Chucks of Hawaii
Chucks of Hawaii


Rusty's Pizza Parlor

Rusty's Pizza Parlor

Various Locations

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!
Ca' Dario

Ca' Dario

Various Locations

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
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.
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).
Double Down Delivery

Double Down Delivery

Santa Barbara's newest and finest food delivery! Locally owned and operated to eliminate high fees and better serve our local restaurants and service to our customers. Double Down Delivery adds convenience to your busy life. We are a truly local small food delivery business based out of Santa Barbara with service to all customers from Carpinteria to Goleta. We charge our restaurants minimal fees unlike all of our competitors so that restaurants can keep their profits in our local community. Not only do we pay our drivers cost of living, our delivery fees and tips are solely for drivers. Please check out our restaurant selections, drive for us, partner with us and support a small business that truly loves our community with ethical business practices -- for our drivers, for our restaurants and for you, our esteemed customers.
Thanksgiving Guide

New Restaurants

Pueblo Pollo6578 Trigo Road, Isla Vista 2023-11
Azul Cocina7 East Anapamu St 2023-11
Dang Burger5080 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 2023-11
Santa Barbara Fish Market7127 Hollister Ave. Ste. 18, Goleta 2023-10
Santa Barbara Pizza House515 State St 2023-10
Pizza Mizza1114 State Street 2023-09
Crumbl Cookies5660 Calle Real, Goleta 2023-09
Mollie's Italian Deli1039 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria 2023-08
Linden Hall890 Linden Ave, Carpinteria 2023-08
Asia 101903 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista 2023-08
Social Eats6521 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista 2023-07
Maria's Tacos6545 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista 2023-07
The Kitchen at Calvary Chapel1 North Calle Cesar Chavez Ste. 21 2023-07
Terra at he Steward Hotel5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta 2023-07
Pokewaves4791 Calle Real #102, Noleta 2023-06
Kozy Craft Coffee6560 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista 2023-06
Goodland Waffles and Melts1131 State St 2023-05
I.V. Pizza and Pub6533 Trigo Road Ste. 108, Isla Vista 2023-05
Kin Bakeshop199 S. Turnpike Rd. Ste. 103, Noleta 2023-05
Los Altos5892 Hollister Ave., Goleta 2023-05
Beast Taqueria634 State St. (inside M-Special); 2023-04
Sweet Reef Boba620 State St 2023-04
Taqueria La Unica3771 State St 2023-04
Three Pickles Deli1436 Chapala St. 2023-04
Rascal's Vegan Food432 E. Haley St 2023-03
Three Monkeys38 W. Victoria St 2023-03
Dawn Cafe524 State St 2023-02
Gala705 Anacapa St 2023-02
Maiz Picante Taqueria2714 De la Vina St 2023-02
Kaz ToGo3613 State St., Santa Barbara 2023-02
Brass Bear3302 McCaw Ave 2023-01
Dave's Drip House193 S. Turnpike Rd 2023-01
Saint Remy (inside Marriott)1601 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-12
Corazon Comedor29 East Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2022-12
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
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
Brass Bird Coffee4835 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 2022-11
L'antica Pizzeria da Michele1032 State St, Santa Barbara 2022-11
IHOP7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2022-11
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
Fresco Cafe23 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara 2022-10
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Permanently Closed Restaurants

Pueblo Pollo2984 State St, Santa Barbara 2023-08
Creamistry935 State St, Santa Barbara 2023-04
Natural Cafe 508 State St, Santa Barbara 2023-03
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
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The Restaurant Guy

For aficionados of Santa Barbara's ever-evolving culinary scene, The Restaurant Guy blog has been required reading for openings, closings, and assorted in-betweens since the early 2000s.

The Restaurant Guy can also be seen in the print edition of The Santa Barbara Independent newspaper, where it's published weekly alongside the Dining Guide.