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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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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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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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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Skyview Los Alamos

Skyview Los Alamos

9150 , US-101, Los Alamos, CA , 93440
(805) 344-0104

Skyview Los Alamos is a modern boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.

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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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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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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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Los Olivos, CA

Los Olivos, CA

2398 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 455-1008

Los Olivos offers art, wine tasting, unique shopping, epicurean restaurants, fun festivals, antiques, a world-class hotel, and recreational landscapes

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The Bear and Star

The Bear and Star

2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 686-1359

Refined ranch cuisine sourced from the bounty of Santa Barbara County.

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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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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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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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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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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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Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out

Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out – Solvang

1992 Old Mission Drive, Solvang, California
(805) 693-2994

A Destination in the Santa Ynez Valley!
Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant and Take Out is a family-owned and operated restaurant since 1999.

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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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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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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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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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Root 246

Root 246

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

Experience craft food and drink

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Amaranto Catering Co

Amaranto Catering Co

(805) 245-8291

Dinner & lunch catering menus are derived from what is seasonally fitting & tailored specifically to each individuals client’s needs.

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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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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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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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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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