Tag: Seafood

The Oyster Bar at Moby Dick Restaurant

Stearns Wharf welcomes the new Oyster Bar at Moby Dick Restaurant.

The Oyster Bar at is an exciting new addition to the iconic Moby Dick Restaurant and its incomparable setting.
The Oyster Bar offers an imaginative menu featuring a curated selection of fresh seafood, craft cocktails, craft beers and great wines from our region.

Come visit Stearns Wharf and the Grand opening of the Oyster Bar on May 30th, 2024.

“We are thrilled to bring The Oyster Bar to the city of Santa Barbara,” said Chef David Campos. “Our goal is to showcase the best of local seafood in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere.” ” I am beyond thrilled to bring my passion for hospitality to The Oyster Bar at Sterns Wharf, we”ll create unforgettable experiences for our guests and showcase the best from the Central Coast ” said Amado Simon

The Oyster Bar will be open from 11:00am to 9:00pm, offering a menu that highlights the bounty of the sea. The adjacent Moby Dick restaurant is also undergoing a transformation with a new menu and beverage program, making it a must-visit destination for food and drink enthusiasts in the area.

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Moby Dick oyster bar lobster plate

Moby Dick oyster bar meal

Restaurants


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Char West

Char West
Charburgers, cheeseburgers and the yummiest fish and chips this side of the English Channel.
221 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-5631

Hours
Open 7 days a week
Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM


Harbor Restaurant

The Harbor Restaurant
Excellent Dining and Santa Barbara’s Most Beautiful View
210 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Temporarily Closed – View Longboards schedule


Longboards

Longboard’s Beach Bar and Grill
Casual Dining with an Ocean View
210 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-3311

Hours
Open 7 days a week
Sunday through Wednesday from 11am – 7pm
Thursday through Saturday from 11am – 8pm


Moby Dick Restaurant

Moby Dick
An Excellent Breakfast Venue.
220 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805)965-0549

Hours
Open 7 days a week:
Monday thru Friday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 7:00 AM for breakfast
Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
That great little crab place near the end of the Wharf.
230 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 966-6676

Hours
Open 7 days a week:
Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 11:00 AM to Closing


Shellfish Co. offers limited-time Ridgeback Shrimp

Stearns Wharf Press Releases


 

SB Shellfish Co. offers limited-time Ridgeback Shrimp

The local Ridgeback Shrimp season is open now through the end of May and that means these large shrimp are served at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, the bustling, local, family-owned restaurant at the end of Santa Barbara’s iconic Stearns Wharf, for a limited time.
Also known as “Santa Barbara Shrimp,” the shrimp are caught by local fishermen off the Santa Barbara coast then boiled in water mixed with beer and spices and served immediately. They will be available in limited quantities this summer.

“I love all shellfish, but these are my favorite,” said Adam White, who co-owns the restaurant with his father, Tom White. “This is a throw-the-shells-on-the-ground kind of meal. It is a total throwback, old-time local meal.“

Tom White started the restaurant with his wife in 1980 and later brought his son into the operation. Over the years, the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company has shifted from a wholesale store to a restaurant, but never lost its local, small-town focus.

The restaurant’s specialty-seen on its logo-is crab caught year-round by local fishermen off Santa Rosa Island.

“The fishery off of Santa Rosa Island is very healthy,” Adam White said. “Our local crab population is very sustainable.”

ShellfishCo RidgebackShrimp

Locally-caught Ridgeback Shrimp plated and ready to serve.

Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf Receives National Wine List Award of Excellence

Stearns Wharf Press Releases


 

Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf Receives National Wine List Award of Excellence

The Harbor Restaurant received the magazine’s 2013 Wine List Award of Excellence for its wine list. This marks the 12th year in a row the restaurant has received this honor.

To qualify for the award, restaurants must offer interesting wine selections, have a wine list appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers, according to Wine Spectator.

“We are honored to be included on the wine list once again,” said Jordan Scott, director of operations. “We strive to give our guests the best experience possible—from the ocean view, to the fresh fish, USDA prime steaks and, of course, our quality wine.”

Scott’s dad, John Scott, purchased The Harbor Restaurant in 1988, renovated it and reopened it in 1989. The father-son duo have worked together for the past five years.

Prior to the Scotts, the Williams family operated The Harbor Restaurant, which was destroyed by fire in 1971 and rebuilt in 1981. The Harbor Restaurant specializes in California wines.

Jordan Scott attended San Marcos High School as well as the University of the Pacific.

The Harbor Restaurant
The Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf.

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company



“That great little crab place on the wharf”

Initially established in 1979 as a buying station for local lobster and abalone, Santa Barbara Shellfish has evolved into the area expert when it comes to local crustaceans, shrimp, and other seafood specialties. A very special dining experience—it doesn’t get any fresher!

Also please visit our premium restaurant, the FisHouse, located 500 meters east of Stearns Wharf on Cabrillo Blvd. There we serve all varieties of fish and seafoods, and have a wider choice of regional wines.

Take a look at our Menu

230 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone: (805) 966-6676
Hours
Open 7 days a week:
Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 11:00 AM to Closing

 

 


Moby Dick

Sign of Moby Dick Restaurant

The Moby Dick offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the harbor entrance as our spectacular backdrop. Fresh fish, a children’s menu, reasonable prices, a full bar, and friendly service, make the Moby Dick Restaurant a Santa Barbara tradition for young and old.
View our menu and other offers    Visit our facebook page. Mastercard, Visa, and Discover Cards Accepted.

