RESTAURANTS

Santa Barbara Restaurants

Coronavirus Update: Here is a growing list of restaurants that are confirmed to have restarted onsite dining, or have a date set to do so. If know of a restaurant offering onsite dining that is missing from the list please email news@santabarbara.com

AH Juice Organics, Arnoldi's Cafe, Asie Dumpling House, Barbareño, Beachside Bar-Cafe, Bella Vista at the Biltmore (June 15), Benchmark, Blenders, Bluewater Grill (June 15), bouchon (June 27), Brasil Arts Cafe, The Brewhouse, Brophy Bros. (June 8), Buddha Bowls, California Pasta, Carlitos Café y Cantina, Cava Restaurant & Bar, The Chase, Chuck's of Hawaii, Chubbies Hamburgers, Cody's Cafe, Convivo Restaurant, Corazon Cocina, Country Meat Market & Deli, Crocodile Restaurant, The Cruisery, Crushcakes, Cubaneo, Dargan's, El Zarape (by June 6), Enjoy Cupcakes, Daily Grind, Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar, Farmer Boy (June 15), Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen, Flavor of India, Galanga (patio only), The Garden Market, Garrett's, Gino's Sicilian Express, Giovanni’s Pizza in Carpinteria, Goat Tree, The Habit, Hana Kitchen, Handlebar Coffee, The Harbor Restaurant, Harry's Plaza Cafe, Helena Avenue Bakery, Holdren's Steaks & Seafood, Hollister Brewing Company, Home Plate Grill, Honor Bar, Islands Restaurant, Jane, Joe's Cafe, Juice Ranch, Kyle's Kitchen, La Playa Azul Cafe, The Lark, Lilac Patisserie, Little Kitchen, Live Oak Cafe (June 15), L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Longboards Grill, Loquita, Los Agaves, Los Arroyos, Mesa Burger, Mesa Cafe, Mesa Pizza Company, Metropulos, Milk & Honey, Moby Dick (June 15), Mollie's, Montecito Coffee Shop, The Natural Cafe, Oku, Oliver's, On The Alley, Opal Restaurant and Bar, Padaro Beach Grill, Palapa, Pascucci, Panera Bread, The Patio Cafe, Phoevermore, Pickles and Swiss, Poke Ceviche, Presto Pasta, Recipes Bakery, Renaud's Bakery and Bistro, Rincon Brewery, Rori's Artisanal Creamery, Rose Cafe Mesa, Rusty's Pizza, Sachi Ramen, Saigon, Sama Sama, Sambos, Santa Barbara Public Market, Santa Barbara Roasting Company, Santa Barbara Sunshine Cafe, Santo Mezcal, Satellite, Savoy Cafe & Deli, Shalhoob's Funk Zone Patio & Brewery, Shoreline Beach Cafe (June 1-8), State & Fig (by June 5), Sushi Tyme, S.Y. Kitchen (reservations required), Taco Bell Mesa/Carp, Taqueria Santa Barbara, Teeoff Restaurant & Lounge, Via Maestra 42, Woodstock's Pizza, Yellow Belly, Yogurtland Goleta, Zaytoon, and Zookers.

American

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.
Padaro Beach Grill

Padaro Beach Grill

3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria
805-566-9800

The Padaro Beach Grill is THE local family-friendly dining spot to enjoy burgers, sandwiches, salads, fish and chips, fish tacos, tri-tip and in a casual seaside setting. Padaro Beach Grill uses fresh, quality ingredients and strives to serve the Santa Barbara community as a premier destination for both food and paradise. Order at the counter from the reasonably priced menu, find a table on the grass under the umbrellas and enjoy the views while you wait for your food buzzer to dance. The outside features an elevated patio with a lava rock fireplace, a pond and a waterfall that occupy an acre of space overlooking the ocean. There’s a stage for live music, a prep station and an outdoor bar to cater events. It also features a patio with couches, a barbecue pit, a sandbox, a waterfall, and new palm trees throughout the property. All the features serve one purpose: encourage people to stay a little longer. It’s a great place for young children with the huge sand playground and the trains going by.
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.
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!

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.
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!

