Santa Barbara Outdoor Dining

Group Dining

"Santa Barbara is as much about food and wine as it is about architecture and natural beauty. Make no mistake, the locals take food seriously. You'll see them rifling through boxes of sweet-smelling peaches and ripe figs while they chat each Saturday at the downtown farmers' market. And if they can't make it to Saturday's market? No worries, there's a farmers' market somewhere in town six days a week. Along with one of the largest farmers' markets in California there's also an impressive line-up of restaurants serving local sustainable fare."  Brenda Christian, Qantas

Whether you have a group of 10 or 100, Santa Barbara has group dining options that will work for you.  From affordable, casual and delicious to refined chef dinners. Group dining options are as limitless as your imagination.

  • Pre-fixed menus at a restaurant
  • A winemakers dinner at a vineyard
  • Picnics at a park
  • A clambake on the beach
  • Take-out at Julia Child's favorite taqueria
  • A banquet aboard a sailboat or yacht
  • A catered feast at a historic site

Learn more about Santa Barbara group dining options in The Source, the Visit Santa Barbara's comprehensive guide to inspiring meetings and tours; or let us help you find just the right restaurant or catering option, contact Santa Barbara's Meeting and Event Services Department at 805.966.9222 or

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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

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

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

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

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

  • 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Information: 805-730-1111

Open daily for breakfast and lunch and dinner. Marbella specializes in innovative California coastal cuisine. The menu draws on the bounty of the sea, and dishes are complimented by fresh, ...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

Opal Restaurant and Bar
  • 1325 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805.966.9676

A local's favorite, opal restaurant and bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the World. Our chefs use the freshest of ingredients to create dishes inspired ...MORE

Relais de Paris
  • 734 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 963-6077

Relais de Paris is modeled after a 19th century French Brasserie to create simple traditional French dishes using the best local and organic ingredients available in the Santa Barbara area. Our ...MORE

Rodney's Grill in The Fess Parker: A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
  • 633 East Cabrillo Blvd.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 564-4333

Proudly serving Santa Barbara’s best steaks since 2000 Featuring all natural prime aged beef, succulent seafood, fine spirits and great local wines. A good steak is no longer rare around here. ...MORE

Sambo's Restaurant
  • 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-965-3269

This is the ' ORIGINAL' Sambo's Restaurant that started it all! The restaurant is currently owned and managed by the original founders' grandson, Chad Stevens. Sambo's continues the family tradition ...MORE

The Bistro at Bacara Resort & Spa
  • 8301 Hollister Ave.
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • Information: (888) 832-2681

The Bistro offers sweeping ocean views with both indoor and al fresco dining on a seaside terrace. Only the purest and freshest ingredients are selected for The Bistro's richly flavored Mediterranean ...MORE

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

Artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors blend to create an unforgettable dining experience. Each dish is created with locally-sourced seasonal produce. Expect herbs directly from the chef's ...MORE

The Hungry Cat
  • 1134 Chapala Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3112
  • Information: 805-884-4701

Hollywood, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica Canyon Since 2005, The Hungry Cat has offered the highest quality fish and meats matched with Southern California's abundant seasonal produce. The result is ...MORE

The Palace Grill
  • 8 E. Cota Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 963-5000

Located in Santa Barbara's charming Old Town district, The Palace Grill features authentic Louisiana specialties such as Crawfish étouffée, New Orleans Bar-Be-Que Shrimp, Blackened Filet Mignon, and ...MORE

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