Santa Barbara Public Market, Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Public Market, located at 38 West Victoria Street & Chapala, is a contemporary urban marketplace offering locally & regionally sourced food, wine, and beer. Nestled in the thriving performing and cultural arts district of downtown Santa Barbara, the Public Market is Santa Barbara's premiere dining destination for locals and visitors alike. With such a diverse collective of merchants under one roof, the Santa Barbara Public Market offers a truly unique experience to dine, drink, gather and host special events.
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  • Variety of different eateries and a great place to buy food. Check out Big Eye Raw bar and the noodle bar - they're one of the best around.  more »
  • A good place for a quick lunch but good in a clean and beautiful, young people work there very friendly and funny. We ate a Taco that saved my life:)
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  • We were looking for something light and fresh and found Poke Bowls in the Market The Serena with yellowtail and sushi rice reminded me of classic Hawaiian Poke. The matcha Fresca Tea with Yusuf and Gi...  more »
  • Everything here is amazing. Rory’s ice cream is top notch, the bakery’s cookie dough balls are a must try, the sushi place is great, and the Mexican food place is very good, plus empty Bowl’s pad Thai is outstanding. Pro tip: order your food from wherever (I suggest empty bowl if it’s your first time) and ask them to bring it into the beer and wine place so you can have a drink from a huge selection with your food.
  • Great vibes, good location for a casual night out. We had perfectly cooked noodles at Empty Bowl and tasty cookies from Flagstone Pantry. The only disappointment was the stale coffee from Green Star, granted we ordered it at 8pm on a Saturday night.
  • Great new addition to SB! You can grab a glass of wine, while you enjoying delicious foods from all over.
  • Great food! Lots of options! The taco place has a special on Tuesdays- $2.50 Al pastor Tacos and $5 Micheladas. Delicious!
  • The Public Markets idea has changed recently into more of an open space for small restaurants rather than a "public market". They added a bar in the front where a small grocery store was - this really makes it more appealing to SB than a shopping experience. Having little restaurants in one spot makes it easier to share food with friends who want to all eat different things :)
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