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"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 GroupSales@SantaBarbaraCA.com.

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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

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

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 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

Blush Restaurant and Lounge
  • 630 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-957-1300

Blush Restaurant + Lounge combines refined social dining with a contemporary atmosphere that transcends from day-and night while keeping its local roots. Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa ...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 Tapas & 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

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

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

Harbor Restaraunt
  • 210 Stearns Wharf
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 963-3311

The historic Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf offers exceptional food and service and panoramic ocean views.  The freshest fish, prime steaks and creative salads are served for lunch and dinner ...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

Marmalade Cafe
  • La Cumbre Plaza, 3825 State Street, E149
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Information: 805-682-5246

Located in La Cumbre Plaza next to Williams-Sonoma Hours:Mon - Thur 7:30AM - 9PM Fri 7:30AM - 10PM Sat 8AM - 10PM Sun 8AM - 9PM

Miro at Bacara Resort & Spa
  • 8301 Hollister Avenue
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Information: (888) 752-6486

Miró, named after Spanish artist Joan Miró, offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, an artistic interior and extraordinary New American cuisine. Executive Chef David Reardon blends fresh herbs, ...MORE

Olio e Limone
  • 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

Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro
  • 516 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 962-1455

Pierre Lafond has played a pioneering role in the history of Santa Barbara County's wine industry since 1962 when he opened the Santa Barbara Winery - the first commercial winery to open in Santa ...MORE

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