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Best Overall Restaurant
bouchon
Finalist: Arigato Sushi

Best New Restaurant
Cielito
Finalist: Eureka Burger

   

General Categories

Best American Restaurant:
Finalist:
Eureka Burger
Harry's Plaza Cafe

Best Japanese Restaurant:
Finalist:

Arigato Sushi
Edomasa

Best Bakery:
Finalist:

Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro
Jeannine's Bakery

Best Korean Restaurant:
Finalist:

Kogilicious
iGrill Korean BBQ

Best Barbecue:
Finalist:

Killer B BBQ and Bar
Woody's BBQ

Best Latin Restaurant:
Finalist:

Cielito
Cava Restaurant & Bar

Best Cajun Restaurant:
Finalist:
Palace Grill
Cajun Kitchen
Best Mediterranean Restaurant:
Finalist:
Zaytoon
Cadiz
Best Californian Restaurant:
Finalist:
Opal Restaurant and Bar
Jane

Best Mexican Restaurant:
Finalist:

Los Agaves
Los Arroyos

Best Chinese Restaurant:
Finalist:

China Pavilion
Empress Palace

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant:
Finalist:
Zaytoon
Petros

Best Coffee House:
Finalist:

French Press
Handlebar Coffee

Best Pizza:
Finalist:

Olio Pizzeria
Rusty's Pizza Parlors

Best Deli:
Finalist:

South Coast Deli
Three Pickles

Best Seafood Restaurant:
Finalist:

Brophy Bros.
Enterprise Fish Company

Best French Restaurant:
Finalist:

Petit Valentien
Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

Best Spanish Restaurant:
Finalist:
Alcazar
Cava Restaurant & Bar
Best Fusion Restaurant:
Finalist:
Opal Restaurant and Bar
Ballard Inn Restaurant

Best Steakhouse:
Finalist:

Lucky's
Holdren's

Best German Restaurant:
Finalist:
Brummis
Dutch Garden Restaurant

Best Thai Restaurant:
Finalist:

Zen Yai
TAP Thai Restaurant

Best Greek Restaurant:
Finalist:
Petros
Greek House Cafe
Best Vegetarian Restaurant:
Finalist:
Natural Café
Sojourner Café

Best Indian Restaurant:
Finalist:

Flavor of India
India Club

Best Vietnamese Restaurant:
Finalist:
Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant
Noodle City

Best Italian Restaurant:
Finalist:

Olio E Limone Ristorante
Ca' Dario


Specialty Categories

Best Bagel Shop:
Finalist:
Jack's Bistro & Bagels
Bagel Cafe
Best Hot Dog:
Finalist:
Costco Food Court
Mad Dogs
Best Bargain:
Finalist:
Costco Food Court
Lilly's Taqueria
Best Place for Large Groups:
Finalist:
Enterprise Fish Company
Harry's Plaza Cafe
Best Breakfast:
Finalist:
Cajun Kitchen
Scarlett Begonia
Where You Eat Out Most Often:
Finalist:
Harry's Plaza Cafe
Mac's Fish & Chip Shop
Best Brunch:
Finalist:
El Paseo Restaurant
Scarlett Begonia
Best Restaurant Open Early:
Finalist:
Esau's Cafe
Cajun Kitchen
Best Buffet:
Finalist:
Four Seasons Biltmore
Flavor of India
Best Restaurant Open Late:
Finalist:
The Blue Owl
Roy
Best Burger (Burger Place):
Finalist:
Eureka Burger
The Habit
Best Pasta:
Finalist:
Ca Dario
Olio E Limone Ristorante
Best Burger (Gen. Restaurant):
Finalist:
Hollister Brewing Co.
Paradise Cafe
Best Place To Bring Your Pet:
Finalist:
Brewhouse
Summerland Beach Cafe
Best Burger (Veggie Burger):
Finalist:
Natural Café
Eureka Burger
Best Pizza Delivery:
Finalist:
Rusty's Pizza Parlors
Marty's Pizza Delivery
Best Burritos:
Finalist:
Super Cuca's
Freebirds
Best Private Dining Room:
Finalist:
bouchon
Harry's Plaza Cafe
Best Business Lunch - Goleta:
Finalist:
Beachside Bar Cafe
Holdren's
Best Produce:
Finalist:
Farmers Market
Tri County Produce
Best Business Lunch - SB:
Finalist:
Wine Cask
Opal Restaurant and Bar
Best Romantic Restaurant:
Finalist:
Stonehouse Restaurant
bouchon
Best Butcher Shop:
Finalist:
Shalhoob Meat Co.
Country Meat Market
Best Salad Bar:
Finalist:
Chuck's of Hawaii
Whole Foods Market
Best Caesar Salad:
Finalist:
Pascucci
Petit Valentien
Best Salsa:
Finalist:
Los Agaves
Los Arroyos
Best Place for Cheese:
Finalist:
C'est Cheese
Trader Joe's
Best Service:
Finalist:
bouchon
Opal Restaurant and Bar
Best Clam Chowder:
Finalist:
Brophy Bros.
Mac's Fish & Chip Shop
Best Sidewalk Café/Patio:
Finalist:
Paradise Cafe
Blush Restaurant and Lounge
Best Drive-thru:
Finalist:
In-N-Out Burger
Jack in the Box
Best Smoothie:
Finalist:
Blenders in the Grass
Backyard Bowls
Best Restaurant for First Date:
Finalist:
Opal Restaurant and Bar
Intermezzo
Best Soup:
Finalist:
Natural Café
Panera Bread
Best Fish & Chips:
Finalist:
Mac's Fish & Chip Shop
Brophy Bros.
Best Supermarket:
Finalist:
Whole Foods Market
Gelson's Market
Best Food Truck:
Finalist:
Burger Bus
O Street Truck
Best Sushi:
Finalist:
Arigato Sushi
Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
Best Place for Fresh Bread:
Finalist:
D'Angelo Bread
Our Daily Bread
Best Taco:
Finalist:
Lilly's Taqueria
La Super Rica Taqueria
Best Fresh Fish Market:
Finalist:
Santa Barbara Fish Market
Kanaloa Seafood Company
Best View:
Finalist:
Boathouse
Brophy Bros.
Best Gourmet Food Store:
Finalist:
Lazy Acres
Whole Foods Market

