Charlie's in Los Alamos, Ca. about 50 mi.s north of Santa Barbara, is the place to go for great Americana Food.  A guys place ( women will love it too) where you can order a beer and a steak and don't have to worry about outrageous prices or small portions. Not fancy by any means,but  they have a nice outdoor seating on the side of the diner. Great food and home town atomsphere. Try the rib eye steak sandwiches.