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Restaurants near University of California Santa Barbara

Restaurants in this area are known for Californian, Italian, Contemporary American, American and Seafood cuisines.

Some of the popular local menu items include Cioppino, Fish Taco, Grilled Artichoke, Wagyu Steak and Dozen Oyster.

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41 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Woodstock's Pizza - Isla Vista restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2)
  • $$$$
  • Pizzeria
  • Goleta
Booked 1 time today

Just visiting the area for a workshop at UCSB and did some online checking and asking around with locals. Woodstock's came up as THE place around the Goleta area to have pizza and we three were delighted with our choice. Good pizza, great vibe, good team service and good beer.

A photo of Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(242)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Goleta

Great food. I got the quail and she got the seafood risotto. Awesome experience with nice staff.

A photo of Outpost at the Goodland restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(287)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Santa Barbara

Everything was on time, and so delicious. Our waitress Alex was amazing. 10/10 would go again.

A photo of Home Plate Grill restaurant
4.2
Awesome(12)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Goleta

Understated ambiance. Outstanding food.

A photo of Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(456)
  • $$$$
  • Steakhouse
  • Santa Barbara

Great restaurant. We approached it a bit skeptically, as we’ve been a bit burned out on steakhouses lately, but this place has a lot of really excellent dishes and super attentive service. The bone marrow appetizer was one of the best bone marrow dishes I’ve ever had. Their Brussels sprouts were...

A photo of The Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara restaurant

Beautiful location and great service. Pricey for quality of food but still worth it!

A photo of The Creekside Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.2
Awesome(56)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Santa Barbara
Booked 4 times today

Food was so good! Bravo to the chef! Staff was kind and friendly! Overall a really lovely place to dine and kid friendly while still being about to enjoy a good drink and dine in the patio area.

A photo of Louie's California Bistro restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(98)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Santa Barbara
Booked 5 times today

Nice outdoor seating. It can get cool outside, but they have heat lamps so sit by them. Dog and kid friendly. My daughters ordered the chicken picatta and split it (sauce on the side); it was a healthy kid meal with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Portions are on the larger size. Strawberry...

A photo of Opal Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(494)
  • $$$$
  • Californian
  • Santa Barbara
Booked 16 times today

Sat outside due to COVID-19. Food was good.

A photo of Carlitos Cafe Y Cantina restaurant
4.5
Awesome(213)
  • $$$$
  • Mexican
  • Santa Barbara

our server Ariel (sic) was phenomenal. And the steak at the bottom of the menu was wonderful; tender and tasy.

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