Santa Barbara Hotels
Santa Barbara Restaurants
 Santa Barbara > Restaurants
The Restaurant Guy - Santa Barbara's Daily Food News Blog Openings Closings Best Of iPhone Guide Contact

Cajun Creole


Hot Dogs

Latin American
Middle Eastern


Private Rooms
Happy Hour
Food Trucks
Ocean Views
$  $$  $$$
<8am >10pm



Low Downtown
Up Downtown
Upper State
East Side
West Side
Stearns Wharf
Goleta North
Goleta South
Goleta East
Goleta West
Isla Vista
Santa Ynez
Regional Maps
      List All A-Z

List your business
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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

7/29/2014 Natural Cafe - Hitchcock Way
julie from Santa Barbara, CA
good food - we went to this place and it looked like a nice place i got the presto pasta with natural salad ...
7/28/2014 Benchmark Eatery
Ann from Santa Barbara, CA
Benchmark - too noisy!!! - > Last night another couple and ourselves went to Benchmark to have dinner at 5:45 PM. The ...
7/28/2014 Benchmark Eatery
Dolores from Santa Barbara, CA
Nice varied menu - Had sopas and Gnudi. Presentation great but kitchen needs to improve on seasonings. Found both ...
7/28/2014 Benchmark Eatery
Jonathan from Santa Barbara, CA
This place will be grat with a little more time - I ate here Saturday night. The ambience is a refined casual one which is perfect for the ...
7/27/2014 The Black Sheep
Jennifer from Santa Barbara, CA
Finally, Ramen. - I have eaten at The Black Sheep just one time. I ordered the Pork Belly Ramen and it was ...
7/27/2014 Tony's
Mitch from Santa Barbara, CA
Worst Ribs Ever !! - Worst ribs ever !! for 15 bucks you get 4 of the sorriest excuses for ribs I have ever ...
7/27/2014 Stella Mare's
Charlotte from Goleta
C'est nes pas terrible - Charming restaurant, lovely service, terrible food. I'll start by saying that the bread basket ...
7/27/2014 Norton's Pastrami and Deli - Milpas
Charlotte from Goleta
Very dissppointed - This place is known for their Pastrami/Reubens. We were very disappointed in the meh.. ...
7/26/2014 Zookers
D. from Carpinteria , CA
Ignored - Ignored sums up the service & management. I was given a gift card & took a couple of friends for ...
7/26/2014 Papa Johns Pizza
Glenn from Buellton
Decent Food, Nice People - No dining option here, just got it takeout(maybe they could add some outside tables? But you can ...
7/25/2014 Panino - Goleta
Mike from Goleta, CA
This is the last time.... - $10.00 for a sandwich with nothing on it plus it was a 40 minute wait. One woman making ...
7/25/2014 Opal Restaurant and Bar
Paula Kenny from Santa Barbara, CA
Opal - My family and I had a wonderful dining experience at Opal. We all chose different dishes and ...
7/24/2014 Himalayan Kitchen
Eric from Santa Barbara, CA
Hope it gets better - Nice place, nice people. I was disappointed in the food. Very bland, not just lack of ...
7/23/2014 Domino's - Milpas
Bob from Santa Barbara, CA
They charge for pepper flakes - The pizza I ordered was actually good with lots of toppings and was ready promptly. However, ...
7/18/2014 Montecito Cafe
AnnieB from Goleta, CA
A reliable favorite with good food and great service - This is where we go when we feel like spoiling ourselves, but don't want to pay tourist prices ...
7/18/2014 Crazy Good Bread Co.
Greg from Santa Barbara, CA
Unusually good bread - Am usually not the type of person to pay these prices for bread, however the quality, the crust, ...
7/18/2014 Norton's Pastrami and Deli - Milpas
Susan from Lompoc, CA
Huge disappointment - Went last month and felt like our business was not important. One of the owners was managing ...
7/18/2014 Benchmark Eatery
Arlene from Santa Barbara, CA
Yea!! Finally!! - Popped in for a cocktail & appetito= wonderful! Neil the bartender was attentive, cocktail was ...
7/17/2014 The Habit - Goleta
Debbie from Pismo Beach, CA
chili in goleta - Grew up in Los Angeles and frequented Tommy's. Moving to the Central Coast and finding The ...
7/17/2014 Mesa Verde
claire from Santa Barbara, CA
Finally awesome food - We went to this place 3 times already. Guess what we love it. I had the tagine so good , my ...
7/17/2014 Albertsons - Carpinteria
Linda from Carpinteria, Ca
Great customer service - The staff at the Carp Albertson's has always been helpful to me, the store clean and well ...
7/16/2014 Giovanni's - Mesa
Detroit local from Santa Barbara, CA
needs inprovement - Awesome salad! pizza was too chewy!
7/16/2014 Gina's Pizza
Detroit local from Santa Barbara, CA
Where's the sauce? - This pizza could have been good had they put some sauce on, plenty of cheese but short on the ...
7/13/2014 Rose Cafe - Haley St
erin compay from Santa Barbara, CA
use to have good service they lost the best waitress - rose cafe has lost there touch first the owners are gone .the manager anna an her brother ...
7/11/2014 Mesa Verde
