All The Best Restaurants in the Santa Ynez Valley Area

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurants Serve Up Bold Flavors With Fresh, Local Ingredients

Santa Ynez Valley is an interesting mix of cultures, peoples and traditions. This mixture has created a distinct Valley flavor, and led to some incredibly unique dishes. Santa Ynez Valley restaurants serve everything from down-home American food to authentic Danish cuisine, and everything in between. There’s something delicious here to please any palate and pocketbook.  The unique flavors of the Valley shine through in the many restaurants spotlighting local ingredients. With an abundance of al fresco dining options, you can experience the beauty of the Valley while you eat. If you’re looking for amazing eats, the Santa Ynez Valley restaurants are sure to satisfy. After you’re done eating, don’t forget to check out the many amazing wineries and breweries scattered around Santa Ynez Valley.

Local chefs scour the Solvang Village Farmers Market for just-picked produce every Wednesday afternoon year-round. The Farmers Market is also open to the public, so you can bring the flavors of the Valley home with you. 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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Trattoria Grappolo

Trattoria Grappolo

3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-6899

Trattoria Grappolo is an informal, friendly Italian bistro in Santa Ynez, California.

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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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Fresco Valley Café

Fresco Valley Café

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

Fresco Valley Café serves Breakfast & Lunch. Local, Organic and Sustainable Cuisine. Beer, Wine, Mimosas & dog friendly patio!

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The Landsby

The Landsby

1576 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-3121

A contemporary, Scandinavian-inspired boutique hotel offering sophisticated accommodations and warm hospitality.

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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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Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie

Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie

1555-1557 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-9444

Serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner, in the heart of downtown Solvang. Comfort food, made from scratch, local wines, craft beer, cheese & charcuterie.

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1880 Union

1880 Union

362 Bell Street , Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-2744

The 1880 Union is a historic landmark hotel & saloon that offers a bar/restaurant open to the public as well as private events including weddings.

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Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant

Sides Hardware and Shoes – A Brothers Restaurant

2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, California, 93441
(805) 688-4820

The Nichols Brothers bringing you fresh, local and delicious cuisine inspired by American craftsmanship. Chef de Cuisine: Michael Cherney.

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S.Y. Kitchen

S.Y. Kitchen

1110 Faraday St. , Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9794

S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in a unique setting, described as "a California version of a little Italian farmhouse."

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Leonardo's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Leonardo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

632 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-0846

Leonardos's, serving you authentic traditional Italian food.

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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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Toscana Pizzeria Tapas Enoteca

Toscana Pizzeria Tapas Enoteca

485 Alisal Rd, 163, Solvang, CA 93463
805-697-7445

Creating fresh Italian pizza and tapas daily. Excellent wine and beer bar.

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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(844) 288-0125

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

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Brewer-Clifton

Brewer-Clifton

2367 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 866-6080

Come taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay proudly grown in the Sta. Rita Hills of California in the beauty of Los Olivos.

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Solvang Restaurant

Solvang Restaurant

1672 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-4645

The Solvang Restaurant is the home of Solvang's Famous Aebleskiver and serves Danish and American food.

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Pico Restaurant

Pico Restaurant

458 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1122

Pico is a collaboration between Chef Drew Terp and Will Henry, featuring farm-to-fork dining and an extensive wine list.

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The Lucky Hen Larder

The Lucky Hen Larder

1095 Meadowvale Rd, E, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9448

A gourmet & specialty foods shop featuring artisan sandwiches, cut-to-order cheese and hard to find culinary items. Specializing in house made goods.

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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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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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Root 246

Root 246

420 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-8681

Experience craft food and drink

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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

Chef Snook, veteran to Michelin rated kitchens, creates a build your own 3-5 course tasting menu; choose from 15 seasonal plates. Decadent & complex!

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Hummingbird Cafe

Hummingbird Cafe

453 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 403-7100

Welcome to Hummingbird Cafe Solvang, located in the beautiful wine country of Santa Barbara County.

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Bell's

Bell’s

406 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440

Bell's is a French-inspired Bistro in Los Alamos, California.

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