220 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone: (805) 965-0549
Open 7 days a week:
Monday thru Friday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Moby Dick Contact Information


Longboard’s Grill

Longboards Beach Bar and Grill

Casual Dining with an Ocean View

Longboards LogoLocated on the upper level of the Harbor Restaurant, Longboard’s lively beach-themed atmosphere is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. A full menu including fish ‘n’ chips, burgers, oysters and exotic tropical drinks, is offered both indoors and on our spacious outdoor patio.   Visit us at longboardsgrillsb.com.

Hours
Open 7 days a week
Sunday through Wednesday from 11am – 7pm
Thursday through Saturday from 11am – 8pm


210 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-3311

 

 


Harbor Restaurant

Excellent Dining and Santa Barbara’s Most Beautiful View

Join us for fresh fish and steaks, prime rib, cocktails, and select fine wines, all served in Santa Barbara’s most romantic setting. Open Seven Days a Week
For more information, go to http://harborsb.com/

Temporarily Closed – However Longboards is open
Open 7 days a week
Sunday through Wednesday from 11am – 7pm
Thursday through Saturday from 11am – 8pm


 

 


Merchants


Celebration Cruises

Celebration Cruises
Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara located at Stearns Wharf is a luxury 46-Passenger yacht. Running daily, our schedule offers a variety of fun and romantic cruises to fit everyone’s needs including, sunset cruises, brunch and dinner cruises, whale watching, seasonal tours.
237 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805)465-6676

Hours
Sunday through Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Char West
Char West
Charburgers, cheeseburgers and the yummiest fish and chips this side of the English Channel.
221 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-5631

Hours
Open 7 days a week
Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM


Deep Sea Tasting Room
Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room
217 G Stearns Wharf
Wine Tasting and Views

Open Every Day for Wine Tasting and Bottles To Go!

Hours
Open 7 days a week:
Sunday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM


Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
219 C Stearns Wharf
Opened in 1988, Devil & Deep Blue Sea specializes in toys and gifts guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone.

Hours
Open 7 days a week: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM


The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company
The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company
219 A Stearns Wharf
32 flavors of fine ice creams and sherberts, handmade locally.

Hours
Sunday through Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


Harbor Restaurant
The Harbor Restaurant
Excellent Dining and Santa Barbara’s Most Beautiful View
210 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Temporarily Closed – View Longboards schedule


Longboards
Longboard’s Beach Bar and Grill
Casual Dining with an Ocean View
210 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-3311

Hours
Open 7 days a week
Sunday through Wednesday from 11am – 7pm
Thursday through Saturday from 11am – 8pm


Madame Rosinka
221 B Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Madame Rosinka
Offering Palm, Tarot Card, and Psychic readings. Confidentiality is guaranteed, and readings are also available by phone.
Call for an appointment today at (805) 965-1808 or drop by her parlor in the little tower on Stearns Wharf.

Hours
Open Wednesday thru Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and by appointment, if you call ahead!
Always, Please feel free to call, you might catch her in! (I’ll be seeing you!)


Moby Dick Restaurant
Moby Dick
An Excellent Breakfast Venue.
220 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805)965-0549

Hours
Open 7 days a week:
Monday thru Friday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 7:00 AM for breakfast
Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Mother Stearns Candy Company
Mother Stearns Candy Company
219 B Stearns Wharf
We carry hundreds of different varieties of candy, from old fashioned hard candies to gummy bears.

Hours
Open 7 days a week 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Natures Own
Natures Own Gallery
217 Stearns Wharf
Nature’s Own Gallery offers a wonderful selection of shells, fine jewelry, candles and interior design items.

Hours
Monday Through Thursday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Old Wharf Trading Company
Old Wharf Trading Company
217 A Stearns Wharf
The Old Wharf Trading Company is the largest general merchandise store on the wharf.

Hours
Open 7 days a week 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM


Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Sea Center

211 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805)962-2526

Hours
Open Daily 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
For more details on Hours and Tickets…
Sea Center Hours and Tickets


Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
That great little crab place near the end of the Wharf.
230 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 966-6676

Hours
Open 7 days a week:
Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 11:00 AM to Closing


Santa Barbara Water Taxi

Santa Barbara Water Taxi
With a smile on its bow and bubbles rising from its smokestack, the Lil’ Toot is a Santa Barbara tradition that has delighted over 250,000 since 2003. Running hourly, Santa Barbara’s original waterfront taxi shuttles both visitors and locals continuously between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf.

Lil’ Toot Santa Barbara Boat shuttle between Main Harbor and Stearns Wharf

237 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805)330-2211
(888)316-9363
Hours
Open 7 days a week 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Check Lil’Toot Website for Departure Times


Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle
Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle
230 B Stearns Wharf
Experienced Employees Ready to Satisfy the Needs of the Salt-Water Angler.
Call 805 965.1333 for the latest information for fishing on Stearns Wharf.

Hours
10-4:30 Monday -Thursday
Closed Wednesday
Friday and Saturday 9-6


Topside Resort Wear
Topside Resort Wear
217 Stearns Wharf
Topside is the largest clothing store on the wharf.

Hours
Open 7 days a week 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM


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