Santa Barbara Restaurants
Santa Barbara has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the country. Santa Barbara Magazine lists some of the following establishments as the most frequented by those in the know. Others on the list are favorites of our own. Bon appetit!
507 Linden Avenue
Wheat germ pancakes, smoked salmon benedict, and weekend service until 2 am.
|Tom’s Coffee Shop
1498 East Valley Road
Where the local Montecito crowd chows down on the patio for breakfast & lunch.
1253 Coast Village Road
Scones, muffins, coffee drinks and incredible desserts. Lunches are great, too.
|The Original Sambo’s
216 W. Cabrillo Boulevard
An American classic serving their famous pancakes across from the beach.
|Summerland Beach Café
2294 Lillie Avenue
Offering infinite variety of home-style combos. May be long waits on the weekend.
|Four Seasons Biltmore, Bella Vista
1260 Channel Drive
When price is not an issue, you’ll find no better than this Sunday buffet brunch.
3987 State Street
Fresh, very good, mostly Italian fare. Try the turkey burger or walnut-gorgonzola salad.
| Your Place Restaurant
22 N. Milpas Street
Tasty Thai dishes, served vegetarian or not.
702 Anacapa Street
Great casual eating, like fully loaded hamburgers and homemade lemonade.
|La Super-Rica Taqueria
622 N. Milpas Street
Don’t let the paper plates and PVC seats scare you: one of Julia Child’s favorites.
1280 Coast Village Road
Lunch and dinner, featuring just-made tortillas, first-rate salsa and fish tacos.
1295 Coast Village Road
Mainly California cuisine. Save room for the coconut layer cake.
|El Paseo Restaurant
800 block of State Street
Nestled in a beautiful historic courtyard, the guacamole is prepared tableside.
8 E. Cota Street
Spicy Cajun dishes. Don’t be surprised if the wait staff bursts into song.
1070 Coast Village Road
Try Crispy Walnut Shrimp, Garlic Sauteed Green Beans or General’s Chicken.
1026 State Street
“You won’t leave this place hungry.” Gigantic portions of pasta served family-style.
729 State Street
Affordable and delicious Italian cuisine. Start with the basil tomato soup.
|California Pizza Kitchen
719 Paseo Nuevo Mall
Fun atmosphere is the perfect place to take your student and their roommates
500 State Street
Watch your food be prepared and cooked in front of your very eyes!
1325 State Street
This restaurant combines Californian style food with other food from around the world
134 E. Cannon Perdido Street
This café has served tasty, organic edibles in Santa Barbara for over 30 years
|Panino 834 Santa Barbara St (805) 963-3700 Enjoy the vast selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches available at this wonderful restaurant|
|Meals With a View|
50 Los Patos Way
Looks out onto the bird refuge. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
119 Harbor Way
Watch harbor boats unload the “catch of the day.” Clam chowder is THE best.
210 Stearns Wharf
Surf-side dining on the wharf. Fun place for late night fish ’n chips or mud pie.
|Endless Summer Café
113 Harbor Way
Casual dining & surf-inspired décor. Stunning harbor views & world famous fish & chips.