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Local Restaurants




Bouchon is a restaurant located in downtown Santa Barbara whose food consists of fresh local ingredients, prepared with care. They source their ingredients with an “as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible” approach, with fish from the Santa Barbara channel and produce from the surrounding countryside. 

Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrol 

Dawn Patrol is a local hash house on State Street in Santa Barbara serving breakfast and lunch. They feature house-made breads, coffee cake and muffins, an organic juice bar and the best possible local ingredients, including free-range eggs and organic coffee.

Finch and Fork

Finch and Fork  is a bar and restaurant hidden inside one of downtown’s hotels, the Kimpton Canary. Their ingredients are homegrown and locally sourced from farmers, fishermen and vintners. They also serve fresh seafood, including oysters and Santa Barbara catches like spot prawns.

Intermezzo Bar + Cafe

Intermezzo Bar +Cafe


Jane serves upmarket bistro fare & cocktails in a sophisticated, relaxed setting with outdoor dining.

Lucky Penny 

Lucky Penny located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, features innovative artisanal pizzas from a wood-burning oven, with locally sourced garden fresh salads, delicious hot & cold sandwiches, handmade sweet treats, beer, wine and the ever-popular Frosé. 

Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde  is a plant-based cuisine restaurant on the mesa in Santa Barbara featuring a unique vegan and organic menu with primarily locally harvested ingredients.

Opal Restaurant and Bar 

Opal Restaurant and Bar  A local’s favorite, opal restaurant and bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the World.

Root 217

Root 217 On-campus dining in the UCEN serving hot breakfast, burgers, wraps, sandwiches. All local, fresh, and natural.

Scarlett Begonia

Scarlett Begonia Casual eatery in a shopping complex with dog-friendly patios serving Cal-American breakfast & lunch.

State & Fig

State & Fig Stylish, upscale setting for Californian fare & daily brunch, plus brick-accented patio dining.

The Black Sheep 

The Black Sheep Stylish, cozy venue offering inventive, Asian-inflected American plates, craft brews & wine.

The Lark 

The Lark Urbane eatery in a former fish market offers New American fare in wood-lined quarters with a patio.

Wine Cask

Wine Cask is located in the middle of downtown Santa Barbara, tucked away in a secluded courtyard. This restaurant specializes in dishes sourced from local harvests, cocktails, and wine. Chefs shop at the local farmers markets every week, and the menu rotates frequently.