RESTAURANTS

Santa Barbara Restaurants

American

Cold Spring Tavern


Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara
805-967-0066

If you want to step back in time and experience a bygone era of the Old West, be sure to visit Cold Spring Tavern. Once people experience the food, drink, and ambiance of this former stagecoach stop, it quickly ends up on their top-10 list of favorite things in Santa Barbara. Cold Spring Tavern rests atop San Marcos pass, located just off historic Stagecoach Road, a short half mile jaunt down a twisty country road from Highway 154, and 15 miles from downtown Santa Barbara.
Home Plate Grill


Home Plate Grill

7398 Calle Real, Goleta
805-845-3323

We’re a fun family-oriented grill-type restaurant owned and operated by long time Goleta locals. We offer delicious, high-quality food for your dine-in or take-out pleasure. We’re open in the Padre Shopping Center on Calle Real, behind 7-Eleven! Walking distance from Dos Pueblos High School.
The Patio Cafe


The Patio Cafe

3007 De la Vina St, Santa Barbara
805-687-3663

The Patio Café serves freshly prepared entrees, daily soups, sandwiches, salads, and specialties. Once the home of Mike's Place and Steve's Patio Café, which then became Terraza Café in 2015, is now a remodeled, rustic, country-feel setting now known as The Patio Café. This place is not just for adults, but for the entire family and friends, plus The Patio Cafe is dogs friendly! All great food is homemade prepared with love... Our food is prepared to order.
Rincon Beach Bar


Rincon Beach Bar

3805 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria
805-566-9003

The Rincon Beach Bar is open for restaurant dining, offering cocktails, local beer & wine, small plates, shareable main dishes and sweets. Come by for brunch, lunch or dinner! We offer 100% outdoor dining, social distancing (9’ minimum table spacing), and contactless ordering and payment. The restaurant menu is also available for takeout Wednesday - Sunday during opening hours. We offer most menu items for invisible chef curbside pickup. Invisible chef is a program where the items are blast chilled to keep food fresh, packaged securely with heating instructions and ready to be heated in your own kitchen.
Summerland Beach Cafe


Summerland Beach Cafe

2294 Lillie Ave, Summerland
805-969-1019

This rustic, charming, dog-friendly restaurant features home-style cooking in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast or lunch indoors, on the front porch overlooking downtown Summerland or the back patio nestled in a wooded setting. For breakfast, savor the sugar-cured thick-cut bacon, eggs benedict, steel cut slow cooked oatmeal, light & delicate waffles topped with fresh fruit or a world famous three-egg omelette. For lunch, enjoy juicy burgers, satisfying sandwiches and salads or barbecued chicken tacos.
Teddy's by the Sea


Teddy's by the Sea

5096 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
805-566-0567

Teddy's by the Sea in Carpinteria is open for takeout and delivery! We are offering our most popular dishes and also have our fabulous cocktails available to-go. We have ordering online available and are excited to get back to work. Guests can order online at teddysbythesea.com or call (805) 566-0576.
Best to everyone,
From the Teddy's Crew!

Argentinian

Buena Onda


Buena Onda

724 E. Haley St, Santa Barbara
805-679-3320

At Buena Onda we are dedicated to quality and true to tradition, offering authentic Argentinian empanadas handmade and freshly baked from our oven to your table. As a family owned and operated business, we take pride in creating a flavorful taste that is both foreign and familiar. With respect to our ingredients, we use only grass-fed, free-range poultry, and locally sourced produce to ensure that our commitment to quality can be tasted in every bite. Inspired in South America and desired in Santa Barbara, Buena Onda is honored to represent its old country in its new community.

Bakeries

Anna's Bakery


Anna's Bakery

7018 Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta
805-968-5590

Anna's Bakery has been Goleta's bakery since 1990 serving up to the community a wide assortment of baked goodies. Whether you need some fresh dinner rolls, pies, specialty cakes or breakfast rolls, we’re here to help make your meal a special one.
Deux Bakery


Deux Bakery

824 Reddick St, Santa Barbara
805-770-3109

At Deux Bakery we make everything from scratch: from biscuits to cakes, and pies to pretzels. We use traditional Swiss and French techniques to create an exceptional array of European and American breads, pastries and bakery favorites, and many of our recipes are old family favorites passed down for generations. At the same time, we are making traditional French baguettes, croissants and assorted breads that we have put our "spin" on to make everything a little different and, we think, better. We also have gluten-free options and everything is baked fresh daily.
Jeannine’s


Jeannine’s

Various Locations

A Santa Barbara Tradition: Jeannine’s is part of the fabric of Santa Barbara and we strive daily to provide a place where people can enjoy one-of-a-kind pastries and nutritious food every day. Our menu is a reflection of what we, as a family, like to eat: simple, wholesome meals made from natural ingredients. It’s good for your body and soul! Locations include 15 East Figueroa Street, 3607 State Street, 1253 Coast Village Road (Montecito), and 7060 Hollister Avenue (Goleta).
Panera Bread


Panera Bread

3851 State St, Santa Barbara
805-687-7600

We are Panera Bread and we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here. We are open at 3851 state in La Cumbre. To go and online/app orders/catering. We have our Loaves of bread baked daily at 10% off.

Barbecue

Neighbor Tim's BBQ


Neighbor Tim's BBQ

805-845-2230

Hours for Online Ordering for delivery or pick up lunch orders Tues – Friday 11am – 2:00pm. We are still operating our delivery & pick up evening service Tues – Sunday 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Delivery is offered through Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, Restaurant Connection, & UberEats.
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).
Woody's BBQ


Woody's BBQ

5112 Hollister Ave, Goleta
805-967-3775

For more than 25 years in a row, Woody’s BBQ has been voted the Best BBQ in Town. From our mouthwatering Ribs to our Oak-Smoked BBQ Chicken and Unique “Favorite Sandwiches”, Woody’s BBQ serves up the most delicious BBQ in Santa Barbara County, all for a price that is kind to your wallet. Check out our online menu to see everything we have to offer. Woody’s is a family friendly restaurant with enough knickknacks on the walls and ceiling to keep you entertained while you are enjoying your delicious meal. We have an array of video games to keep the little critters busy too!

Bars

Cava Restaurant & Bar


Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito
805-969-8500

Cava features an eclectic mix of Nuevo Latino and Mediterranean cuisine to go along with inventive, hand-crafted cocktails. We offer a unique list of owner selected wines from Spain, South America and California. Enjoy a vibrant outdoor patio, romantic dining room, cozy fireplace and a beautiful bar setting.
The Cliff Room


The Cliff Room

1828 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara
805-966-3060

The Cliff Room is a local bar in the Santa Barbara Mesa neighborhood. Stiff drinks at fair prices since 1986. Enjoy happy hour from 4-7p. on weekdays and karaoke every Thursday from 9:30p. to close. Ready to play a little pool? Games are only $1! Throw some darts or catch the game. The Cliff Room is a friendly locals bar with a mix of people from 21 somethings to 80 somethings. Basically there is something for everyone.
Cold Spring Tavern


Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara
805-967-0066

If you want to step back in time and experience a bygone era of the Old West, be sure to visit Cold Spring Tavern. Once people experience the food, drink, and ambiance of this former stagecoach stop, it quickly ends up on their top-10 list of favorite things in Santa Barbara. Cold Spring Tavern rests atop San Marcos pass, located just off historic Stagecoach Road, a short half mile jaunt down a twisty country road from Highway 154, and 15 miles from downtown Santa Barbara.
The Good Lion


The Good Lion

1212 State St, Santa Barbara
805-845-8754

The Good Lion is a contemporary Santa Barbara cocktail bar. Our intimate space's design is inspired by the 'American Riviera', city of Santa Barbara as well as coastal South-West Europe and Mediterranean Africa.

Reflective of its place as one of the country's finest agricultural producers, the beverage program features a weekly rotating cocktail menu featuring the Central Coast's finest fruits, herbs, spices, and produce. We also feature a small list of California craft beers and local natural wines.

We are thrilled to be the first craft cocktail bar on the Central Coast to be a certified Green Business by the California Green Business Program. Keep in touch to see updates and examples of our sustainable practices!
The Neighborhood


The Neighborhood

235 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara
805-963-7600

The Neighborhood Bar has something for just about everyone. Get a taste of the ‘real’ Santa Barbara! Come for an ice cold local beer and a tasty burger, or a fresh salad. Homemade pizzas and fresh wraps. While you are here you can watch the best NFL and MLB games. Don’t worry if there isn’t a game to watch, we have plenty for you to do. We have 2 giant outdoor patios. You can play some beer pong or try your tail gate skills with a game of bean bag toss. Happy hour specials until 11PM everyday and kitchen is open until 11pm. We have lots of room for large groups, work parties, birthdays, bachelor / bachelorette parties and other special occasions. We don’t have all NFL Games, and there are no Monday Night specials.
Rincon Beach Bar


Rincon Beach Bar

3805 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria
805-566-9003

The Rincon Beach Bar is open for restaurant dining, offering cocktails, local beer & wine, small plates, shareable main dishes and sweets. Come by for brunch, lunch or dinner! We offer 100% outdoor dining, social distancing (9’ minimum table spacing), and contactless ordering and payment. The restaurant menu is also available for takeout Wednesday - Sunday during opening hours. We offer most menu items for invisible chef curbside pickup. Invisible chef is a program where the items are blast chilled to keep food fresh, packaged securely with heating instructions and ready to be heated in your own kitchen.
Tee-Off Restaurant & Lounge


Tee-Off Restaurant & Lounge

3627 State St, Santa Barbara
805-687-1616

You’re always welcomed like family at the Tee-Off, Santa Barbara’s traditional “old school” neighborhood steakhouse and bar. Cozy up to the bar and watch the game, or enjoy thick, juicy steaks, chops and prime rib in the dining area. Meet old friends and new at the Tee-Off, where the drinks are stiff but the people aren’t. Ask anyone who has lived in Santa Barbara for a few years, "Where should I go to find the best steak in town?" and they’ll most likely send you to the Tee-Off. We′re an uptown, upscale hole in the wall. Your best source for steak and potatoes, chicken or seafood done right, fresh vegetables, hearty soups, and crispy salads … and the moment you walk in, you’ll begin to understand why Santa Barbara locals keep coming back, keep inviting their friends, and why we love to gather together in a big red leather booth or at a well-tended bar, time after time. And you’ll probably hear someone say, "Now that′s a steak!" It could be you!
Test Pilot


Test Pilot

211 Helena Ave, Santa Barbara
805-

Test Pilot is a "tiki-inspired" craft cocktail bar located in the heart of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, yet not mired in the Polynesian motif of yesteryear. Neither a dive nor a spectacle, Test Pilot takes a laid-back approach to tiki bars and includes a mid-century living room that is a relaxing hangout with a kitsch twist on cocktails.
Wildcat Lounge


Wildcat Lounge

15 W. Ortega St, Santa Barbara
805-962-7970

Wildcat Lounge is frequently voted Santa Barbara's Best Place to Dance. With some of the best DJ's from Southern California and Las Vegas, you will be dancing to the best variety of Top 40, Electronic, and Hip-Hop music. A fun vibrate staff, well-poured cocktails, and our unique red interior and lighting contribute to make the Wildcat Lounge a must see when living locally or visiting California's Central Coast. Open 7 days a Week and 365 days a year. Weekly line-upincludes: Monday-"Karaoke," Tuesday-"80's and Beyond," Wednesday-"Rewind: 90's and Beyond," Thursday-"College Night," Friday-"Ladies Night," Saturday-"The Best Place to Dance Downtown," and Sunday-"Red Room - Santa Barbara's Premier Gay Night." There is always something happening at the Wildcat Lounge!

