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The Best of Downtown Santa Barbara Restaurants

Discover the many fabulous Santa Barbara restaurants, which are only minutes away from the beautiful grounds of Simpson House Inn. After a short and scenic walk, you'll arrive at the historic downtown district, which is home to many fine dining restaurants along with our favorite casual choices. With so much to choose from, it may be hard to make up your mind. If that's the case, our innkeeper is happy to make a recommendation or show you the book of menus from local restaurants. We'll even give you directions or make the reservations for you!

Click on the Download PDF Button for some of our favorites or go the the MAP page for hyperlinks and locations.

Fine Dining in Santa Barbara

Celebrate the special someone in your life with a romantic meal out in Santa Barbara, California. From dining al fresco in the courtyard to a view of the ocean you're never far from an unforgettable meal when you stay at the Simpson House Inn.

Our Favorite Casual Restaurants

Whether you want to sample eclectic California cuisine or dine on delicious ethnic food, there are many fabulous Santa Barbara restaurants that combine great food with a casual atmosphere.