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Shaw's Famous Steak House

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714 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5113
+1 805-925-5862
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited today Shaw's after I found a magazine in our room describing the famous Santa Maria bbq places. So login in tripAdvisor to located the best one close by and this one was at the top. Service is good, great atmosphere and portions don't leave you hungry. Steak cooked properly. Good place to come with family.

Thank Tugabiota
Mountain View, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rib eye steak was so good! There were so many sides, you won't leave hungry! It looked super crowded but the wait for a table was only 15 min.

Thank A5001KSsharonm
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a family member for a bite to eat. She recommended it. We both had burgers and really enjoyed everything. Service was good and tool half our burgers to go. Very relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend.

Thank Rmassoudi
Orcutt, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service can be from a little slow to very slow. Appears if you don't order drinks you get less service food is good

Thank mmhodges618
Placerville, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a good experience, decent food, and nice having the wood pit BBQ in the middle of the restaurant

Thank I3638LZjimk
Saline, Michigan
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This area is known for an exclusive... The Santa Maria tri tip is a rare delight. Go with the special. It comes with a side of sausage that is delicious. Almost never do I use any type of sauce on my steak but their "Shaw's sauce" is something special to taste. This is an affordable fine dining experience. The staff... More 

Thank our5boys
Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Waiter tries to sell you up at every chance, appetizers are suggested and additional toppings for baked potatoes such as bacon. All cost a considerable amount of money. There are no prices for beer on the menu and the cost is higher than other comparable places in Santa Maria. Be alert each time your waiter suggests a food item as... More 

Thank M K
Santa Maria, California
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Shaw's has very different menus for lunch versus dinner, and both are very good. Lunch has many sandwiches, of course, the steak sandwich is imo star of the lunch menu, with their homemade soups not far behind. My fish-loving friends rave about the fried shrimp, as did I. At dinner steaks of all kinds are the star of the huge... More 

Thank Cynthia C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is my go-to place when I want a great steak at a good price. The service is very good as well. Not as noisy as the competition, you can have a conversation without shouting at the person next to you.

Thank Charles R
Mesquite, Nevada
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is such a great place! Very friendly service, nice ambiance and great steaks at a good price. I was in the neighborhood on business for five days. I went to this restaurant for dinner three of those days. The steaks, beef ribs and side dishes are fantastic! Great oak wood smoke flavor with just the right amount of spices.... More 

Thank Manuel Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?