Bowls

Oakberry Acai Bowls


Oakberry Acai Bowls

Paseo Nuevo
819-B State St, Santa Barbara
805-284-8540

Brazilian husband and wife team Ana Luiza Amaral and Paulo Roberto operate Oakberry Acai Bowls in Paseo Nuevo at 819-B State Street, next to Sushi Tyme. Famous for their all organic products and unlimited toppings, Oakberry has outlets throughout Brazil and continues international expansion with Santa Barbara being their first store in California. The fast superfood chain has over 220 locations worldwide.

Through their exclusive Acai recipe, with an organic product, all natural, without adding colorants or agrotoxic and being trans-fat and cholesterol free, Oakberry offers to the clients three bowls and smoothie sizes (classic, works and The OAK). When ordering an Acai bowl the consumer can choose unlimited toppings from a list with over 20 options, like banana, granola, coconut, chia seeds, organic peanut butter, organic honey and others. For the smoothies the customer chooses up to 3 toppings from a dozen options on the menu which are quickly blended into your meal.

"We believe that the people became more careful with their eating patterns these days. With the ever-shortening amount of time that the average person has for a meal, we want to give the customer the opportunity to choose between a common fast-food and a fast SUPERFOOD," explains Georgios Frangulis, who founded the company in 2016. "From the order to the handover, the client waits for only 2 minutes."

Oakberry is open from every day from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Breweries

Captain Fatty's Brewery


Captain Fatty's Brewery

6483 Calle Real #D, Goleta
805-364-2968

Captain Fatty's Craft Brewery began its voyage into the beer scene when friends Jon "Captain" Wadell and Bryan "Fatty" Anderson began home-brewing beer more than a decade ago. Friend Preston Angell soon joined the team and they set sail for Goleta in 2014. They have since remodeled and expanded to a 15-barrel system with 120 barrels of fermentation capacity. They designed a brewery that offers a delicious selection of craft beer and has quickly become a hot spot for beer enthusiasts, live music, gourmet food trucks, and local families to enjoy. Captain Fatty's also brews a non-alcoholic rootbeer for the kids and there is a kids section with chalk wall, toys, cartoons, and more.
The Cruisery


The Cruisery

501 State St, Santa Barbara
805-770-0270

Creative cocktails, delicious food, and a good beer selection - what more could you want? The Cruisery is a cool, beach cruiser bike-themed brewpub in Old Town Santa Barbara with great local beer, high quality food, and professionally hand mixed drinks. On a busy corner on Santa Barbara's main thoroughfare, State Street, The Cruisery has a bright front seating area with tables and chairs near the large store front windows. Further back is the bar next to four tall and narrow steel serving tanks with an ornate wood-fronted cooler where chilled glasses are kept. Two long walls of used brick provide a backdrop to the a deep front room which sports high definition TVs with sports.
M. Special Brewing Company


M. Special Brewing Company

6860 Cortona Drive #C, Goleta
805-968-6500

M. Special opened a taproom in Goleta in 2015 and was an immediate hit. M. Special is a collective of friends and family from across the world of beer, food, and entertainment. Each member contributes something unique to help create a unique, fun experience, and of course some great beer. The portfolio of beers are diverse, ranging from their flagship M. Special American Lager, some amazing IPA's such as the Greatland IPA and Lazy Eye DIPA, to a rich and flavorful Dozer Brown Ale, and much more. In addition to the popular taproom in Goleta, M. Special is distributed between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. You can find their bottles at most major retailers and independent markets. Special is also on tap at various bars and restaurants up and down the coast of Central and Southern CA.
Pure Order Brewing Company


Pure Order Brewing Company

410 N. Quarantina St, Santa Barbara
805-966-2881

Family, tradition, and local love have all come together at Pure Order Brewing Company, a one-of-a-kind brewery and taproom in the heart of Santa Barbara. Pure Order has quickly become a spot infused with the culture of the city, a place where friends and families meet up for a good time, and tastes you can't find anywhere else - the very definition of "local flavor." They produce their beer in the spirit of the ancient German "Reinheitsgebot" which required that only four ingredients (hops, malt, yeast, and water) be used in beer production. Pure Order Brewing Company brews range from light to dark, with rich bodied, pale hoppy, and festive seasonal ales and lagers.
Telegraph Brewing Company


Telegraph Brewing Company

418 N. Salsipuedes St, Santa Barbara
805-963-5018

Early American brewers adapted traditional European brewing techniques to the unique ingredients, climates, and tastes of the New World. Telegraph Brewing Company beers are handcrafted in that same manner at their brewery in Santa Barbara. Making use of as many locally grown ingredients as they can, Telegraph's ales embody their philosophy that a local brewery should reflect the traditions of its region. Telegraph Brewing Company's goal is to produce uniquely American beer styles that are imbued with a spirit of invention and creativity, but always with a nod toward history. Each of Telegraph's brews is carefully crafted in small batches in their downtown Santa Barbara brewery.

Burgers

Chubbies Hamburgers


Chubbies Hamburgers

2908 De la Vina St, Santa Barbara
805-687-7113

Serving Santa Barbara locals fresh hot and delicious burgers since 1985. Always fresh & made to order with inside & patio dining. Home of the 1/3 Lb All Beef Patty, Chicken and Veggie Burgers, Milk Shakes, Soda, and Lemonade. Chubbie Combo comes with grilled or fresh onions, fries and a drink. A shake can be substituted for drink with a little up-charge.
In-N-Out Burger


In-N-Out Burger

4865 Calle Real, Goleta
800-786-1000

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. That's why in a world where food is often over-processed, prepackaged and frozen, In-N-Out makes everything the old fashioned way. In-N-Out Burger's first location was opened in the Los Angeles suburb of Baldwin Park, California, in 1948 by Harry Snyder and Esther Snyder at what is now the intersection of Interstate 10 and Francisquito Avenue. The restaurant was the first drive-thru hamburger stand in California, allowing drivers to place orders via a two-way speaker system.
The Spot


The Spot

389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria
805-684-6311

Just steps from the beach, The Spot is an old-fashioned hamburger stand serving up quick, delicious food at affordable prices! Enjoy great burgers, chili cheese fries, old fashioned milkshakes, and also fresh Mex favorites like shrimp tacos & burritos!
Tinker's


Tinker's

2275 Ortega Hill Rd, Summerland
805-969-1970

This is a small place, family owned; this burger shack has been a staple of Summerland for over 30 years. Tinker's has a small indoor back room to sit and eat, picnic tables out front or you can take your food to-go. They do catering and holiday events.

Californian

Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn


Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn

3539 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez
805-688-4142

As brothers, family is important to brothers Matt & Jeff Nichols, and with their restaurants they want to evoke that same feeling. Their staff feels the same, and they are proud that many of this extended family have been with them since they opened the first restaurant. History and a feeling of comfortable permanence is also a component to their philosophy – they want you to feel like you are coming to a favorite relative’s house for a celebration or a meal. As chefs, the brothers continue to experiment with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch”, homemade element. Fresh ingredients from local producers, a wine list that showcases the region’s award-winning wines and a comfortable and historically interesting atmosphere that takes you back to the romance of the old west. They want you to feel at home, and experience all the best of Santa Barbara’s Wine Country.
Fresco Cafe


Fresco Cafe

3987 State St, Santa Barbara
805-967-6037

Fresco Café has been a landmark in Santa Barbara since 1995. Fresco originally began as an Italian Deli & was purchased by Mark Brouillard & Jill Petrarca in 1995 to create the eclectic café it is today. Now, more than ever, Fresco Café places more emphasis on organic & natural ingredients. Fresco Café is a destination location for all Santa Barbarians in search of freshly prepared food, served in a warm atmosphere by friendly & efficient staff. Please feel free to explore our website & come visit us at Fresco Café to discover for yourself what all the buzz is about!
Jeannine’s


Jeannine’s

Various Locations

A Santa Barbara Tradition: Jeannine’s is part of the fabric of Santa Barbara and we strive daily to provide a place where people can enjoy one-of-a-kind pastries and nutritious food every day. Our menu is a reflection of what we, as a family, like to eat: simple, wholesome meals made from natural ingredients. It’s good for your body and soul! Locations include 15 East Figueroa Street, 3607 State Street, 1253 Coast Village Road (Montecito), and 7060 Hollister Avenue (Goleta).

Caribbean

Embermill


Embermill

1031 State St, Santa Barbara
805-456-1212

Santa Barbara's best Caribbean Creole restaurant, Embermill is named for the wood-fired oven that’s central to the menu of classic dishes Chef Harold Welch serves. The menu includes offering like like jerk chicken with red beans and rice, slow cooked West Indian pork wrapped in banana leaves, crab-and-shrimp gumbo, and rum with molasses marinated Barbados ribs. Welch is originally from Barbados, West Indies. In Santa Barbara, he has worked at the San Ysidro Ranch, Citronelle, La Cumbre Country Club, and World Cuisine Express.

Catering

Daily Greenz Catering + Food Delivery


Daily Greenz Catering + Food Delivery

619 E. Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara
805-636-3812

Known as one of the top catering options in Santa Barbara, DailyGreenz, etc. is now offering Curbside Take Out & Delivery. Chef Cristina has over 30 years experience and is a culinary expert – using only the highest quality & local Santa Barbara Ingredients, from local farms and farmers markets.

