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Santa Barbara Public Market, Santa Barbara

Categories: Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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  • Stopped by the public market. This place has potential. It's always changing. Some key players still around are Flag Stone pantry, Empty bowl, and the Wine + Beer. I'll keep coming back for rori's org...  read more »
  • This public market has wonderful seafood and a place that specializes in poke. Not all of the storefronts have businesses yet, but I'll be interested to see what new delicious places join the market n...  read more »
  • The place is not very big, but very cozy. Has market options and restaurants/lancherias.
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  • Half of the little boutique stands/restaurants are closed at any given point. The space is large and inviting but the rent is obviously too high as few places are surviving. Good wine bar and ice cream and noodles, everything else was usually (very) overpriced for what it was (probably why they went out of business!). If they can get some more shops in here on a more permanent basis it'll be great, for now, I would stay on State Street.
  • No longer a market in any traditional sense, SBPM has overcome its near-death experience by turning itself into a glorified food court - slash - beer and wine bar. That said, the food vendors are for the most part great - Empty Bowl for great Asian noodles, I'a for poke bowls and fresh oysters, and Corazon for gourmet tacos. The ambience is still trying to overcome bad lighting and acoustics - it's loud - but worth a visit if you're in town just to sample the great food and grab a glass of local wine or beer.
  • So many options, so much deliciousness. On this trip, I came for the coffee and for the ice cream. Locally sourced ingredients and great dining options; there's something here for everyone! Five yums, er, stars for all the options I've tried here.
  • The Garden, a new casual beer on draught focused sports bar is slowly opening hoping to bring in a younger crowd and families to Public Market. I hope it succeeds. It's a great space with lots of potential.
  • Awesome shops and a great idea. The only downfall is that parking is hard to find, sometimes its better to park in the city lot down the street and walk to it.
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