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Shaw's Famous Steak House

714 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5113
+1 805-925-5862
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baked potato” (39 reviews)
“tri tip” (101 reviews)
“steak” (165 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
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714 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5113
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passed thru Santa Maria at lunchtime and found this gem with the best tri-tip I've had in quite a while. Great food and service! If you're hungry and need MEAT this is the place for you. Five thumbs up!!!

1  Thank geoffrey h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a nice atmosphere! Food is the best SM Q style. Great for family, business or a nice quiet romantic dinner. The view of bbq pit is indoors and visible.

Thank PrinceTy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to fires in an area we were planning to visit, we were rerouted thru Santa Maria and LOVED Shaw's. The tri-tip is amazing, and even the fish-eater in our party thought the salmon was fantastic. The relish tray reminded me of my grandma!! Bonus!!

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This was our first time at Shaw’s and we will return. The restaurant doesn’t have a fancy exterior but it had a nice “steak house” feeling on the inside. The food was good, but the most striking feature was the service. I’ve seldom seen such...More

Thank T5940NUdavidh
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Maybe I was unlucky or maybe there just isn't much appreciation for fine dining in Santa Maria. On a recent trip to SM, I took some business partners to Shaw's based upon the great reviews. Three people ordered filet mignon. All three were over cooked....More

Thank ankehort
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you are looking for a great stake and quality service then Shaw's is the place to go. We enjoyed our filet mignon steaks cooked to our liking with soup and salad. I also like to have a nice cold beer to go along. Staff...More

Thank roy50holland
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We just had a lovely time on a Thursday night at Shaw’s It was bustling and pleasant and we enjoyed the traditional steakhouse vibe. My husband enjoyed a petite fillet and I had their famous tri tip and linguisa sausage. Delicious! We both had baked...More

1  Thank Jan C
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is a great place to go to if you are craving and have a love for Beef!. The menu has other choices of chicken, fish, and pork as well. We have always left with tummies happy and the intention to return the next time...More

Thank arleneeberly
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Many people are looking for a alternative to the more famous Jocko’s. I’m here to tell you that Shaw’s is equal to or better in many ways and less crowded. The wait is much less and the steaks are top notch. Try it for lunch...More

1  Thank joeysanders1956
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I think there was some drama going on between the staff but other than that everything was great and the staff were friendly and got our food to us in a timely manner

Thank Julie C
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Christina S | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they have a separate banquet room but it seems like they can accommodate fairly large groups in the bar area of the restaurant.
28 December 2015|
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Response from Marcy Y | Reviewed this property |
Prices for early bird dinner served 4 - 6:30pm daily range from $13.95 for ground sirloin& onions plate to $21.50 for baby back ribs or 6oz. filet mignon. $17.95 for fried fish dinner, $24.95 for broiled halibut... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-925-5862
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