Featured Santa Barbara Restaurant: The Nook

You wouldn’t even notice this Santa Barbara restaurant was hiding such good food inside if you happened to pass by. Located inside a blue shipping container, The Nook is the perfect spot to indulge in a perfectly cooked burger to locally caught crab cakes. With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, it can be difficult to find time to eat.

However, we urge you to make some time for this casual dining experience. Don’t be mistaken, there is nothing casual about the quality of food pumped out of the kitchen. This Santa Barbara Restaurant was opened up by renowned Master Chef Norbert Schulz and his business partner Brigitte Guehr. It’s been 35 years since they last decided to open up a restaurant, so you can understand why The Nook is worth talking about.

Located in The Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, this restaurant fits in perfectly with its neighborhood. Nothing fancy or sugarcoated about it’s appearance, The Nook creates an awesome atmosphere around a unique setting. Not to mention, it’s only a 15 minute walk from Marina Beach Motel.

This gives you just enough time to work up an appetite and a thirst for a local beer or drink. The way to order is simple, but the food that comes out is far from that. All you have to do is go to the order window and then a buzzer will let you know when to head to the pick up window for your meal.

Chef Norbert, after all of his success and accolades, decided that he wanted to open up a place where he could serve people comfort food. Not just the normal way of thinking about comfort food, but a way that resonated throughout the world. Comfort food meaning the kind of food that is eaten most regularly for each particular region.

So he set out this goal for The Nook, and people have really taken a liking to this spin on the way comfort food is portrayed. From hamburgers, bratwurst, soft fish tacos, and much more, there is a comfort food for everyone’s delight.

So while you’re staying at Marina Beach Motel, make sure to stop by this Santa Barbara Restaurant for great eats and good vibes.