Where to Eat

If you are making a day trip and looking for a wonderful place to eat near the airport, then park at Signature and walk along the road towards the ocean to a footpath.  Follow the footpath to the ocean and when you hit the beach, go left to Beachside Bar Cafe.  It's right on the beach.  Eat outside if it is a VFR day.

Right at the intersection of West Cabrillo and State Street at 1 State Street, is Eladio's Restaurant & Bar.  It has indoor and outdoor seating with a fire pit.  Don't miss their Happy Hours from 4-7pm that includes great discounts for drinks, appetizers, and an entree.

An old time favorite and more economical eatery is Sambo's Restaurant, located at 216 west Cabrillo Blouvard.  Sambo's is a great breakfast or lunch place to grab some good food at a decent price.

We always try out the local brewing company restaurant and the Santa Barbara Brewing Company, located at 501 State Street, is no disappointment.

Another favorite genre for us is Mexican Food.  Rudy's Mexican Restaurant, located at 811 State Street, has good prices, great food, and large portions.

There are simply too many restaurants to choose from.  Just stroll up State Street.  Do some shopping, stop at a bakery cafe, and find some of the best food on the Central Coast in Santa Barbara.