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 the abundance of harvest is celebrated with food- and libation-centric festivals.

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


Farmer Boy

Re-opened to great anticipation in 2015, the new Farmer Boy Restaurant is a fresh take on a classic diner that has been a local favorite since 1958. Open for breakfast and lunch on Santa Barbara’s North Side, Farmer Boy offers a current…

Olio Pizzeria®

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 was inspired by the myriad neighborhood pizzerie…

Blush Patio Events

Blush Patio is State Street's newest & most exclusive patio venue. Tucked between quite pedestrian walkways, Bush Patio is situated perfectly in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, just blocks from the…

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