Chucks of Hawaii
Chucks of Hawaii

Restaurants

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
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).
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
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Creamistry935 State St, Santa Barbara 2023-04
Pizza Online Company5756 Calle Real, Goleta 2023-04
Natural Cafe 508 State St, Santa Barbara 2023-03
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Red Pepper282 Orange Ave, Goleta 2023-02
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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.

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