Boathouse at Hendry's Beach is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

1. Boathouse at Hendry's Beach

8.9
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA
American Restaurant · Mesa · 60 tips and reviews

Bobby G.Bobby Gilchrist: The Signature Bloody Mary is like an appetizer and drink in one!

Stephanie C.Stephanie Cook: Reasonably priced for Oceanside dining in SB. Clam chowder could've been better but the sirloin tip appetizer and crab spinach dip were great!

Tim I.Tim In The House: Location on beach is great. Nice for happy hour and appetizers

Cafe Zaytoon is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

2. Cafe Zaytoon

9.1
209 E Canon Perdido St (at Santa Barbara St.), Santa Barbara, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Downtown Santa Barbara · 45 tips and reviews

RinaRina: Go to Cafe Zaytoon. Sit at a fire pit and enjoy a Hookah (and perhaps some tasty appetizers!).

Raj S.Raj Suri: Incredible food and atmosphere. One of the best things on the menu is the Batata Harra appetizer. The potatoes have a crispness on the outside that make them so addictive.

PiperPiper: Chicken kebab is juicy and delicious. Lighting, atmosphere, and fire tables(!) make this a go to for dinner in SB.

Les Marchands is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

3. Les Marchands

8.8
131 Anacapa St Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA
Wine Bar · Lower State · 11 tips and reviews

jeajeajeajea: Quaint setting, laid-back friendly somm, europhile wine list by the (Riedel) glass, broad local selection (bottles and bottleshop), nice small appetizers are prepared by restaurant next door. Visit!

Jack K.Jack Klauber: Nice wine selection and delicious food. Try the Manila Clams. Smokey and rich in flavor.

Kilho P.Kilho Park: Great hidden wine and beer bar behind the lark. The owners are great, one being a master sommelier. They know what they are doing and it's a great place for a date or business drink.

Toma Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

4. Toma Restaurant

8.5
324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Italian Restaurant · 14 tips and reviews

Seph M.Seph M.: Baby artichoke appetizer is amazing. So is the shrimp gnocchi.

Geoffrey G.Geoffrey Gray: The ahi cones are out of this world! Pizza and squid ink pasta are especially good too

Jane B.Jane Borderud: Everything!

The Palace Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

5. The Palace Grill

8.4
8 E Cota St (btw State & Anacapa St), Santa Barbara, CA
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Lower State · 42 tips and reviews

Kimberly Cameron, V.Kimberly Cameron, Valencia, CA: Kim Cameron, Valencia, CA - This place is EXCELLENT! Calamari appetizer & Blackened Filet Mignon, which comes w/ these buttery-garlic mashed potatoes, sooooo good! Can't wait to go back again!!

Nick L.Nick L: Try the Stuffed Filet Mignon - Get it blackened. Best dish on the menu ... My go to. You can get a topping of artichoke hearts but I keep it dry. So good.

Miles F.Miles Freeman: Make sure to go on a Friday or Saturday night and talk to the magician. Not only are his acts amazing, he's hilarious to talk to as well.

Brophy Bros. is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

6. Brophy Bros.

8.9
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 134 tips and reviews

Ben K.Ben Krasnow: The Garlic baked clams appetizer is awesome.

Nat L.Nat LeMoss: Make sure to get the calamari appetizer!

Mary H.Mary Helfrich: Clam chowder is excellent! Fresh clams...atmosphere will you remind you of being in a New England clam shack.

Harbor Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

7. Harbor Restaurant

7.4
210 Stearns Wharf (Santa Barbara), Santa Barbara, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 20 tips and reviews

Justin S.Justin Satzman: Get the crab cakes for an appetizer, swordfish for an entree and chocolate lava cake for dessert. Throw in the pinot grigio and you will have one amazing meal.

Ralph A.Ralph Anastasio: Food was good. It was packed so the service wasn't the best I ever had. I had to eat with my appetizer dish that was finished along with my main course. But I would go again.

Anna S.Anna Straus: Cool view, friendly service and fresh seafood! Go for the seafood tower!

Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

8. Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer

8.3
601 Paseo Nuevo (Chapala Street), Santa Barbara, CA
Burger Joint · Santa Barbara Downtown · 35 tips and reviews

Ken F.Ken F: Great spot for craft beers and good burgers plus they have excellent appetizers, osso buco ribletsare are a must $5. Plus happy hour from 2 to 6 & 9 to close daily

Jeff H.Jeff Huberific: Modern urban interior combined with a creatively mouthwatering burger menu, makes this a Santa Barbara must. A great beer and whiskey selection round it out.

Matt H.Matt Hunter: The bar rocks, as does the Fig Marmalade Burger. Enjoy!

Enterprise Fish Company is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

9. Enterprise Fish Company

8.0
225 State St (at Montecito), Santa Barbara, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Lower State · 50 tips and reviews

GMoneyGMoney: To die for boston clam chowder. Love the bass and swordfish. The poke ahi tuna appetizer and calamari are both great.

Natalie M.Natalie Mary: Awesome food and wine! Loved the bisques!!! Halibut was to spot on!

Stefanie B.Stefanie Bautista San Miguel: Sunday is happy hour from 5pm- close

Olio Pizzeria is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

10. Olio Pizzeria

9.2
11 W Victoria St #21 (State St.), Santa Barbara, CA
Pizza Place · Santa Barbara Downtown · 17 tips and reviews

Allison F.Allison F.: Asparagus appetizer was great.

Michael S.Michael Schofield: Meatballs taste pretty close to grandma's, and that's impressive. Margarita DOC pie was delicious! Great cocktails too.

Fran C.Fran Cormack: Fabulous pizzas.

Bella Vista is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

11. Bella Vista

8.8
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA
Restaurant · 12 tips and reviews

Laura D.Laura Denenholz: Sausage ravioli was excellent! As was the parma ham and goat cheese pizza!

Lewis K.Lewis Kay: One of the best Sunday brunches I have ever had. Incredible variety and dessert table.

Jenny K.Jenny K: Amazing bread service with delicious ricotta instead of butter!

Opal Restaurant & Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

12. Opal Restaurant & Bar

8.7
1325 State St (btw W Sola & W Victoria St), Santa Barbara, CA
New American Restaurant · Santa Barbara Downtown · 29 tips and reviews

Czara J.Czara J: Get the crab cake appetizer. Entree? Mushroom stuffed breast of chicken is off. the. hook.

Jill W.Jill Wolf: Flat iron steak, fresh pasta with tiger shrimp prawns, creme brulee. Yum.

Alex D.Alex D.: Try the Opal Syrah by Santa Barbara Vinyards. Really good!

Santa Barbara FisHouse is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

13. Santa Barbara FisHouse

8.3
101 E Cabrillo Blvd (at Anacapa), Santa Barbara, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Lower State · 51 tips and reviews

Sara J.Sara Jusino-Terry: Personally thought it was overpriced. We waited forever just for a salad and fish and chips. The quality of the food was poor. The crab cake appetizer was fake to me. All fillers and no crab.

Katrina G.Katrina G: Try and sit outside if you can but you may need the heat lamps at night. Halibut with spinach and goat cheese is awesome!

Kevin C.Kevin Colopy: Got to have the halibut!

The Brewhouse is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

14. The Brewhouse

8.0
229 W Montecito St (at Bath St), Santa Barbara, CA
Brewery · 67 tips and reviews

Melissa M.Melissa McEacheron: The appetizer steak bites and the steak salad! Great environment and cool vibe

Edgar G.Edgar Gamez: West Beach IPA did not disappoint. Try a taster and see for yourself. Bottomless mimosas with brunch are great too.

M M.M Matheson: West Beach IPA

Hungry Cat is one of The 15 Best Places for Appetizers in Santa Barbara.

15. Hungry Cat

7.5
1134 Chapala St (at Anapamu), Santa Barbara, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Santa Barbara Downtown · 24 tips and reviews

MM: Happy hour till 6am = half off cocktails. Tuna tartare appetizer is outstanding. Could do without the peanuts.

Stewart A.Stewart Alsop: Try the fish tacos - Excellent: little bit of spice from the red peppers with good fish and veggies and just the right cheese

Randy B.Randy Brown: 'fray diablo' fresno-infused tequila, chartreuse, blood orange and lemon juice. happy hour ends at 6PM