The businesses on Stearns Wharf are reopening – Phase three

Deep Sea Moby Dick Restaurant

Who:       Stearns Wharf businesses
What:     The businesses on Stearns Wharf are Reopening
When:     Now
Where:   Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA
Why:       Covid-19 Phase 3 implementation


Stearns Wharf has been open during the Pandemic with only a few of the restaurants available for takeout.  Now moving into Phase 3, The Conway Family’s Deep Sea Tasting Room and Moby Dicks are open; and then there was one.  Watch for the Sea Centers reopening in July.

The Conway Family’s Deep Sea Tasting Room was opened on June 12th for wine service by-the-glass and bottle. Guests can enjoy a large selection of hand-crafted local wines while seated on the outdoor deck overlooking the ocean, or at one of the ocean-view tables inside. The Tasting Room will be open daily, from 12:00pm-7:00pm. No reservations are required. Visit for more information on Deep Sea and Conway Wines, or call 805.618.1185.

Moby Dicks is now open from 11am to 4pm daily and 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.  Visit, or call 805.965.0549.

If you looking to get out and get some fresh air, check out Stearns Wharf.  For public safety the businesses are certifying to the County/State Health requirements.  There’s a lot of room for safe distancing, all the restaurants have outdoor seating, and as always – fishing is free.  We believe everybody should stay healthy, so masks are required for entry into the shops and restaurants.

Stearns wharf has the best views of the Channel Islands and Santa Barbara.  Parking on the wharf and the adjacent lots are not monitored at this time so take advantage of the free parking.  Visit your favorite shop or restaurants and watch for watch for the Sea Centers reopening in July.

Celebration Cruises and Lil’ Toot Open
Char West Open
Conway Deep Sea Tasting Room Open
Deep Blue Sea Open
Great Pacific Ice Cream Co Open
Harbor Restaurant and Longboards Open
Madame Rosinka By Appointment
Moby Dick Restaurant Open
Mother Stearns Candy Company Open
Nature’s Own Gallery Open
Old Wharf Trading Co. & Topside Clothing Open
Santa Barbara Shellfish Open
Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle Open
Sea Center Will reopen in July

Stearns Wharf is located in the harbor in Santa Barbara, California. When completed in 1872, it became the longest deep-water Wharf between San Pedro and San Francisco. Named for its builder, local lumberman John P. Stearns, the wharf served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California’s South Coast for over a century.   Stearns Wharf, Your local destination – and where State Street Meets the Sea.  Ninety minutes free parking, and always dog-on-a-leash friendly. 

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Photos of Deep Sea Tasting Room credit Jesse Natale


Stearns Wharf