Food & Drink

Taste the best of the Central Coast’s food and drinks 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 at restaurants in Santa Barbara. Locally sourced, farm-to-table meals, craft brews and critically acclaimed wines await your palate. When it comes to food and drink here, 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 and beers.

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.

Food & Drink in Santa Barbara


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Reunion Kitchen

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Frog Bar & Grill at Glen Annie Golf Club

Frog Bar & Grill at Glen Annie Golf Club is one of Santa Barbara’s most popular dining venues. Our first class restaurant & bar is housed in award winning architecture and features spacious patios, three fireplaces and an elegant…


Global Gardens Los Olivos Farm Stand

Visit the Global Gardens® Los Olivos Farm Stand, just a one-mile country walk, bike or drive down Grand Ave, right on Alamo Pintado Road! We are Santa Barbara's only complete specialty food product line & food tasting room featuring…


Finch & Fork

At Finch & Fork, we are inspired by the bounty of Santa Barbara's lush farms and rugged coastline. Our attitude is relentlessly local, inspired by the diverse culinary techniques of our neighbors, the subdued, natural colors of our…


Kyle’s Kitchen

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Shoreline Cafe

Meet us at the Beach!  Put your toes in the sand or relax on our shaded deck while enjoying our casual beach fare.  Located just North of the Santa Barbara Harbor on Leadbetter Beach we serve Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner seven days a…


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