Daily Greenz, etc. offers Farm to Table foods that are Chef prepared on a daily basis using all natural and organic ingredients. We offer delicious, fresh, locally grown and seasonal salads, entrées and family meals that make you crave more.

Pivoting to new times, we are offering an online menu for to-go brunch, lunch and dinner, with contactless curbside pickup and delivery service. Our new Nosh appetizers pair perfectly with wine and beer flights. We are proud to share our local, delicious cuisine with the greater Santa Barbara community including Montecito and Carpinteria. Order online for curbside pickup at 619 East Gutierrez Street or call 805-636-3812 for Catering inquiries. We are offering a 15% discount for all first-time online orders.
Omni Catering


Omni Catering

4835 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
805-564-4200

When you need catering we always deliver sumptuous food and the best service. This is why we continue to impress even the most discerning guests and are repeatedly voted the "Best Caterer in Santa Barbara!" A truly memorable event begins and ends with professional, attentive and courteous service staff. Our trained staff work hard to make sure you and your guest are well taken care of during your event.
Panera Bread


Panera Bread

3851 State St, Santa Barbara
805-687-7600

We are Panera Bread and we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here. We are open at 3851 state in La Cumbre. To go and online/app orders/catering. We have our Loaves of bread baked daily at 10% off.
Rincon Events


Rincon Events

3805 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria
805-566-9933

Events by Rincon offers catering for events, full production wedding planning, and private event & wedding venues. Enjoy handcrafted food, unique venues, rentals & planning all in one place. As a top-rated Santa Barbara event venue, catering & event production company with 35+ years experience, you can feel confident your event will be a unique & memorable experience for you & your guests. Our private all-inclusive event venues & catering set us apart with vast experience for destination weddings, special event coordination, event production, and catering. Events by Rincon has announced the launch of the "Rincon Invisible Chef Kitchen". Rincon has taken it's most popular event menus and adapted them for our community's new "stay-at-home" lifestyle. We take care of all the shopping, carefully prep generous portions of delicious Complete Meals with all the flavor you have come to expect from our kitchen.

Cheese

Village Cheese & Wine


Village Cheese & Wine

1485 East Valley Rd, Montecito
805-969-3815

Legendary butcher-style deli, wine and cheese shop located in the historic Upper Village of Montecito, Village Cheese and Wine is known for its 40+ years of family-owned operations and generosity to the community in times of need. Try our delicious new charcuterie-style breakfast sandwiches. Made with organic, farm fresh eggs and built any way you like them, they've got the whole town talking. Take your gluten-free, keto-friendly sandwich to a new level: Piled high with the largest selection of gourmet meats and cheeses on the West Coast, our mouthwatering Paleo Lettuce Wraps are so delicious you won't even miss the bread!

Chinese

Asie Dumpling House


Asie Dumpling House

511 State St, Santa Barbara
805-869-6407

Our Chef and Staff: With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants from Aspen co, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us. Special Events and Catering: Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. Seasonal and Local: We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets.
Mandarin Palace


Mandarin Palace

3955 State St, Santa Barbara
805-683-2158

Our restaurant serves authentic Szechuan food and is located in Five Point shopping center in Santa Barbara, next to Starbucks. We have regular Chinese food like Beef with broccoli, Orange Peel Chicken, and so on. We also provide vegetarian and gluten free dishes. If you want to enjoy some traditional Chinese flavor food we also have many great dished for you to try. We also deliver with a minimum order of $25.
New Si Chuan Garden


New Si Chuan Garden

2840 De la Vina St, Santa Barbara
805-682-7191

New Si Chuan Garden offers delicious dining and takeout to the residents of Santa Barbara. We are a cornerstone in the Santa Barbara community and have been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. Our menu includes Chef's Special, Fish, Lamb/Beef, Pork, Poultry, Shrimp, Vegetable, Soup, Side Dishes, and Fried Rice/Chow Mein.

Coffee

Dart Coffee Company


Dart Coffee Company

121 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara
805-880-4229

Dart Coffee Company is dedicated to bringing ethical craft-roasted coffee to your cup. We are committed to sourcing only the finest organic, fair-traded coffee beans from small-lot indigenous farmers who share our vision. Erika Carter and David Dart's combined life experience in the arts and sciences complements their journey into the coffee industry. "We believe roasting is a balance of creativity and practiced precision. We are passionate about our craft and our aim is true." Commitment to Community: the Yanonali Street Artist Fund; A percentage of every bean sold will help sustain artist studios in Santa Barbara's diverse art districts. One artist at a time.
Dune Coffee Roasters


Dune Coffee Roasters

Various Locations

What started as two people behind an espresso machine in downtown Santa Barbara undeer the brand name has grown into a full-scale coffee roastery with a passionate team of people who love service and thrive on making days. We believe that specialty coffee is for everyone, and should be accessible, approachable and fun. It is our privilege to find beautiful coffees and roast them and serve them in our hometown of Santa Barbara. Locations include 528 Anacapa Street, 1101 State Street, and 250 Storke Road (Goleta).
Goleta Coffee Company


Goleta Coffee Company

177 S. Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara
805-964-8344

Goleta Coffee is a woman-owned local business proudly serving premium coffee, smoothies and healthy comfort food. The food menu includes Seasonal Vegetable Frittata, Gluten-free artisan toast topped with fresh farmers market ingedients, Chia Pudding, Old-fashioned Oatmeal, a variety of sandwiches (Signature Deli, Panini served hot, Classics, Grilled Cheese), and more.
Good Cup


Good Cup

918 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-5593

The Café is our independent specialty coffee shop serving exceptional drinks and light bakery fare, in the center of the State Street shopping district. Our professionally trained baristas are engaging and skillful. Our baked goods are supplied daily from the best local bakers. Check out our rotating artist display or relax on the patio while the bustle of State Street goes by. Use our WiFi and enjoy your break! Our roasting partner, Dillanos Roasters from Sumner, Washington, is passionate about procuring and providing us a variety of world class selections featuring direct trade coffees.
State Street Coffee


State Street Coffee

1 State Street, Santa Barbara
805-966-7156

State Street Coffee’s is a popular waterfront mainstay since 2006 and recently moved to its new home at 1 State Street. It has built up a strong following over the years and regulars and newcomers will enjoy the spacious and envious location at the foot of Stearns Wharf. State Street Coffee makes all the pastries themselves and most customers have been returning locals that come to not only enjoy Green Star Coffee but also to enjoy the freshly baked croissants, muffins & bagels, healthy cereals, granola and yogurt. The baristas pride themselves on their artisinal coffee creations, but have mastered all of the classics too. Whether you need your morning coffee, favorite espresso drink or an ice-blended creation, State Street Coffee is a great place to start your day.

Deli

Panino


Panino

Various Locations

Panino is a family-owned restaurant chain serving Italian inspired soups, salads and sandwiches. Panino has six locations throughout Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. The flagship location is located downtown, across from the historical Presidio. Panino is a frequent winner for Best Sandwich in the Santa Barbara Independent Readers Poll. Only open for lunch, Panino locations are all in nice spaces and filled with friendly staff ready to serve the freshest ingredients on bread that's baked daily. Panino prides itself on being locally conscious and keeps true to its family oriented roots as the company grows. Locations include 834 Santa Barbara Street, 1024 Coast Village Road (Montecito), 5666 Calle Real (Goleta), 2900 Grand Avenue (Los Olivos), 569 Sagunto Street (Santa Ynez), and 475 1st Street (Solvang).
Sam's To Go


Sam's To Go

Various Locations

Since 1980, Sam's To Go's staff has been assembling sandwiches stacked high with premium deli meat and cheese. From within the Target Shopping Center, they bake loaves of bread fresh every day, then pile on everything from hot pastrami to cotto salami, capicola, bologna, and cheese. The Santa Barbara–staple eatery has four locations, several of which have outdoor tables where clients can soak up the warm sunshine and taunt birds with their ice cold beers. Locations include 315 Meigs Road, 726 N. Milpas Street, 6831 Hollister Avenue (Goleta), and 6560 Pardall Road (Isla Vista).
Tino's Italian Grocery


Tino's Italian Grocery

210 West Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
805-966-6041

Valentino "Tino" Ziliotto and his partner, Antonio Bortolazzo, took over the Italian Grocery and Bakery in 1947 and Tino ran the business until his passing in 2014. Tino’s spirit carries forward. The deli menu continues to be the Regular, Deluxe and Super Deluxe submarine sandwiches that can be made with the following deli meats: turkey breast, ham, roast beef, pastrami, prosciutto – domestic or imported, mild or hot Coppa, sopresatta, genoa salami, dry salami, tuna salad. The grocery offers numerous products including oils, sauces, wines, and an assortment of imported baking ingredients. Sandwich platters are also available.
Village Cheese & Wine


Village Cheese & Wine

1485 East Valley Rd, Montecito
805-969-3815

Legendary butcher-style deli, wine and cheese shop located in the historic Upper Village of Montecito, Village Cheese and Wine is known for its 40+ years of family-owned operations and generosity to the community in times of need. Try our delicious new charcuterie-style breakfast sandwiches. Made with organic, farm fresh eggs and built any way you like them, they've got the whole town talking. Take your gluten-free, keto-friendly sandwich to a new level: Piled high with the largest selection of gourmet meats and cheeses on the West Coast, our mouthwatering Paleo Lettuce Wraps are so delicious you won't even miss the bread!
Yanni's Greek & American Deli


Yanni's Greek & American Deli

3102 State St, Santa Barbara
805-682-2051

This is a total hidden gem that's been popular for decades. Yanni's is located inside Mackenzie Market so it is very easy to miss but don't let that throw you off because they have amazing Gyros. Their traditional gyro comes with lamb and beef, diced onions, tomatoes, on flatbread with tzatziki sauce. The bread is toasted and the tzatziki has a nice freshness and tang to it. The tri-tip, roasted lamb, and other delights are also on the menu.

