Restaurants

Delicious Santa Barbara Restaurants

With more than 450 different Santa Barbara restaurants to choose from, you’ll find the perfect spot to enjoy, from five-star dining to mom-and-pop cafés to the burger joint voted Best Tasting in the United States. Treat yourself to a farm-to-table dinner you won’t soon forget. Seafood lovers will delight in tasting the catch of the day, fresh from our own waters off the Channel Islands. And no matter where you choose to dine, there’s likely to be a selection of local wines grown in one of the nearby AVAs. No matter your tastes, you’re sure to discover something delicious here that you won’t find anywhere else.

Santa Barbara has some of the best weather year-round, which makes for bountiful harvests in our fields and vineyards. Our restaurant’s creative chefs are sourcing from daily farmers markets that feature beautiful local produce and fish markets situated adjacent to the Santa Barbara Harbor for the freshest seafood. These wonderful local ingredients build the foundation for incredible dishes and an unforgettable dining experience. If you’re wondering what wine or beer to pair with your meal, just ask your server — they’re likely a trained sommelier or cicerone and can offer insights into a fantastic local discovery.

Featured Restaurants in Santa Barbara


El Paseo Restaurant

The romantic and historic El Paseo Restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine and has been a  favorite for local patrons and visiting guests for decades.  Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, the El Paseo has been a restaurant since…

Hollister Brewing Company

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, unique handcrafted beers.  Brewmaster…

Santa Barbara Public Market

The Santa Barbara Public Market houses everything you can imagine in the way of handcrafted, regionally sourced and sustainable food, wine and beer. With an ardent focus on local farms and artisanal ingredients, the Public Market presents Santa…

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