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The 2014 Thanksgiving Restaurant List

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Ca' Dario Ristorante is a local favorite and a must see for the city's visitor. The top rated food is overseen by the restaurant's colorful Executive Chef/Owner Dario Furlati. Hailing from Il Lago di Como, which is in northern Italy near Milan, Dario has been in kitchens nearly his whole life. He brings old world favorites such as our Ossobuco and Tagliatelle Bolognese to life in a traditional Italian Ristorante setting.

Blush Restaurant and Lounge - Enjoy beautiful ambience and fresh, distinctive cuisine in the heart of Santa Barbara. Blush offers a large, expansive patio in addition to its exquisitely decorated interior. Whether you are coming in for lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner or the weekend's late night menu, you will find what you are looking for here - a healthy distraction!
 

Sly's Seafood, Steaks & Cocktails - Sly's Seafood, Steaks & Cocktails has earned a reputation for high quality foods with a vintage flair. Using the best of local and in-season ingredients, Chef James Sly has created dishes such as fresh local abalone, sauted brussel sprouts, spaghettini carbonara, hand-cut steaks and apple crisp - to name just a few. Stop by to enjoy the vintage drinks during happy hour and stay for a classic dining experience.

Savor Santa Barbara Food Tours - Why eat at just one place, when you can taste at 7 different locations? Come enjoy the delicious tastes of Lower State Street and the hip and happening Funk Zone. Eat and drink where the locals do! Our 3 1/2 hour walking and tasting tour will feature 7 tastings, including both a wine and a beer tasting, while also exploring some of the local architecture, history and sights of Santa Barbara. All food and drink tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price, as you savor all that Santa Barbara has to offer!

Silvergreens - We believe that if you eat smart, you will live well. From our breads, soups, dressings and hand-cut fries, to roasting our own meats and vegetables, our menu is made from scratch using local, natural and fresh ingredients. Our mission is to make our food as healthy as possible without compromising taste, thereby enabling you to eat responsibly and indulgently at the same time.
 

Eladio's - Blessed with one of the most beautiful beach views of any restaurant in Santa Barbara, Eladio's also offers one of the best breakfasts in town. The lunch and dinner menu features California comfort food, a large wine list and full bar. Whether you choose the patio or an inside window site, you will have a great view of the wharf and harbor.
 

Stella Mare's - French Provincial design meets casual Santa Barbara in this historic landmark house on the Bird Refuge. Stella Mare's features versatile room settings, a full service bar and outdoor terrace. Rooms can be used separately or combined for larger events. With two locations and several intimate rooms we can also accommodate special events, rehearsal dinners, holiday and wedding celebrations, luncheons and dinners from 10 to 200 guests.

Pizza Mizza - Much More than Great Pizza...we are Pizza Mizza. We offer Santa Barbara's Best Gourmet Pizzas, fresh Salads, homemade Soups, Hot Sandwiches, and delicious Pastas, all made from the freshest ingredients.We offer an Express Lunch during the day, and Full Dine In Service at night at our La Cumbre Plaza Location (next to Sears). Relax on our amazing patio or watch kids movies or sports inside our beautiful restaurant!

The Palace Grill - Located in Santa Barbara's charming Old Town district, The Palace Grill features authentic Louisiana specialties such as Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee, New Orleans Bar-B-Que Shrimp and daily "Menu Additions". Fresh Seafood is flown in daily. Enjoy Prime aged Steaks and authentic Cajun and Creole Cuisine, as well as exciting Caribbean dishes and a line of Creole-Italian pastas.

Pizza Guru - Locally-owned and operated, Pizza Guru serves traditional and eccentric gourmet pizzas, salads, panini & pastas - made fresh daily from locally-sourced, organic ingredients. The Guru also specializes in vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free pizzas & entrees. Daily Lunch Specials and Blissful Happy Hours, too! We're devoted to deliciousness! Fresh, locally-sourced, organic goodness in-house and delivered.