Geri from Santa Barbara, CA
Flavorful and beautiful - Owner actually walked out to parking lot and escorted me in, with smile and a welcome. The decor ...
7/11/2014 Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
Geri from Santa Barbara, CA
Duck dumplings - We've been several times and food is excellent, service is good. I tried duck dumplings and am ...
7/11/2014 The Black Sheep
Amanda from Santa Barbara, CA
Everything was great! - A group of 8 of us went here for the first time a few days ago and asked the chef to bring us ...
7/11/2014 Jill's Place Shalhoob's Restaurant
Pat from Santa Barbara, CA
great catering job - Jill did a wonderful job catering our party - engagement party for family. Everything was ...
7/11/2014 Madam Lu
Christine from Santa Barbara, CA
Service is back at Madame Lu! - I wrote a review awhile ago to complain about the lack of service and issues with delivery. I'm ...
7/10/2014 The Habit - Milpas
mushroom from St. Lawrence Island, AK
Great burgers period - Great burgers consistently. Very busy hence service is often a little slow. The food is more ...
7/10/2014 El Sitio - Salinas
Bru from Riverside, CA
A Santa Barbara neighborhood classic - Found this restaurant by mistake and bought a chicken burrito. It's virtually all I get when I ...
7/10/2014 Mesa Verde
Michelle from Santa Barbara, CA
Unique & Yummy! - My son and I took a gamble and dined here on their 3rd day in business. I am vegan (ethical ...
7/10/2014 KFC - Goleta
Anabeth Ramairez from Santa Barbara, CA
The best! - I was just in there yesterday around 5-6. The service was Great the only disappointment was the ...
7/10/2014 Chuck's of Hawaii
Salmo from Santa Barbara, CA
Consistently good over the years - I have been coming to this place since it opened in 1967 (as a college student to a ...
7/9/2014 Los Agaves - De La Vina
Gary from Omaha, Nebraska
Not what we expected - We found los Agaves by accident. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the attentive staff, and the tasty ...
7/8/2014 Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
jill from Santa Barbara, CA
Great Food, Sweet Little Spot - Jerry Lee and his partners have created a very sweet little counter in the Public market. The ...
7/7/2014 Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
Steven SHulem from Santa Barbara, CA
Don't miss it! - I can't remember one thing on the menu that is not amazing. You have to go back again and again ...
7/6/2014 Rosales
Mark from Santa Barbara, CA
Awesome food, great service from the owner - As a special had the birria de chivo which was excellent. We also had fish taco which was great. ...
7/5/2014 Moby Dick Restaurant
Hector from Santa Barbara, CA
service OK - Terrible food, ordered grilled Alasken cod NOT GRILLED! same with the vegstibls.frozen shrimp & ...
7/3/2014 Park Place Deli
A from Santa Barbara, CA
Bad Phone Manners Lost My Business - I called to ask about today's special. The woman spoke with such a thick accent I couldn't ...
7/3/2014 Albertsons Bakery - University Plaza
Glenn from Buellton
Typical Albertsons bakery - Typical Albertson's bakery with pastries, cookies, donuts and the ability to do custom cakes as ...
7/3/2014 Fire & Ice Museum Cafe
Erol from Minneapolis, MN
Great Hidden Gem -- a must try for Lunch! - Tucked away inside the Museum of Art, accessed just behind the gift shop. Excellent uber-fresh ...
7/1/2014 Santa Monica Seafood
Deb from Santa Barbara, CA
Great seafood - Great seafood in the Santa Barbara Public Marketplace. The tuna tartare is really good,the clam ...
7/1/2014 Blue Tavern
Christine from Santa Barbara, CA
Cocktails slow - plates delivered all together - no new menu - We've been going to Blue Tavern fairly frequently on Sundays for lunch since they opened. We ...
6/30/2014 Szechuan Restaurant
Foodie Dan from Santa Barbara, CA
Much better this time. - We waited a while before ordering delivery again. This time was soo much better. Excellent ...
6/30/2014 Jill's Place Shalhoob's Restaurant
Jim from Santa Barbara, CA
Prices higher - food so-so - Since reopening five weeks ago, their prices on steak meals have increased and my wife and I ...
6/29/2014 Taffy's Pizza
Mark from Santa Barbara, CA
Now open everyday 11am-9pm - It is now open daily including Sundays now! Great food anyday!
6/29/2014 Super Cuca's - West Side
Ed from Santa Barbara, CA
still excellent - Went therefor lunch with one of my kids this past Friday 6/27/14. Had not been there in some ...
6/28/2014 Panera Bread - Upper State
cj from Santa Barbara, CA
Wait forever just to buy bread - OK. This place calls itself a bakery, right? I mean, it's in its name, Panera BREAD! Then why ...
6/27/2014 Harbor Restaurant
Kara from Houston, TX
Slow service - I was in town for the weekend, and was sight seeing. Stopped here to eat lunch because they had ...
More Reviews...    Terms of Service