Casual Bites

When it’s time to grab a quick or casual bite to eat in Santa Clarita, you have many options. From brand name chain restaurants, to unique, locally owned and operated eateries, there are countless options to fill the bellies of kids and adults alike offering delicious meals or snacks for any craving. Santa Clarita has its share of traditional casual restaurants that serve burgers, pizza, and American standards. It also has to-go Chinese and Japanese restaurants, healthy juice and salad bars – and of course – gourmet coffee shops serving up lattes with a bagel or a bowl of oatmeal.

There are casual restaurants in Santa Clarita where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all types of meals in between. Most of these places are family friendly, and some of them are perfect for hosting children’s birthday parties or small group get-togethers.

If you want to meet up with friends and let the little ones play while you’re eating, or enjoy a relaxing bite to eat to catch up with a family member, you’ll find many casual eateries offer great locations to do just that. In Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country and Castaic, the options for casual dining are abundant!

505, 2016

Buca di Beppo

Known for its family-style authentic Italian plates, this is the ideal Santa Clarita dining option for large groups…and large appetites!

26940 Theater Dr. | (661) 253-1900

305, 2016

Egg Plantation

A hometown favorite Santa Clarita restaurant that has been featured on the Food Network.

24415 Walnut Street | (661) 255-8222

2904, 2016

Newhall Refinery

Built from reclaimed oak and beechwood, adorned with wrought iron hardware, and lit by Edison-style filament light bulbs, the Newhall Refinery’s look and feel will truly be one of a kind in Santa Clarita.

24285 Main Street | 661-388-4477

505, 2016

Azul Tequila

Traditional authentic Mexican cuisine providing delicious food and drinks!

25387 Wayne Mills Pl. | (661) 254-5500

505, 2016

Backwoods Inn

A community landmark since 1968 complete with the ambience of sawdust flooring, the casual Backwoods Inn has the best steaks and double stuffed baked potatoes.

17846 North Sierra Highway | (661) 252-5522

202, 2017

The Backyard Grub n’ Brews

The Backyard boasts a diverse menu that offers everything from short rib stack to old fashioned root beer floats and dozens of brews on tap.

26509 Golden Valley Road | (661) 286-1165


505, 2016

Big Wangs

This Santa Clarita restaurant and bar offers some of the best wings in town and you have got to try the tater tots!

26876 The Old Road | (661) 255-2449

505, 2016

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

This Santa Clarita restaurant offers an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep-dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts.

24320 Town Center Dr. | (661) 288-1299

1201, 2017

The Blaq Square

Offering a combination of salads, pizza, burgers and shakes, The Blaq Square is sure to appeal to carnivores, vegetarians, vegans and everyone in between.

23460 Cinema Drive, Suite A | (661) 259-9090


505, 2016

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill –Consumer Picks Best Seafood Award Winner– specializes in market-fresh fish from around the world and other savory wood-grilled specialties.

24201 Valencia Blvd. | (661) 219-0021

903, 2017


Bricks definitely knows burgers. The menu features 18 mouthwatering creations, including the ever-popular Bacon Bleu Burger and the Bricks Burger.

23820 Lyons Ave. | (661) 286-1091


505, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings

Three things: Wings. Beer. Sports.™

19252 Soledad Canyon Rd. | (661) 250-9464

902, 2017

The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill

Branding itself as a different kind of sports bar, The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill is an upscale alternative that’s equally perfect for a business lunch or a weekend night out.

24201 W. Valencia Blvd #3690 | (661) 286-2312


1706, 2016

California Fish Grill

California Fish Grill has offered a wide variety of fish and seafood from around the world received daily providing quality and freshness! Menu consists of grilled and fried seafood to satisfy anyone's palate. They also offer wonderful crisp, fresh salads topped with your choice of grilled fish or seafood.

24201 Valencia Blvd., #2790 | (661) 291-1518

505, 2016

California Pizza Kitchen

The iconic CPK offers your favorite dishes in a fresh and casual atmosphere.

