Being one of the few late-night spots in downtown SB, you might think The Blue Owl was only meant to be visited after a long night out at the bars. And you’d be wrong. This Thai-fusion restaurant serves food that tastes good no matter where you fall on the sobriety scale. The banh mi is great, and the Thai basil cheeseburger (late-night menu only) is everything we want at 1am.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Santa BarbaraSee more
McConnell's is well-known for a reason. Make a pilgrimage to the ice cream legend's original store in Santa Barbara.
Olio-Plex is our term for Olio Pizzeria, Olio Crudo Bar, and Olio e Lemone, and you can't go wrong with any of these Santa Barbara Italian spots.
Freebirds World Burrito
Other than UCSB, Isla Vista has another important landmark: the original Freebirds World Burrito.
More Thai spotsSee more
Tasty Food To Go
Tasty Food To Go is a tiny Thai/Laotian restaurant in a bungalow house in Long Beach with food worth driving across town for.
Noree Thai is a great casual Thai restaurant in Beverly Grove, from the same people as Luv2Eat.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more