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Fresh. Local. Delicious.


Flavor You Can Taste

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Fresh. Local. Delicious.


Flavor You Can Taste

Seafood On The Pier

Dinning With Ocean Views From Every Seat

Our goal is to provide fresh food, great service and spectacular views. We have a wonderful banquet room that accommodates up to 80 people for meetings, parties, etc. We also have an outdoor cocktail patio and the Sunset Room which is a perfect setting for an evening meal.

Here at Moby Dick there is always something exciting going on – big waves, surfers, sailboat races, visiting whales, and dolphins. If you are a local and you’ve never been here before, please give us a try. It’s our pleasure to welcome you to a fun and friendly dining experience that will keep you coming back for years to come.

First impressions are important and you can find all that Santa Barbara has to offer at Moby Dick Seafood Restaurant. We have been a Santa Barbara tradition for at least 40 years. 

 
Restaurant Hours

(805) 965-0549

220 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Unbeatable Location


a spot for visitors and locals

Unbeatable Location


a spot for visitors and locals

Clam Chowder

Chopped sea clams, diced potato, celery, onions and traditional seasonings simmered in a rich creamy sauce.

Fresh Seafood

Served with a cup of clam chowder, or a cup of lobster bisque, or a mixed green salad, fresh sautéed vegetables &  your choice of a baked potato, french fries or rice. Ask server about availability.

Original Cocktails

From classic pairs like scotch & water to modern hybrids our bartenders can mix and match just about anything your imagination can conjure.

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Picturesque Views


truly spectacular scenery from the pier

Picturesque Views


truly spectacular scenery from the pier

Amazing Views and Attractions from Stearns Wharf 

Santa Barbara is rich in history from the Mission to the Wharf, and Moby Dick Restaurant is a longstanding staple with its waterfront access, you can find the freshest seafood available. Moby Dick Restaurant provides breathtaking scenery on the historic Santa Barbara Pier established in 1872; The longest deep water wharf between San Pedro and San Francisco and is named after a local lumberman John P. Stearns. At Moby Dick Restaurant you can find fresh seafood and impeccable service with awe inspiring scenery that you can share with your friends and family for a truly authentic Santa Barbara experience, that will keep you coming back.

Stearns Wharf is located in the harbor in Santa Barbara, California, United States. 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 quarter century. 

 

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Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.


unique and authentic seafood favorites.

Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.


unique and authentic seafood favorites.

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Breakfast

Breakfast options range from the decadent to the light and refreshing, with some vegetarian dishes as well for every kind of dining experience. Breakfast is comes equipped with fresh fruit and yogurt, smoked salmon lox, and another one of Captain Ahab's favorites. Steak benedict for the true westerners, poached eggs over steak bites, grilled tomatoes, and potatoes, dressed with a homemade hollandaise sauce, and a personal favorite, Moby Dick Restaurant seafood benedict poached eggs over fresh seafood on a toasted english muffin with the house made hollandaise sauce and cheddar cheese. Get any of these dishes paired with the buttermilk pancakes and a fresh fruit compote or everyone's brunch favorite the Moby Dick Restaurant Mimosa.


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Food Specials

Moby Dick Restaurant is a classic all American seafood restaurant where you can find dishes unique only to Moby Dick Restaurant as well as some classic and authentic seafood favorites.  Moby Dick Restaurant, located on the end of the wharf, provides the freshest seafood from breakfast, lunch and dinner.  If you're ending your night with Moby Dick Restaurant after an afternoon on the pier eating salt water taffy and paddle boarding along the harbor, stop by for some afternoon and evening specials. The Santa Barbara Rock Crab dish is a whole 2 pounds rock crab served with melted butter. For some classic fresh seafood options Santa Barbaras shores has provided Moby Dick Restaurant with a great ceviche  with sliced jumbo shrimp, jicama, mango, pico de gallo and fresh avocado. Moby Dick Restaurant also has a great oyster variety served on the half shell, as a shooter, or as a classic east coast dish; Oysters Rockefeller.


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Happy Hour

After bathing in the Santa Barbara sun you can visit Moby Dick Restaurant for happy hour, serving drinks and certain happy hour menu items from 4pm to 6pm. 
Fried calamari,  steamed mussels or clams, and seafood nachos are just some of the delicious happy hour menu dishes. You can find some local Santa Barbara brews on draft as well at Moby Dick Restaurant like the 805 or other IPA’s like the Greenland  Special IPA. House wines are served with some local Santa Barbara wineries featured like the Oreana Winery. While you enjoy watch the sun dip behind the Santa Ynez mountains, you can drink a refreshing housemate sunset sangria, or a delicious sail away cocktail and sink into the Santa Barbara scenery.