Chucks of Hawaii
Chucks of Hawaii

Restaurants

Ca' Dario


Ca' Dario

Various Locations
805-884-9419

Ca' Dario Ristorante at 37 E. Victoria Street, Ca' Dario Ristorante at 1187 Coast Village Road in Montecito, and Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana at 250 Storke Road in Goleta now offer a family menu in addition to their regular menu. Ristorante and Cucina Italiana are now open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday evening from 4-8 pm. Service is available for take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery with Restaurant Connection and GrubHub. DoorDash will be added soon. Ca' Dario Ristorante and Cucina Italiana are offering 20% off all delivery and phone orders. Call to order, or follow the link on any of our restaurant pages and enter the code DARIOTWENTY at checkout. Visit cadariorestaurants.com
Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch


Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch

Various Locations

The Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch has been serving up the best Mesquite Bar-B-Q’d chicken and tri-tip for over 25 years, in both our Santa Barbara and Goleta restaurants. We cook with only real Mesquite charcoal imported from Mexico. No gas grill, no frying. Nothing gives you that delicious, smoky, Mesquite grilled flavor like real wood charcoal. We serve our tasty tri-tip and chicken with traditional Mexican sides like whole pinto beans, warm tortillas, spicy salsas and pico de gallo made fresh daily. We also serve up some of the biggest and tastiest burritos in town. Locations include 2618 De la Vina Street and 149 N. Fairview Avenue (Goleta).
Chuck's of Hawaii


Chuck's of Hawaii

Chuck’s of Hawaii takes great pride in our unwavering commitment to meeting each and every guest’s individual taste and exceeding expectations. We accomplish this by: Serving only the highest quality hand-cut steaks , and an array of the best local and imported seafood; Procuring the freshest produce for our salad bar; Offering an award-winning wine selection - Winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, 36 years and counting; and Providing exemplary service and hospitality. Chuck’s of Hawaii—a monument of Santa Barbara’s Upper-State Street, leaving a lasting impression on the heart, mind, and palate.
Rusty's Pizza Parlor


Rusty's Pizza Parlor

Various Locations
805-564-1111

We’re excited to partner with LOCAL WINERIES and BREWERIES such as Kunin, Fess Parker, J. Lohr, Rabble, Brander and Firestone to help SUPPORT their business and offer you some great options for pairing with your pizza, hot wings and salads. Call our phone center at 805-564-1111 to have them delivered or picked up from our 8 locations. Being a local company, we hope to offer a bit of comfort food to the Santa Barbara community in this time of uncertainty-Your health and safety is foremost on our minds, therefore we are offering “No Touch Delivery” upon request. Additionally, our food handlers wear protective masks, gloves, and are constantly sanitizing highly touched areas. We’ll get through this together Santa Barbara! www.rustyspizza.com
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New Restaurants

Kaz ToGo3613 State St., Santa Barbara 2023-02
Black Sheep18 E. Cota St, Santa Barbara 2022-12
Elena's Kitchen738 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-12
We Want The Funk210 Gray Ave, Santa Barbara 2022-12
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant254 Orange Ave, Goleta 2022-12
Saint Remy (inside Marriott)1601 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-12
Corazon Comedor29 East Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2022-12
L'antica Pizzeria da Michele1032 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-11
Brass Bird Coffee4835 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 2022-11
IHOP7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2022-11
Oat Bakery231 S. Magnolia Ave, Goleta 2022-11
Mattei's Tavern2350 Railway Ave, Los Olivos 2022-11
Jersey Mike's Subs199 S. Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara 2022-11
Dutch Garden Restaurant4203 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-11
Tyger Tyger121 E. Yanonali St, Santa Barbara 2022-11
Caya Restaurant5650 Calle Real, Goleta 2022-11
Fresco Cafe23 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara 2022-10
Thai Bistro3130 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-10
Kyle's Taproom7000 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2022-10
Augie's Tequila700 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-10
Campo del Sol1555 Mission Dr, Solvang 2022-09
Saigon721 Chapala St, Santa Barbara 2022-09
Checo's6578 Trigo Rd, Isla Vista 2022-09
Mokutan716 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-08
Lao Thai Restaurant1017 Casitas Pass Rd., Carpinteria 2022-07
Rare Society214 State St., Santa Barbara 2022-07
Sweetie's Ice Cream Shop1826A Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara 2022-07
AMA Sushi (inside Miramar)1759 S Jameson Ln, Montecito 2022-07
Anchor Rose113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara 2022-07
Santa Barbara Food Connection900 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2022-07
Vons Chicken955 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2022-07
Lighthouse Coffee401 E. Haley St, Santa Barbara 2022-06
Taza Mediterranean Street Kitchen413 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-06
Carp Moon Cafe4991 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria 2022-05
Mangione's Italian Ice1222 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-05
Mariscos Santa Barbara5892 Hollister Ave., Goleta 2022-05
Rodeo Room 231 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara 2022-05
Hummus Republic6546 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista 2022-05
Hook & Press Donuts15 E. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara 2022-04
Local1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito 2022-04
Matty's Hot Chicken38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2022-04
Casa Comal505 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-04
Zocalo901 Embarcadero del Mar Ste. 101, Isla Vista 2022-04
Lighthouse Coffee199 S. Turnpike Rd. Ste 101 2022-04
Saint Bibiana Pizzeria17 W. Ortega St., Santa Barbara 2022-04
Sazon Latino1417 San Andres St, Santa Barbara 2022-04
Goodland BBQ5725 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2022-03
Beans BBQ1230 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-03
Wingman Rodeo235 West Montecito St, Santa Barbara 2022-03
Shalhoob's at the Market38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2022-03
Soul Bites423 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-02
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Permanently Closed Restaurants

