Santa Barbara Restaurants

Santa Barbara Restaurants

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 ninety-two ...MORE

Alchemy Wellness Spa
  • 35 W Haley Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 899-8811

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

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

  • 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

  Bakery & Cafe  +  Cheese & Wine Shop  +  Catering & Events C'est ...MORE

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

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

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

  • 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

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 spacious patios, ...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


Hitching Post II Restaurant & Winery
  • 406 East Highway 246
  • Buellton, CA 93427
  • Information: (805) 688-0676

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
  • 6980 Marketplace Drive
  • Goleta, CA 93117-2997
  • Information: 805-968-2810

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

Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant
  • 2879 Grand Ave.
  • Los Olivos, CA 93441
  • Information: 805-688-7265

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

Louie's California Bistro
  • 1404 De La Vina
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 963-7003

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
  • 11 W. Victoria St., Ste. 17
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 899-2699

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 Ristorante
  • 11 W. Victoria St., Ste. 17
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805.899.2699

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

Olio Pizzeria Enoteca & Bar
  • 11 W. Victoria Street #21
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 899-2699

lunch: monday-saturday 11:30am - 2pm dinner: nightly from 5pm up to 32 guests in the TAVERNA ROOM at Olio Pizzeria welcome to olio pizzeria, our simple pizza bar-wine bar-full bar casual concept that ...MORE

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