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Santa Barbara Best Value Restaurants


Looking for a steal of a meal? For a gourmet experience that won't break the bank, check out these Best Value Restaurants in Santa Barbara that give the most bang for the buck, including fine destinations where one can dine well for a reasonable price.

The Blue Owl at Zen Yai Thai
Quick Bite
425 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Thai influences meet California cuisine at this unique downtown eatery. More...

The Brewhouse American
13/20
229 W. Montecito St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A lively hub of local energy, where the mixed crowd enjoys international comfort food and a full bar. More...

Cajun Kitchen Cafe Breakfast
12/20
1924 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A longtime favorite breakfast-house with Cajun influences, where the food and environs are homey and consistent. More...

Edomasa Japanese
11/20
2710 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Santa Barbara’s oldest late-night sushi bar, Edomasa serves up traditional Japanese food in a modest environment. More...

Flavor of India Indian
13/20
3026 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Warm service and traditional northern Indian food made from scratch keep the locals coming back year after year. More...

Fresco Cafe California
13/20
Five Points Shopping Center
3987 State St., Ste. B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Known for healthy California cuisine, Fresco Café offers fresh, organic salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts. More...

Garden Market California
Quick Bite
3811 Santa Claus Ln.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Fresh, healthy food and a charming setting on Santa Claus Lane. More...

The Habit Burger Grill Burgers
Quick Bite
216 S. Milpas St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Smoke from the charbroiler beckons crowds to this Santa Barbara original. More...

Kahuna Grill California
Quick Bite
Camino Real Marketplace
7010 Market Place Dr.
Goleta, CA 93117
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Hawaiian surf culture meets Californian fast food at this island-style eatery. More...

La Super-Rica Taqueria Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at La Super-Rica Taqueria, Santa Barbara, CA 622 N. Milpas St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A humble Mexican restaurant, housed in a tin roof shack, with a first-rate reputation. More...

Los Arroyos Mexican
Quick Bite
14 W. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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It's small, but hard-working Tony Arroyo and Maria Rickard pride themselves on serving nothing but the freshest ingredients. More...

Lucky Penny Pizza
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Lucky Penny, Santa Barbara, CA 127 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A takeout operation for wood-fired pizzas and more in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. More...

Mony’s Mexican Food Mexican
Quick Bite
217 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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

The Natural Cafe Healthy
Quick Bite
508 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Natural Café may not be all natural, but offers relatively healthy food at good prices. More...

Palazzio Italian
11/20
1026 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Generous portions are the trademark of this casual Santa Barbara Italian eatery, where even half orders require a take-home box. More...

The Palms Steakhouse
12/20
701 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Local character and a unique cook-it-yourself concept distinguish this Carpinteria institution. More...

Peebee & Jay's Sandwiches
Quick Bite
1007 Casitas Pass Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

A traditional local sandwich shop utilizing quality ingredients; fresh-made soups and crisp salads are available, too. More...

Reyes Market Mexican
Quick Bite
4795 Carpinteria Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Mexican food is done right at this longstanding restaurant-market in Carpinteria. More...

Reynaldo's European & Mexican Bakery Mexican
Quick Bite
895 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

An informal Mexican eatery with a devoted following of tamale aficionados. More...

Rose Cafe Mexican
12/20
1816 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Mexican fare in one of Santa Barbara's oldest family-owned restaurants. More...

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

The Shop Cafe New American
Quick Bite
730 N. Milpas St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A contemporary American restaurant disguised as a humble diner. More...

Sojourner Cafe Healthy
12/20
134 E. Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A vegetarian favorite since 1978, serving hearty soups, satisfying main courses and outrageous home-baked desserts. More...

Summerland Beach Cafe American
12/20
2294 Lillie Ave.
Summerland, CA 93067

Summerland Beach Café dishes up home-style breakfast and lunch in a classic low-key beach setting. More...

Tinker's Burgers
Quick Bite
2275 Ortega Hill Rd.
Summerland, CA 93067
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A classic beach town burger joint with a perpetual line out the door. More...

Z’s Tap House & Grill American
12/20
5925 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117

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

 

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