Best Santa Barbara Restaurants for a Burger

Santa Barbara is known for a lot of things: romantic cliffs towering over the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful and ancient missions created with faith and dreams, and for being the home to some of the best burger places in the entire state of California! Ok, maybe we aren’t exactly famous for the last one, but it’s our fervent opinion that we ought to be. In those moments when all you crave in life is a big, thick, and juicy burger, these Santa Barbara restaurants have what you need and do it well!

Chubbies Hamburgers, 2908 De La Vina Street

When you want the best burgers in town, it’s best to start with a place that concentrates all their attention on creating these delicious medallions of beef, and Chubbies Hamburgers does just that. With a menu that is short and to the point, but still offering a variety of burgers that include vegetarian and chicken style, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Chubbies!

Eureka! 601 Paseo Nuevo

Great music, ice-cold craft beers, and innovative burgers that will change the way you look at the simple hamburger; does it get any better than this? If you ask the multitude of guests who find their way to Eureka! their answer will be a resounding no! Offering the classic American Cheeseburger, the luxurious Bone Marrow Burger, and the healthy Bison Burger in addition to a large selection of beef goodness, your trip to Eureka! may very well be the highlight of your vacation.

On the Alley, 117 Harbor Way

The best thing about a burger is you don’t need a lot of fuss and fanfare to make it better; a burger is a burger and simple can be good. On the Alley, which actually offers a second location in Goleta, offers simple foods done right, and that includes their tasty burgers! No frills doesn’t mean no-taste, and the burgers found here are bursting with flavor. Try the Gaucho Burger, topped with blue cheese, bacon, avocado, grilled onions, and chipotle mayo, and you may never want a burger prepared any other way again!

Make Your Own in Your Paradise Retreats Luxury Escape

Because no one can cook like you do, our homes offer fully equipped kitchens that make meal preparations a joy. Grill outside at sunset or fry up a simple burger in the kitchen and top with ingredients you purchased at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market for a healthy and delicious vacation treat. Contact us to reserve your vacation rental and to learn more about Santa Barbara restaurants!