Best Restaurants in Santa Clarita with Outdoor Dining: Open Now!


Another week means another glorious best outdoor restaurant picks! From breakfast and brunch to lunch, dinner, and dessert, we have picked out some truly inspiring places that won’t disappoint. Have you tried these restaurants in Santa Clarita? Sometimes the best places are hidden in plain sight.


1. Tea Elle C Garden Café
Sit back and enjoy this glorious tea garden. Featuring over 80 blends of tea, plus sandwiches, salads, breakfast entrees, and baked goods — serenity will overcome you. This cozy café prides itself on fantastic service and experience. Located in the center of Santa Clarita, this hot spot is ready for your entertainment. They even specialize in Victorian tea parties. Give them a call and schedule your outing today!


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2.       Salt Creek Grille

Ambiance galore! This restaurant is the perfect place to dazzle your date. They combine craftsman style architecture with an inviting design. Enjoy the outdoor patio and fire pit, as well as signature mesquite-grilled foods. Plus, their drinks are to die for! Care to dine somewhere private? No problem. They offer private dining upon request. Why not make a whole night of your outing? This amazing restaurant is only a few steps away from the movie theater!

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3.       Saddle Ranch

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience! This rock-meets-western restaurant is ready to surprise you with a slew of activities that will knock your socks off. Have you always wanted to ride a mechanical bull? Now you can. Their outdoor dining is spectacular, complete with large campfire pits. Their homestyle cooking is sensational, and they even serve Cotton Candy Towers and Roast Your Own S’mores Platters for those with a sweet tooth.

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4.       Egg Plantation

Voted the best breakfast and brunch in Santa Clarita for six consecutive years, this quaint café holds a lot of charm. Choose from 101 omelets, house-made espresso beverages, incredible Bloody Mary’s, and customizable dishes for everyone’s taste buds. They were also recently featured on the Food Network! If you stop by on the weekend, they even provide live guitar tunes for all patio guests. What are you waiting for?

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5.       Newhall Press Room

Elite Magazine and The Signal news were not wrong when they recognized this wine bar as the BEST. Wine Spectacular Magazine also gave Newhall Press Room the award of excellence in 2019 and 2020. This amazing restaurant/wine bar is constantly expanding their wine collection and ensuring the complete satisfaction of their customers. But wine is not all they specialize in. Try their cowgirl grilled cheese, mouth-watering flat breads, decadent cheese platters, or absolutely astonishing cinnamon rolls! You can even sign up for their weekly bar time LIVE sessions, held on Sundays, where they explore new wine and food pairings.

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6.       Thelma’s Café

What can we say, this place has style and taste! From their gorgeously designed plates to their crowd-pleasing dishes, you will not want to pass this place up. They serve an array of out-of-this-world crepes, gourmet burgers, french toast, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches. In the mood for some breakfast for dinner? You’re in luck because they serve it ALL DAY LONG. Once you dip into these tasty treats you will never think of food the same.

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7.       Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

This unique dining experience will certainly keep you amused. Step into the world of Japanese cook-it-yourself cuisine. Every table has its own grill, newly oiled and turned to the perfect temperature for your cooking needs. You can order all sorts of meats, veggies, and cheese fondues! They also offer a variety of pre-cooked dishes such as spicy volcano rolls, garlic fried rice bowl, and miso chili wings. Have a soft spot for deals? When you sign up as a user on their app, every meal you accumulate leads to discounts and free items. You must try this place out. It is truly the gem of Santa Clarita.

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Photo Credit: Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ


8.       Wokcano

Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food — when you are craving Asian food, Wokcano is your spot. When you first walk in you will notice how spacious this insanely beautiful restaurant is. This place is DECKED out. They have a stunning pond inside that they often top with rose petals and floating candles. They use dim light and soft music to make you feel supremely comfortable. You can choose private dining, sushi bar seating, a separate bar area, or bring the family and sit in the lounge area at large tables and booths.

wood table with large wood boat filled with an array of sushi rolls and hand cut rolls with ginger and wasabi
Photo Credit: Linh U.


9.       Olive Terrace Bar and Grill

You don’t just receive amazing service at Olive Terrace Bar and Grill, you also receive homemade pasta, seafood, prime steaks, AND the best kept kabobs in town! Every ingredient is fresh, and all their sauces are made from scratch. Forget frozen foods, their meat and seafood are delivered daily. They offer a full bar and a great happy hour where you can watch your favorite game on their large TVs.

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Photo Credit: Isaac C.


10.   Marston’s Restaurant

Marston’s is COMMITTED to high quality food and service. This team operates like a family. They promise to make you feel welcome and comfortable. This restaurant is sure to please, having won multiple awards. Are you a picky eater? Not to worry, this spectacular American restaurant serves a vast variety of food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! As a special opportunity, they host an event called Cooking with Chef Jim on the last Monday of every month. You can book this event to learn from their top chef how to create delicious meals AND eat them.

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Get yourself down to Santa Clarita today and enjoy scrumptious meals and a load of fun at one of these magnificent restaurants. Let us know which is YOUR favorite!

About Shelbi Stump

Shelbi is a determined individual with a free spirit and positive attitude! She was born and raised in Santa Clarita, California. She loves taking on new tasks and exceeding set goals. She likes to initiate new responsibilities and stay active within her career. As a thespian, she enjoys developing new avenues of business. She started her work life in sales, quickly rising to a regional leader position. As she gained new personal responsibilities, she moved on to the medical field, providing services and information to patients in need. Her personal interests have allowed her to easily apply newly learned skills to her career as a Content Coordinator. She is a PEOPLE PERSON! The more people she meets, the better! She welcomes new perspectives to continue earning more worldly wisdom and understanding. In her off time, she dedicates herself to rescuing animals of all kinds. She believes, “If you can help, you should!”. She also enjoys acting, writing, singing, and making music with her soul mate! Her ideal vacation would be camping at a lake with jet skis. She loves the water and feels the most at home in the elements!

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