Dessert

Cold Stone Creamery


Cold Stone Creamery

Various Locations

For more than 25 years we’ve served up the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients, and of course, our signature process of preparing your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone. Locations include 504 State Street and 5718 Calle Real (Goleta).
Here's the Scoop


Here's the Scoop

1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito
805-969-7020

On our first trip to Italy in 1986 we fell in love with the freshly made gelato only found in "mom and pop" gelaterias where local ingredients are combined with fresh milk and cream to produce velvety smooth creamy gelato. This resulted in opening our first Here's the Scoop in 2004. We trained with one of Italy's foremost gelato chefs both in Italy and here in the USA. We are fortunate to be located in the community of Montecito/Santa Barbara that has one of the finest Farmer's Markets in the country. We work closely with many of the local growers and use their fresh fruits in our sorbet and gelato. Always loving to cook and experiment with recipes, we have come up with many of our own creations as well as preserving many of the unique Italian flavors.
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams


McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

Various Locations

At McConnell's, we're out to produce the finest ice creams in the world, in the most responsible and sustainable way possible. In th eprocess, we hope to enrich and enliven the communities in which we live and work, and leave the world just a little bit "sweeter" than we found it. The finest ice creams, made from scratch: Dense and pure-flavored, with smooth, consistent texture and a rich, velvety mouth feel. 70-years of craft, pushing for something greater, and, with a few, simple ingredients, ending up someplace magical. Locations include 120 State Street and 728 State Street.
Spudnuts


Spudnuts

Various Locations

For over 50 years Spudnuts have been recognized as a premium donut. Our product is known as the finest in the industry, and its unique characteristics make us stand apart. Spudnuts are the lightest, fluffiest, best-tasting pastries in the world. Only the very finest ingredients are used to create the unique Spudnuts flavor and texture. High quality, specially blended flour, pure vegetable shortening, rich spices selected from the worlds best, and choice potatoes are scientifically blended to make spud nuts. They are the upper crust of the donut world. Locations include 220 W. Carrillo Street, 3629 State Street, 5718 Hollister Avenue (Goleta), and 6530 Seville Road (Isla Vista).

Dogs Allowed

Embermill


Embermill

1031 State St, Santa Barbara
805-456-1212

Santa Barbara's best Caribbean Creole restaurant, Embermill is named for the wood-fired oven that’s central to the menu of classic dishes Chef Harold Welch serves. The menu includes offering like like jerk chicken with red beans and rice, slow cooked West Indian pork wrapped in banana leaves, crab-and-shrimp gumbo, and rum with molasses marinated Barbados ribs. Welch is originally from Barbados, West Indies. In Santa Barbara, he has worked at the San Ysidro Ranch, Citronelle, La Cumbre Country Club, and World Cuisine Express.
Fresco Cafe


Fresco Cafe

3987 State St, Santa Barbara
805-967-6037

Fresco Café has been a landmark in Santa Barbara since 1995. Fresco originally began as an Italian Deli & was purchased by Mark Brouillard & Jill Petrarca in 1995 to create the eclectic café it is today. Now, more than ever, Fresco Café places more emphasis on organic & natural ingredients. Fresco Café is a destination location for all Santa Barbarians in search of freshly prepared food, served in a warm atmosphere by friendly & efficient staff. Please feel free to explore our website & come visit us at Fresco Café to discover for yourself what all the buzz is about!
Mesa Verde


Mesa Verde

1919 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara
805-963-4474

Mesa Verde is a vegan, organic restaurant on the Santa Barbara Mesa featuring a unique menu with primarily locally harvested ingredients and gluten free entrees. We pull inspiration for our menu from all of the Middle East to bring a new menu all together, into a unique cuisine of its own.
Neighbor Tim's BBQ


Neighbor Tim's BBQ

805-845-2230

Hours for Online Ordering for delivery or pick up lunch orders Tues – Friday 11am – 2:00pm. We are still operating our delivery & pick up evening service Tues – Sunday 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Delivery is offered through Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, Restaurant Connection, & UberEats.
Oliver's


Oliver's

1198 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
805-969-0834

Oliver's is a high-end plant-based restaurant in the Montecito area. The first thing you notice when arriving at Oliver's restaurant is that one side of the building is completely open (via accordion doors) to seamlessly connect the bar area with the patio. You can feast under a forest of lighted trees on the heated patio, enjoy your meal in cozy quarters in the dining room or pull up to the large table near the bar.
Sama Sama Kitchen


Sama Sama Kitchen

1208 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-4566

Southeast Asian food inspired by the offerings of our local farms. Southeast Asian food inspired by the offerings of our local farms. This eatery in the heart of downtown is not only good food but also easy on the wallet. One chef is a barbecue aficionado from Nashville, the other is Indonesian, and together they turn out a menu of thoroughly pleasing Southeast Asian food. Attractions include a well-spiced rendition of green papaya salad, mixing aromatic herbs, chilies and peanuts. The restaurant offers interior dining and a back patio filled with string lights and communal tables that can be used for parties.
Sandbar


Sandbar

514 State St, Santa Barbara
805-966-1388

Since 2006 Santa Barbara locals and tourists from around the world have enjoyed our Sonora style Mexican food and our Handcrafted cocktails. Our menu features the freshest seafood, finest cuts of meat and market fresh produce. Our extensive cocktail menu features handmade margaritas and specialty cocktails designed by world famous mixologist Manny Hinojosa. We freshly prepare all of our ingredients daily. Enjoy dining and socializing in a contemporary hacienda setting inside or on one of our multiple patios.
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).
Summerland Beach Cafe


Summerland Beach Cafe

2294 Lillie Ave, Summerland
805-969-1019

This rustic, charming, dog-friendly restaurant features home-style cooking in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast or lunch indoors, on the front porch overlooking downtown Summerland or the back patio nestled in a wooded setting. For breakfast, savor the sugar-cured thick-cut bacon, eggs benedict, steel cut slow cooked oatmeal, light & delicate waffles topped with fresh fruit or a world famous three-egg omelette. For lunch, enjoy juicy burgers, satisfying sandwiches and salads or barbecued chicken tacos.
Teddy's by the Sea


Teddy's by the Sea

5096 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
805-566-0567

Teddy's by the Sea in Carpinteria is open for takeout and delivery! We are offering our most popular dishes and also have our fabulous cocktails available to-go. We have ordering online available and are excited to get back to work. Guests can order online at teddysbythesea.com or call (805) 566-0576.
Best to everyone,
From the Teddy's Crew!
The Patio Cafe


The Patio Cafe

3007 De la Vina St, Santa Barbara
805-687-3663

The Patio Café serves freshly prepared entrees, daily soups, sandwiches, salads, and specialties. Once the home of Mike's Place and Steve's Patio Café, which then became Terraza Café in 2015, is now a remodeled, rustic, country-feel setting now known as The Patio Café. This place is not just for adults, but for the entire family and friends, plus The Patio Cafe is dogs friendly! All great food is homemade prepared with love... Our food is prepared to order.

Employment

Bristol Farms


Bristol Farms

Food Service Assistant Manager

Are you looking for an extraordinary career? JOIN THE BRISTOL FARMS TEAM. Providing extraordinary service in our stores is every bit as critical to Bristol Farms’ success as selling extraordinary products from around the world. We maintain our high service standards by hiring creative, energetic and passionate people and offer opportunities for employees to continue growing their careers with Bristol Farms.

Duties & Responsibilities other duties may be assigned: Practice safe food handling procedures at all times. Under the direction of the Food Service Manager, maintains the appropriate profit margin in accordance to the approved pre-set budget, which entails, but is not limited to: sales goals, cost of goods, expenses, price changes and waste management. The Assistant Deli Manager assists in the development of the Food Service Department by coordinating activities of all employees engaged in the sales and processing of Food Service products in the absence of the Food Service Manager. Under the direction of the Food Service Manager, is responsible for the training and overall development of employees working in the Deli Department, on a daily basis. Assists in implementing and maintaining all marketing programs. Responsible for using the tools provided by management to ensure the success of the department. Responsible for the implementation and execution of all merchandising programs. Packages, displays and merchandises all Food Service goods according to company standards. Inspects finished bakery products to ensure Bristol Farms standards of quality, weight specifications, & presentation. Responsible for communication with the Food Service Manager and Store Director on all department related issues.

Qualifications: 1 year of managerial experience preferred. Strong communication skills. Posses the ability to handle high stress and volume of customers while maintaining a positive shopping experience for the customer. Availability requirements include; but are not limited to; days, evenings, weekends, & holidays.

Cold Spring Tavern


Cold Spring Tavern

Assistant Manager/General Manager Trainee

Cold Spring Tavern is a family owned restaurant, bar, and event venue in Santa Barbara, CA with approximately 40 employees that began operating as a stagecoach stop in 1886. It has been in the Wilson-Ovington family since 1941 and remains largely preserved in its original state. It is a high-volume restaurant and bar, especially on the weekends.

Position Summary: This position is for an Assistant Manager to oversee and support restaurant, bar, and special event operations and personnel, reporting to the current General Manager. This position will be trained with the opportunity to become the General Manager in the next 3-12 months, so candidate should have the desire and demonstrated performance to move up quickly. Individual in this position will also interact regularly with Owner/Trustee who will make final decision on promotion timeline to General Manager.

Partial Job Description

· Creates and maintains a positive environment where the kitchen, front of house, and maintenance teams are set up for success and feel motivated to come to work
· Takes accountability for issues and problems and does not blame others
· Keeps General Manager fully informed of issues and takes prompt corrective action or suggests solutions to issues
· Maintains a strong relationship with vendors and others in the community to promote Cold Spring Tavern
Cubaneo


Cubaneo

Head Chef

Cubaneo is a fast-casual Cuban restaurant located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, in a shared space with Modern Times Brewing and Shaker Mill. We are looking for a head chef to lead our team.

This is a dynamic, full-time salaried role for someone who is very experienced in professional kitchens. This role is expected to cook and prepare food, submit orders from purveyors, complete weekly inventory, submit invoices, hire and train staff, maintain kitchen sanitation, control food and labor cost, help create menu items, and be flexible to handle unpredictable situations that may arise. We offer competitive pay plus tips. The ideal applicant will:

-Have at least 5 years professional cooking experience, as well as kitchen management experience as a sous chef, chef, or kitchen manager.
-Be able to work nights and weekends.
-Be able to stand and work 8-10 hours per day.
-Be able to follow systems and protocols and teach others to work within that system.
-Be reliable, timely, and responsible. Must set a strong example for the whole staff.
-Have a positive attitude and a strong desire to grow and learn.
Islands Restaurant


Islands Restaurant

Assistant General Manager

Description: What is better than a day at the beach? Getting paid to work there! With over 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Islands understands what it takes to succeed and are looking for Restaurant Managers who want to help us do just that! As a manager for Islands you will be working for a company that cares about you as a person, will help you grow and advance in your career, and believes in and encourages work/life balance. Still sounds too good to be true? Just visit our website at www.islandsrestaurants.com/join-the-team and see what our employees have to say about us.

