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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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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Root 246

Root 246

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

Experience craft food and drink

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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:
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Skyview Los Alamos

Skyview Los Alamos

9150 , US-101, Los Alamos, CA , 93440
(310) 207-5175

Skyview Los Alamos is a modern boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.

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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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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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