11/24/2014 Crushcakes & Cafe - Carpinteria
Eva Lopez from Santa Barbara, CA
They use CRISCO!!!! - I was sitting with my husband eating breakfast when I noticed a Crushcake's kitchen employee ...
11/24/2014 Tri Tip Company
Clark from Ventura, CA
Tasty, I'll be going back - Stopped in here for lunch. Menu was simple, I ordered an 805 Philly. It came out quickly, and ...
11/24/2014 Natural Cafe - State St
Y from Santa Barbara, CA
What has happened? - I've been a Natural Café diner for over 20 years, Beginning with the Goleta location and have ...
11/23/2014 Natural Cafe - State St
Jessica from Santa Barbara, CA
Over cooked - I have gone to both Santa Barbara State & Hitchcock locations many times over the last 5 ...
11/23/2014 Carlitos Cafe & Cantina
Mike F. from Santa Barbara, CA
Busy place - I haven't eaten at Carlitos in many years. The reason is because they are always very busy on ...
11/23/2014 Taqueria El Pastorcito
Chris from Santa Barbara, CA
Great new place to eat, food is excellent! - We came here off a whim knowing that a new restaurant had gone in. Walked in and was greeted ...
11/22/2014 Relais de Paris
mike f from Santa Barbara, CA
Maybe the best fish I have eaten in SB - The salmon was perfect. Everyone in my party liked or loved their food. On the negative side, ...
11/22/2014 Jeannine's Bakery - Figueroa
Alton from Santa Barbara, CA
outstanding - Now here is a terrific restaurant. Any "criticisms" of this extraordinary establishment I find ...
11/21/2014 Nikka Fish Grill
Barbara from Santa Barbara, CA
Can't believe they're still serving the scoop of brown rice - Tried Nikka when they first opened a few years ago. Back then, the fish was great and the sides ...
11/21/2014 iGrill Korean BBQ
Ann from Santa Barbara, CA
Great addition to Upper State - I dined at IGrill for the first time last night understanding that it was under new ownership ...
11/18/2014 Chubbies Hamburgers
Debra from Lake Worth, Fla.
Best burger! - Grew up in California when A&W was around.Now I live in Florida, and if I had the money to fly ...
11/18/2014 Domingo's Cafe
Serenity from Santa Barbara, CA
Best enchilada and taco combo! - First time there I got the enchillada and taco combo it was delicious! very friendly staff felt ...
11/15/2014 Sakana
Fishman from Santa Barbara, CA
Just catering to the Hip - Reviewer: Fishman from Santa Barbara, CA Really catering to the hip, wanting to have healthy ...
11/15/2014 Cafe Int'L - Goleta
Nicole from Santa Barbara, CA
Pick somewhere else! - I used to love Cafe Int'l, but for the last year the quality of food and service has gone down ...
11/14/2014 iGrill Korean BBQ
stu from Santa Barbara, CA
* * * * * - 100% improvement under new owners. Ate there twice with a total of 4 other people and we are all ...
11/14/2014 The Outpost at The Goodland Hotel
Rob from Santa Barbara, CA
VERY pedestrian - Brunch with my wife, and adult son & daughter-in-law. At best it was ho-hum. Interior design was ...
11/12/2014 Lovin Oven Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe
Eric from Santa Barbara, CA
great experience, great meal - I had dinner here and really enjoyed the food and the warm service. Not only did they serve my ...
11/12/2014 El Sitio - Fairview
Unwanted Customer from Goleta, CA
Unwanted Customers Beware!!!! - I ordered a vegetarian breakfast burrito to take to work with me. When I got to work, I bit into ...
11/11/2014 Dutch Garden Restaurant
Lynn from Santa Barbara, CA
DINNER - THIS RESTAURAHT HAS THE BEST SAUERBRATAN AND POTATOR SALAD IN THE WORLD. fRIDAY'S ONLY.
11/6/2014 Cafe Int'L - Goleta
chris from Santa Barbara, CA
try the bulgogi dishes - We tried the new Korean bulgogi dishes - a sandwich and a salad - and found both very nice. The ...
11/5/2014 Mama's Bakery
Hugh from Goleta
Now serving Pho and Banh Mi sandwiches daily! - Still my favorite sandwich place they have added Vietnamese sandwiches and beef or chicken Pho. ...
11/4/2014 Derfs
George from Santa Barbara, CA
Great food at a great price. - Great place to get a burger or fish & chips. My wife and I love this place. Geart fast service ...
11/4/2014 iGrill Korean BBQ
Salmo from Santa Barbara, CA
Excellent new incarnation - My friend and I had lunch here Saturday and were so pleased that this restaurant has re-opened, ...
11/3/2014 Lovin Oven Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe
Albert from Santa Barbara, CA
Wonderful Find - Incredibly fresh, delicious food. I am so glad Santa Barbara finally has good, authentic Middle ...
11/3/2014 Itsuki Restaurant
Stacey from Santa Barbara, CA
Best value in sit-down sushi in town - and authentic too - First of all I have to say: I have no idea what the reviewers below are talking about in regard ...
