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Food and restaurants in Santa Barbara County

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“A local hangout, very popular, excellent views of Harbor...great fish and chips, salads, and cocktails”
  • 111 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“On the sand restaurant - one of the best spots for happy hour and the sunset. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Café
“Organic market & bohemian cafe with a large patio serving vegetarian Mexican fare & salads. We especially love the smoothies. Plus there's a great selection of locally made skin care products!”
  • 67 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“$$$ - Our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara! Amazing food with a trendy vibe. Best if you have a reservation. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“The best in town.. Fresh, sushi bar or table, sake, incredible menu selections and more than just sushi. Enjoy.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
“When I first came to Ojai I really wanted to go to the Deer Lodge. It’s an old 1930s roadhouse. Inside is dark with overstuffed arm chairs, very lodge like. Weekends, there are tons of bikers there, not the gang type, more the middle aged execs from LA riding their Harleys. If you stick to appetisers or burgers you should be ok, otherwise the food is a disaster. However, it is an Ojai legend, should visit.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great views of the Marina from the Patio and Bar. One of the best Happy Hours in Ventura.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A restaurant with an Oyster Bar, great fish and Happy Hour. Usually one of the busier restaurants and they don't take reservations. ”
  • 29 locals recommend

Cafes

Italian Restaurant
“Very popular Meiners Oaks eatery. Pizza, Pasta and sandwiches at very reasonable prices. Outside patio. I like it but in all honesty the pasta is one step up from Chef Boyardinis but cheap!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee in town. Super busy place, and a stopping point for cyclists. Great outdoor seating area to chill for an afternoon coffee. In the heart of downtown”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Another local's favorite. Awesome coffee and matcha! Lots of pastry options.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Its convenient location and vibrant atmosphere. Locally owned and operated and I like to support Santa Barbara businesses. Sunny and comfortable seating on the patio to enjoy coffee drinks and smoothies. Favorite smoothie is the King Kong. If you're in a hurry, you can quickly grab a house coffee and be on your way. Excellent chorizo breakfast burrito and very good sandwiches for lunch. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“We LOVE the coffee at Beacon, they are seriously the best, expert roasters and passionate about coffee. Plus there's a great selection of pastries and lots of vegan options!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“If you want to grab a coffee and a pastry in the morning while sitting outside Noso Vita is your spot”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Coffee Connection is a great source for organic coffee, tea, pastries and local color.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“GREAT COFFEE, TREATS & GIFTS of all kinds... A local favorite and an americano to die for. Unique drinks, lavender lemonade and a great place to pick up a souvineer to remember your stay in Ventura. I love to go her on Saturdays before the farmers market! It is also my go to place for cards and gifts.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Bakeries

French Restaurant
“The best bakery in Santa Barbara, Renaud's boasts Parisian-quality baked goods and a variety of simple and delicious breakfast and lunch options.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bakery
“A local favorite for breakfast. But lunch is great too. Great coffee. Grab it to go and walk to Butterfly Beach”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“Freshly baked bread each and every day! The croissants are so good! Pick up your baguette in the morning or afternoon and head off to the beach or picnic! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious breakfast pastries and home made pies. Goods are baked fresh each day, but sell out quick!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“Fresh healthy lunch and dinner options. Something for everyone, they have ever changing daily specials which are always great. A large selection of great soups, salads and pastas and wraps”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“One of the nicest places for breakfast, with a full menu of options. Sit inside or out.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“I love this place for breakfast. Lots of healthy options, and delish cupcakes. I always get the cinnamon honey latte :) ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“Our Favorite Brunch Spot and the Best Croissant in Santa Barbara! Our favorites: -3 Egg Omelette (egg whites) w/ Gruyere -Quiche Lorraine -Almond Croissant ”
  • 17 locals recommend