Where to Eat This Week in Santa Barbara: Comfort Food Edition

Vacation doesn’t have to mean expensive dinners out, and it doesn’t have to mean you have to make a McDonald’s run. Especially as it’s getting colder at night. This is why Santa Barbara comfort food exists. And it’s awesome. Here’s where to go.

We’re here to spread the good news about Mac N Cheese After Dark.

Open Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to the early morning, this spot on State Street is dishing out mac and cheese every which way.

Maybe you’re coming into town late at night and need to enter a long pasta-induced sleep. This is where you go.

Maybe you’ve been walking around or biking all day and you desperately need to replenish your glycogen stores. This is where you go.

Maybe you’re from L.A. and aren’t used to fifty-degree nights. You want to feel cozy and warm. This is where you go.

A post shared by ET (@aebahtlook) on

Yes, there are hot dogs hiding in there.

A post shared by Lee Burrows (@lawknight77) on

Open thy wallet.

A post shared by Brandon In (@sithlordbrandon) on

This is literally called “the Ultimate.”

Mac and cheese is a vegetarian staple, really.

This little plate of goodness? We’re talking vegetarian, loaded mac with tater tots, tomato, jalapeño, and hot Cheetos. This is what dreams are made of, friend.

Oh, and P.S.: they do dessert. Waffle sandwiches.

Who needs a Valentine when you can have food ???? ????••• #wafflesandwich #macafterdark #drunkfood #macncheese #downtownsb

A post shared by Mac n Cheese After Dark (@mac_after_dark) on

Santa Barbara comfort food isn’t just tacos and lobster.

And mac n cheese isn’t just for the college kids these days.

Need some more recommendations during your stay? We’ve got your back.


Leave a Reply