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Best Santa Barbara Barbecue Restaurants

Craving some flavorful brisket, a pulled pork sandwich or slab of bbq ribs? Try these smokin' spots for some of the best barbecue in Santa Barbara.

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

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

Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch Barbecue
Quick Bite
2618 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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
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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