Burgers

Padaro Beach Grill

Padaro Beach Grill

3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria
805-566-9800

The Padaro Beach Grill is THE local family-friendly dining spot to enjoy burgers, sandwiches, salads, fish and chips, fish tacos, tri-tip and in a casual seaside setting. Padaro Beach Grill uses fresh, quality ingredients and strives to serve the Santa Barbara community as a premier destination for both food and paradise. Order at the counter from the reasonably priced menu, find a table on the grass under the umbrellas and enjoy the views while you wait for your food buzzer to dance. The outside features an elevated patio with a lava rock fireplace, a pond and a waterfall that occupy an acre of space overlooking the ocean. There’s a stage for live music, a prep station and an outdoor bar to cater events. It also features a patio with couches, a barbecue pit, a sandbox, a waterfall, and new palm trees throughout the property. All the features serve one purpose: encourage people to stay a little longer. It’s a great place for young children with the huge sand playground and the trains going by.
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

Bella Vista at the Biltmore

Bella Vista at the Biltmore

(opening June 15)
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara
805-969-2261

Dine on organic, Italian-inspired, California-coastal cuisine while taking in panoramic ocean and island views across Montecito’s Butterfly Beach. Bella Vista Restaurant is Santa Barbara's most beautiful al fresco oceanfront dining experience. Showcasing organic, Italian inspired California cuisine, the restaurant is known for the freshest seafood and pasta entrees, a crudo bar with shucked oysters, shrimp and scallops at sunset and one of the most celebrated Sunday brunches in the United States. The restaurant’s décor features fireplaces, rare marble stone floors, rich mahogany and a hand-carved wine wall. OpenTable has bestowed Bella Vista with Diner's Choice Awards in ten different categories. Bella Vista’s international wine list is recognized by Wine Spectator and showcases a wide range of local Santa Barbara County producers, earning Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.
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).

Catering

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.

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.

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 concious 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).
State & Fig

State & Fig

1114 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-1730

Tucked into the charming La Arcada paseo downtown, State & Fig is one of Santa Barbara’s hidden gems. This two-story restaurant includes intimate patio seating, a main dining room, and a second story balcony. State & Fig operates on a farm-to-table basis and the dishes are made with whatever ingredients are in season, and while these ingredients may not always be available locally, they are always bought from within the state. The restaurant serves lunch, and dinner Monday-Friday.
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.

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).

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

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.

German

Dutch Garden

Dutch Garden

4203 State St, Santa Barbara
805-967-4911

The Dutch Garden has been serving authentic German food since 1945. The name might confuse you a bit because the restaurant doesn't offer anything remotely from Holland. It was originally to be called German Garden but that name wouldn't have gone over well during WWII era. Dutch Garden offers good service, great authentic German food, large portions, and an impressive German beer selection.

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
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.

Japanese / Sushi

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.
Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

3232 State St, Santa Barbara
805-687-1252

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant is offering pickup/delivery during the COVID-19 restrictions. Lunch is available Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-2:30p. Dinner is served Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur,Sun 5:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm. Customers are still welcome to come in to order for take-out. Phone orders of $50 or more will be discounted 10% off.

We are available on Doordash, Restaurant Connection and Grubhub. Restaurant connection: 10% off promotion code : KYOTOS. Door dash: First order $0 delivery fee, order again 20% off. Grub hub: New customer order our restaurant $6.00 off.

We look forward to serving our community as we get through this tough time together. Stay safe everyone and thank you for supporting local businesses.

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.

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

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.

Mexican

Carlitos Cafe & Cantina

Carlitos Cafe & Cantina

1324 State St, Santa Barbara
805-962-7117

Enjoy inspired, fresh Mexican cuisine and award-winning Margaritas across from the historic Arlington Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. Our fresh and bold plates will delight your senses. Colorful umbrellas and a bubbling fountain accent our sun-filled patio. Our dining room features lovely views and a Cantina stocked with a fantastic collection of 100% Blue Agave tequilas. Locally & independently owned since 1978.
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.
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).
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).
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

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.

Mobile

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!

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.
Rusty's Pizza

Rusty's Pizza

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

(opening June 15)
15 East 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

(opening June 15)
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.
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!

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

Angel Oak

Angel Oak

(temporarily closed)
8301 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara
805-571-4220

Tucked onto 78 acres overlooking the Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara combines the appeal of this coastal city with the beauty of its natural surroundings. Each of the hotel's six restaurants offers its own twist on a successful pairing: ocean views and local flavors. Redefining the steakhouse concept, Angel Oak restaurant at the Bacara blends fresh, seasonal flavors with certified Kobe beef and beautiful ocean views. Arrive for dinner to enjoy artfully crafted dishes, locally sourced produce, cocktails and something from the restaurant's 12,000-bottle wine collection. Complementing the menu is a variety of seating options, including a chic dining room, an outdoor patio and six private and semi-private rooms.
Cold Spring Tavern

Cold Spring Tavern

(temporarily closed)
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.
Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

512 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-3363

Award winning Steakhouse, located in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, serving the highest quality, steaks and seafood. Serving the Santa Barbara area for nearly 20 years, with an award winning wine list, extensive menu, daily happy hour 4-6pm and amazing dinner specials served Sunday - Thursday there's something for everyone at Holdrens!

