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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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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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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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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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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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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Valle Fresh

Valle Fresh

380 Bell St. Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 865-2282

Located on California's beautiful Central Coast, ValleFresh is a purveyor of local, fresh California cuisine.

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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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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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Root 246

Root 246

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

Experience craft food and drink

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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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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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Brewer-Clifton

Brewer-Clifton

2367 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 866-6080

Come taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay proudly grown in the Sta. Rita Hills of California in the beauty of Los Olivos.

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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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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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The Landsby

The Landsby

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fresco Valley Café

Fresco Valley Café

442 Atterdag Rd., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8857

Fresco Valley Café serves Breakfast & Lunch. Local, Organic and Sustainable Cuisine. Beer, Wine, Mimosas & dog friendly patio!

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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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