Santa Clarita Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Santa Clarita

April 14, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. The city has annexed a number of unincorporated areas, contributing to the large population increase. It is located about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and occupies most of the Santa Clarita Valley. It is a notable example of a U.S. edge city or boomburb. Santa Clarita was ranked by Money magazine in 2006 as 18th of the top 100 places to live.
Things to do in Santa Clarita

1. Egg Plantation

24415 Walnut St, Santa Clarita, CA 91321-2821 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 18 +1 661-255-8222
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Egg Plantation

Reviewed By Miguel_Sison - Metro Manila, Philippines

We arrived at the restaurant around 12 noon on a saturday and getting a table only took 15 mins. They have free coffee and tea while you wait for your table.
Servers are friendly and the food service was fast. Taste of food was ok. Food portions are big.

2. Newhall Refinery

24258 Main St, Newhall, CA 91321-2911 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 661-388-4477
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Newhall Refinery

Reviewed By hollydrake - Ashland, Oregon

Second time stopping here for lunch as last time the food was very good. This time my husband ordered the Cubano which he said was okay. The fish and chips that I ordered looked good, but was disappointed that what looked brown and crisp on the outside turned out to have translucent, underdone fish and the inner coating was gummy like library paste. The chips were,crispy but the ketchup was odd and when I asked the waitress about it she told me that it was sriracha ketchup. I think it might have been better to warn about this and offer regular ketchup if requested. The atmosphere was nice and the service was good.

3. Stonefire Grill

23300 Cinema Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1775 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 661-799-8282
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Stonefire Grill

Reviewed By Erika M - Santa Clarita, California

I have come to this place for lunch and dinner for years. I have ordered via catering here many times for birthday’s and house party’s and everything has always been on point. This place never disappoints! I have never tried anything here that has not been awesome in taste! Honestly, you can’t go wrong with anything you order!

4. In-N-Out Burger

25220 North The Old Rd, Newhall, CA 91381 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By Mrtravelbee - Los Angeles, California

How can i not like In-N-Out ??? if your in California and you never try In-N-Out you should buy a return ticket and come back immediately lol burgers are delicious, amazing service, get the double-double or 4x4, animal style fries and Neapolitan shake, won't be disappointed.

5. Piccola Trattoria

18302 Sierra Hwy, Unit 107, Santa Clarita, CA 91351-3092 Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 26 - SGD 39 +1 661-299-6952
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Piccola Trattoria

Piccola Trattoria offers delicious Italian and Sicilian cuisine in an intimate, warm and inviting atmosphere. The menu carries a variety of authentic Italian style dishes, ranging from fresh seafood and game, to homemade pasta recipes, and homemade pizzas. Join us in a memorable evening of great food, wonderful wine, and warm and knowledgeable service.

Reviewed By Frank P - Santa Clarita, California

We celebrated our son's 31st birthday there. Our group consisted of 2 young children and 6 adults. My wife and I had been there before and always enjoyed the food and great service. My wife always orders the mussels and continues to rave about how good this item tastes. My favorite is the lasagna and I am never disappointed. The portion is always large enough to satisfy my large appetite. The rest of the family ordered various times from the menu and were all pleased with the flavor of the food. The wait staff is attentive and very friendly.

Whether you are looking for a place to have an intimate dinner for 2 or a place to celebrate a special day with group of friends and enjoy great Italian food, you would be hard pressed to find a better place! Plus they have some of the best Italian food I have ever tasted!

6. Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

25580 The Old Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91381-1705 Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 661-222-9494
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

VALENCIA RESTAURANT: DINING, CATERING, TAKE-OUT AND GIFT CARDS Superb Dining at Very Attractive Prices! Among Valencia restaurants, Wood Ranch stands out as a great American restaurant, serving savory Premium American Baby Back Pork Ribs, Certified Angus Beef(C) steaks, nationally famous Tri-Tip, fresh fish, and chicken. We are also renowned for our Kids' Menu, salads, appetizers, desserts, as well as our full-service bar.

Reviewed By mlove999

My daughter chose Wood Ranch, her favorite, to celebrate her birthday dinner. We were a fairly large party of 8 adults and a toddler but had no trouble getting seated on a Saturday night around 6:15 pm. Most people ordered the tri tip and I had the 1/2 barbecued chicken. Everyone enjoyed their food. The service was excellent. I enjoyed the barbecued chicken. As a side order, several people enjoyed the macaroni and cheese.

7. Rattler's BBQ

26495 Golden Valley Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350-2973 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 661-251-4195
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Rattler's BBQ

Reviewed By wakeboardr5150 - Santa Clarita, California

Pros: The food is delicious. The prices are reasonable. We have eaten here many a time and most recently decided to use their catering service. They were spot on! I don't think you can beat the price for what you get, and they delivered right on time. They also set everything up. Plates and plastic utensils are covered in the price as well.

Cons: I've been there a couple of times now when they have specials, like on their ribs, and they run out. Poor planing on Mngt's part. I would rate the service as average, not above or excellent. The salad bar is weak as far as selection goes.
Best time to go is for lunch or during the week when it's not as crowded, Mon-Thurs.

8. Salt Creek Grille

24415 Town Center Dr, Ste 115, Santa Clarita, CA 91355-4817 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 661-222-9999
Excellent
46%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 221 reviews

Salt Creek Grille

Think rustic meets California casual at Salt Creek Grille in Valencia. If you're looking for relaxed, upscale dining--it's time to experience Salt Creek Grille. The award-winning Salt Creek Grille features mesquite grilled hand-cut steaks, fresh Pacific seafood, tangy barbeque ribs and Zagat Guide's acclaimed "Best Pork Chop on the Planet". Signature salads, hearty pasta dishes, juicy half-pound burgers and a new "PRIME Steak Menu" also accompany the classic menu. An extensive wine list perfectly complements the classic American fare. Enjoy private parties, patio dining, a "Smooth Jazz" Sunday Brunch, live weekend entertainment, and a cozy outdoor fireplace to enhance your dining experience. Come experience Salt Creek Grille's hospitality and impressive offerings that are the talk of the Santa Clarita Valley!

Reviewed By Timwsalles - San Marcos, Texas

Fabulous Sunday brunch buffet! Something for everyone. Great service. Comfortable atmosphere. A reasonable price for such an extensive variety of dishes. We were thoroughly impressed.

9. Eggs 'n' Things

27560 Newhall Ranch Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355-6047 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 661-702-8664
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Eggs 'n' Things

Reviewed By Holymolyma - Santa Clarita, California

Eggs n Things is a favorite place for breakfast in Santa Clarita. They have a wide selection of menu items and all that I have tried are very good. One cannot make reservations, and the wait time can be long, especially on Sundays. Over the summer we opted to accept an outdoor table in order to avoid the wait. The restaurant had no fans outdoors and one of our group began showing signs of heat exhaustion and had to return to an air conditioned car. One would think that fans could be used in the outdoor seating area; Santa Clarita is frequently hotter than 100 degrees in the summer..

10. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

24201 Valencia Blvd, The Valencia Town Center, Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1861 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 661-253-9996
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By CivilGeek - Fresno, California

Did not need reservations late at night. Grandparents and two teenage grandsons arrived hungry and tired.Service was good. The server knew the menu and made special efforts to avoid my wife's capsaicin (peppers) allergy. The boys had burgers (bison and all-American). Wife had chicken Alfredo with shrimp. I had pork shoulder. All were well cooked, good quantities, and very tasty. S'mores for dessert to the boys were a hit. Drinks and wine were fine.

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