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The Best Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Find the best restaurants in the Santa Barbara area

Whether you are looking for the highest-rated Santa Barbara restaurants when it comes to food, or the most romantic, or the best steakhouse, you can follow these top Santa Barbara restaurant lists and recommendations. Here you can see the best restaurants in Santa Barbara in a variety of categories.

TOP SANTA BARBARA
RESTAURANT LISTS

Wine Cask is one of the Top 10 Restaurants with the Best Wine Lists in Santa Barbara

Breakfast

Food Ratings

Heart-Healthy

Kid-Friendly

Outdoor Dining


Romantic

Seafood

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants

Wine List




BEST SANTA BARBARA HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve in Santa Barbara. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day.

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day




RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.