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Best Santa Barbara Barbecue Restaurants


From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Santa Barbara.


 


Cold Spring Tavern American
12/20
Dining Room at Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara, CA 5995 Stagecoach Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Menu
A rustic setting and weekly game dishes, steaks, burgers and barbecue. More...

The Hitching Post II American
14/20
Dining Room at The Hitching Post II, Buellton, CA 406 E. Hwy. 246
Buellton, CA 93427
Menu
A bastion of oakwood-fired barbecue, grilled artichokes, fresh fish, seasonal game --- and own-label Pinot Noirs. More...

Killer B's BBQ & Bar American
12/20
718 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
Hearty American fare in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. More...

Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch Barbecue
Quick Bite
2618 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Menu
Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch is a casual place popular for its home-style approach to barbecue and Mexican specialties. More...

Woody's Bodacious Barbecue Barbecue
Quick Bite
Magnolia Shopping Center
5112 Hollister Ave.
Goleta, CA 93111
Menu
Woody's big, tasty servings of classic barbecue dishes and its very casual environment make it a popular destination for locals. More...

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