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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
The Art of Living WellChange for the Better... Alchemy Arts Center is a world class spa, wellness center and café, located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown district, offering life transforming ...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
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
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
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
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
Looking for a place to enjoy wine-and-food in an upbeat yet casual atmosphere? Then, the Los Olivos Cafe, nestled in the Santa Barbara wine-country, is the place for you!As you approach the Los Olivos ...MORE
There are few more quintessential Santa Barbara experiences than lunch or dinner on the sun- and moon-kissed veranda or in the paddle-fanned dining room of Louie's. The menu is high-end California ...MORE
Olio Crudo bar is the latest addition to the Olio group, offering crudo(raw) Italian seafood and meats, as well as cotto (cooked) bar menu items. The menu is highly ingredient-driven, showcasing the ...MORE
Olio e Limone (“Oil and Lemon” in Italian) RistoranteInnovative Italian CuisineHusband-wife team Alberto and Elaine Morello rely on the integrity of ingredients and the quality of the preparation to ...MORE
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Limited seating! Celebrity chef Cat Cora will host the first ever Quickfire Cooking Challenge at the Santa Barbara Public Market on Thursday, October ... <<More
New LIKE from Remnants of the Past Antique Show. We are so excited to have our event at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Judy ... <<More