About XO Santa Barbara


The essentials, done right. Seared brisket-blend smashburgers on a buttered potato bun, breakfast sandwiches, crispy fried chicken sandwiches, fresh salads, fries, milkshakes, and soft serve. What’s not to love? Camp out with us for a while, or take it with you around the Funk Zone and beyond.

Chef Caleb Laub


Caleb Laub is an Alabama native who studied Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Tampa Florida. In 2012, he decided to move west to expand his culinary career and had his eyes set on beautiful, sunny Santa Barbara. His west coast experience includes some favorite local eateries like the Los Olivos Deli, and Circle Bar B. Caleb eventually made his way to the Funk Zone as Sous Chef for Brass Bear Brewing and Bistro. After nearly nine years in town, he has found a new place to call home at XO Santa Barbara and is excited to grow and develop the brand.

Katy Babcock, Manager


Katy was home birthed and raised in Carpinteria but did spend some childhood years in Lake Tahoe. Katy attended culinary school at Santa Barbara City College. She says that food service and hospitality have always been a driving focus for her and source of fulfillment in her life. Katy loves the feeling of family in the guest relationships she and the team create and hopes to grow more, personally and professionally, every year.

For more information, visit xosantabarbara.com

121 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805-880-4227

Monday & Thursday 8am to 7pm

Friday & Saturday 8am to 9pm

Sunday 8am to 8pm

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

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