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The Barbecue Company
Classic barbecue on Santa Claus Lane in an unpretentious environment.

Book Ends Cafe
Book Ends Café offers what you’d wish to find at most delis: quality foods that satisfy.

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn
Traditional meat and potatoes fare in the heart of Santa Barbara cowboy country.

Finch & Fork
Finch & Fork crafts seasonal menus reflective of the diversity of Santa Barbara.

Goodland Kitchen & Market
Goodland Market is a nice stop in Old Town Goleta for fresh local food with crisp, bright flavors and healthy options.

Los Agaves
Mexican food gets redefined and elevated at this casual family-owned eatery.

Mattei's Tavern
The cuisine at Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos takes inspiration from both the past and the present.

Mony’s Mexican Food
Flavorful food and reasonable prices makes Mony’s a solid choice for Mexican food in the Funk Zone.

Olio Crudo Bar
Part of the Olio Cucina restaurant group, this small spot offers crudo (Italian raw fish) as well as cooked dishes.

Paloma Restaurant & Tequila Bar
Paloma (meaning “dove”) has flown into Goleta with creative and upscale Mexican food.

The Pasta Shoppe
Like a little bit of Italy in Santa Barbara, with fresh pasta made daily.

Santa Barbara Wine Collective
A communal wine tasting room in the Funk Zone neighborhood of Santa Barbara.

The Shop Cafe
A contemporary American restaurant disguised as a humble diner.

Z’s Tap House & Grill
Z’s Tap House & Grill turns out surprisingly flavorful dishes inside Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, leaving no open frame in the food department.

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