24061 Newhall Ranch Rd. | (661) 259-2082

505, 2016

Chi Chi’s Pizza

Dine in or take-out, Chi Chi’s pizza offers an array of Italian meals from pizzas to pastas and salads, including a “design your own” pasta meal menu in a casual setting at this Santa Clarita restaurant.
27117 Sierra Highway | (661) 252-4405

23043 West Soledad Canyon Rd. | (661) 259-4040

305, 2016


This Santa Clarita restaurant offers some of the best mesquite grilled tri-tip and chicken in town.

25289 The Old Road | 661-288-1022

305, 2016

Eat Real Cafe

This establishment is committed to serve you the finest ingredients of nature’s bounty.

23414 Lyons Ave | (661) 254-2237
27530 Newhall Ranch Road | (661) 888-1329

205, 2016

El Trocadero

Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Old Town Newhall with a family-friendly environment.

24274 Main Street | 661-284-6615

205, 2016

Fish Tail Seafood Market and Grill

Hawaiian Fusion at its best! This cozy grill is known for some of the Valley’s freshest seafood.

28104 Newhall Ranch Road | 661-295-3474

205, 2016

Freshworks California Grill

Fast-casual and fresh concept serving full breakfast, a variety of hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and specialty platters.

23340 Cinema Drive | (661) 291-1600

205, 2016

Halfway House Cafe

Open since 1931 serving up old fashioned cooking for breakfast & lunch.

15564 Sierra Hwy | 661-251-0102

202, 2017

Hook Burger

Dubbing itself ‘fine dining on a bun,’ Hook Burger promises to hook customers from the very first bite.

24369 Magic Mountain Parkway (661) 253-2000


205, 2016

Jasmine Thai Noodle & BBQ Restaurant

This Santa Clarita dining experience will help you discover flavorful Thai dishes such as pad thai or Japanese dishes.

23360 Valencia Blvd | 661-254-2012

205, 2016

JJ’s Bar and Grill

JJ's BAR and GRILL offers an extensive food & bar menu including burgers, fresh salads and sandwiches with themed events.

25848 Tournament Road | (661) 799-7557

205, 2016

JR’s Comedy Club

J.R.'s Comedy Club on Friday and Saturday nights at JJ's Bar & Grille combines the unique blend of belly busting laughter with fresh gourmet takes on fun American classics.

25848 Tournament Rd | 661-259-2291


205, 2016

Karma Indian Restaurant

This Santa Clarita restaurant offers a delicious taste of India.

23460 Cinema Drive | 661-288-0080

205, 2016

La Cocina

Some of the best Mexican Cuisine in town can be found at La Cocina.

28076 Bouquet Canyon Road | 28022 Seco Canyon Road | 19915 Golden Valley Road  


205, 2016

Lazy Dog

This Santa Clarita Café boasts a complete bar that offers the full delicious lunch and dinner menus.

24201 Valencia Blvd | 661-253-9996

205, 2016

Lyfe Kitchen

Balanced flavors from real, high quality ingredients for the freshest possible meals.

24201 Valencia Blvd, Suite 3260 | (661) 259-5933

2904, 2016


Marston’s originally opened in Pasadena and quickly became a neighborhood staple.

24011 Newhall Ranch Rd | 661-253-9910

2904, 2016

Mike’s Original Diner

Mike’s Diner opened in 1947 and is considered one of the oldest restaurants in the Santa Clarita Valley.

31537 Castaic Road | (661) 257-3233

1201, 2017

MJ’s Tap House Grill

At MJ’s Tap House Grill, a meal just isn’t complete without a side of craft beer.

20655 Soledad Canyon Road | (661) 250-7899


2904, 2016

Mr. Sushi

Fresh fish, friendly service, and great prices with fun, and involved sushi chefs.

23360 Valencia Blvd | 661-254-3855

2904, 2016

Pho Sure

Their claim to fame as Santa Clarita’s first authentic Vietnamese restaurant holds true.

23876 Copper Hill Dr. | 661-257-3888

2904, 2016

Pizza Rev

Welcome to the PizzaRev-olution – a national movement to empower you to “Craft-Your-Own.”

24341 Magic Mountain Pkwy. | (661) 260-1257

1201, 2017

Poke to Me

Guests create their own dish with a seemingly endless array of taste combinations, including spicy tuna, crawfish, scallop and albacore.

27530 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 103 | (661) 505-7470


2904, 2016

Presto Pasta

Serving up traditional Italian cuisine since 1992, Presto Pasta has made a name for itself by using delicious family recipes and quality ingredients.

