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The Swiss Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4160
+1 805-347-7800
11:00 - 21:00
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Santa Maria, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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103 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Dutchman101
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We shared a full rack of baby back ribs and had more than we could eat. It was delicious. Our friends shared prime rib and had left overs. Santa Maria style beans,salsa,grilled garlic bread was wonderful. This is a must stop or visit.

Thank crabtree835
Orcutt, CA
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed taking my coworkers for lunch here. Always the best meals.... Excellent service. The only place in town I'll ever eat a tri tip sandwich at!

Thank zdwyer
Redondo Beach, California
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235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

While the atmosphere of The Swiss isn't much and the rest of the menu is just so-so, they served THE BEST steak I've ever had. It was tasty and juicy and cooked just right. We'll be back for steak.

Thank UltimateWines
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Swiss is a bit smaller than the other steak places in town and is much quieter when full as a result. Very good food, portions are on the big size and service is fast and efficient.

Thank Charles R
Reno, Nevada
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607 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped without a reservation so chose to eat at the bar, simply no service at the tables, finally the hostess moved us to the restaurant and it was all smooth sailing from there. Recommend the grilled artichoke. Lots of sides to pick from

Thank advcards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

For those who are watching their "carbs", this is the perfect place for dinner. They have a section called Ideal Protein. Steak, chicken, pork or halibut. Served with grilled broccoli and asparagus. Not a white veggie in sight. Cooked to perfection. We had pork chop and halibut. Leaving feeling healthy.

Thank Ruth Ann O
Santa Maria, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had potato skins for the appetizer and split small stakes with a dinner salad and drinks. we were surprised by the bill, less than $50. That is better than some of the theme restaurants in town.

Thank Mike H
Santa Maria, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you want razzle-dazzle modern, don't go here. But if you want a good steak with all the old fashioned trimmings at a decent price, this is the place.

Thank Chuck W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?