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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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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Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro

Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro

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

Bottlest is an upscale restaurant with full bar and views into Santa Barbara County's largest winery. Live Music, Cocktails and 52 Wines by the glass.

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Hill Haven Provisions

Hill Haven Provisions

448 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-9025

Local's-favorite gastropub in downtown Solvang. Melds California fresh cuisine with Asian fusion. Craft beer, wine, cocktails. Outdoor patio.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant

Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant

409 1st St., Solvang, Ca 93463,
805-688-1703

A newly remodeled boutique hotel boasting 12 exquisite rooms. Trip Advisor hall of fame recipient. Feat. delicious fare at First & Oak restaurant.

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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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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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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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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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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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Root 246

Root 246

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

Experience craft food and drink

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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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Los Olivos Lemons

Los Olivos Lemons

2971 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805)350-9839

Husband and wife team serving "Cups-of-Happiness" aka Gourmet Lemonade and craft-made syrups |Supporters of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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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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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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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.

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