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Exquisite Dining at Alisal Ranch

Capturing the essence of California cuisine with the depth of flavor and heartiness of Western ranch cooking, our culinary team puts forth delectable selections ranging from casual meals by the pool or on the golf course, to fine dining in the Ranch Room. Our chefs bring to Alisal Ranch a reverence for the region’s bounty and a commitment to timeless food made from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients at their peak. With special dinners and al fresco barbecues at the Rodeo, next to Alisal Lake, or steps away from your room, Alisal Ranch’s culinary scene is sure to delight. For a full list of special culinary packages click here.


Dining Options at the Ranch


The Ranch Room and Creekside

Breakfast | Dinner

The Ranch Dining Room at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
We welcome you for breakfast everyday. Order from an extensive breakfast menu, or choose from our buffet featuring a seasonal fresh fruit, an assortment of fresh-baked pastries, eggs, bacon, sausages from Solvang, and more local, seasonal selections.

Join us every evening for dinner. Our menu changes daily because we use the freshest ingredients from local farms and ranches.

It’s Tradition— Since the opening of the Ranch in 1946, it has been custom to “dress up” for dinner on the Ranch. This tradition means that gentlemen 16 years and older wear a collared shirt & sport coat to dinner and ladies dress accordingly. If you choose to wear jeans, we ask that your jeans be “dinner dressy” (not frayed and without holes). Keeping our “country-formal” dinner tradition is part of the fun. Sport coats are required in the Ranch Room. 

7am – 10am

5:30pm – 8:30pm

The Chuckwagon Grill & Waggin’ Tongue Bar

Lunch | Drinks

Cheeseburger with egg at the ChuckWagon Grill at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Join us for lunch at the Chuckwagon Grill, and dine poolside on our sunny patio. Be sure to wet your whistle next-door at the Waggin’ Tongue Bar where we feature local wines by the glass or bottle, local beers on tap, and a full selection of spirits. The Chuckwagon Grill is located adjacent to the pool and next to the Cottonwood Room.

Please Note: Hours of operation are dependent on business levels and may be changed without notice.

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Mon-Thurs 11-3pm
Fri -Sun 11-4pm

Drinks — Waggin’ Tongue Bar
Mon-Thurs 11-4pm
Fri -Sun 11-5pm

The Oak Room


Custom cocktail at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
The Oak Room is a favorite meeting spot offering a full bar, local beers on tap, and wines from the local AVAs and beyond. Feeling a bit peckish? The Oak Room has a selection of appetizers available as well. You can also enjoy a cappuccino or espresso if you need a lil’ kick. Warm your bones and sit a spell on the fireplace hearth, enjoy watching a game or round of golf on the TVs. Saunter right up to the bar and enjoy a drink. Music is offered nightly beginning at 6:30 pm.

Adults only after 8pm please.

4pm – 10pm
Adults only after 8pm


Drink & Eat at Alisal Golf Courses

The Grill at Alisal River Course

Breakfast | Lunch

The River Grill at the Alisal River Golf Course
Located at the River Golf Course, the River Grill is open for limited seating inside and on our award-winning Terrace overlooking the golf course with a view of the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains and River.

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Please Note: the Snack Shop on the Course is open Monday and Tuesday 10am-4pm

Breakfast & Lunch

Mon–Fri: 9am-2pm
Sat–Sun: 8am-3pm


Thurs & Fri: 4pm-7:30pm

(805) 688-7784

The Ranch Course Grill & Golf Lounge

Breakfast | Lunch

The Ranch Grill at the Alisal Ranch Golf Course
Located at the Ranch Golf Course (just north of Alisal Ranch), the Ranch Grill is open for Breakfast and Lunch. The Ranch Grill features both indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy the fabulous views from the patio, and be sure to check with Chris about the daily drink specials.

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Breakfast & Lunch

Everyday: 9am – 3pm
(805) 686-7666
Just north of Alisal Ranch

Our Inclusive Nightly Rate Includes:

Accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner, plus beverages (including non-alcoholic). Beverages included in nightly rate must be consumed in the main dining room, oak room bar, chuckwagon grill or poolside. Premium brands or premium wine is not included. The nightly rate plan for beverages is not applicable to any offsite restaurants (Ranch & River Grills).

Special Dietary Needs?

We understand that you may have special dietary needs. Our menus are designed with you in mind. Many of our dishes can be made gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free, and dairy-free.

Interested in a special dining experience?

Our catering team is ready to put together an unforgettable experience just for you and your group. Connect with them at +1 (805) 686-7618.

Service Charges

The Alisal's 20% service charge is intended to eliminate the need for our guests to tip individual employees, as well as cover the cost of a variety of amenities provided to our guests. These include two water canteens and a bottle of Alisal wine at check-in, daily newspapers, complimentary WiFi internet access, fitness center, complimentary shuttles to and from Solvang village center, nightly hors d'oeuvres in the Oak Room bar, complimentary bicycles, wine tasting with Alisal wine partners, scheduled and seasonal entertainment and a variety of children's activities including barnyard and Kid's arts and crafts room.