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!

2812, 2018

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

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


1201, 2017

Deep Sea Poke

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


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

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  


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

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