The Requirements: We are looking for self-motivated people with the following qualifications:

Minimum of two years full service restaurant management experience; Fun, collaborative leadership;Strong work ethic; Positive and determined attitude; Real passion for exceeding the guests’ expectations

The Perks: Work/Life Balance - guaranteed 5-day work week with two consecutive days off; Weekends off for GMs; Paid time off for holidays and vacation; 8 Week, hands-on training program; Monthly manager learning and development discussions; Performance Based Promotions; Parental and Family leave; Incentives to join a gym; Strong company culture which creates a fun work environment; Regional and companywide employee events ;

The Comp: Competitive manager salary’s; Achievable bonus program; Medical, Dental, Vision; 401k with company match; 529 College Savings Plan

Noemi Pizza Romana


Noemi Pizza Romana

Restaurant General Manager

Policies: Execution of all company policies, procedures, and systems while complying with federal, state, and local laws. Ensure compliance with sanitation and safety regulations.

Quality: Ensures each product meets our standards consistently and accurately reflects customer's orders.

Staff: Maintain adequate staffing levels according to projected sales and properly orient and train team members to exceed customer expectations

Equipment: Must manage company's assets by keeping the restaurant clean, fully equipped and all equipment maintained

Inventory: Controls purchases and inventory; reviewing and evaluating usage reports; analyzing variances; taking corrective actions.

Costs: Control operational costs and identify measures to cut waste.

General Manager must be able to ensure food, labor and other controllable costs stay within budget and correct deviations. Coordinate daily Front of the House and Back of the House restaurant operations.

You have at least 2 years of leadership experience in the restaurant, hospitality or retail industry with responsibility for financial results.

Most importantly, you must have high standards for yourself and for your people as well as putting the customer and their needs first.


Ethiopian

Petit Valentien


Petit Valentien

1114 State St, Santa Barbara
805-966-0222

Petit Valentien offers French cuisine during the week and in the evenings, and Ethiopian cuisine for brunch on the weekends. The restaurant is located in the La Arcada Plaza, off of State Street, and offers seating inside, as well as outdoor seating in the plaza.

French

Petit Valentien


Petit Valentien

1114 State St, Santa Barbara
805-966-0222

Petit Valentien offers French cuisine during the week and in the evenings, and Ethiopian cuisine for brunch on the weekends. The restaurant is located in the La Arcada Plaza, off of State Street, and offers seating inside, as well as outdoor seating in the plaza.

Fusion

Choppa Poke


Choppa Poke

Various Locations

Choppa Poke is a Hawaiian-inspired restaurant catered to serve individuals who want to choose healthy, satisfy their tastebuds, but in a short amount of time. Our menu is designed to fuel you with the proper energy you need for your next best performance and our lines are fast so you can spend more time doing what you love. To ensure a promising experience for our patrons, we have gone above and beyond to carefully select the ingredients we serve -- because we know good flavor starts with good quality. Visit us today & satisfy your craving for poke! Locations include 716 State Street and 7000 Hollister Avenue (Goleta).
Sama Sama Kitchen


Sama Sama Kitchen

1208 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-4566

Southeast Asian food inspired by the offerings of our local farms. Southeast Asian food inspired by the offerings of our local farms. This eatery in the heart of downtown is not only good food but also easy on the wallet. One chef is a barbecue aficionado from Nashville, the other is Indonesian, and together they turn out a menu of thoroughly pleasing Southeast Asian food. Attractions include a well-spiced rendition of green papaya salad, mixing aromatic herbs, chilies and peanuts. The restaurant offers interior dining and a back patio filled with string lights and communal tables that can be used for parties.

Greek

Luna Grill


Luna Grill

3925 State St, Santa Barbara
805-695-3925

San Diego-based Luna Grill has more than 40 locations offering fast-casual Mediterranean cuisine. Luna Grill has a menu that focuses on grilled chicken kabobs, and also offers beef, veggie, fish and lamb options. You choose a grilled protein and whether you want it served as a wrap, salad or signature plate. Your meal includes choice of sides such as hummus, falafel, spinach pie, spicy feta dip or fries. Meats at Luna Grill come from animals raised without growth hormones or antibiotics and the company avoids genetically modified or artificial ingredients. The average meal costs about $12.
Yanni's Greek & American Deli


Yanni's Greek & American Deli

3102 State St, Santa Barbara
805-682-2051

This is a total hidden gem that's been popular for decades. Yanni's is located inside Mackenzie Market so it is very easy to miss but don't let that throw you off because they have amazing Gyros. Their traditional gyro comes with lamb and beef, diced onions, tomatoes, on flatbread with tzatziki sauce. The bread is toasted and the tzatziki has a nice freshness and tang to it. The tri-tip, roasted lamb, and other delights are also on the menu.

Hawaiian

Choppa Poke


Choppa Poke

Various Locations

Choppa Poke is a Hawaiian-inspired restaurant catered to serve individuals who want to choose healthy, satisfy their tastebuds, but in a short amount of time. Our menu is designed to fuel you with the proper energy you need for your next best performance and our lines are fast so you can spend more time doing what you love. To ensure a promising experience for our patrons, we have gone above and beyond to carefully select the ingredients we serve -- because we know good flavor starts with good quality. Visit us today & satisfy your craving for poke! Locations include 716 State Street and 7000 Hollister Avenue (Goleta).
PokeCeviche


PokeCeviche

Various Locations

PokeCeviche is a seafood restaurant that combines Latin American ceviche with Hawaiian Poke. We focus on offering fresh ingredients that fits a healthy and flexible diet. You will find health-centric options such as zero-calorie noodles and low-carb kelp noodles to customize your poke and ceviche bowls. Locations include 651 Paseo Nuevo #313 and 901 Embarcadero del Mar #102 (Isla Vista).

Indian

Flavor of India


Flavor of India

3026 State St, Santa Barbara
805-682-6561

Flavor of India has been a favorite of Santa Barbara Locals and tourist for over 25 years. Family owned, this lovely award winning restaurant features traditional Indian recipes at its finest in a cozy and friendly restaurant. We use natural herbs and fresh produce and meat to bring to you authentic northern Indian dishes with a exotic flavors and tantalizing aroma. At Flavor of India, dishes are not spicy, but flavorful, we can spice up your taste as you like!
Himalayan Kitchen


Himalayan Kitchen

431 State St, Santa Barbara
805-882-1000

The Himalayan Kitchen brings the authentic flavors of the top-of-the-world region of Tibet, Nepal, and India. We serve traditional Tibetan dishes like Mo-mo (dumplings) and Thukpa, Nepali dishes (Thali, Dhindo), and Sekuwa (tandoor-oven roasted vegetable and meat dishes) and Indian dishes in various flavors. We prepare food using traditional homemade recipes. We also feature a large variety of vegetarian dishes.

Italian

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
Toma Restaurant and Bar


Toma Restaurant and Bar

324 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
805-962-0777

Located on the waterfront on West Cabrillo Boulevard, Toma Restaurant & Bar has been serving a unique array of classic dishes with a contemporary twist since 2013. With its charm rooted in its old-world, historic building and romantic, waterfront facade, Toma is the beautiful result of over 70 years spent in the culinary industry. Owners Tom and Vicki Dolan welcome you to experience a pinnacle of Santa Barbara hospitality.

Japanese

Arigato Sushi


Arigato Sushi

1225 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-6074

Arigato Sushi serves modern Japanese cuisine and rolls prepared with high-quality, fresh ingredients. Guests can visit for lunch and dinner and experience innovative sushi rolls and freshly prepared meals in a casual setting. The extensive menu features hand rolls, nigiri and sashimi, along with a variety of combos and entrées. Arigato Sushi appetizers are available in hot and cold options for starting the meal. For cold flavors, experience the hot shot, carpaccio, gold shot, the salmon cooler and more. Those looking for hot foods can go with the hot appetizers, or choose spicy seafood or three varieties of miso soup. Entrées at Arigato Sushi include gyoza, soft shell crab, pan seared scallops and grilled chicken breast. Make sure to check out the special rolls, where you'll find options like the Palm Springs, Pacific Rim, blue-man, Dracula and the swinging rolls.
Choppa Poke


Choppa Poke

Various Locations

Choppa Poke is a Hawaiian-inspired restaurant catered to serve individuals who want to choose healthy, satisfy their tastebuds, but in a short amount of time. Our menu is designed to fuel you with the proper energy you need for your next best performance and our lines are fast so you can spend more time doing what you love. To ensure a promising experience for our patrons, we have gone above and beyond to carefully select the ingredients we serve -- because we know good flavor starts with good quality. Visit us today & satisfy your craving for poke! Locations include 716 State Street and 7000 Hollister Avenue (Goleta).
Itsuki Restaurant


Itsuki Restaurant

7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta
805-968-1838

If you want good, traditional Japanese food in Goleta, Itsuki is the natural place to go to. Sushi is always fresh, also enjoy ramen and other cooked Japanese food here. Location is open, clean and can take a group of people on the patio easily. Itsuki has all the basics staples of udon, ramen, tonkatsu, teriyaki, and tempura and you won't be disappointed. Itsuki is truly run by the Japanese from the owners to chefs and managers which ensures the integrity of the experience.

Juice

AH Juice Organics


AH Juice Organics

432 E. Haley St, Santa Barbara
805-698-5443

We offer fresh, local and organic breakfast and lunch items and a slew of healing tonics, pressed juices and beverages, including our delicious whole-food smoothies. We serve many vegan items and also sustainable organic and free ranging meats. Our Bison is from Wild Idea, a sustainable ranch in South Dakota, and is truly one of a kind. We have our own pressed juice delivery, or you can have any food or beverage item delivered through Restaurant Connection, Grub Hub or Uber Eats. From the very beginning we at ah juice committed to providing the highest quality medicinal juice available while keeping our business performing at the highest level of sustainability possible. Drinking our juice regularly promotes healing and health to our whole being.

Korean

Choi’s Oriental Market & Korean Restaurant


Choi’s Oriental Market & Korean Restaurant

185 S. Patterson Ave, Goleta
805-683-1892

Opened in 2004, Choi’s Oriental Market in Goleta serves classic Korean dishes like soondubu jjigae and bibimbap from morning until night.

