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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hummingbird Cafe

Hummingbird Cafe

453 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 403-7100

Welcome to Hummingbird Cafe Solvang, located in the beautiful wine country of Santa Barbara County.

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Casa Dumetz Wines

Casa Dumetz Wines

388 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1900

We craft elegant, alluring and authentic Rhone varietals with grapes sourced from extraordinary vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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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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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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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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1880 Union

1880 Union

362 Bell Street , Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-2744

The 1880 Union is a historic landmark hotel & saloon that offers a bar/restaurant open to the public as well as private events including weddings.

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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 Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out

Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out – Solvang

1992 Old Mission Drive, Solvang, California
(805) 693-2994

A Destination in the Santa Ynez Valley!
Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant and Take Out is a family-owned and operated restaurant since 1999.

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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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