From the Lompac return trip. Location is right on the pier and parking (validated) was no problem at all.
Last crab season was the best ever and I hope you all took advantage of it. They were just about four bucks a pop at 99 Ranch Supermarket. If you live near a 99 and missed it, then you fail @ fooding, I'm sorry. This Dungeoness was more expensive, but somehow tasted a helluva lot sweeter than the live ones I took home from 99. Shoot, I even watched the kitchen folks prepare the order and it seems no different than what I do.
We also had an order of fried clam strips and some chowder. Clam strips were unremarkable. Can't remember the last time I've been impressed by them so I suppose I'll just stop ordering 'em now. Chowder, on the other hand, is terrific at SBSC. Charlie's gal supposedly is more than content to work on her own bowl of chowder, leaving clayfu to finish all the seafood by himself.
Sure prices are high here, but what do you expect? It's right on the pier with a spanking good view. If you know a better place for seafood nearby, I'm all ears. But, it'll be tough to top SBSC's quality and execution.
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
230 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3571