Levantine

Mezza Thyme


Mezza Thyme

20 E. Cota St, Santa Barbara
805-496-0520

Mezza Thyme brings Levant ingredients, flavors and cooking methods to downtown Santa Barbara. Hand crafted cocktails made with herbs, citrus, fresh juices and quality spirits. Mezza is common in the Near East region and translates into small dishes served with alcoholic beverages. Our goal is to share the wonderful memories over the Levant region. Unique dishes and flavors inspired from former travels, youthful memories and tradition.

Latin American

Cava Restaurant & Bar


Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito
805-969-8500

Cava features an eclectic mix of Nuevo Latino and Mediterranean cuisine to go along with inventive, hand-crafted cocktails. We offer a unique list of owner selected wines from Spain, South America and California. Enjoy a vibrant outdoor patio, romantic dining room, cozy fireplace and a beautiful bar setting.
Elubia's Kitchen


Elubia's Kitchen

601 E. Montecito St, Santa Barbara
805-364-2177

Elubia's Kitchen offers a selection of Latin American foods: Pupusas, Garnachas, Empanadas, Potato Taquitos, Mulitas, Mexican & Guatemalan Tamales, Enchiladas, Tostadas de Tinga & Cueritos, and Aguas Frescas (Horchata, Jamaica, Lemonade, Lemonade with Cucumber, and Mixed Fruit Drink). Everything on the menu is gluten-free and wheat-free.

Lebanese

Zaytoon


Zaytoon

209 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
805-963-1293

A Lebanese restaurant serving fresh and high quality dishes. Our hidden oasis is situated on a large outdoor garden patio in downtown Santa Barbara. Established in 2005, we are proud to have hosted many special memories. We make every effort to source high quality ingredients from different vendors including our local farmers market. The main focus is to include healthy ingredients, such as olive oil, lemon, garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, oregano, sumac, coriander, fennel, pistachio, sesame seeds and more.

Markets

Farmers Market


Farmers Market

Various Locations

The Santa Barbara Certified Farmers' Market Association (SBCFMA) was established in 1983 as Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation to provide California farmers with direct access to market their products to the local community. The SBCFMA is committed to the direct marketing principles of "producer to consumer", working diligently to bring the freshest and most nutritious produce our rich local agricultural land has to offer, direct to the public.
Tri County Produce


Tri County Produce

335 S. Milpas St, Santa Barbara
805-965-4558

Tri-County Produce brings to you and your family the rich flavors of the Farm to Table experience every day. We source the highest quality produce available, from the beautiful valleys of Santa Maria and Ojai to right here in Goleta. Tri-County Produce supports local growers who practice sustainable techniques to provide healthy food to our community.

Mediterranean

Luna Grill


Luna Grill

3925 State St, Santa Barbara
805-695-3925

San Diego-based Luna Grill has more than 40 locations offering fast-casual Mediterranean cuisine. Luna Grill has a menu that focuses on grilled chicken kabobs, and also offers beef, veggie, fish and lamb options. You choose a grilled protein and whether you want it served as a wrap, salad or signature plate. Your meal includes choice of sides such as hummus, falafel, spinach pie, spicy feta dip or fries. Meats at Luna Grill come from animals raised without growth hormones or antibiotics and the company avoids genetically modified or artificial ingredients. The average meal costs about $12.
Mezza Thyme


Mezza Thyme

20 E. Cota St, Santa Barbara
805-496-0520

Mezza Thyme brings Levant ingredients, flavors and cooking methods to downtown Santa Barbara. Hand crafted cocktails made with herbs, citrus, fresh juices and quality spirits. Mezza is common in the Near East region and translates into small dishes served with alcoholic beverages. Our goal is to share the wonderful memories over the Levant region. Unique dishes and flavors inspired from former travels, youthful memories and tradition.
Toma Restaurant and Bar


Toma Restaurant and Bar

324 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
805-962-0777

Located on the waterfront on West Cabrillo Boulevard, Toma Restaurant & Bar has been serving a unique array of classic dishes with a contemporary twist since 2013. With its charm rooted in its old-world, historic building and romantic, waterfront facade, Toma is the beautiful result of over 70 years spent in the culinary industry. Owners Tom and Vicki Dolan welcome you to experience a pinnacle of Santa Barbara hospitality.
Zaytoon


Zaytoon

209 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
805-963-1293

A Lebanese restaurant serving fresh and high quality dishes. Our hidden oasis is situated on a large outdoor garden patio in downtown Santa Barbara. Established in 2005, we are proud to have hosted many special memories. We make every effort to source high quality ingredients from different vendors including our local farmers market. The main focus is to include healthy ingredients, such as olive oil, lemon, garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, oregano, sumac, coriander, fennel, pistachio, sesame seeds and more.

Mexican

Cava Restaurant & Bar


Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito
805-969-8500

Cava features an eclectic mix of Nuevo Latino and Mediterranean cuisine to go along with inventive, hand-crafted cocktails. We offer a unique list of owner selected wines from Spain, South America and California. Enjoy a vibrant outdoor patio, romantic dining room, cozy fireplace and a beautiful bar setting.
El Pastorcito


El Pastorcito

4427 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara
805-967-9824

El Pastorcito is a family-run affair done in celebration of Mexico City's street taco style. The Vargas family behind El Pastorcito restaurant has a food background from Puebla, Mexico where the El Pastor taco (marinated pork) originated from. The founder's father and grandfather are both chefs. All tortillas at the eatery are handmade from scratch and the Tacos el Pastor is their signature dish. Chicken, beef and vegetarian dishes are also available. Pair it with their red salsa, some fresh white onion, or cilantro. El Pastorcito's mobile taco outpost can be seen at events throughout the South Coast.
Elubia's Kitchen


Elubia's Kitchen

601 E. Montecito St, Santa Barbara
805-364-2177

Elubia's Kitchen offers a selection of Latin American foods: Pupusas, Garnachas, Empanadas, Potato Taquitos, Mulitas, Mexican & Guatemalan Tamales, Enchiladas, Tostadas de Tinga & Cueritos, and Aguas Frescas (Horchata, Jamaica, Lemonade, Lemonade with Cucumber, and Mixed Fruit Drink). Everything on the menu is gluten-free and wheat-free.
La Super Rica Taqueria


La Super Rica Taqueria

622 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara
805-963-4940

Julia Child, the long-reigning goddess of French gastronomy in America, once started telling everyone that her favorite place to eat in Santa Barbara was La Super Rica Taqueria. She mentioned it in an interview with Bon Appetit, discussed it on Good Morning America, and even inspired an article in The New Yorker about La Super Rica Taqueria. The result is a never-ending Mexican food sensation. You'll find a line winding around the street, that often requires an hour of waiting time.
Lilly's Taqueria


Lilly's Taqueria

Various Locations

The popular Lilly’s Taqueria is often voted #1 taqueria in local restaurant polls. Lilly’s is all about tacos and does not serve rice, beans or chips. The menu includes chicken, beef, steamed beef, pork and veggie tacos. The more adventurous can try the tripe, head, cheek, lip, tongue, and eye tacos. Locations include 310 Chapala Street and 290 Storke Road (Goleta).
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).
Vegan GreenGo


Vegan GreenGo

3613 State St, Santa Barbara
805-318-3161

Vegan GreenGo is vegan fast-casual health-conscious Mexican food place that could appeal to carnivores. The menu was inspired by street food from Los Angeles. On the main menu Vegan GreenGo offers burritos, tacos, nachos, and bowls.

Middle Eastern

Mezza Thyme


Mezza Thyme

20 E. Cota St, Santa Barbara
805-496-0520

Mezza Thyme brings Levant ingredients, flavors and cooking methods to downtown Santa Barbara. Hand crafted cocktails made with herbs, citrus, fresh juices and quality spirits. Mezza is common in the Near East region and translates into small dishes served with alcoholic beverages. Our goal is to share the wonderful memories over the Levant region. Unique dishes and flavors inspired from former travels, youthful memories and tradition.
Zaytoon


Zaytoon

209 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
805-963-1293

A Lebanese restaurant serving fresh and high quality dishes. Our hidden oasis is situated on a large outdoor garden patio in downtown Santa Barbara. Established in 2005, we are proud to have hosted many special memories. We make every effort to source high quality ingredients from different vendors including our local farmers market. The main focus is to include healthy ingredients, such as olive oil, lemon, garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, oregano, sumac, coriander, fennel, pistachio, sesame seeds and more.

Poke

Choppa Poke


Choppa Poke

Various Locations

Choppa Poke is a Hawaiian-inspired restaurant catered to serve individuals who want to choose healthy, satisfy their tastebuds, but in a short amount of time. Our menu is designed to fuel you with the proper energy you need for your next best performance and our lines are fast so you can spend more time doing what you love. To ensure a promising experience for our patrons, we have gone above and beyond to carefully select the ingredients we serve -- because we know good flavor starts with good quality. Visit us today & satisfy your craving for poke! Locations include 716 State Street and 7000 Hollister Avenue (Goleta).
PokeCeviche


PokeCeviche

Various Locations

PokeCeviche is a seafood restaurant that combines Latin American ceviche with Hawaiian Poke. We focus on offering fresh ingredients that fits a healthy and flexible diet. You will find health-centric options such as zero-calorie noodles and low-carb kelp noodles to customize your poke and ceviche bowls. Locations include 651 Paseo Nuevo #313 and 901 Embarcadero del Mar #102 (Isla Vista).

