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These are the winners of the Santa Barbara Survey™ that runs from Thanksgiving to New Years

Best Overall Restaurant
Ca Dario


General Categories

Best American Restaurant Brewhouse

Best Italian Restaurant

Ca Dario

Best Bakery

D'Angelo Bread

Best Japanese Restaurant

Arigato Sushi

Best Barbecue

Woody's BBQ

Best Latin Restaurant

Café Buenos Aires

Best Burger

The Habit

Best Mediterranean Restaurant Chef Karim's
Best Cajun Restaurant Palace Grill

Best Mexican Restaurant

La Super Rica Taqueria

Best Californian Restaurant Fresco! Best Middle Eastern Restaurant Zaytoon

Best Chinese Restaurant

China Pavilion

Best Pizza

California Pizza Kitchen

Best Coffee House

Daily Grind

Best Seafood Restaurant

Brophy Bros.

Best Deli

South Coast Deli

Best Smoothie Blenders in the Grass

Best French Restaurant


Best Spanish Restaurant Alcazar
Best Fusion Restaurant Elements

Best Steakhouse


Best German Restaurant Dutch Garden Restaurant

Best Thai Restaurant

Your Place

Best Greek Restaurant Greek House Cafe Best Vegetarian Restaurant Sojourner Café
Best Hot Dog Costco Food Court Best Vietnamese Restaurant Saigon In and Out

Best Indian Restaurant

Flavor of India



Specialty Categories

Best Appetizers Milk & Honey Best Restaurant for First Date Pascucci
Best Bagel Shop Jack's Famous Bagels Best Place for Fresh Bread D'Angelo Bread
Best Bargain Costco Food Court Best Place for Large Groups Harry's Plaza Cafe
Best Breakfast Cajun Kitchen Best Restaurant Open Early Cajun Kitchen
Best Buffet Four Seasons Biltmore Best Restaurant Open Late Roy
Best Burritos Freebirds Best Produce Farmers Market
Best Butcher Shop Ye Olde Butcher Shop Best Romantic Restaurant Stonehouse Restaurant
Best Caesar Salad Fresco! Best Salad Bar Savoy Cafe & Deli
Best Place for Cakes Jeannine's Bakery Best Salsa Los Arroyos
Best Place for Cheese C'est Cheese Best Sandwiches Panino
Best Place for Chocolate Chocolate Maya Best Restaurant Service Palace Grill
Best Clam Chowder Brophy Bros. Best Sidewalk Café Pascucci
Best Restaurant for Dessert Sojourner Café Best Sunday Brunch Four Seasons Biltmore
Best Donut Shop Spudnuts Best Take-Out Chinese China Pavilion
Best Gourmet Food Store Lazy Acres Best Take-Out Mexican Los Arroyos
Best Health Food Natural Café Best Restaurant for Thanksgiving Tupelo Junction Cafe
Best Pasta Ca Dario Best Veggie Burger Natural Café
Best Patio to Bring Your Pet Brewhouse Best Restaurant with a View Beachside Bar-Café
Best Pizza Delivery Rusty's Pizza Parlors    

Bars & Wine


Best Beer Selection on Tap Z's Taphouse Best Carpinteria Restaurant Zookers
Best Bloody Mary Tupelo Junction Cafe Best Goleta Restaurant Hollister Brewing Co.
Best Brewery Hollister Brewing Co. Best Isla Vista Restaurant Silvergreens
Best College Night Madison's Sports Grill Best Montecito Restaurant Montecito Cafe
Best Happy Hour Chad's    
Best Margarita El Paseo Restaurant


Best Martini Chad's Best Place to Dance Q's
Best Neighborhood Bar The Neighborhood Best Place for Hip-Hop Tonic
Best Place to Shoot Pool Dargan's Irish Pub Best Place for Jazz SOhO
Best Singles Bar Q's Best Place for Latin Music Ruby's Café
Best Sports Bar Madison's Sports Grill Best Place for Rock Music Velvet Jones
Stiffest Drinks Joe's Café Best Nightclub Q's
Best Restaurant Wine List Wine Cask    
Best Winery Jaffurs Wine Cellars    
Best Wine Shop Wine Cask    

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