24375 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 284-7737

2904, 2016

Rattler’s Bar B Que

Santa Clarita’s favorite restaurant for exceptional BBQ and casual family dining.

26495 Golden Valley Rd. | (661) 251-4195

2904, 2016

Route 66 Classic Grill

Remember the days of soda-jerks and jukebox tunes… the same ambiance can be found at Route 66 Classic Grill along with succulent tri-tip, hamburgers and tantalizing malts and floats.

18730 Soledad Canyon Rd. | (661) 298-1494

2904, 2016

Rustic Burger

From the owners of Fish Tail Grill and Rustic Eatery, comes Rustic Burger.

24025 Newhall Ranch Rd. | (661) 254-1300

2904, 2016

Rustic Eatery

At Rustic Eatery, our mission is to provide our customers delicious, unique, and affordable dishes each inspired by the authentic approach to cooking common throughout all cultures of the world.

25343 Wayne Mills Place | (661) 254-8100

2804, 2016

Saugus Café

Opened in 1886, this community eatery is the longest operating restaurant in Los Angeles County.

25861 Railroad Ave. | (661) 259-7886

2804, 2016

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Healthy fast casual Mexican restaurant with high quality ingredients on this innovative menu that strives to use fresh, natural and organic ingredients combined with unique cooking styles for enhanced flavor and the promise of excellence and satisfaction.

24201 Valencia Blvd #109 | (661) 255-6400

2804, 2016

Solita Tacos & Margaritas

Solita is a simple, sophisticated neighborhood Mexican restaurant built around a custom wood grill, inspired by the best of travels through Baja California and Mexico.

24201 Valencia Blvd. | (661) 291-1399

2804, 2016

Southern Smoke BBQ & Brewhouse

Upscale Southern BBQ has finally arrived in Old Town Newhall!

24225 Main Street | (661) 888-4585

2804, 2016

Stone Fire Grill

A local Santa Clarita restaurant favorite serving up mesquite grilled meats and signature salads, pastas and pizzas in a casual dining environment.

23300 Cinema Dr. | (661) 799-8282

2804, 2016

Sushi One

A Santa Clarita restaurant favorite for its large portions and small prices.

28267 Newhall Ranch Road | (661) 775-2789

2804, 2016

Tea Elle C Garden Café

This quaint Santa Clarita dining experience offers over 70 varieties of the highest grade teas from around the globe.

26111 Bouquet Canyon Rd. | (661) 255-9832

2804, 2016

Thai Dishes

Thai Dishes is a peaceful oasis of casual elegance and extraordinary Thai cuisine as well as the perfect place to dine with family and friends.

23328 Valencia Blvd. | (661) 253-3663

2804, 2016

The Daily Harvest

The Daily Harvest is located in a charming yellow Victorian building on the outskirts of Old Town Newhall.

22722 Lyons Avenue #6 | (661) 383-9387

2804, 2016

The Social

This Santa Clarita dining experience offers American Cuisine with a Twist, including specialty Martinis and drinks.

23329 W. Lyons Ave. | (661) 799-9157

2804, 2016

Thelma’s Cafe

Experience handcrafted tasty dishes at everyday prices at this Santa Clarita restaurant!

22876 Copper Hill Dr. | (661) 263-8283

2804, 2016

Tomato Joe’s Pizza

A hometown favorite and a well-kept secret!

27732 McBean Pkwy | (661) 263-8646

2804, 2016

Topper’s Pizza

Large restaurants with delicious pizza ingredients that features ample seating with multiple High Definition TVs showing a variety of sports.

23710 Valencia Blvd. | (661) 222-7888
18417 Soledad Canyon Rd.

2804, 2016

Vincenzo’s Pizza

Known for their airy, delicious crusts, the high quality ingredients at this Santa Clarita restaurant will be sure to impress you. Also, a great spot for groups!

24504 1/2 Lyons Avenue | (661) 259-6733
20701 Plum Canyon Road | (661) 263-8646

2804, 2016

Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co.

This Santa Clarita dining option offers American cuisine in a family-friendly environment and home to a variety of house microbrews and the community favored olive tapenade.

27746 North McBean Pkwy. | (661) 263-9653