Pizza

Ca' Dario Pizza Veloce


Ca' Dario Pizza Veloce

38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara

Ca' Dario Pizza Veloce is now open for pizza only at the Santa Barbara Public Market, 38 W. Victoria Street. Curbside take-out is available as is delivery with Restaurant Connection.
Gino's Sicilian Express


Gino's Sicilian Express

12 W. Figueroa St, Santa Barbara
805-962-9442

Ginos's Sicilian Express is cozy joint that has been serving up pizza pies since 1978. We make fresh our dough, sauces and ingredients daily - our customers know the difference. Pizza, Salads, Paninis and more! A little hole in the wall we are. Stop in and relax, and feel as though you were in Sicily, maybe New York, but as a local in Santa Barbara. Join the family.
Noemi Pizza Romana


Noemi Pizza Romana

3534 State St, Santa Barbara
805-869-2119

Founded in 2020, Noemi is Santa Barbara’s first Roman-style pizzeria. Located in the San Roque neighborhood, we will serve pizza al taglio (by the cut), calzones, paninis, salads, and more. We also offer a curated selection of craft beer and wine, all chosen to complement our delicious pizzas. The secret is in our crust. We ferment our dough for 96 hours. Why? After 96 hours the dough has taken on a delicious life of its own. A lot of the sugars and starches of the flour are broken down during the long maturation process, and it creates a crust that is sublimely light with a crackling crisp exterior and a delightfully tender interior. This process makes the crust healthy and digestible so it will not sit heavy in your stomach. Go ahead and eat another slice!
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

Seafood

Bluewater Grill


Bluewater Grill

15 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
805-845-5121

Come in and get hooked on the best in fresh, sustainable seafood. Enjoy a waterfront patio, full bar, happy hour, extensive local wine selection, and the best harbor view in Santa Barbara. Voted top two Chowder in Santa Barbara at Chowderfest. Bluewater offers locally caught sustainable seafood, spectacular ocean views and an upscale coastal-casual vibe. Bluewater Grill Santa Barbara occupies the famous site of the Castagnola Lobster House, one of several restaurants established by George Virginio Castagnola in the 1950s and 1960s as part of a Southern California fleet-fishing business. The rebuilt landmark building at 15 East Cabrillo Boulevard features a signature lighthouse at the corner of Cabrillo Boulevard and Helena Street and expansive views of the beach, Santa Barbara Harbor and Channel Islands.
Moby Dick


Moby Dick

220 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
805-965-0549

Enjoy seafood on the pier with ocean views from every seat. Moby Dick Restaurant is a classic all American seafood restaurant where you can find dishes unique only to Moby Dick Restaurant as well as some classic and authentic seafood favorites. Moby Dick Restaurant, located on the end of the wharf, provides the freshest seafood for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is always something exciting going on at Moby Dick - big waves, surfers, sailboat races, visiting whales, and dolphins. If you are a local and you've never been to Moby Dick before, give it a try. Moby Dick's goal is to provide fresh food, great service and spectacular views.
Nikka Fish Market & Grill


Nikka Fish Market & Grill

5722 Calle Real, Goleta
805-967-2600

Welcome to the Nikka Fish Market and Grill. We’re a seafood specialist, serving only the freshest quality fish available. Nikka fish is located in Goleta, California and offers dine-in or take out services. Fresh fish is also available to purchase daily. Come and experience the top-quality seafood at affordable prices.
Teddy's by the Sea


Teddy's by the Sea

5096 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
805-566-0567

Teddy's by the Sea in Carpinteria is open for takeout and delivery! We are offering our most popular dishes and also have our fabulous cocktails available to-go. We have ordering online available and are excited to get back to work. Guests can order online at teddysbythesea.com or call (805) 566-0576.
Best to everyone,
From the Teddy's Crew!

Shaved Ice

Kona Ice


Kona Ice

Mobile
805-452-6560

Kona is back! We are so excited to announce that we have reopened for business and we are very eager to begin serving the community again! We have implemented a new system that is shifting our business away from events and back toward a presence in the neighborhoods and at small gatherings. Visiting www.KurbsideKona.com will open our reservation portal, and using Truck Code #3881 will quickly take you to our availability (or use the direct link below). Please don't hesitate to direct questions to SBKonaice@gmail.com!

Smoothies

Cold Stone Creamery


Cold Stone Creamery

Various Locations

For more than 25 years we’ve served up the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients, and of course, our signature process of preparing your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone. Locations include 504 State Street and 5718 Calle Real (Goleta).
Oakberry Acai Bowls


Oakberry Acai Bowls

Paseo Nuevo
819-B State St, Santa Barbara
805-284-8540

Brazilian husband and wife team Ana Luiza Amaral and Paulo Roberto operate Oakberry Acai Bowls in Paseo Nuevo at 819-B State Street, next to Sushi Tyme. Famous for their all organic products and unlimited toppings, Oakberry has outlets throughout Brazil and continues international expansion with Santa Barbara being their first store in California. The fast superfood chain has over 220 locations worldwide.

Through their exclusive Acai recipe, with an organic product, all natural, without adding colorants or agrotoxic and being trans-fat and cholesterol free, Oakberry offers to the clients three bowls and smoothie sizes (classic, works and The OAK). When ordering an Acai bowl the consumer can choose unlimited toppings from a list with over 20 options, like banana, granola, coconut, chia seeds, organic peanut butter, organic honey and others. For the smoothies the customer chooses up to 3 toppings from a dozen options on the menu which are quickly blended into your meal.

"We believe that the people became more careful with their eating patterns these days. With the ever-shortening amount of time that the average person has for a meal, we want to give the customer the opportunity to choose between a common fast-food and a fast SUPERFOOD," explains Georgios Frangulis, who founded the company in 2016. "From the order to the handover, the client waits for only 2 minutes."

Oakberry is open from every day from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Spanish

Cava Restaurant & Bar


Cava Restaurant & Bar

1212 Coast Village Rd, Montecito
805-969-8500

Cava features an eclectic mix of Nuevo Latino and Mediterranean cuisine to go along with inventive, hand-crafted cocktails. We offer a unique list of owner selected wines from Spain, South America and California. Enjoy a vibrant outdoor patio, romantic dining room, cozy fireplace and a beautiful bar setting.

Steakhouse

Clementine's Steak House


Clementine's Steak House

4631 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
805-684-5119

Clementine’s Steak House has built up a loyal following Carpinteria for over 4 decades. Service is very good as is the food. Portions are large and well prepared with some unique recipes. It is called a steak house but their largest selection is of fresh mostly local fish. Entrées come with homemade bread, soup, salad, fresh vegetables, and choice of potato or rice. Dining here is like stepping back in time for dinner, right down to the frilly curtains, lace doilies, and homemade pie that accompanies every meal.
Cold Spring Tavern


Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara
805-967-0066

If you want to step back in time and experience a bygone era of the Old West, be sure to visit Cold Spring Tavern. Once people experience the food, drink, and ambiance of this former stagecoach stop, it quickly ends up on their top-10 list of favorite things in Santa Barbara. Cold Spring Tavern rests atop San Marcos pass, located just off historic Stagecoach Road, a short half mile jaunt down a twisty country road from Highway 154, and 15 miles from downtown Santa Barbara.
The Palms


The Palms

701 Linden Ave, Carpinteria
805-684-3811

The Palms Carpinteria is a historic 1912 bar & grill featuring cook-your-own steaks & chops, plus classic seafood & cocktails. They have long been known for their great atmosphere, mouth-watering steaks you can cook yourself on two 36-inch grills and famous salad bar with delicious croutons. What many people might not know is that The Palms has been around for over a hundred years… Backed by a full bar, The Palms’ sizable menu offers more than a dozen appetizers — including cheese-stuffed fried jalapeños — and nearly twice as many surf or turf main courses. While most of the surf (such as lobster, scallops, and shrimp) gets cooked by onsite chefs, the turf (such as chicken, lamb, and steak) is all yours to grill. The Palms also offers grill-your-own Alaskan halibut and Atlantic salmon.
Tee-Off Restaurant & Lounge


Tee-Off Restaurant & Lounge

3627 State St, Santa Barbara
805-687-1616

You’re always welcomed like family at the Tee-Off, Santa Barbara’s traditional “old school” neighborhood steakhouse and bar. Cozy up to the bar and watch the game, or enjoy thick, juicy steaks, chops and prime rib in the dining area. Meet old friends and new at the Tee-Off, where the drinks are stiff but the people aren’t. Ask anyone who has lived in Santa Barbara for a few years, "Where should I go to find the best steak in town?" and they’ll most likely send you to the Tee-Off. We′re an uptown, upscale hole in the wall. Your best source for steak and potatoes, chicken or seafood done right, fresh vegetables, hearty soups, and crispy salads … and the moment you walk in, you’ll begin to understand why Santa Barbara locals keep coming back, keep inviting their friends, and why we love to gather together in a big red leather booth or at a well-tended bar, time after time. And you’ll probably hear someone say, "Now that′s a steak!" It could be you!

Sushi

Arigato Sushi


Arigato Sushi

1225 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-6074

Arigato Sushi serves modern Japanese cuisine and rolls prepared with high-quality, fresh ingredients. Guests can visit for lunch and dinner and experience innovative sushi rolls and freshly prepared meals in a casual setting. The extensive menu features hand rolls, nigiri and sashimi, along with a variety of combos and entrées. Arigato Sushi appetizers are available in hot and cold options for starting the meal. For cold flavors, experience the hot shot, carpaccio, gold shot, the salmon cooler and more. Those looking for hot foods can go with the hot appetizers, or choose spicy seafood or three varieties of miso soup. Entrées at Arigato Sushi include gyoza, soft shell crab, pan seared scallops and grilled chicken breast. Make sure to check out the special rolls, where you'll find options like the Palm Springs, Pacific Rim, blue-man, Dracula and the swinging rolls.
Itsuki Restaurant


Itsuki Restaurant

7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta
805-968-1838

If you want good, traditional Japanese food in Goleta, Itsuki is the natural place to go to. Sushi is always fresh, also enjoy ramen and other cooked Japanese food here. Location is open, clean and can take a group of people on the patio easily. Itsuki has all the basics staples of udon, ramen, tonkatsu, teriyaki, and tempura and you won't be disappointed. Itsuki is truly run by the Japanese from the owners to chefs and managers which ensures the integrity of the experience.

Thai

Meun Fan Thai Cafe


Meun Fan Thai Cafe

Various Locations

Meun fan simply means "dream." Ever since 2008, Meun Fan Thai Cafe has been committed to serving great authentic Thai food at prices you can afford every day. We use the freshest ingredients available. Our menu is prepared by experienced chefs who combine fresh, premium quality ingredients with exquisite presentation, providing an extensive selection from all regions of Thailand. Locations include 1819 Cliff Drive and 5664 Calle Real (Goleta).
Siam Elephant Thai Restaurant


Siam Elephant Thai Restaurant

509 Linden Ave, Carpinteria
805-684-2391

If you don't mind the drive to Carpinteria this is the place I go to when craving Thai cuisine. Just blocks from the beach with nice outdoor bungalow seating, Siam Elephant Thai Restaurant is quite the popular spot. The food tastes authentic, the service is excellent. You can feel the love and care that the family put into this place. The flavors, the atmosphere, the cleanliness and their welcome will make you come back time and again.
Your Place Restaurant


Your Place Restaurant

22 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara
805-966-5151

Widely regarded as Santa Barbara’s favorite Thai restaurant, Your Place has taken the Santa Barbara Independent's "Best Of" title for the genre many times over the decades. Unremarkable from the outside, the small, cozy interior is filled with wooden statues, carvings, an aquarium, and plants from all over Thailand. The most popular dishes on the menu include satay, pineapple fried rice, Pad Thai, and Tom Kha Gai soup. Food is served make it regular, not too spicy, but not too mild.

