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: www.jeannines.com/menus

 

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

 

Dawn Patrol
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 962-2889
Menu: www.dawnpatrolsb.com

 

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: www.thelarksb.com/menus/dinner

 

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

 

Tamira
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 965-7555
Menu: www.tamirarestaurant.com/menu
Team favorite! Emily says: This place is as authentic as you can get in Santa Barbara. The food isn’t as spicy as traditional Indian, but their buffet deals, naan, and lassi make up for it.

 

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

 

Goa Taco (Indian & Mexican fusion)
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 770-7079
Menu: www.goataco.com/sbmenu
Team favorite! Emily says: Ah! Their paratha tacos melt in your mouth. The flavor mixes are sharp, surprising, but always delicious.

 

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

 

Carlitos Café Y Cantina
Location: Downtown
Phone: (805) 962-7117
Menu: www.carlitos.com/img/CarlitosDinner.pdf
Team favorite! Caitlin loves coming here, especially on nights where they have live music. The location is superb, as well!

 

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: www.laomatouusa.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: www.foxtailsb.com/menus
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

 

French Press
Locations: Downtown, Goleta
Phone: (805) 962-7733
Team favorite! Emily says: I LOVE French Press. 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