Breakfast and Brunch

 

The Shop Kitchen
Location: Eastside
Phone: (805) 845-1696
Menu: www.yourshopkitchen.com/menu
Team favorite! Emily says: The Shop is full of good surprises. Their dishes are innovative and the patio is perfect for Saturday brunch!

 

Jeannine’s Bakery
Locations: Montecito, Downtown, Uptown
Phone: (805) 966-1717
Menu: https://www.jeannines.com/pages/menus

 

Scarlett Begonia
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 770-2143
Menu: www.scarlettbegonia.net/web

 

Crushcakes
Locations: Carpinteria, Downtown
Phone: (805) 963-9353
Menu: www.crushcakes.com/cafe_menu

 

Summerland Beach Café
Location: Summerland
Phone: (805) 969-1019
Menu: www.summerlandbeach.cafe.com
Team favorite! Sheri loves coming here for a good, traditional breakfast and charming atmosphere.

 

Mesa Café
Location: Mesa
Phone: (805) 966-5303
Menu: www.mesacafesb.com/menu
Team favorite! Kiffaya enjoys coming to this “local’s favorite” spot.

 

Casual Lunch

 

Lucky Penny
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 284-0358
Menu: www.luckypennysb.com/food
Team favorite! Emily loves the hip, outdoor atmosphere and great food and drink offerings.

 

Panino
Locations: Montecito, Downtown, Goleta
Phone: (805) 963-3700
Menu: www.paninorestaurants.com/menus

 

South Coast Deli
Locations: Downtown, Goleta
Phone: (805) 560-9800
Menu: www.southcoastdeli.com

 

Los Arroyos
Locations: Montecito, Downtown, Goleta
Phone: (805) 962-5541
Menu: www.losarroyos.net
Team favorite! Caitlin loves the atmosphere and good food.

 

Norton’s Deli
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-3210
Menu: nortonspastrami.com/menu
This place was on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives!

 

Shoreline Café
Location: Mesa
Phone: (805) 568-0064
Menu: www.shorelinebeachcafe.com/
Team favorite! Samantha loves the fresh food and the fact that you can literally enjoy your meal while sitting on the beach!

 

Fresco Café
Location: Uptown
Phone: (805) 967-6037
Menu: www.frescocafe.net/menu
Team favorite! Wendy and Kiffaya love all their options here!

 

Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian

 

Lilac Patisserie (GF)
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 845-7400
Menu: www.lilacpatisserie.com/menus

 

Oliver’s (Vegan)
Location: Montecito
Phone: (805) 969-0834
Menu: www.oliversofmontecito.com/dinner
Team favorite! Emily says: As someone who isn’t strictly vegan, I was a little skeptical of this place. However, my mind was thoroughly changed after the first bite. Absolutely delicious.

 

Mesa Verde (Vegetarian)
Location: Mesa
Phone: (805) 963-4474
Menu:www.mesaverderestaurant.com/dinner

 

The Honey B Kitchen (Vegan, with most GF)
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 895-4248
Menu: www.thehoneybkitchen.com/menu

 

Green Table (Mostly Vegan & GF)
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 618-1233
Menu: www.green-table.com/menu

 

Formal Dining

Jane
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 962-1311
Menu: www.janesb.com/menus
Team favorite! Caitlin loves this place, though the intimate atmosphere isn’t strictly formal!

 

Bouchon
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 730-1160
Menu: www.bouchonsantabarbara.com/menus
Team favorite! Wendy and her husband love coming here for special occasions.

 

Finch and Fork
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 879-9100
Menu: www.finchandforkrestaurant.com

 

The Lark
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 284-0370
Menu: http://www.thelarksb.com/menu/

 

Opal Restaurant & Bar
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 966-9676
Menu: www.opalrestaurantandbar.com/menu
Team favorite! Samantha and her husband love the great food and central location of this fabulous spot.

 

Toma Restaurant & Bar
Location: Downtown/ Mesa
Phone: (805) 962-0777
Menu: www.tomarestaurant.com/menu

 

Blackbird
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 882-0135
Menu: thehotelcalifornian.com/santa_barbara_restaurants

 

American

 

The Honor Bar
Location: Montecito
Phone: (805) 969-6964
Menu: www.honorbar.com/locations/montecito

 

Finney’s Crafthouse
Location: Downtown/ Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 845-3100
Menu: www.finneyscrafthouse.com/menu/santa-barbara-menu

 

Shalhoob’s Funk Zone Patio
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 256-7353
Menu: www.funkzonepatio.com/menu

 

The Creekside Restaurant & Bar
Location: Goleta
Phone: (805) 770-3200
Menu: www.thecreeksidesb.com/main-menu

 

State & Fig
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-1730
Menu: www.stateandfig.com

 

Steak House

 

Lucky’s
Location: Montecito
Phone: (805) 565-7540
Menu: www.luckys-steakhouse.com/menu

 

Jill’s Place
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 963-0378
Menu: www.jillsplacesb.com/pages/dinner-menu
Team favorite! Samantha thoroughly enjoys this family-owned joint that offers the authentic steak house experience.

