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Night owls be warned: Santa Barbara restaurants, in general do not stay open late. In fact, local residents often joke that if you haven't figured out what you want to have for dinner by 8:30, you might as well give up. Or go to Denny's.
But fear not! 10Best wants only the best for you so we have done exhaustive research to round up 10 fabulous dining establishments that serve dinner after 10 p.m. Impossible? Nothing is impossible!
From sushi to burgers to bahn mi sliders, this list has something to suit your every mood. Visit Edomasa for some midnight nigiri or stop by After Dark for some loaded mac n' cheese. Not in the mood for seafood or pasta? Go to the Blue Owl for some tri-tip fried rice... yum!
Better still, the vast majority of destinations on this list are unique to Santa Barbara, so not only will you be indulging after dark, but you'll be getting something you can't get anywhere else. (With In-N-Out being a notable exception for our out-of-state readers. Because what's a trip to California without a visit to In-N-Out?)
So the next time your stomach is growling long after the sun has set and you don't know where to go, this is the list that will save your life... or at least your appetite!