It’s time for lunch. You’re in Santa Barbara
, California, and boy are you hungry. Look around. No matter where you’re standing, there are probably at least three restaurants in view, with many more tucked just around that bend or behind this stand of palm trees. But how do you determine which restaurants merit a visit and which restaurants fall short? Enter the 10Best lunch list, featuring the 10 most delicious lunch spots in town.
If you’re in the mood for seafood, you’re in luck. Simply head toward the water to find some of the freshest catches in the area at local favorites like On The Alley
and the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
. For something more traditional, check out Dave's Dogs
for incredible hot dogs or Lucky Penny
for wood-fired pizzas in the heart of Santa Barbara's happening Funk Zone.
Continue reading to discover 10 great restaurants to visit for your midday meal. Whether you want to sit down and stay awhile or grab a bite and go, we've found the perfect place. In fact, you might try to squeeze in two lunches after seeing what this town has to offer. (Don’t worry, it’s ok; you’re on vacation!)