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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First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn

First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn

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

First & Oak is Santa Ynez's Valley's only Michelin Plate awarded restaurant comprising of the best in culinary excellence and artistry.

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Morrell's Farm Fresh Dining

Morrell’s Farm Fresh Dining

225 McMurray Rd. Unit E, Buellton, CA 93427,
(805) 691-9890

Delicious food with a simple but nicely varied menu, very generous portions. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Vinland Hotel & Lounge

Vinland Hotel & Lounge

1455 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-2018

An unbeatable location for experiencing the unmatched charm of Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley.

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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.

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Babi's Beer Emporium

Babi’s Beer Emporium

380 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
8053441900

We use our travels and connections to curate a delightful collection of craft beers from all over the world.

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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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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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Birkholm's Bakery

Birkholm’s Bakery

460 Alisal Road , Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8188

Being a family-owned and operated business, at Birkholm's Bakery, we're able to offer you that personal touch you've been looking for.

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Osteria Grappolo

Osteria Grappolo

1546 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8281

Osteria Grappolo is an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Solvang and features a large, dog-friendly patio with outdoor dining available.

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Pico Restaurant

Pico Restaurant

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

Pico is a partnership between Chef John Wayne Formica and Will Henry, featuring farm-to-fork dining and an extensive wine list.

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Global Gardens

Global Gardens

2450 Alamo Pintado Road, Los Olivos, California
(805) 686-4111

TASTE & LEARN about our award-winning organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Fruit Balsamics & more!

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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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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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Maverick Saloon

Maverick Saloon

3687 Sagunto Street , Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-4785

Still going strong, the legendary Maverick Saloon  continues to be a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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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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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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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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The Baker's Table

The Baker’s Table

3563 Numancia St., Ste 104, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-4856

Thoughtfully choosing  local and organic ingredients when possible in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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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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The Maker's Son

The Maker’s Son

346 Bell Street, Los Alamos, California 93440
(805) 344-1926

Elevated comfort food meets rustic California cuisine. Located in a 1920s gas station/garage, meet The Maker's Son. Great for dining and events!

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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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Ellie's Tap & Vine

Ellie’s Tap & Vine

3640 Sagunto Street , Santa Ynez, California 93460

Join us for delicious food, great wine, and a good time!

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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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The Tavern at Zaca Creek

The Tavern at Zaca Creek

1297 Jonata Park Rd, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-2412

The Tavern Zaca Creek - Seasonally-inspired steakhouse offering locally-sourced seafood & organic produce. Specialty cocktails, spirits, local wines.

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K'Syrah Catering & Events

K’Syrah Catering & Events

478 4th Place, Solvang, CA 93463
8052459564

K'Syrah is the premier farm-to-table catering and event venue serving season-driven dishes to California's Central Coast.

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