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The Swiss Restaurant

516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4160
+1 805-347-7800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (17 reviews)
“steak” (67 reviews)
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516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4160
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals steakhouse and bar. Friendly staff and try the grilled artichokes. Everything is good. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend took us there to try it out. My Wife had a mini pizza, enjoyed it. I had the fish, over all it was good, but seemed a little raw. I'd go back to try the Steaks, but doubt I'll order the fish again....More

Thank akarockyd
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Wife and I stopped late on a drive N. Reluctant to try the empty place next to the hotel, so drove down to here. Front entrance takes u into the bar, divey and loud on a Monday night. Decided to try anyway, based on reviews,...More

1  Thank Tom T
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Swiss has been a Santa Maria staple since 1941. Whenever I go home to visit family, a night out here is mandatory. They are a traditional steak house in the Santa Maria style of cooking over an oak pit. Everything is good and they...More

Thank TravelTrooperX2
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its not the cheapest place in town to get a steak, But I think its for sure one of the best places to get an excellent steak. Full servings of great beans,l salad and bread. Santa Maria style BBQ. Service is good and the staff...More

Thank franklmorales
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Very good food and service. We didn't have specialities but wished we had. The area is known for tri tips and agriculture so try it here. Got very busy while we were eating.

Thank MaryGrace M
Reviewed 16 July 2018

If you are not a local whose nostalgia has convinced you that this is a great place - then you will not like it. Ask the busboy the best/most favorite dishes and he rattles off the most expensive steaks. Ask for medium to medium-well and...More

Thank Mongoose30
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We always have a great time and great food at the Swiss. It’s always consistent. Because we have been going there most of our lives, it’s a good place to meet people we went to school with.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Great Food. Everything is top quality and make from scratch. The dressings to the Mac and cheese. The beef is aged to perfection and cut by hand every day! This place is the real deal. The ribeye melts in your mouth. Got to try if...More

Thank Franklin W
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here. We split a tri-tip sandwich wth an extra side. Every food item was excellent and the service was quite good as well. Don't let the exterior fool you, this one really great place to eat. Portions are good size and priced fairly....More

Thank Bob J
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Response from Angellina757 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately our service dog was not allowed regardless of the law. So no dogs according to the very disrespectful owner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4160
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-347-7800
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