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Santa Barbara Restaurants & Dining - Loco for Locavores

With over 400 restaurants to choose from, you'll definitely have a full plate. And with knowledgeable servers to pair the perfect glass (or bottle) of local wine to complement your meal, you'll definitely toasts to exquisite evenings on The American Riviera®.

It's easy as pie (perhaps Solvang-grown apple?) to eat local in Santa Barbara. The locavore movement is thriving here, thanks in part to a year-round growing season that inspires creative chefs to work their magic with locally-grown produce (you'll spy them prowling the farmers' markets, loading up their baskets and carts, and chatting with farmers).

With the ocean in its back (or front!) yard, Santa Barbara serves up fresh catches that make seafood lovers swoon, including scrumptious ridgeback shrimp, spiny lobster, spot prawns, rock crab, halibut, seabass, rockfish, yellowtail, abalone, oysters, mussels, clams and scallops.

Don't miss regional specialties such as Solvang's Danish delicacies, Santa Maria-style barbecue and California-Mexican cuisine. Have a hankering for international fare? From Asian to Cajun and Middle Eastern to Spanish, it's all here in Santa Barbara County. Whether you're in the mood for a simple taco stand, burger joint, or swank white-tablecloth spot, slip on your comfy flip-flops or sleek stilettos, head out on the town, and eat up!

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Belmond El Encanto
  • 800 Alvarado Place
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Information: (805) 845-5800

Located in the American Riviera, Belmond El Encanto is Santa Barbara’s only Forbes Five-Star resort. This iconic early 20th-century property is situated atop a commanding hillside, offering ...MORE

Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables
  • 1800 Refugio Road
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • Information: 805-968-1113

Luxurious Accommodations, Fine Cuisine, Horseback riding. Amazing horseback riding, tranquil surroundings, excellent food and warm hospitality await you at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch. Whether you’re ...MORE

Arlington Tavern
  • 21 West Victoria Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 770-2626

Arlington Tavern brings the traditional tavern experience to modern day, in a contemporary atmosphere. Chef Ron True serves his hand-crafted, seasonal, farm fresh take on American Tavern classics, ...MORE

Arnoldi's Cafe
  • 600 Olive Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 962-5394

Santa Barbara's oldest Italian restaurant...a true local's secret...we have 2 bocce ball courts, a large patio with outdoor dining....we are very family friendly...we accommodate large groups and ...MORE

Arts & Letters Cafe
  • 7 East Anapamu Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 730-1463

The Arts & Letters Café serves classic California cuisine with an emphasis on local seafood, all set in our beautiful courtyard in the heart of Historic Arts District in downtown Santa Barbara. We ...MORE

Barbareno
  • 205 W. Canon Perdido Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 963-9591

Our restaurant is a California-style bistro centrally located in downtown Santa Barbara. Drawing our inspiration from all that is around us, we celebrate California’s Central Coast through our ...MORE

Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • 1260 Channel Drive
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Information: (805) 565-8237

Bella Vista showcases organic, Italian-inspired California coastal cuisine, courtesy of Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini. The restaurant’s décor – with its fireplaces, hand-carved wine wall, ...MORE

Bistro - Eat, Drink, Connect at the Courtyard by Marriott
  • 401 Storke Rd
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • Information: (805) 968-0500

Your food and beverage destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning and a variety of dinner, beer and wine options in the evening. The Bistro also offers specialty beverages made with ...MORE

Bistro 1111 (Eleven Eleven) at Hyatt Santa Barbara
  • 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Information: 805-730-1111

Open daily for breakfast and lunch 630am -2pm. Reopens at 5pm-10pm for dinner Bistro 1111 specializes in innovative California coastal cuisine. The menu draws on the bounty of the sea, and dishes are ...MORE

Bouchon Santa Barbara
  • 9 West Victoria Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805.730.1160

The original “Santa Barbara Wine Country” restaurant, bouchon santa barbara searches for the freshest, most local ingredients available.  The wine list features local treasures that complement the ...MORE

C'est Cheese
  • 825 Santa Barbara Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 965-0318

CAFE NOW OPEN! Seemed only natural to combine all the great cheeses and meats we carry in our original shop with the spectacular produce that is grown in the surrounding area to create some pretty ...MORE

Ca'Dario
  • 37 E. Victoria Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 884-9419

"Anything grilled is divine, and the rest of the menu is delectable at this charming Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara know for its excellent execution of simple pasta, meats and other classics. A ...MORE

Ca'Dario Pizzeria
  • 37 E. Victoria Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 884-9419

Dario Furlati, owner of Ca' Dario Ristorante in Santa Barbara, is proud to announce that his new venue, Ca' Dario Pizzeria is now open!

Cadiz Tapas & Lounge
  • 509 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 770-2760

       ABOUT CADIZ ~ Italian, Spanish, and California Inspired Cuisine ~ ...MORE

Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina
  • 330 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 845-8966

The beautiful exterior of Casa Blanca is just the beginning for diners entering Santa Barbara’s hottest new Mexican restaurant – rivaled only by the wondrous interior created by local renowned ...MORE

Chuck's Waterfront Grill/Endless Summer Bar & Cafe
  • 113 Harbor Way, Suite 180
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Information: (805) 564-1200

Experience Stunning Food & Delicious Viewsat one of Santa Barbara’s Best Restaurants!  Casual Bistro Dining with Surfing Inspired DecorStunning Harbor Views and Covered Decks. Open Seating from 11am.  ...MORE

Cielito Restaurant
  • 1114 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 965-4770

Cielito Restaurant brings the rich and enticing flavors of Latin American and Mexican cuisine to our Santa Barbara community. Focused on tapas style dining, the menu features freshly made "antojitos" ...MORE

Crocodile Restaurant and Bar at the Lemon Tree Inn
  • 2819 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Information: (805) 687-6444

The Crocodile Restaurant and Bar has just announced it's new Menus and Decor. The Restaurant Decor is Modern Italian, also reflected in our new menus. Our new cuisine features authentic Italian Dishes ...MORE

Downey's
  • 1305 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805.966.5006

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 ...MORE

Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn
  • 28 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 963-4466

Serving three meals daily, Eladio's Restaurant & Bar features an unparalleled view of Stearns Wharf and the Pacific Ocean. Al fresco dining on our fountain patio captures the essence of the ...MORE

Enterprise Fish Company
  • 225 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-962-3313

For over 30 years the original Enterprise Fish Company has prided itself on offering the freshest and finest seafood around at an amazing value.We are located on State Street, only two short blocks ...MORE

Finch & Fork at the Canary Hotel
  • 31 W. Carrillo Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 879-9100

Finch & Fork, formerly Coast Restaurant, is a gathering place where guests are welcomed to share in small plates and great conversation. Chef James Siao brings to life a menu designed to be paired ...MORE

Frog Bar & Grill at Glen Annie Golf Club
  • 405 Glen Annie Road
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Information: (805) 968-6400

Frog Bar & Grill at Glen Annie Golf Club is one of Santa Barbara’s most popular dining venues. Our first class restaurant & bar is housed in award winning architecture and features ...MORE

Glen Annie Golf Club
  • 405 Glen Annie Rd.
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • Information: (805) 968-6400

Glen Annie Golf Club is a championship golf course situated in the rolling foothills of scenic Santa Barbara. This challenging layout is enhanced by breathtaking panoramic ocean and mountain views and ...MORE

Himalayan Kitchen
  • 431 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 882-1000

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