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Pappy's Restaurant

1275 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9111
+1 805-922-3553
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (21 reviews)
“lasagna” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
1275 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Pappy's for breakfast this morning. Not exceptionally busy. We were seated right away but we waited for nearly 20 minutes and the wait staff never even acknowledged our existence! Waitresses for the tables on each side of us spent several minutes talking...More

Thank TravelingNudists
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Truck stop style dining. Good coffee and good food. Have never been disappointed. Wait staff usually quick and friendly unless really busy of course.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Was looking for that "mom and pops" feeling and Pappys didn't disappoint. You knew you were getting the real deal when right outside the door they were slow cooking meat on the grill. The food was good, service was great, and atmosphere was relaxing.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This is a cowboy diner and a great one! Big hearty breakfasts for the hard-working ranch hand or the enterprising trucker--or just the best darn breakfast for the everyday person. Wait staff has been working here for many years and customers return time and time...More

Thank GeeAMouse
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Western decor featuring local ranchers and cowboys. Friendly, down home feel, food and service. Excellent food that reminded me of Cafes from my youth. A Santa Maria treasure.

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

They atmosphere is pure country. If you want fancy, this is not for you, but the food is great and plentiful, the staff flies around filling your coffee cup and you can mix with the locals who have been enjoying Pappy's great food most of...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice indeed, good size and taste. We had read the reviews and can only agree - this place is genuine and well worth a visit. Recommended!

Thank dolphin67
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The family stopped by about an hour before closing. The restaurant staff were friendly and our server had a wonderful smile. The biscuits and gravy are good but the tri-tip sandwich was amazing. We had the chocolate cake and warm cherry pie for dessert they...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I came here to have a breakfast while in honeymoon. I found a wonderful courtesy and a very good meal. The Huevos rancheros were a wonderful surprise. Everything alright.

Thank Docmartini
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast in our recent trip to Santa Maria. Staff was extremely friendly and made us feel right at home. Pancakes were delicious, and my husband said biscuits and gravy were the best he's had. That says a lot, as he is from...More

Thank Mlirvine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1275 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-922-3553
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