Creamistry935 State St, Santa Barbara 2023-04
Mariscos Santa Barbara5892 Hollister Ave., Goleta 2022-12
Here's the Scoop1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2022-11
Cold Stone Creamery 504 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-11
Black Sheep26 E. Ortega St, Santa Barbara 2022-10
Cafe 1544151 Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara 2022-10
Beans BBQ1230 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-09
Mesa Burger1209 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2022-09
Fresco Cafe3987 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-09
Saigon 3987 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-09
Tap Thai Cuisine3130 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-09
Cafe Stella3302 Mc Caw Ave, Santa Barbara 2022-09
Marty's Pizza Delivery2733 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara 2022-08
IHOP 4765 Calle Real, Goleta 2022-08
ParadICE Hawaiian Shave Ice11 W. De La Guerra, Santa Barbara 2022-08
Hustle & Grind Coffee Company11 W. De la Guerra St, Santa Barbara 2022-08
Seven Bar & Kitchen224 Helena St, Santa Barbara 2022-08
Pizza My Heart6533 Trigo Rd, Isla Vista 2022-08
Kyle's Chicken House900 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2022-08
Texas Tacos910 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista 2022-07
Kai Sushi Shabu-Shabu738 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-07
McDonald's 1213 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-07
La Salsa3987 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-05
Daniel's Mexican Bakery2714 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara 2022-05
Matty's Hot Chicken38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2022-05
Rockin' Yogurt620 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-04
Little Kitchen17 West Ortega St, Santa Barbara 2022-03
Chomp on the Rocks113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara 2022-02
Brasil Arts Cafe1230C State St, Santa Barbara 2022-02
Goleta Coffee Company177 S. Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara 2022-02
Su Casa Fresh Mexican Grill1417 San Andres St, Santa Barbara 2022-01
Open4141 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-01
Saigon 1230A State St, Santa Barbara 2022-01
JJ's Diner413 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-01
Juice N Things4991 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 2022-01
Phoevermore 1017 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria 2022-01
Embermill1031 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-01
Corazon Cocina 214 State St, Santa Barbara 2021-12
Cubaneo418 State St, Santa Barbara 2021-12
Choppa Poke 716 State St, Santa Barbara 2021-12
Wingman Rodeo5892 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2021-12
Goodland Dining231 South Magnolia Ave, Goleta 2021-12
Blaze Pizza 6546 Pardall Road, Isla Vista 2021-12
Mollie's1218 State St, Santa Barbara 2021-11
Little Alex's1024 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2021-11
Good Cup 918 State St, Santa Barbara 2021-11
El Pollo Loco 2984 State St, Santa Barbara 2021-10
Woody's BBQ5112 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2021-10
Crazy Jim's Tacos y Mas505 State St, Santa Barbara 2021-10
Dumpling King966 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista 2021-10
Buddha Bowls901 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista 2021-10
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