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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 good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (96 reviews)
“steak” (147 reviews)
“beans” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
714 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5113
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a local favorite and we were not disappointed. I had the sweetbreads which were very nicely prepared, hard to get perfect and these were very good. My wife's chicken was excellently. Dinner also came with homemade salsa and beans. We're eating low carb...More

Thank GE3-95037
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had completely forgotten about Shaw's when a friend recommended it on our Santa Maria visit. It had been over 20 years since I'd been. We were looking for great tri-tip. It doesn't get any better than this. Old school, from the red booths to...More

Thank ladrienne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some good food. Baby back ribs were huge and had a great dry Santa Maria rub on them. Meat was a little tough - not fall of the bone, but tasty.

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the many restaurants in town that have been around forever. Prices are affordable and menu selection is great.

Thank GeeAMouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best steaks I have had in a long time. Good food and great value. Service was excellent

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our go-to place for out-of-town guests that want to enjoy true Santa Maria style BBQ. For lighter eaters, they let you share a meal with the extras for just $8 for the other plate. It's perfect!

Thank tmcdevitt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place on the Central Coast of California to have a good steak dinner. My family dines here often. Meat is good over an indoor grill, behind glass, so you can see what's happening in the kitchen. Wait staff is friendly and very competent! My...More

Thank 972glendap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the tri tip with chipotle sauce and was plezantly surprised. Friendly service and cosy spot to hang around.

Thank Bart V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family stumbled across this gem a couple years ago and have NEVER had a bad meal here. The tri tip steak bite appetizer and beef ribs are our faves, however the guests we bring have raved about the fire grilled chicken, fried shrimp, and...More

Thank dijitul3
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Love the classic style of this restaurant that's been here forever! Crudites! We had the roast beef sandwich with au jus. Highly recommend!

Thank Laurie S
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Questions & Answers
21 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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