DINING IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Great food to complement your favorite local wine is easy to find in Santa Barbara County. Seems like wherever there is good wine, you will find great chefs and we are lucky to have a thriving culinary environment here in Wine Country. From Pacific Fusion to Italian to traditional Santa Maria Style barbecue to home-made wine country cuisine – we’ve got a chef and a restaurant to please just about anyone.
The restaurants below showcase local wines, so you can experience a memorable meal along with a bottle of fine wine from a local winery.
Ballard Inn Restaurant & Tasting Room
2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
Wednesday - Sunday 5:30 to 9pm
The Restaurant at the Ballard Inn is one of the most intimate and romantic dining destinations in the Santa Ynez Valley. With just 12 tables, soft music, candle light, and a roaring fireplace, the atmosphere is elegant and comfortable. And the food is wonderful, Chef Budi Kazali has been named CCM®'s Ultimate Chef. Come see for yourself!
OLD TOWN ORCUTT
Far Western Tavern
300 East Clark Ave, Old Town Orcutt CA 93455
Lunch and Dinner Daily. Brunch Sunday. Bar Open Daily
Contemporary California ranch cuisine inspired by local traditions. Our restaurant is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, a renowned regional fare rooted in native ingredients and methods that were first popularized by 19th century rancheros. Our menu blends this local barbecue style with other dishes that reflect our family’s heritage in the Santa Maria Valley’s Swiss-Italian ranching community, all prepared with fresh flavors from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards.
bouchon Santa Barbara
9 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Dinner nightly from 5:30pm
Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" recipient. Over fifty local wines by the glass. Fresh fish, game from our valleys and local produce from farmers markets.
Olio e Limone Restaurant - Olio Pizzeria
17 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Lunch Monday -Saturday 11:30am – 2pm. Dinner nightly from 5pm
Experience artisanal Italian dishes from the "freshest ingredients supported by a superb wine list" - 2012 Zagat Survey (27 Food Rating).
Cocktails | Private Dining | Pizzeria next door
813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3pm.
Dinner nightly at 5:30pm
A Santa Barbara favorite, WINE CASK is a 'don't-miss' foodie experience. Fine dining, casual fare, relaxed lunch and beautiful courtyard with Santa Barbara's Best Wine List and award-winning eco-friendly 'local wine treasures on tap' system.
The Willows Restaurant at Chumash Casino Resort
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez CA 93460
Daily from 5pm. Lounge opens at 3pm.
Specializing in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, this Four Diamond-rated restaurant also features an extensive selection of local and imported wines, all served in an exquisitely appointed setting. Reservations are recommended.
Ranch & Reata Roadhouse
3569 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez CA 93460
Tuesday -Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - midnight
Sunday 10am -10pm
The Ranch & Reata Roadhouse is more than just a restaurant and more than a performance venue; it’s the place where the West meets today and greets every visitor with fine food, drink and entertainment.
3544 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez CA 93460
Daily 11am - 10pm
The finest restaurant for Mexican dining in Santa Ynez. We feature 50 varieties of tequila and a pomegranate margarita you don't want to miss!