2020 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Santa Barbara Area

Top Restaurant Patios in Santa Barbara

Enjoy dining al fresco? Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a restaurant's patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars.

Check out GAYOT's list of the Top Restaurants for Outdoor Seating in Santa Barbara, presented in alphabetical order.

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Beachside Bar & Cafe
12/20
Beachside Bar & Café's oceanfront location is prime for summer noshing. See More
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Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
11/20
Food plays second fiddle to views at this seaside restaurant, where an idyllic location is the main draw. See More
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bouchon
15/20
Santa Barbara and Central Coast cuisine complemented by local wines. See More

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Brophy Bros.
12/20
Brophy Bros. is known for fresh-caught fish and harbor views. See More
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The Dining Room at Belmond El Encanto
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California cuisine with local ingredients on the American Riviera. See More

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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood
14/20
A classic locally owned steakhouse in downtown Santa Barbara. See More

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The Lark
14/20
Seasonally inspired fare in Santa Barbara's trendy Funk Zone. See More
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Longboard's
10/20
Great views and tasty fare. See More
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Scarlett Begonia
13/20
Local, organic ingredients are thoughtfully rendered into creative breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. See More
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Summerland Beach Cafe
12/20
Summerland Beach Café dishes up home-style breakfast and lunch in a classic low-key beach setting. See More
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