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.

Featured Food & Drink in Santa Barbara


The Stonehouse

*Due to the effects of the recent mudslide in Montecito, California, please call ahead to check hours and availability.  The Stonehouse, a Wine Spectator Award Winning restaurant, features a cozy lounge with full bar service and separate outdoor…

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…

Market Forays

When you want the ultimate Locavore experience, Market Forays is for you. I have been a passionate supporter of local agriculture since moving to Santa Barbara from France in 1983, and I will engage you in a unique adventure centered around Santa…

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