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


Recommended

Santa Barbara Public Market

Taste an amazing array of handcrafted culinary delights at the Santa Barbara Public Market. Located in a bright and modern LEED-certified space in the heart of downtown, this bustling food hall showcases the incomparable bounty of…


Recommended

The Garden

The Garden is an urban contemporary beer garden located inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. We feature an exciting array of rotating beer taps including pilsners, lagers, IPAs, reds, browns, stouts, and sours. We also carry wines…


California Wine Festival

Don’t miss our Annual California Wine Festival (CWF), in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state! This beautiful city is the original home of the CWF, a spectacular gathering of wine, food,…



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…


Santa Barbara Tasting Tours

At Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, we specialize in intimate food walking tours that give guests a behind-the-scenes look into our bountiful local food scene and the rich history of the area. Our walking tours stop for tastings at…


Bouchon Santa Barbara

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 seasonal, ingredient-driven…


Additional Experiences


NEIGHBORHOODS & TOWNS NEIGHBORHOODS & TOWNS SIGNATURE EVENT ITINERARY IDEAS

10 Must-Try Santa Barbara Restaurants

Learn More

NEIGHBORHOODS & TOWNS NEIGHBORHOODS & TOWNS SIGNATURE EVENT ITINERARY IDEAS

Brunching in Santa Barbara

Learn More

sb. Snapshots: A Visual Exploration of Santa Barbara


seafood in santa barbara