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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!
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 ninety-two ...MORE
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Bakery & Cafe + Cheese & Wine Shop + Catering & Events C'est ...MORE
ABOUT CADIZ ~ Italian, Spanish, and California Inspired Cuisine ~ ...MORE
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
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 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
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
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
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
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, 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 is one of Santa Barbara’s most popular dining venues. Our first class restaurant & bar is housed in award winning architecture and features spacious patios, ...MORE
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
The Hitching Post specializes in Red Oak-Fired Santa Maria Barbecue of perfectly grilled meats, seafood and local farmed vegetables. Visit the famous bar where locals and visitors enjoy conversation, ...MORE
Hollister Brewing Company located in the Camino Real Market Place in Goleta is the ultimate Craft Brewpub on the Central Coast. With a brewing facility on premises we offer a selection of 14 fresh, ...MORE
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