Santa Barbara with toddler
My family will be camping at Refugio this weekend, but I'm thinking I don't want to cook every meal. I'm looking for inexpensive, casual, and yummy. Take out is fine, too. I'm not sure which meals we will be eating out yet, so all suggestions are welcome.
the Natural Cafe
The Santa Barbara Shellfish Co
La Super Rica
the Royal Taj
Gelson's Deli and salad bar
Jack's Famous Bagels
trader Joes for nibbly bits and take out
McConnell's for Ice Cream and froyo (you gotta, its REEEEAAAALLL good)
Refugio is quite a ways from Santa Barbara, you may want to look at Goleta restaurants instead. There are a variety in Isla Vista and the Calle Real Center that are inexpensive and family friendly. For a special treat try Arroyo Burro (Hendry's Beach) and Goleta Beach - both have beach side restuarants.
Oy, haven't been to Esau's in years. It could be that you're right? All I remember is that they made their own homemade jams and the breakfasts were pretty good. Always stopped off at Woody's during lunchtime and had a slab of BBQ ribs and onion rings. Woody's have since moved to Turnpike some years ago but still keep packing them in.