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Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide

The Lark restaurant serves seasonally inspired fare in Santa Barbara's trendy Funk Zone

10 Hot Spots for Dining in Santa Barbara
Finch & Fork
The Honor Bar
The Lark
Olio e Limone
The Palace Grill
S.Y. Kitchen
Toma Restaurant & Bar
Yellow Belly
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Closed Restaurant Reviews

Browse through the closed restaurant database for Santa Barbara to reminisce about your favorite eateries from the past.

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GAYOT'S RESTAURANT AWARDSOver the years, we have been electing restaurants to be on GAYOT's Yearly Restaurant Awards.

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