Food & Drink

Taste the best of the Central Coast in The American Riviera®; from the Santa Ynez Valley to downtown Santa Barbara you’ll find the freshest ingredients on your table and in your glass. Locally sourced, farm-to-table meals, craft brews and critically acclaimed wines await your palate. When it comes to food and drink in Santa Barbara, perhaps the hardest choice you’ll make is where to dine. Fresh-off-the-boat seafood, Santa Maria-style barbecue, authentic Mexican cuisine and other coastal-inspired creations all pair perfectly with local wines.

If you’re looking for a new way to discover Santa Barbara, plan an unforgettable foodie feast through town and indulge in unique, creative, and delectable dishes. You’ll be hard-pressed to find chain restaurants in our neck of the woods!

For more of a hands-on experience, treat yourself to a fun and educational cooking class or book a food or wine tour where you’ll go behind the scenes, meet the makers and find out why our restaurants and tasting rooms are so special. And keep Santa Barbara on your calendar during the month of October, as we host epicure.sb, our 31-day celebration of the local food scene and seaside culture.

Dig in and discover new places to dine and drink every time you come to Santa Barbara. Every meal is a reason to celebrate.

Featured Food & Drink in Santa Barbara


Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010.  With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork…

Olio e Limone Ristorante

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 offer Santa Barbara creative,…

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