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Santa Barbara Wine Country Restaurants

Where to Eat in the
Santa Ynez Valley


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WHERE TO EAT — WINE COUNTRY RESTAURANTS


The Ballard Inn Restaurant California
14/20
The Ballard Inn
2436 Baseline Ave.
Ballard, CA 93463
Menu
The Restaurant at Ballard Inn emphasizes fresh flavors in original dishes that pair comfortably with locally produced wines. More...

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
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...

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe European
14/20
Dining Room at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, Los Olivos, CA 2879 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Menu
Tucked away in the heart of Santa Barbara's wine country, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café offers Mediterranean-themed cuisine and an impressive array of wines. More...

Panino – Los Olivos Deli
Quick Bite
2900 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441

A casual yet topnotch deli in the heart of the wine country. More...

Paula's Pancake House Coffee Shop
12/20
1531 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93463
Menu
Pancakes thick and thin attract a well-deserved breakfast crowd to Paula’s each morning. More...

Root 246 New American
No Rating
Dining Room at Root 246, Solvang, CA Hotel Corque
420 Alisal Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463
Menu
A delightfully simple approach to cooking takes full advantage of the region's bountiful ingredients. More...

Trattoria Grappolo Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Trattoria Grappolo, Santa Ynez, CA 3687C Sagunto St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Menu
A favorite with locals, the atmosphere of this Italian eatery is loud but communal. More...

The Vineyard House California
13/20
3631 Sagunto St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Menu
Local produce and the bounty from the on-site herb garden factor into the cooking at this Santa Ynez Valley restaurant. More...

The Willows American
14/20
The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel
3400 E. Hwy. 246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Menu
An unexpectedly elegant dining experience away from the bells and whistles of the Chumash Casino. More...

 

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