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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
11:30 - 21:00
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply delicious try tip, had it with the baked potato and a Caesar salad. Service was very good and fast.

Thank Adam T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great steak, great fish, great service, and great atmosphere. A little pricy, but well worth it. I highly recommend it.

Thank Christina S
Santa Maria, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed Shaw's about a half-dozen times in the past two years. Each time, the food is great (but each time there seems to be a small item "wrong" that gets corrected). The ambiance is good but if you are not a consumer of alcohol it seems a bit "off". It is hard to specifically detail, but an example... More 

Thank rabsonbar1
Santa Maria, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful night. The food was delicious! I loved my lemondrop martini. Dessert was amazing as well.

Thank L3072ESdanielles
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place! It has a feeling of a Steak house from my Childhood .My Grandfather would come to town and take my brother and I out for a steak dinner. He would get a dirty Martini and my brother and I would get a Rob Roy and Shirley Temple. Grandpa introduced me to my first Steak . The... More 

Thank Patricia R
Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere here is old style bar and grill, with dark woods and dark red leather. Service is always great in the many times we have eaten here. Servings are huge. "Traditional" Santa Maria BBQ is with good tritip, local small red beans, and garlic bread, all done perfectly at Shaws. Most entrees come with clam chowder or salad, both are... More 

Thank edq88222
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good steaks & food. More than I could eat but my leftovers traveled. Birthday celebration for a good friend included a sundae. Reservations with no wait. Busy even on a Tuesday night. Food took a bit long to get to us but no harm for us this fine evening. Party of four were all happy with their food.

Thank HowardOnHwy66
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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303 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The taste of the steak is different from any other steak I have ever had - I'm told it is due to the red oak used to cook the meat over the open pit. I found it a little gamey. I liked it, but prefer the regular taste of steak myself. With that said, I would eat here again as... More 

Thank Robin C
Orcutt, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shaw's is a long established restaurant with good barbecued food in a rather loud and busy atmosphere. Beware of the inadequate parking and some sections would appear to be for the restaurant but staff from other restaurants from across the parking lot may come out and yell at you to move! No help from the Shaw's staff. Wait staff is... More 

Thank thawsout
Santa Maria, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here when we want a delicious meal. For lunch they have the best salads, huge portions. Dinner comes with a lot of sides. Great food and fantastic margaritas! A place to celebrate any occasion!

Thank Delia G

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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, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?