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Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Restaurants
— Beach & Oceanview Restaurants
— Harbor & Harbor Views
— "Sideways" Movie Restaurants
— State Street & Area Restaurants
— Stearns Wharf & Water Views


Beachside Bar Cafe at Goleta Beach - great beachfront and pier views, Santa Barbara, So California

Santa Barbara is known for its an incredible variety of world-class restaurants — many offering fabulous waterfront, ocean, harbor and beachside views.

Santa Barbara Restaurants
— Beach/Ocean View Restaurants

East Beach Grill
1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd
805-965-8805
Casual dining with beach views — outdoor tables on the promenade overlooking the ocean. Great Hamburgers and Fries... and Milkshakes so thick you have to eat it with a spoon.

Shoreline Beach Cafe
801 Shoreline Drive
- 805-568-0064
You can't get much closer to the beach than this — some of the tables are right on the sand! Casual-style cafe, deck and outdoor patio overlooks the beach. Enjoy al fresco dining — delicious Baja-style Fish Tacos and Fresh Ahi Pupus (grilled or seared). This is a great place to come at sunset and watch the sun go down as dusk turns to night. It's really spectacular during a full moon.

Boathouse @ Hendry's Beach
(same owners as Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. at the wharf and Fish House on Cabrillo)




Waterfront Restaurants
— Cabrillo Blvd Restaurants

Bistro 1111
Cafe Los Arcos @ Fess Parker Doubletree
Emilio's Ristorante Bar
Fish House (more upscale sister restaurant to Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. on the wharf)
Rodney's Steakhouse
Rusty's Pizza (look for the lighthouse)



"Sideways" Movie Restaurants
For "Sideways" movie fans, here are a few of the restaurants and cafes that Miles (Paul Giamati) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) visited during their Santa Barbara Wine Country road trip.

AJ Spurs - 805-686-1655 (Buellton)
Hitching Post II (Buellton)
Los Olivos Cafe (Los Olivos)
Solvang Restaurant (Solvang)

Click here for info on "Sideways" wineries


Beachside Bar Cafe at Goleta Beach - great beachfront and pier views, Santa Barbara, So California

Buellton Restaurants
Anderson's Restaurant
(World-famous Split Pea Soup)

Los Olivos Restaurants
Los Olivos Restaurants

Solvang Restaurants & Bakeries
Solvang Restaurants & Bakeries

Goleta Restaurants
Beachside Bar Cafe - 805-964-7881
(Fantastic beach/ocean and pier views)


Four Seasons Resort
The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Biltmore
Looking for a fabulous place to have cocktails at sunset? Visit the Four Seasons Biltmore, a Pacific Coast hideaway nestled between the ocean and the mountains at Butterly Beach, in exclusive Montecito. The outdoor patio bar overlooks the beach.

 

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Santa Barbara Waterfront Restaurants, Santa Barbara, California

Stearns Wharf & Water View Restaurants

Santa Barbara Shellfish Co.
We love this place... and judging from the lines out the door, we're not the only ones! It's very small and extremely casual - located at the end of the wharf. Counter seating overlooking kitchen and water. Limited seating outside, overlooking the water. Fresh and delicious seafood — famous for their Crab and Lobster dishes. Large fish tanks filled with Spider Lobsters. Reasonable prices and friendly service.

Char West - 805-962-5631
Fish & Chips - extremely casual eatery

The Harbor Restaurant
- 805-963-3311
Wine Spectator Award Winning Restaurant

Longboards Beach Bar & Grill
- 805-963-3311
Casual-style restaurant, located upstairs from the Harbor Restaurant. Fun outdoor deck overlooks the ocean.

Minnow Cafe - 805-962-6315
Tiny cafe just off main wharf

Moby Dick Restaurant
- 805-965-0549

Stearns Wharf Vintners
Enjoy wine-tasting and casual foods. Outdoor deck overlooks the ocean.


Santa Barbara Harbor /
Harbor View Restaurants

Breakwater Restaurant
Brophy Bros Clam Bar & Restaurant
- 805-966-4418
Endless Summer Cafe
- 805-564-4666 (Pool Tables)
Waterfront Grill
- 805-564-1200


Habit Burger Grill on State Street, downtwon Santa Barbara, So CA

State Street Restaurants

Aldo's Italian Restaurant
Arigato Sushi 805-965-6074
Barcliff & Bair - 805-965-5742
Bucatini
Chase
Downey's
Eladio's - 805-963-4466
Habit Burger Grill
Holdren's Steaks & Seafood
Madison's Grill & Tavern
The Natural Cafe
Opal Restaurant & Bar
Pierre Lafond Bistro
Pascucci
Sandbar Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar
Santa Barbara Brewing Co
Something's Fishy Japanese
805-966-6607

Sandbar Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar on State Street, downtown Santa Barbara, So CA

Off State Street
Restaurants
Arts & Letters Cafe
@ Sullivan Goss

Elements
Bouchon
Gino's Sicilian Express
Pizzeria - 805-962-9442
La Playa Azul Cafe
- Great Mexican!
805-966-2860

Stateside Restaurant -
(Comedy & Salsa Dancing)

 

 
 

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