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American Restaurants in Santa Barbara

4.7 - 460 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

1255 Coast Village Rd STE 101, Santa Barbara
(805) 969-6964

Honor Bar

Not a wood oven but it's still really good.. drop the onion slivers.. they're not on the menu but you throw it on the pizza ? More reviews

4.6 - 337 votes

Hours: 7AM - 3PM

4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara
(805) 683-5141

Cody's Cafe

Went right in middle of morning rush, but staff was ready and wonderful. Everything was great! More reviews

4.5 - 362 votes

Hours: 5 - 8:30PM

9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara
(805) 730-1160

bouchon Santa Barbara

Awesome service, ambiance, and excellent meals. This is a must when visiting this area for a special occasion. More reviews



4.6 - 304 votes

Hours: 5 - 9PM

1325 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 966-9676


Food was good but one of the elder waitress wasn't as present. I decided to get dessert and it took her 16 mins to finally get back to me to take m... More reviews

4.5 - 334 votes

Hours: 8AM - 9PM

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara
(805) 898-2628

Boathouse at Hendry's Beach

Incredible food and overall dining experience!! The location of this restaurant is elite, right on the beach with great views and ample outdoor seating. ... More reviews

4.6 - 282 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

220 Gray Ave, Santa Barbara
(805) 256-7353

Shalhoob's Funk Zone Patio

There are a number of reasons why the Ribs we picked up on July 4th were sub par and i was going to list them. But i decided not to make excuses for a bi... More reviews

4.6 - 243 votes

Hours: Closed today

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara
(805) 967-0066

Cold Spring Tavern

Great Sunday with friends and a lot of other happy-to-be-out people. Music was great as usual. Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan back to playing every Sunday. Su... More reviews

4.4 - 308 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 9PM

3815 State St Suite G131, Santa Barbara
(805) 618-1816

Lure Fish House

Super good food! The portion is big, fish is fresh and worth the price. The waitress is very nice and friendly, recommended us to order sea bass and it w... More reviews

4.6 - 221 votes

Hours: 5 - 9PM

8 E Cota St, Santa Barbara
(805) 963-5000

The Palace Grill

Absolutely fantastic food, totally on par with New Orleans, fresh delicious red fish. We went on a thursday and it was empty but heard things get tight o... More reviews

4.4 - 280 votes

Hours: 7AM - 2:30PM

216 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
(805) 965-3269

Chads Cafe

When you get seated they bring you some delicious mini muffins (mine were filled with chocolate chips. They are amazing! I ordered the breakfast burrito!... More reviews

4.5 - 246 votes

Hours: Closed today

26 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara
(805) 965-1113

the black sheep

I just love their food. I always get great service there. The place is well organised and the cashiers are always very kind. Will come visit again. More reviews

4.3 - 300 votes

Hours: 11AM - 11PM

35 State St a, Santa Barbara
(805) 845-3100

Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen - Santa Barbara

We were staying at a hotel around the corner and this was one of few restaurants open late and nearby. We were a little put off -- bar food and I have a ... More reviews

4.5 - 228 votes

Hours: 4 - 9PM

813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara
(805) 966-9463

Wine Cask Restaurant

Wonderful service, great food. Everyone was so attentive and kind, it really made our night. More reviews

4.4 - 249 votes

Hours: 5 - 9PM

131 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara
(805) 284-0370

The Lark Santa Barbara

I am literally already trying to figure out how to get back to Santa Barbara asap to eat here again. The best meal my husband and I have had in a long ti... More reviews



4.5 - 216 votes

Hours: 5 - 9PM

1311 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-1311


Food and service were excellent and don't even get me started on the coconut cake w/creme anglaise!! Highly recommend. More reviews

4.5 - 214 votes

Hours: 5 - 9PM

813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara
(805) 966-9463

Intermezzo by Wine Cask

Wonderful service, great food. Everyone was so attentive and kind, it really made our night. More reviews

4.6 - 186 votes

Hours: 12 - 9PM

28 Anacapa St unit e, Santa Barbara
(805) 770-7651

Brass Bear Brewing & Bistro

The comedy show here was great. But stools at the exact same height as the table just do not work for seating. More reviews

4.6 - 180 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

5 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
(805) 705-0991

The Blue Owl

The smoked salmon salmon was incredible!! Try it out if you are in downtown Santa Barbara! More reviews

4.3 - 258 votes

Hours: 12 - 2PM

50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara
(805) 969-6705

Stella Mare's

Charming old building with great indoor and outdoor space. Excellent brunch menu and terrific service. More reviews

4.4 - 214 votes

Hours: 7:30AM - 2PM

2001 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 569-0400

Garrett's Old Fashioned Restaurant

Happy to see Garrett's opened up again, and of course, with precautions in place! My spot for breaki!!!Deelicious omelette, coffee...the best toast!!! More reviews

4.5 - 188 votes

Hours: Closed today

205 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
(805) 963-9591


Interesting small plates fine dinning restaurant in SB. All SB inspired plates. I would recommend this restaurant for two people or dates not large parti... More reviews

4.3 - 239 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

2911 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara
(805) 682-2600

Los Agaves

Delicious, authentic Mexican food. Consistently great on every dish I've tried. Best dine in Mexican in town in my opinion. More reviews

4.2 - 265 votes

Hours: 7:30AM - 10PM

536 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 966-4638

Joe's Cafe

Everything we got was good, but not great. The eggs Benedict were cooked nicely but did not have enough hollandaise. Service was fast. More reviews

4.4 - 205 votes

Hours: 9AM - 9PM

21 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara
(805) 770-2143

Scarlett Begonia

Been here many times and each time it's great. Staff and food is better than most places I've been. Bloody Mary is delicious and their bacon is... More reviews

4.3 - 230 votes

Hours: 8AM - 2PM

730 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara
(805) 845-1696

The Shop Kitchen

This is a great place to go for Sunday brunch. The service was excellent and they follow clear safety protocols. Sitting outside was a nice experience. T... More reviews

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