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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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