2024 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Santa Barbara Area

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The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Best Barbecue Restaurants in Santa Barbara , presented in alphabetical order.

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Cold Spring Tavern
A rustic setting and weekly game dishes, steaks, burgers and barbecue. See More
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The Hitching Post II
A bastion of oakwood-fired barbecue, grilled artichokes, fresh fish, seasonal game --- and own-label Pinot Noirs. See More

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Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch
Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch is a casual place popular for its home-style approach to barbecue and Mexican specialties. See More
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Woody's Bodacious Barbecue
Woody's big, tasty servings of classic barbecue dishes and its very casual environment make it a popular destination for locals. See More
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