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Santa Maria Inn Garden Room

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801 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6668
+1 805-928-7777
00:00 - 23:59
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Etna, Wyoming
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The dinner was wonderful. There were 4 of us and everyone loved their food. Two in our group ordered drinks and overheard someone talking about the liquor that was ordered and they weren't sure what the liquor even was. When the drinks came, they were terrible. Those two people ordered wine. One of those was the wrong type of wine!... More 

Thank Candice Z
Cambria, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Santa Maria Inn has been an iconic stopping place between L.A. and San Francisco for many decades. Unfortunately, the restaurant is now a place to avoid. I was there for lunch with friends, and it was pretty awful. My in-laws were staying there and tried the breakfast that was included with their room rate. They got bad food, bad... More 

1 Thank smef2013
Millbrae, California
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a New Years Eve fixed price meal that was elegant, and a good value for four courses. I had the filet mignon oscar, which was stacked over sautéed spinach and fingerling potatoes, and my husband had the T-bone steak, and we both cleaned our plates. The Foxen Pinot Noir we chose was an excellent accompaniment to the meal.... More 

Thank Janet F
Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great steak, reasonable wine list and super service. Way above expectations considering the rest of the Hotel.

Thank lascola
Santa Maria, California
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The Santa Maria Garden Room is a restaurant dear to my heart and very familiar since it's inception. It's by no means a five-star hotel, or is the Garden Room in any way FANCY, but there is truly a sweet elegance of a bygone era that IS everywhere, and the food is absolutely FABULOUS on most occasions. I love that... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Santa Maria, California
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

As we had my elderly mother with us, we required a little extra room to negotiate with her walker. We were seated a a table that allowed us to do that. The food and service was excellent as usual. My ONLY disappointment with the entire day was the bill. At $39 each for Seniors WHY were we charged additionally for... More 

1 Thank KathyR7911
Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My family and I dined when in town for a funeral. I was afraid the food would be overpriced but it was in line with other restaurants' prices, we found during the days we were in town. The huevos rancheros was outstanding. They offer a full but modest buffet that seemed to satisfy my husband. Good bacon! Coffee was excellent... More 

Thank JeniferPetri
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Good hot breakfast. Alot of different choices. We ate breakfast every day there...so good. Looking forward to around trip there very soon

Thank sherle33
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a somewhat upscale quiet white-tablecloth sort of place, befitting a historic inn. We shared a fish & chips order and our friends shared a chef's salad - both dishes were split onto separate plates for us in the kitchen (always a nice touch for light-eating seniors) and there was plenty of food for all of us. The server... More 

Thank Don C
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My friiend had his retirement party here. It was very nice. They have a nice banquet room. The Inn is old and has its charm. The food was mediocre . But we enjoyed it just the same.

Thank Francine B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6668
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-928-7777
  • This restaurant is at Santa Maria Inn

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?