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).
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.

Vegetarian

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

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.
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.

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New Restaurants

Taqueria Santa Barbara 1213 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-04
Ca Dario Montecito 1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2020-04
Santa Barbara Wood-Fired Pizza 2840 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara 2020-02
Kaiju 901 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista 2020-02
Kyle's Protein Grill 7000 Hollister Ave, Goleta 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
Flor de Maiz 29 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 2019-12
Sushi Bar 29 1134 Chapala St, Santa Barbara 2019-12
Lemon & Coriander 231 Magnolia Ave, Goleta 2019-12
Vons Chicken 955 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2019-11
Su's Bowl 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2019-11
Onus Donuts 413 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-11
The Daisy 1221 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-11
Wabi Sabi Sushi Bar 38 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Oku 29 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Hook'd Bar & Grill 1 Lakeview Dr, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Asie Dumpling House 511 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-09
Starbucks Drive-thru 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara 2019-09
Eleven14 Craft House and Kitchen 1114 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-09
Meet Up Restaurant 2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara 2019-09
Jeannine's Bakery 7060 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2019-09
Sizzling Lunch 6533 Trigo Rd, Isla Vista 2019-09
La Michoacana Premier 21 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2019-08
Low Pigeon Coffee Roasters 401 East Haley St, Santa Barbara 2019-08
Embermill 1031 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-08
Corazon Cocina 214 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-07
Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza 1026 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-07
Challwa Peruvian Cuisine 724 East Haley St, Santa Barbara 2019-07
Estilo Jalisco Grilled Tacos 209 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2019-07
Apna Indian Cuisine 718 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-07
La Cocina 7 East Anapamu St, Santa Barbara 2019-06
Locale 38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-06
Fala Bar 38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-06
Mesa Burger 7010 Marketplace Dr, Goleta 2019-05
Caje 416 East Haley St, Santa Barbara 2019-05
Merci Montecito 1028 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2019-05
Caffe Luxxe 1028 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2019-05
Ike's Love & Sandwiches 1936 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-05
Hanamura Cantonese Dim Sum 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista 2019-04
Cubaneo 418 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-04
Alito's 509 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-04
Caruso's at Miramar 1759 S. Jameson Ln, Montecito 2019-04
Malibu Farm at Miramar 1759 S. Jameson Ln, Montecito 2019-04
Sushi Bar at Montecito Inn 1295 Coast Village Rd, Montecito 2019-04
The Little Things Bakery 2018 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara 2019-03
Bossie's Kitchen 901 North Milpas St, Santa Barbara 2019-02
Mala Town 6555 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista 2019-02
Choppa Poke 716 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-01

Permanently Closed Restaurants

PizzaRev 12 W. De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara 2020-05
Enterprise Fish Company 225 State 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
Crushcakes & Cafe 4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 2020-05
eBar Coffee at Nordstrom 17 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara 2020-05
Endless Summer Bar Cafe 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara 2020-04
Chuck's Waterfront Grill 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara 2020-04
Cafe Ana 1201 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara 2020-04
Pieology 7000 Hollister Ave, Goleta 2020-03
Lilsey's Wood-Fired Pizza 2840 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara 2020-02
Roost 1305 State 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
212 Hot Pot 6533 Trigo Rd, Isa Vista 2020-01
Sup and Jus 7060 Hollister Ave. Goleta 2020-01
Choppa Ice Cream 7060 Hollister Avenue in Goleta 2020-01
Tamira 1027 State St, Santa Barbara 2020-01
Aladdin Cafe 938 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista 2020-01
Pizza Hut 5915A Calle Real, Goleta 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
Locale 38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-10
Soul Cal Smokehouse 38 West Victoria St. Santa Barbara 2019-10
The Monarch 1295 Coast Village Rd, 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
Viva Santa Barbara 1114 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-09
Vicenta's 6920 Marketplace Dr, Goleta 2019-09
The Honey B @ Antioch 602 Anacapa 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
Smithy 7 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 2019-05
Goa Taco 718 State St, Santa Barbara 2019-05
Ca Dario Pasta Veloce 38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 2019-05
Senor Frogs 892 Linden Ave, Carpinteria 2019-05