 

Holdren’s Steaks and Seafood
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-3363
Menu: www.holdrens.com/sb/menus/dinner
Team favorite! Wendy loves coming here for a great meal.

 

Clementine’s Steak House
Location: Carpinteria
Phone: (805) 684-5119
Menu: www.zmenu.com/clementines-steak-house-carpinteria-online-menu

 

Indian

 

Flavor of India
Location: Uptown
Phone: (805) 682-6561
Menu: www.flavorofindiasb.com/menu

 

Bibi Ji
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 560-6845
Menu: www.bibijisb.com

 

Himalayan Kitchen
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 882-1000
Menu: www.himalayankitchensantabarbara.com

 

Fusion

 

Sama Sama Kitchen (Asian fusion)
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-4566
Menu: www.samasamakitchen.com

 

The Black Sheep (American Asian fusion)
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-1113
Menu: www.blacksheepsb.com/menu
Team favorite! Alison says: The farm to table food is fantastic!

 

Italian

 

Ca’Dario
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 884-9419
Menu: https://www.cadariorestaurants.com/

 

Pascucci
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 963-8123
Menu: www.pascuccirestaurant.com/dinner.html
Team favorite! Samantha loves coming here for a delicious night out.

 

Petrini’s Italian Restaurant
Location: Uptown
Phone: (805) 687-8888
Menu: www.petrinis.com/menu
Team favorite! Kiffaya loves this family restaurant and its’ authentic cuisine.

 

Pizza

 

Rusty’s Pizza
Locations: Downtown, Eastside, Uptown, Goleta, Carpinteria
Phone: (805) 564-1111
Menu: www.rustyspizza.com/santa-barbara/menu

 

Giovanni’s Pizza (Montecito, Upper State, Mesa)
Locations: Montecito, Uptown, Mesa
Phone: (805) 682-3621
Menu: www.giovannispizzasb.com/menu

 

Taffy’s Pizza
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 687-3083
Menu: www.taffyspizza.com/menu

 

Seafood

 

Brophy Bros
Location: Harbor/ Downtown
Phone: (805) 966-4418
Menu: www.brophybros.com/welcome-santabarbara
Team favorite! Sheri and Samantha say this is by far a local favorite in the harbor.

 

Boathouse at Hendy’s Beach
Location: Mesa
Phone: (805) 898-2628
Menu: www.boathousesb.com
Team favorite! Alison, Emily and Caitlin all love this place! The food is fantastic and the views are unbeatable.

 

Lure Fish House
Location: Uptown
Phone: (805) 618-1816
Menu: www.lurefishhouse.com/menu
Team favorite! Alison and Samantha love the happy hour selection and is often a destination for dates!

 

The Drunken Crab
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 845-2986
Menu: www.thedrunkencrab.com

 

Kanaloa Seafood Market
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 845-2986
Menu: www.kanaloaseafood.com/menu
Team favorite! Wendy loves this cute restaurant run by the first certified sustainable seafood company in the United States!

 

Enterprise Fish Co.
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 962-3313
Menu: www.enterprisefishcosantabarbara.com/dinner

 

Mexican

 

Super Cuca’s
Locations: Westside, Mesa
Phone: (805) 962-4028
Menu:www.cucasrestaurant.com/images/menu-web.pdf

 

Lilly’s Taqueria
Locations: Downtown, Goleta
Phone: (805) 966-9180
Menu: www.lillystacos.com
This taco place is so popular, they’re closed on Tuesdays!

 

Romanti-Ezer
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 730-1612
Menu: www.romanti-ezer.com/menu-category/food-menu
Team favorite! Emily says: I’m not one to finish a whole burrito in one sitting, but I manage to do so at Romanti-Ezer. SO good.

 

Mony’s Mexican Food
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 895-2978
Menu: www.monyssb.com

 

Los Agaves
Location: Eastside, Uptown, Goleta
Phone: (805) 564-2626
Menu: www.los-agaves.com/menu
Team favorite! Samantha enjoys the contemporary Mexican food and fresh ingredients.

 

Sushi & Japanese

 

Yume Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-8873
Menu: www.yume-sushi.com/menu
Team favorite! Emily has catered from here on numerous occasions, and loves the creative, specialty rolls!

 

Arigato Sushi
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-6074
Menu: www.arigatosb.com/menu

 

Sun Sushi
Location: Uptown
Phone: (805) 845-7720
Menu: www.sbsunsushi.com/menu_appetizers_salad.html

 

Miso Hungry
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 324-4430
Menu: www.places.singleplatform.com/miso-hungry-1/menu?ref=google

 

Thai

 

TAP Thai Cuisine
Location: Uptown
Phone: (805) 682-1114
Menu: www.tapthaicuisine.com/menu
Team favorite! Kiffaya and her family enjoy coming here.

