Downtown Salinas Dining Guide


Did you know there are over 20 family owned and operated eateries within the Salinas City Center district alone? In other words there are several choices for delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners out on the town and let’s not forget to mention the endless opportunity to support Salinas locals by choosing to dine at one (or all) of their establishments.

With the current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, and then throw the construction (Main Street Streetscape Project) into the mix, it can sometimes be hard to keep up with who is open for dine-in (or shall we say dine-out) and who is offering take-out or even has delivery options available. That is why we put together this quick and easy list for everyone to share and reference as needed.

Pro Tip: keep this tab open on your phone so you can quickly reference back as needed 😉

Keep in mind that things are constantly changing so it is always best, and recommended, to contact any place of business beforehand. You will want to confirm their hours of operations and current guidelines before showing up and several of the Downtown Salinas restaurants ask that you make a reservation in advance to help with social distancing.

Help us make this dining guide even better. If your place of business or your favorite spot to dine in Oldtown Salinas is missing from the list below please let us know by sending us a message.

Outdoor Dining & Take-Out Options Available:

Take-Out Only:

Take-Out & Outdoor Bistro Tables Available:

Take-Out & Delivery Options Available:

We love seeing everyone enjoying all that #SalinasCityCenter has to offer our community. Please be sure to tag @SalinasCityCenter in your downtown posts and use #DineSalinasCityCenter when enjoying (and sharing) your breakfasts, lunches and dinners out (or at home… we’re looking at you, take-out and delivery)!

Let’s show our amazing restaurants all the love they deserve!