Sweets

Best Place for Cakes:
Finalist:
Jeannine's Bakery
Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro
Best Donut Shop:
Finalist:
Spudnuts
Eller's Donuts
Best Place for Chocolate:
Finalist:
See's Candies
Chocolate Maya
Best Frozen Yogurt:
Finalist:
Yogurtland
McConnell's Ice Cream
Best Place for Cupcakes:
Finalist:
Crushcakes Cupcakery
Enjoy Cupcakes
Best Gelato:
Finalist:
Via Maestra 42
Spoon
Best Restaurant for Dessert:
Finalist:
Sojourner Café
Fresco Cafe
Best Ice Cream:
Finalist:
McConnell's Ice Cream
Rori’s Artisanal Creamery

Region

Best Buellton Restaurant:
Finalist:
Hitching Post
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Best Montecito Restaurant:
Finalist:
Montecito Cafe
Lucky's
Best Carpinteria Restaurant:
Finalist:
Sly's
The Palms
Best SY Valley Restaurant:
Finalist:
Dos Carlitos
Trattoria Grappolo
Best Goleta Restaurant:
Finalist:
Hollister Brewing Co.
Goodland Market and Kitchen
Best Solvang Restaurant:
Finalist:
Root 246
Succulent Cafe
Best Isla Vista Restaurant:
Finalist:
Freebirds
Silvergreens
Best Summerland Restaurant:
Finalist:
Summerland Beach Cafe
The Nugget

Beer & Bars

Best Beer Selection on Tap:
Finalist:
Hollister Brewing Co.
Z's Taphouse
Best Martini:
Finalist:
Harry's Plaza Cafe
Joe's Cafe
Best Brewery:
Finalist:
Hollister Brewing Co.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Best Neighborhood Bar:
Finalist:
The Neighborhood
Harry's Plaza Cafe
Best Happy Hour:
Finalist:
Enterprise Fish Co.
Blush Restaurant and Lounge
Best Place to Shoot Pool:
Finalist:
Dargan's Irish Pub
Santa Barbara Brewing Co.
Best Margarita:
Finalist:
Carlitos Cafe & Cantina
El Paseo Restaurant
Best Sports Bar:
Finalist:
Santa Barbara Brewing Co.
Union Ale Brewing Co.

Wine

Best Restaurant Wine List:
Finalist:
Wine Cask
bouchon
Best SB County Winery:
Finalist:
Carr Winery
Santa Barbara Winery
Best Wine Shop:
Finalist:
The Winehound
BevMo!
Best Wine Tasting:
Finalist:
Carr Winery
Oreana Winery

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