11/2/2014 Taqueria El Pastorcito
rob from Santa Barbara, CA
GET THE AL PASTOR - we seriously needed some fresh good eats in this neighborhood! i do miss los gallos, but ...
11/1/2014 Presto Pasta - De la Vina
Mike from Santa Barbara, CA
I like it - I have tried chicken piccata at every restaurant in town,,,,Presto Pasta's is perfect for ...
11/1/2014 European Deli & Market
Becca from Santa Barbara, CA
They have everything! - I just returned from a trip to Greece addicted to sour cherry juice. I had never heard of it ...
10/31/2014 Whole Foods Market
Lisa from Santa Barbara, CA
Praise for Becky - This review is for the pizza, which seems to be the latest topic. There is an employee named ...
10/31/2014 Cafe Int'L - Goleta
Donna from Santa Barbara, CA
Not worth it - Ordered a tuna stuffed avocado. So what I got was some basic romaine lettce with some faded out ...
10/31/2014 Cielito
Todd from Santa Barbara, CA
Good food, but tipping was annoying - My wife and I went there on a Thurs night ~8:30pm. The drinks were good. The duck special was ...
10/29/2014 iGrill Korean BBQ
Salmo from Santa Barbara, CA
Re-opened - I am looking forward to trying this place again. According to the sign in the window, "new ...
10/27/2014 Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar
Gregg from Santa Barbara, CA
oily fish tacos - Back when this was called Rudy's, they had the most delectable fish tacos: very lightly breaded ...
10/26/2014 McDonald's - State St
Katherine from Santa Barbara, CA
Very ride manager female 10/26/2014. @7pm she mAde up her ow - Very rude female manager.10/26/14 @7pm She made up her own rule and when another customer came ...
10/24/2014 Three Pickles - Goleta
T.M. from Oxnard, CA
I like it their way... - I have gone here a few times. I love the Italian Cold Cuts sandwich done 'their way' with all ...
10/24/2014 Fresco Cafe North
Clara from Goleta, CA
Excellent rehearsal dinner - We asked to have a rehearsal dinner at Fresco North, as there were quite a few different dietary ...
10/24/2014 Pollofino
marci from Santa Barbara, CA
Best chicken in town - I have been coming to this place for 18 years, when Jerry was around and rafa was his right hand ...
10/22/2014 Aladdin Café
Alex from Santa Barbara, CA
Disappointed...poor quality - I was looking forward to trying this place and I was very disappointed when I did. I love ...
10/21/2014 Santa Monica Seafood
Isa from Santa Barbara, CA
Really? No customer service and rude as hell - I wanted to know exactly where my fish was from, like in what location it came from. There was ...
10/21/2014 Tamira
aj from Santa Barbara, CA
stale indian food - tried it almost twice a month,food is stale even second time,service is good though..
10/21/2014 Pickle and Swiss
Nicholle from Santa Barbara, CA
Just delicious! - This is my new favorite lunch spot. Everything is very fresh and the ingredients are definitely ...
10/20/2014 Pasta Shoppe
Kitten from Santa Barbara, CA
Ready for Business? - I've stopped by this shop on a few occasions when at the Public Market with the intension of ...
10/18/2014 Belcampo Meat Co.
chris from Santa Barbara, CA
great addition, super sammies - For our first visit, we tried a pulled lamb with feta and fixins and a Philly cheese steak. Both ...
10/18/2014 Jill's Place Shalhoob's Restaurant
Peyton from Santa Barbara, CA
Great food, good service, wonderful old-time atmosphere - I just discovered this place after living here for 1 1/2 years. What a find! GREAT burgers ...
10/18/2014 Seven Bar & Kitchen
Veronica from Santa Barbara, CA
Attention to Detail!! - I rarely write reviews, but after my experience at Seven I feel the staff there deserves a shout ...
10/17/2014 Shang Hai
Marie from Santa Barbara, CA
I will never eat/order from here again - This is the third and final time that my office will order lunch from Shang Hai on Milpas street ...
10/17/2014 The Outpost at The Goodland Hotel
Charlotte from Goleta
$$$ - I must say the place is lovely. I cannot believe it's the old Goleta H.I. We sat at the bar for ...
10/17/2014 Panda Express - Upper State
Linda from Santa Barbara, CA
Depends on cook... - The food here sometimes has good seasoning and flavor but today was very bland. Please step up ...
10/16/2014 Yellow Belly
James from Santa Barbara, CA
A very nice addition to the neighborhood - As I live just a few blocks away, I have been keeping an eye on this location since I heard, way ...
10/16/2014 Mandarin Palace
Glenn from Santa Barbara, CA
* - Ok when I went awhile ago under new management maybe? Have you tried China Palace in Montecito yet?
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