Vegan

Fala Bar


Fala Bar

38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara
805-845-0700

Founded in Los Angeles, all of our menu is 100% plant based and vegan. Our beans and grains are sprouted for better nutrient absorption and digestion. Everything is gluten-free expect for our pitas, buns, and tortillas, which cab be substituted with a cabbage leaf.
Mesa Verde


Mesa Verde

1919 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara
805-963-4474

Mesa Verde is a vegan, organic restaurant on the Santa Barbara Mesa featuring a unique menu with primarily locally harvested ingredients and gluten free entrees. We pull inspiration for our menu from all of the Middle East to bring a new menu all together, into a unique cuisine of its own.
Oliver's


Oliver's

1198 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
805-969-0834

Oliver's is a high-end plant-based restaurant in the Montecito area. The first thing you notice when arriving at Oliver's restaurant is that one side of the building is completely open (via accordion doors) to seamlessly connect the bar area with the patio. You can feast under a forest of lighted trees on the heated patio, enjoy your meal in cozy quarters in the dining room or pull up to the large table near the bar.
Vegan GreenGo


Vegan GreenGo

3613 State St, Santa Barbara
805-318-3161

Vegan GreenGo is vegan fast-casual health-conscious Mexican food place that could appeal to carnivores. The menu was inspired by street food from Los Angeles. On the main menu Vegan GreenGo offers burritos, tacos, nachos, and bowls.

Vietnamese

Noodle City


Noodle City

5869 Hollister Ave, Goleta
805-683-6818

Located in Old Town Goleta this quaint restaurant offers Vietnamese plates consisting primarily of noodle dishes. If you're ever craving some hot, steaming pho, there's no better bowl in Goleta than the ones served here at Noodle City. The beef broth is like medicine for the soul and the noodles are usually just springy enough to capture the essence of the beefy broth and whatever condiments you might add to enhance the already phenomenal flavor.
Phoevermore


Phoevermore

1017 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria
805-220-6633

Friendly staff and great Vietnamese food! Phoevermore offers classic dishes, authentically prepared. You will find plenty of meat in the special pho menu item. The bench seats are the perfect pho eating height. Schlurp away without spattering! Phoevermore is a clean place with fast service.
Saigon Noodle House


Saigon Noodle House

6831 Hollister Ave, Goleta
805-968-5116

Saigon Noodle House is the go-to local spot for Pho and it is conveniently right next to shopping giant Target. The prices are reasonable and service is always quick for dine-in and to-go. The dining area is large so you never have to wait for a table, even with a large group. They serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine with authentic options and plenty of flavor. Saigon Noodle House has a good variety of non-pho dishes as well.

Wings

Wingman Rodeo


Wingman Rodeo

730 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara
805-727-3070

As legend has it, Wingman Rodeo was started by a few friends with a simple mission: to make the best damn wings ever. We take comfort knowing people like you are out there. People who crave a wing that’s crispy, juicy, and tender. People who believe sauces and rubs should be house-made, not bought. You’re Wingman Rodeo’s kind of people. And Wingman Rodeo is your kind of wing. So the next time craving good food with bold flavor, be the Wingman and come pay us a visit or order online. During the day The Shop Kitchen occupies this address and Wingman opens in the evenings.

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.

New Restaurants

Sprouts Farmers Market 29 S. Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2020-09
Thai Kitchen 4317 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Insomnia Cookies 430 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Crazy Jim's Tacos y Mas 505 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Revolver Pizza 1429 San Andres, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Bristol Farms 3855 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Yona Redz Queso Tacos 330 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Mercado El Rey 305 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara 2020-07
Little Dom's Seafood 686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria 2020-07
Lost & Found 905 Linden Ave, Carpinteria 2020-07
Mesa Burger 1209 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2020-07
Red Pepper 282 Orange Ave, Goleta 2020-07
Wing Drop Food Truck Behind 436 State St or locate on Instagram 2020-06
Oakberry Acai Bowls 819-B State St, Santa Barbara (in Paseo Nuevo) 2020-06
Coast & Olive at Montecito Inn 1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara 2020-06
Noemi Pizza Romana 3534 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-06
Rusty's Pizza 2315 Lillie Ave, Summerland 2020-05
Taqueria Santa Barbara 1213 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-04
Ca Dario Montecito 1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2020-04
Wingman Rodeo 730 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2020-03
Santa Barbara Wood-Fired Pizza 2840 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara 2020-02
Kaiju 901 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista 2020-02
Poke Theory 6530 Seville Rd, Goleta 2020-02
Lokum Turkish Coffee 1019 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-01
Thario's Kitchen 3807 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria 2019-12
Dave's Dogs 900 North Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2019-12

Permanently Closed Restaurants

Paradise Cafe 702 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara 2020-09
PokeCeviche 313 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Wetzel's Pretzels 723 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Fosters Freeze 5205 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 2020-08
Ana's Taco Bar 505 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-08
Onus Donuts 413 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-08
C'est Cheese 825 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara 2020-07
Coffee Bean 3052 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara 2020-07
Romanti-Ezer 701 Chapala St, Santa Barbara 2020-06
Zizzo's Coffeehouse & Brew Pub 370 Storke Rd, Goleta 2020-06
Dutch Garden Restaurant 4203 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-06
Mosto Crudo 7 W. Haley St, Santa Barbara 2020-06
Rose Cafe 424 E. Haley St, Santa Barbara 2020-06
Subway 1021A State St, Santa Barbara 2020-06
Subway 5146 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2020-06
eBar Coffee at Nordstrom 17 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara 2020-05
Crushcakes & Cafe 4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 2020-05
Enterprise Fish Company 225 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-05
PizzaRev 12 W. De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara 2020-05
Coffee Bean 811 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-05
Marketplace Cafe at Nordstrom 17 W. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara 2020-05
Coffee Bean 4961 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 2020-05
Cafe Ana 1201 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara 2020-04
Endless Summer Bar Cafe 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara 2020-04
Chuck's Waterfront Grill 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara 2020-04
La Cocina 7 East Anapamu St, Santa Barbara 2020-03
Pieology 7000 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2020-03
Petros Kafe 487 Atterdag Rd, Solvang 2020-03
Campus Point Coffee 6560 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista 2020-03
Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria 905 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-03
Dawn Patrol 324 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-03
Casa Blanca 330 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-03
Challwa Peruvian Cuisine 724 East Haley St, Santa Barbara 2020-03
Roost 1305 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-02
Sides Hardware and Shoes 2375 Alamo Pintado, Los Olivos 2020-02
Lilsey's Wood-Fired Pizza 2840 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara 2020-02
Chicken in a Barrel BBQ 5711 Calle Real, Goleta 2020-01
Due Lune Ristorante and Bar 1 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-01
Choppa Ice Cream 7060 Hollister Avenue in Goleta 2020-01
212 Hot Pot 6533 Trigo Rd, Isa Vista 2020-01
Aladdin Cafe 938 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista 2020-01
Pizza Hut 5915A Calle Real, Goleta 2020-01
Tamira 1027 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-01
Borrello's Pizza and Pastaria 3807 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria 2019-12
Bear and Star 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos 2019-12
Hanamura Cantonese Dim Sum 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2019-12
Khao Kaeng 1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2019-12
Lao Ma Tou 511 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-12
Goodland Market and Kitchen 231 S. Magnolia Ave, Goleta 2019-11
Wake Cup 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2019-11
Bar 29 1134 Chapala St, Santa Barbara 2019-10
The Monarch 1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Locale 38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Soul Cal Smokehouse 38 West Victoria St. Santa Barbara 2019-10
Yume Sushi 428 Chapala St, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Ca Dario Pizzeria 29 E. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Pizza Guru 3534 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Stone Age Restaurant 415 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Sal's Pizza 900 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2019-09
Vicenta's 6920 Marketplace Dr, Goleta 2019-09
The Honey B @ Antioch 602 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara 2019-09
Viva Santa Barbara 1114 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-09
Alito's 509 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-08
Ming Dynasty 290 Storke Rd, Goleta 2019-08
High Sierra Grill & Bar 521 Firestone Rd, Goleta 2019-08
Hoffmann Brat Haus 801 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-08
Gimeal Cafe 5892 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2019-08
Giovanni's 1905 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara 2019-07
The Little Door 129 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara 2019-07
Sweet Alley 955 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2019-06
Goa Taco 718 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-05
Ca Dario Pasta Veloce 38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-05
Smithy 7 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 2019-05
Senor Frogs 892 Linden Ave, Carpinteria 2019-05
Coffee Bean 1209 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara 2019-05
Ike's Love & sandwiches 6530 Seville Rd, Isla Vista 2019-04
Jersey Mike's Subs 1213 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-04
Green Star Coffee 38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-03
La Bella Rosa Bakery 7127 Hollister Ave.#18, Goleta 2019-03
Kahuna Grill 7010 Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta 2019-02
Rodney's Grill at the Hilton 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 2019-01
Giovanni's 1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2019-01
Cottage Cafe at Cottage Hospital 320 W. Pueblo St, Santa Barbara 2019-01
Petros 1316 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-01
Coffee Collaborative 6560 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista 2019-01
Poki Rito 6530 Seville Rd, Isla Vista 2018-12
Big Eye Raw Bar 38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2018-12
Pacific Crepes 705 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara 2018-12
Hanamura 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2018-12
One Piece 6555 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista 2018-12
Tangonadas 1014 State St, Santa Barbara 2018-12
Piano Riviera Lounge 129 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara 2018-12
Spoon 1222 State St, Santa Barbara 2018-12
Your Cake Baker by Wayne Kjar 2018 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara 2018-12
Sunny Korean Restaurant 532 State St, Santa Barbara 2018-11
Wildwood Kitchen 412 East Haley St, Santa Barbara 2018-11
Basil's 608 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara 2018-10
Pizza Mizza 140 S. Hope Ave, Santa Barbara 2018-10
Burger Barn 3621 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez 2018-10
Santa Barbara Brewing Company 501 State St, Santa Barbara 2018-10
Urkeb 413 State St, Santa Barbara 2018-09