All The Best Restaurants in the Santa Ynez Valley Area

What’s on the menu? Everything from down-home American to authentic Danish and smorgasbord to sushi to modern Italian-American cuisine.  There’s something delicious here to please any palate and pocketbook.  You’ll find restaurants spot-lighting local ingredients, romantic hideaways, family-friendly pancake houses, brew pups, oodles of al fresco dining options, wine from the valley’s award-winning vineyards and even locally-brewed beers.  Local chefs scour the Solvang Village Farmers Market for just-picked produce every Wednesday afternoon year-round in downtown Solvang (on First St. between Mission Dr. and Copenhagen Dr.).  Seasonal farm stands burst with fresh fruits and veggies, lavender, olive oils and more, adding to the strong rural flavor of the area.


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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-6411

As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to a bygone era.

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Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

2436 Baseline Ave., Ballard, CA 93463
8056887770

Comfortably elegant accommodations and award winning cuisine make Ballard Inn & Gathering Table one of the most sought after luxury inns in the valley

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Bell Street Farm

Bell Street Farm

406 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-4609

Bell Street Farm is an essential culinary destination in Santa Barbara County wine country.

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Bob's Well Bread Bakery

Bob’s Well Bread Bakery

550 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-3000

We pride ourselves on baking old world style artisan breads using only the finest ingredients, sourced locally and seasonally, in all of our products.

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Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro

Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro

35 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 686-4742

Bottlest is an upscale restaurant with full bar and views into Santa Barbara County's largest winery. Live Music, Cocktails and 52 Wines by the glass.

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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

3539 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-4142

As chefs, brothers Matt & Jeff Nichols continue to experiment with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch,” homemade element.

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Cecco Ristorante

Cecco Ristorante

475 1st Street, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8880

Seasonally inspired Italian cuisine featuring wood burning oven pizza, handmade pastas, cheese, and antipasti.

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Chomp | Burgers, Fries & Shakes

Chomp | Burgers, Fries & Shakes

1693 Mission Drive , Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-7733

Serving All-American cuisine such as hamburgers, fries, and shakes for an open family oriented, kid-friendly, restaurant in Solvang CA.

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Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(800) 248-6274

Chumash Casino Resort’s main attraction is it’s world-class gaming floor, featuring 2,000 slots, table games, bingo, poker and weekly giveaways.

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Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar

3544 Sagunto Street, At the Corner of Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460,
(805) 688-0033

Dos Carlitos offers fresh, inspired Mexican cuisine and award-winning margaritas.
Voted “Best Restaurant in Santa Ynez Valley" & "Best Happy Hour".

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El Rancho Marketplace

El Rancho Marketplace

2886 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805)688-4300

We are a full-service Gourmet/Organic/conventional Supermarket, specializing in fresh food, fresh made, fresh locally sourced and Wine

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Eleven Wine Lounge

Eleven Wine Lounge

3640 Sagunto Street, Suite 204, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9134

An elegant place to come to try International wines, beer and Alberto Mastrangelo's magical, evolving, taste bud tormenting food!

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom

45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
805-694-2252

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. craft beer on tap and "to go." Core, specialty beers available. Coming soon: Enjoy gourmet pub fare from Beto's Place.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

620 McMurray Ave, Buellton CA 93427

A Quiet Revolution out of California’s Central Coast, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company has grown to become an authentic regional craft brewery.

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First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn

First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn

409 1st St, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-1703

An array of complex small plates emphasizing flavor & finesse. Create your own tasting menu. CA eclectic fare emphasizing seasonal & sustainable.

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Fresco Valley Café

Fresco Valley Café

442 Atterdag Rd., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8857

Fresco Valley Café is a Californian style restaurant focused on serving local, organic and sustainable cuisine!

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Full of Life Flatbread

Full of Life Flatbread

225 Bell St, Los Alamos, California
(805) 344-4400

Full of Life Flatbread is an eatery offering wood-fired pizzas, locally sourced fare & craft brews in a convivial ambiance.

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Global Gardens & Caliterranean Café

Global Gardens & Caliterranean Café

2450 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 344-2222

Start with quality basic ingredients and your kitchen will be a healthier, tastier place.

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Hitching Post II Restaurant and Winery

Hitching Post II Restaurant and Winery

406 E. Hwy. 246, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0676

The quintessential Wine Country experience since 1986, with wood fire grilled “Santa Maria” barbeque and world class Hitching Post Pinot Noirs.

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Industrial Eats

Industrial Eats

181 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-8807

Wood fired ovens, kraft butcher shop, big ass fan, tap wines and beers, killer pies, and the coolest coffee machine on the central coast.

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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-688-7265

Taste the Central Coast! Wine country cuisine and an wine list of over 500 mostly local wines also available for retail at their Wine Merchant.

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Louise's Kitchen Table

Louise’s Kitchen Table

(805) 403-9649

For all your catering needs from cocktail/dinner parties to brunch, picnic lunches or wine club release parties. Serving the SY Valley since 2004.

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Mortensen's Danish Bakery

Mortensen’s Danish Bakery

1588 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8373

Mortensen's Danish Bakery in Solvang serves authentic, buttery-rich pastries using traditional recipes and the finest ingredients.

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PlaceInvaders

PlaceInvaders

233 St Joseph St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 991-7901

PlaceInvaders works with Santa Ynez Valley wineries on private dinner parties for members in private homes around California and beyond.

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Plenty on Bell

Plenty on Bell

508 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440,
(805) 344-3020

Farm-to-table restaurant in Santa Barbara County from the Co-founders of Edible Communities and Chef Jesper Johannson.

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