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The Swiss Restaurant

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516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4160
+1 805-347-7800
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Santa Maria, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only were the steaks good, it was so tender and perfectly cooked to your liking. Though we waited for a long time because we came in without a reservation and in the middle of the Christmas season, the place was packed. It was worth the wait

Thank adolfo o
Santa Maria
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has great food and great service. The server did an excellent job. Would highly recommended this restaurant.

Thank josemR4314VH
St. Louis
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food, and good service at this Santa Maria standard. I had a nice rib-eye, prepared to my desired medium rare, steak was tender and good quality. I dined alone, and had attentive service, not overbearing. Pricey, but the food quality was in keeping with that price and for a better restaurant in central CA.

Thank Lowell M
Portland, Oregon
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488 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving in Santa Maria, we were ready for an early dinner. The Swiss Restaurant was recommended to us so that's where the four of us headed. It was a hit and miss dinner for us. The soup of the day was cheddar broccoli. The soup was lukewarm, not cheesy and did not taste fresh. On top of that it just... More 

Thank Willy W
San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What you order is what you get PLUS more! The portions are HUGE that my wife and I had to ask for a to go box and we had not eaten all day!

Thank Mark S
Chico, California, United States
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

In town on business and saw the rave reviews on both YELP & here... so decided that it was easily worth it. Sketchy parking area which shares it with a liquor store. Most of the parking is in back of the building so you need to walk thru the lot to get to the SIDE (main) door. Seated immediately on... More 

Thank Jef I
Santa Maria, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Swiss is every bit as good as Shaw's Steakhouse... For those of you who like a bigger ounce filet, this is the place to go. For me the only down side is that they only have the one size filet mignon, but I always take my leftovers home! I also really like their vinaigrette, very tasty. Another plus for... More 

Thank Bekka93
Los Angeles, CA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I don't know why this place has such great reviews, but it must be for something other than the ribs. The ribs were lacking in flavor, but decent with the bbq sauce. They only do serve the brisket as part of a sandwich. The meat itself was good, but the bread was overpowering with like a butter garlic spread. The... More 

Thank Don N
Santa Maria, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If I want steak, I want rib eye and the Swiss really knows how to prepare it. Between the oak pit bbq and their seasoning it's perfect every time. The only reason I didn't give them an excellent rating is because of their limited white wine list.

Thank Candy G
Santa Barbara, California
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115 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Let's start off with the best. Our server, Charlie, made our visit! She was professional, sweet and helpful. We loved our food! I had a "BBQ blue" which is a play on chicken cordon bleu, just wrap it in bacon. Wife had a perfectly cooked steak while the kids had some of the "best Mac n cheese"... quite a high... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4160
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-347-7800

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