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.


Plan Your Trip


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.

Book Your Stay Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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

Book Your Stay Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Book Your Stay Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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".

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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!

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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!

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

Root 246

Root 246

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

Experience craft food and drink

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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."

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

Santa Ynez Café

Santa Ynez Café

606 Alamo Pintado #1, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-3543

Santa Ynez Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We serve Mediterranean food, American, and Middle East.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

555 McMurray, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-1000

A place where business meets pleasure, where your senses are indulged and your spirit is renewed.

Book Your Stay Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

Santa Ynez Valley menuguide

Santa Ynez Valley menuguide

P.O. Box 1014, Solvang, CA 93464
805-364-5373

The Santa Ynez Valley's premiere food and wine guide:
PRINT. DIGITAL. MOBILE. SOCIAL.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

Solvang Brewing Company

Solvang Brewing Company

1547 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-2337

Welcome to Solvang Brewing Company. Where Danish Tradition, Craft Beer and delicious food, come together in the heart of Solvang's Historic Downtown.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

Succulent Café Wine Charcuterie

Succulent Café Wine Charcuterie

1555 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-9444

Our vision is intelligent, tasteful cuisine that incorporates well-sourced, seasonal ingredients and pairs well with quality wine.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

Terravant Wine Company

Terravant Wine Company

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

Terravant offers a unique local-centric culinary and wine tasting experience in the Buellton. Come in and enjoy a one of a kind dining experience.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

The Landsby

The Landsby

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

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

Book Your Stay Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

The Vineyard House Restaurant

The Vineyard House Restaurant

3631 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-2886

A Victorian home in the western town of Santa Ynez, two outdoor decks and two inside rooms. Something for everyone's palate, great local wine list!

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

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.

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary

Wild Farmlands Foundation

Wild Farmlands Foundation

1980 US Highway 101, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 845-4949

A non-profit dedicated to supporting small sustainable farms on the Central Coast through public education and increasing access to ag innovations

Learn MoreLoading+ Add to Itinerary