The Best Cheap Eats in Santa Rosa

Looking to dine out without spending too much money? Here are 18 favorite restaurants for delicious meals on a budget.

In Sonoma County, “cheap eats” is relative. If you can get a meal for under $15, it’s a steal. For under $20, you’re doing well. And for under $30, you’re still ahead of the game (but don’t think about ordering any drinks).

This article was first published in 2021. Unsurprisingly, the prices on everything have gone up — waaaaaaay up — since then. In this updated version, I’m including both old and new prices to show the ripple effects of supply chain issues, staff shortages and insane price hikes on eggs, dairy, meat and many other ingredients. Restaurateurs aren’t getting rich off of price increases, and most are loathe to do up their prices unless it’s their last option.

There are still some restaurants tucked away in Sonoma County where prices hover around the $10 to $20 range for pretty darn good grub. Click through the gallery for some Santa Rosa favorites.

Prices listed are based on current website menu information.