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Far Western Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Steakhouse,
300 E Clark Ave, Orcutt, Orcutt, CA 93455-5322
+1 805-937-2211
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“steak” (62 reviews)
“shrimp cocktail” (12 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
300 E Clark Ave, Orcutt, Orcutt, CA 93455-5322
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always look forward to a dinner in the Santa Maria area when I go to the central coast. This was my first time at the Far West Tavern and it was great. It was Sunday at 4pm, they were not serving dinner yet so...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in here for a work lunch to try something different. The style and atmosphere of the restaurant was really nice. Staff was friendly and courteous. Unfortunately, the food was just ... okay. Nothing great. Fries weren't hot. Sandwich was a little misleading, but still...More

Thank Jdl-Expat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, food and service. I would not hesitate to stop in again. And in fact we have made plans to eat here for Thanksgiving again. It's worth the drive.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Nice interior decorations. Tuesday evening, no reservation, but still got a table for two. Good iced tea. My Cowboy Cobb salad was excellent. Served in a deep ceramic bowl with a juicy chicken breast on top. The nice touch is that they add pinquito beans...More

Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We had the pleasure of experiencing the amazing food and hospitality at The Far Western Tavern during our trip to the Westcoast Kustoms Car Show in Santa Maria and were not disappointed one bit. We had been advised by a collogue who use to live...More

Thank Nailvixen
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Great atmosphere and the food is terrific! Good mix of locals and out-of-towners...fund place to have lunch, dinner or just a drink! Highly recommended!

Thank JohnnyMac13
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Our dinner out chose this as a notable steakhouse. We were not disappointed. As there was a steak special running, all 4 of us ordered that. Meat was a good size (3 did not finish it) and the side dishes were all well above average....More

1  Thank CACoastTraveler
Reviewed 18 June 2018

EXCELLENT! I've heard about this place; my dad has wanted to go since it moved from Guadalupe; we went for Father's Day. I've read the 1* and 2* reviews, and I must say that both the service and the food were excellent. My dad had...More

Thank delingei
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Our order was taken once, we were told it was " lost by the chef" and when the order came out, one order was completely the wrong entree' and the other dish was not even warm. Seemed they were having trouble getting orders out in...More

Thank Lynette M
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Far Western Tavern is like taking a step back in time. A great steak dinner is on offer here, along with all the 'side' accompaniments. But it's great: the salad is fresh, the steak is perfectly prepared and the service is outstanding.

Thank Abbe S
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Questions & Answers
2 November 2018|
Response from SMGrandma | Reviewed this property |
Yes, go to their website to view their brunch menu online.
Russ R
2 September 2017|
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Response from DmfW | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe you can buy a gift card. It is on the website.
11 August 2017|
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Response from Marilyndec2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they still do have a filet mignon and it is excellent. The restaurant is no longer in Guadalupe but is now in Old Orcutt. A very beautiful restaurant with great food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 45
Steakhouse, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 E Clark Ave, Orcutt, Orcutt, CA 93455-5322
    (Pacific Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: On the Orcutt to Santa Maria Route.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orcutt
  • Phone Number: +1 805-937-2211
  • E-mail
The Far Western Tavern in Orcutt is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, a renowned regional fare rooted in native ingredients and methods that were first popularized by 19th century rancheros. Our menu blends this local barbecue style with other dishes that reflect our family’s heritage in the Santa Maria Valley’s Swiss-Italian ranching community, all prepared with fresh flavors from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards. Buon appetito! -The Minetti Family
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