Known for its Italian specialties, including various pizzas and pastas, Chi Chi’s is a local pioneer in the business landscape of Canyon Country. First opened in 1968, the eatery has drawn faithful customers for half a century. It features a full menu and a full bar.
27117 N. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
Best Dry Cleaners
Darling Cleaners #2
The Ha family opened their first dry cleaners in West Hills two decades ago, then moved to the SCV and expanded their business to this easy access location eight years ago. The hallmark of Darling Cleaners #2 is the thorough, detailed quality of the dry cleaning process.
18721 Via Princessa, Canyon Country
Rattler’s Bar B Que
Known to residents both in and outside of the Santa Clarita Valley for a quarter of a century, Rattler’s Bar B Que draws crowds due to the restaurant’s commitment to the its loyal guests. Though its décor is clean and contemporary, the chefs still serve up favorites, including its signature rolls.
26495 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita
Best Car Wash
Water Wheel Car Wash
Celebrating 32 years in business, Water Wheel Car Wash has been owned and operated by Albert Naber and his family since 1982. The detailing services have been enhanced over time, and Water Wheel staff members still give the same great service. The charitable Naber family offer more than $80,000 in fundraisers and donations per year throughout the Canyon Country community.
27567 Sierra Hwy, Canyon Country, CA 91351
Kenneally Acupuncture and Healing Light Resource Center
Kathleen Kenneally has been practicing in the Santa Clarita Valley for more than 12 years and comes from a long line of doctors and medical practitioners. Together with a professional and caring staff, Kenneally Acupuncture and Healing Light Resource Center is dedicated to optimizing your health and wellbeing in a warm, safe environment. Staff members are proud to offer the highest quality of holistic care and are dedicated to helping people achieve health on all levels.
27225 Camp PlentyRd.
Best Mexican Restaurant
Considered some of the most authentic Mexican food around, Betitos also serves up drinks and is known for its margaritas. It is coyly situated in a corner space near New World Dance in Canyon Country, but its menu has numerous variations of burritos, tacos and other Mexican fare. Many of Betitos’ patrons are repeat customers who eat there regularly.
18902 Soledad Canyon Road
Best Asian Restaurant
Mom Can Cook
Located near the Canyon Country post office in an exotic wood building is Mom Can Cook, a favorite of locals for authentic Thai food. With an artistic interior, it has patio seating and friendly wait staff. You never leave hungry, with a menu of Siamese noodles and spicy sauces with the meats and vegetables of Thailand. Mom really can cook!
18358 ½ Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country Park
Of dozens of Santa Clarita venues, Canyon Country Park is unique, due to its multiple uses, split levels and eye-catching views. The City Council and staff aim to provide residents and visitors with beautiful places to play, exercise, and connect with friends, family and neighbors.
17615 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country
Best Grocery Store
The Ralphs in Canyon Country has the fastest checkout time in the store’s district. The average wait time is 13-19 seconds for a customer to reach the cashier. The full service meat and seafood department, bakery and deli are all big draws for residents, and the store boasts an active floral section. The staff concentrates on making each customer feel appreciated, and the added bonus is fuel points at Shell gas stations.
19340 Soledad Canyon Road
Best Italian Restaurant
Marazzito’s Pizzeria and Italian Ice
This family-owned business delivers and caters homemade Italian food, including pizza with a crust recipe that is over 100 years old. The dough is a cross between sourdough and heaven. The restaurant seats 26 and the menu spans options from meatball sandwiches to rich pastas. Marazzito’s is a newcomer to Canyon Country, but already a favorite.
18921 Soledad Canyon Road
Often considered the most authentic Italian food in the Santa Clarita Valley, Piccola Trattoria combines a casual lunch and takeout service with an elegant night spot for a gourmet dinner—all in the same location. Tucked away in Canyon Country, this jewel packs in customers, easily satisfied with flavorful food served up by owner Angie and her staff, most of them from Italy.
18302 Sierra Hwy
Sand Canyon Paint and Hardware
For almost two decades, Paul Dell’Olio has served the Canyon Country community with a handy location for paint and hardware. Now moving into a more central location, “Paul’s Paint and Hardware” will make its home on the corner of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road by year’s end. Customers will continue to enjoy the personal service of local resident and expert Paul, at any location.
16680 Soledad Canyon Rd.
Best Thrift Store
Since Goodwill opened in Canyon Country just a few years ago, local shoppers can not only find better deals than paying retail, their dollars go to work transforming lives. Thousands of individuals with disabilities and disadvantages prepare for and secure jobs each year with the proceeds from the Goodwill Thrift Stores.
22830 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country
Best Boot Camp
Fight For it Now
Vanessa and Lyndan Coleman aim to teach their clients how to foster a healthy lifestyle, gaining strength and pushing limits, rather than focusing on a skinny body. The couple prompts others to make fitness a habit, helping them to develop a passion for exercise. Fight For it Now offers participants the support they need to stick with a boot camp program.
DJ Greg Barbacovi
Most locals recognize DJ Greg for his appearances at The Drifters in Canyon Country approximately twice a month. He also hosts rockin’ dance parties, often at Mabel’s Roadhouse, and has performed as DJ at nearly 400 weddings. He began working in the ‘80s and has become a nationally recognized Motocross announcer from such competitions as “Day in the Dirt” and “The California Gold Cup.”
Best Auto Repair
Bill Haffamier at the Auto Doctor is a favorite because he streamlines the car repairs to save his customers labor costs. He guarantees his work, and his customers say he’s both competent and honest. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, the Auto Doctor has been a popular mechanic in the SCV for years.
18005 Sierra Highway
“At the corner of happy and healthy” is its tagline and it fits, say Canyon Country residents. The chain store’s strong points include an efficient, drive-through pharmacy and it is open 24 hours a day. Whether it is immunizations, photo orders or everyday stationery and snacks, local customers are keeping the Canyon Country store thriving.
19266 Soledad Canyon Road
A Santa Clarita hairstylist for 25 years and resident of the SCV for 40 years, Cary Holt has a lot of local fans. She currently works at Boulevard West Salon in Canyon Country, where she enjoys creating highlights and adding color to her clients’ hair. The whole family can get cuts by Cary, whether she’s maintaining favorite looks or doing makeovers. Look up Hair by Cary on Yelp.com.
Boulevard West Salon
18515 Soledad Canyon Road
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