 

Your Place
Location: Eastside
Phone: (805) 966-5151
Menu: not available online, call (805) 966-5151
Team favorite! Sheri and Emily both highly recommend this one.

 

Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 335-2426
Menu: www.emptybowlnoodle.com/menu

 

Chinese

 

China Palace
Location: Montecito
Phone: (805) 565-9380
Menu: www.chinapalacesb.com/ChinaPalaceSB/Menu.html

 

Shang Hai
Location: Eastside
Phone: (805) 962-7833
Menu: www.shanghaisbca.net/takeout-menu-i.html

 

Lao Ma Tou
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 618-1878
Menu:https://www.laomatouca.com/

 

Red Pepper Restaurant
Location: Goleta
Phone: (805) 964-0995
Menu: not available online, call (805) 964-0995

 

Mediterranean

 

Foxtail Kitchen & Bar
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 845-6226
Menu: https://www.foxtailsb.com/menu-1
Team favorite! Emily says: This place is reasonably priced with a fantastic assortment of Mediterranean and American dishes, along with a constantly rotating tap list and great mixed drinks. Well worth your time!

 

Zaytoon
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 963-1293
Menu: www.zaytoon.com/menu
Team favorite! Sheri says: I love this place. It has a beautiful outdoor dining area, with tables around fire pits and twinkle lights above. There is a belly dancer on the weekend, and there’s always great food and its fun for groups!

 

Happy Hour

 

Convivo
Location: Downtown/ Eastside
Phone: (805) 845-6789
Menu: www.convivorestaurant.com/#menus
Team favorite! Sheri says: Their daily happy hour is from 3-6, and I love that you can get a margarita or nice glass of wine for $5, and appetizers from $5-10. Sit on the patio and enjoy the sunshine!

 

Seven Bar & Kitchen
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 845-0377
Menu: www.sevensb.com/happy-hours

 

Milk & Honey Tapas
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 275-4232
Menu: www.milknhoneytapas.com
Team favorite! Emily says: This place is a delight! Located conveniently downtown, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting, and the service is always top-notch! Not to mention the tapas and drinks are always delicious!

 

Santa Barbara Wine Therapy
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 637-7492
Menu: www.santabarbarawinetherapy.com

 

Wine, Beer, and Cocktail Bars

 

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 694-2252
Draft list: www.figmtnbrew.com/taprooms/santa-barbara-taproom
Team favorite! Samantha and Caitlin love visiting Fig Mountain, especially when they have live music! “It’s so good!”

 

Lama Dog Tap Room
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 880-3364
Draft list: www.lamadog.com/beer-wine-food
Team favorite! Emily loves catching up with friends at Lama. The staff and atmosphere are so inviting!

 

Les Marchands
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 284-0380
Bar offerings: Les Marchands – Wine List
Team favorite! Wendy loves this tasteful wine bar in the heart of the Funk Zone.

 

Test Pilot
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 845-2518
Cocktail menu: www.testpilotcocktails.com

 

Third Window Brewing
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 979-5090
Draft list: thirdwindowbrewing.com/our-beers/

 

Corks N’ Crowns
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 845-8600
Current events: www.corksandcrowns.com

 

Topa Topa
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 324-4150
Draft list: not available online, call (805) 324-4150

 

Dessert

 

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Locations: Downtown, Uptown
Phone: (805) 324-4402
Menu: www.mcconnells.com/collections/fine-ice-cream

 

The Andersen’s Danish Bakery
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 962-5085
Menu: www.andersenssantabarbara.com/cakes

 

Enjoy Cupcakes
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 451-0284
Menu: www.enjoycupcakes.com/menu

 

Late Night

 

Dave’s Dogs
Locations: Eastside, Goleta
Phone: (805) 895-2802
Information: www.davesdogsgrill.business.site

 

Velvet Jones’ Late Night Mac’N’Cheese
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-8676
Information: www.velvet-jones.com

 

Edomasa
Location: Uptown
Phone: (805) 687-0210
Menu: www.edomasasushi.com/sushi

 

Coffee/Tea

 

Dune Coffee
Locations: Downtown, Goleta
Phone: (805) 962-7733
Team favorite! Emily says: I LOVE Dune. The atmosphere, the people, and the coffee are all consistently warm and full of those good Santa Barbara vibes.

 

Handlebar
Locations: Downtown, Uptown
Phone: (719) 201-3931
Team favorite! Samantha says: Handlebar is definitely one of my go-to spots, especially the one on De La Vina. They serve good coffee, but also have beer and boochcraft!

 

Renaud’s Patisserie and Bistro
Locations: Downtown, Uptown
Phone: (805) 569-2400

 

Helena Bakery
Location: Funk Zone
Phone: (805) 880-3383

 

Bree’osh
Location: Montecito
Phone: (805) 705-7415

 

Santa Barbara Roasting Company
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 962-5213

 

Good Cup
Locations: Mesa, Downtown
Phone: (805) 963-8699

 

The Daily Grind
Locations: Uptown
Phone: (805) 687-4966