A contemporary California ranch cuisine inspired by local traditions, Far Western Tavern is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria-style barbecue, the renowned regional fare rooted in native tradition, first popularized by the 19 th century rancheros. Meals here are prepared with fresh flavors from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards.

This Santa Maria-style steakhouse in Nipomo features amazing food in an easygoing and unpretentious atmosphere since 1926. Known for its generous portions of oak-grilled meats, the food is worth the wait. The service is friendly and the setting is casual. The food? Some of the best you will ever have.

125 North Thompson Avenue
Nipomo CA

(805) 929-3686

Woody's Butcher Block is the premier neighborhood meat market and butcher shop, providing high-end deli meats and cheeses. When you are ready to try your hand at preparing your own Santa Maria style barbecue, Woody's Butcher Block is the place to start, with the finest cuts of meat.

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700 East Main Street
Santa Maria CA

(805) 354-0213

Restored to its original friendly atmosphere, the Olde English Tap Room is a quiet spot to sip your favorite drink by the warm glow of an inviting fire inside the Historic Santa Maria Inn. Savor a variety of local craft beers on tap in this cozy European atmosphere. Enjoy live music or DJs every Friday and Saturday night.

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801 South Broadway
Santa Maria CA

(805) 928-7777

In business for over 30 years, Patricio's Pizzeria offers happy employees and mouthwatering pizza. Enjoy great pizza with wings and a salad, and take in the atmosphere — offering three flat-screen televisions for when you just can't miss the big game, even while you're on vacation.

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156 Broadway Street
Orcutt CA

(805) 937-8976

An American Restaurant featuring burgers and a wide array of traditional American fare, priding themselves on excellent customer service and affordable rates.

No matter what your favorite brew is, Santa Maria Brewing Company promises to have something that will make you happy! With two taprooms currently open, one in Nipomo and the other in Santa Maria, and two more on the way, Santa Maria Brewing Company is serving up locally brewed premiere craft beers to their many patrons. Until recently this has been the best kept secret for those traveling up and down Highway 101, but the secret is out!

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115 Cuyama Lane
Nipomo CA

(805) 925-1555

  • (805) 922-5891
  • 210 Nicholson Ave
  • Santa Maria, CA 93454