If you're looking to dine out with a larger group in Santa Barbara, you might think you're at a loss for choices. Many of the restaurants in this little beach town are charmingly intimate... aka very small! It can be a bit tricky to seat a party of eight or more on a Friday or Saturday night, so we're here to help.
This list includes the very best group-friendly restaurants within city limits. Each of these 10 dining establishments can handle larger groups and, better still, are certain to please every member of your crowd. From birthdays to graduations to weddings, we have you covered.
If you're looking to host a grand affair, consider renting the private room at Harry's Plaza Cafe for a taste of classic Santa Barbara. Or, for something a little more gourmet, you can buy out the entire restaurant at the Wine Cask.
Or if it's an informal celebration with family and friends that you're planning, why not try the back patio at Sama Sama Kitchen? Their dreamy cocktails and addictive Indonesian-inspired dishes will make it an affair to remember.
The majority of the restaurants on this list are within easy walking distance of some amazing sight or other, whether it's the ocean, a historic building or just some really good nightlife. Perfect for getting your party on!