the establishment's superiority in serving delectable seafood, accompanied with excellent service. The restaurant is also renowned for its beautiful location and vistas, adding to the overall dining experience.
A photo of Anchor Rose restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Santa Barbara
Booked 3 times today
Anchor Rose is a gem in the American dining scene, encapsulating the spirit of good American cuisine. The restaurant gains high praise for its "excellent outdoor patio space" and "delicious" seafood dinners. The quality of the fish is emphasized, skillfully prepared to avoid becoming overcooked, a testament to the chef's culinary prowess. Anchor Rose's staff is highly commendable for being "helpful" and "accommodating", ensuring customers receive the best dining experience. The addition of live music on the patio adds to the appeal. Moreover, the "selection of small plates to share" and "tasty cocktails and wine menu" add to the wholesome and authentic American dining experience.
A photo of LOCAL Montecito restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Montecito
Booked 23 times today
LOCAL Montecito is acclaimed for its exceptional seafood cuisine. Situated at the heart of Montecito, this restaurant boasts an incredible menu that features local seafood. Reviewers rave about the exceptional preparation of dishes like the ahi tartare and seared crispy skin salmon, even asking "who does salmon like that?" Others praised the crudo tuna and firm, perfect shrimp cocktail. The creative presentation, attentive service, fun atmosphere, and the restaurant's commitment to using local produce have earned it a beloved spot among Montecito's residents. As per the reviews, every visit to LOCAL Montecito guarantees an enjoyable and unforgettable seafood dining experience.
A photo of Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Santa Barbara
Booked 40 times today
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is a distinguished Contemporary American cuisine restaurant suitable for any gastronome. The venue is praised for its tranquil and charming atmosphere and top-notch service. Dining at Stonehouse is often described as an elevated and elegant experience by frequent diners, who have been enthralled by its range of exquisite dishes, from quintessential American offerings to exquisite seafood, all executed flawlessly. The ambiance, encapsulating the fairy-tale-like character of the location, only adds to the delightful experience. As one reviewer beautifully articulated: "San Ysidro Ranch is absolute PERFECTION! We had a lovely brunch with impeccable service in the most beautiful location. My favorite spot in California." Indeed, many reviews highlight Stonehouse's rare triple threat: breathtaking setting, superior service, and mouth-watering cuisine.

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Discover best Seafood restaurants in Santa Barbara

Discover the finest seafood dining experiences in Santa Barbara, located on California's picturesque Central Coast. This region, renowned for its breathtaking ocean views and vibrant culinary scene, offers a diverse array of seafood restaurants that cater to every palate. Whether you're craving freshly caught fish, succulent shrimp, or gourmet dishes featuring local ingredients, Santa Barbara's seafood establishments promise an unforgettable gastronomic journey. Each restaurant here combines the charm of their unique settings—from historic harbor areas to beachfront vistas—with exceptional service and expertly prepared seafood dishes. The dining scene in Santa Barbara is highlighted by a commitment to freshness and quality, often sourcing ingredients directly from the Santa Barbara Channel. Enjoy a meal that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also provides a sensory experience, enhancing your visit to this coastal haven. Ideal for both locals and tourists, these eateries ensure a delightful dining experience that epitomizes the essence of California's seafood cuisine.

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