When John Downey opened his namesake restaurant in 1982 the concept was simple... Serve the very best food available, and serve it in a comfortable, unintimidating setting where it would be easy to drop in for an exquisite dinner. Foods were to be sourced locally whenever possible forging a strong working relationship with local organic farmers. Likewise, wines would represent the best of all California, but with a strong emphasis on those from Santa Barbara County. The idea worked well. It worked so well that almost thirty years later that same tenet still applies. It has not gone un-noticed by the dining press, who, over the years has consistently awarded Downey's top honors for fine dining.


Directions In town: We are located 13 blocks up State Street from the ocean. (Near Victoria) From 101 Freeway: Exit Carrillo Street. From the south turn right or from north turn left on Carrillo. Proceed 3 blocks to Chapala Street. Turn left. Proceed 3 blocks to Victoria. Turn right. Proceed 1 block to State Street. Turn left. Downey's is on your left at 1305 State. Small green awning. Red windows.
Monday closed
Tuesday 5:30---9:00
Wednesday 5:30---9:00
Thursday 5:30---9:00
Friday 5:30---9:30
Saturday 5:30---9:30
Sunday 5:30---9:00
ADA Accessible
Dining and Nightlife
Group Dining
Reservations Accepted
Full-Service Restaurants
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Hours of Operation Sunday, Tuesday: Wednesday 5:30 - 9PM Friday & Saturday: 5:30 - 9:30PM
Max Indoor Capacity 48
Total Max Capacity 48
Available For Buy-Out
Disabled Access
Wine & Beer
Meals Served Dinner
Dining Cost High

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