Every Saturday morning commercial fisherman host a fish market in Santa Barbara for the public from 6:00 am to 11:00 am in the working harbor. It is front of Brophy Brothers restaurant. If you are a fan of fresh sea urchins, abalone, lobster, shrimp, fish, or what may happen to be the 'catch of the day,' come see the exciting seafood the Central Coast of California is known worldwide for.
The Santa Barbara fish market is perfect to shop at if you are making your own bouillabaisse, cioppino, escabache, fish and chips, fish tacos, fish soup, poke, sushi, or holiday seven fishes dinner. The fish meals and recipes are endless to explore but the freshness will surely make you meal a success!
Teall Family Seafoods had bountiful of fresh fish, kellets whelk and live rock crabs. For pre-orders, please call 805-455-5794.
If you are wondering where to get abalone, The Cultured Abalone Farm features live abalone to buy. The live abalone was so fresh, I watched it move. To learn more about their farm, including videos, recipes, and how to pre-order, please visit their website www.culturedabalone.com. Phone 805-685-1956.
Ron Evan from Sea Stephanie Fish featured fresh Santa Barbara spot prawns (shrimp), uni, and sea urchins for sale. To learn more about their operations, schedule of where to buy, and ordering, please visit their website, www.seastephaniefish.com. Phone 805-729-7688. It is a wonderful opportunity to buy sea urchin in Santa Barbara and especially live. Ron also prepared fresh uni for sale.
For fresh lobster in Santa Barbara, check out Garrigan's Seafood Co. They are a locally owned, sustainable, and family run business. You get to pick out your own lobster and pay by the pound. to pre-order, or for more information, please call 415-533-4509.
If you arrive at the fish market in Santa Barbara early enough in the morning, the sunrise over the boats and water is spectacular.
For information on local vendors, preordering, vendors that clean your fish on site, and recipes, please visit the California Fisherman of Santa Barbara website. The address for the fisherman's market Santa Barbara is 117 Harbor Way. It is in the working harbor of Santa Barbara, not Sterns Wharf.
Please tell me your favorite experience, vendor, or fish to buy at the Fish Market in Santa Barbara, I would love to hear from you!
I was born in Santa Barbara, and one of my fondest memories was fishing with my dad here. He taught me about living environmentally conscious, and especially, respecting sustainable fishing practices. Please follow my blog posts and remember to shop local. Thank you, Linda