Far Western Tavern
Very nice and good service.Very nice and good service. Wait staff came by to check on us food brought out in a timely manner as well. Will go back anytime.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and WineWe love this place. It's way more bang for your buck than that other "famous" Central Coast steakhouse.
The service is great, the wine list is great and the food is beautifully prepared...and there's lots of it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Far Western TavernAfter being in an actual old "far western tavern" the new location in Old Town Orcutt is really upscale, but that is also part of its limitation. The dining room is gorgeous, the service attentive, and the food delicious: especially the pinquito beans. The prices are more expensive than other Santa Maria style barbecue places. Other establishments will offer relish tray, soup or salad, desert, coffee with their meals (though this may be for dinner). Lunch was $22.00 for a modest sirloin steak. A small glass of a local pinot noir was $10.00 (the same amount of their corkage fee so bring your own wine.) All in all a pleasant and pricey meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at the new locationFirst time at the new location for the Far Western Tavern, it is a very elegant place now and really gives the feel of an upscale steak house. It seems expensive at first, but if you order alecarte it is, so order the complete dinner. The servicings are more then ample size. I would highly recommend the grilled romaine salad, but note that it is large enough to share. The menu is missing a number of the classic items that were on the old menu, but it still has the core items, such as the 14 oz rib eye. What it lacks is that old rustic feel that it used to have, now it is just an upscale steak house.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMJust as good in their newJust as good in their new location as they were on the old location!!!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceWe really enjoyed our dinner at the Far Western Tavern. I've heard some rumblings from locals about pricing, but we honestly got what we paid for! It was a great evening, great service, and really good food! I will absolutely be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSo Glad they moved from GuadalupeSo Glad they moved from Guadalupe to Orcutt!!! Great place!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile our reservation wasWhile our reservation was for 9, we ended up with a party of 10 and the reserved table wouldn't work. They were very accommodating and were concerned that we had to wait. They ended up setting up a private table on the patio with a heater. I think it was better than if we had been inside.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. However, it is one of the more pricier restaurants in the area, and because of that, we can probably eat there only once or twice a year at most. I would and will recommend it to friends and family, but I would warn them about the cost.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place for a familyPerfect place for a family outing. Great food great service.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time at Far Western.Had a great time at Far Western. First time I've been to the new location. Miss the tradition of the old location and had been going there periodically for 40 years but this new location should serve them well. Old Orcutt is a great place if they had to move --due to that retrofit needed at the old place. Took the folks out for their anniversary and we all had a great time. I had the steak and eggs as we went for brunch. Pretty empty at 11am but the place started filling up around noon.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Dining ExperienceDinner at the Far Western Tavern was an exceptional dining experience. Everyone from the hostesses to the bus persons were upbeat, friendly and intent on making us feel welcome and cared for. One of our party does not care for seafood and our waiter arranged for a substitute appetizer she really enjoyed. All the food was great and plentiful. We agreed the steaks were among the best we'd ever had. The service was top notch as well. All in all, a wonderful meal!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNeeds Improvement Now!!!We have enjoyed the Far Western for years as a family. However, the quality of the food is not what it was years ago. Salad not chilled and prepared as it used to be. Lettuce looked like it came from a bag not re-hydrated and chilled. Salad use to come with beets and purple cabbage and exceptional dressing not from a bottle. The steak sandwich was cube steak which is unheard of in this area. They could take a few good lessons from Jockos. Our server and the rest of the staff was exceptionally good. The building is very nostalgic and welcoming.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the drive off the beaten pathMy parents took me to the original Far Western Tavern when I was little. It was a "special day out". I was hesitant to lose that memory by visiting the new location. But everything and everyone at the restaurant made a very "memorable" occasion of the afternoon for myself and my friends. My parents would have loved the new location.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a tad pricey, but worthIt's a tad pricey, but worth every penny. Always make a reservation though, because if you go on a weekend they are really busy! The service is awesome, the food is excellent, the ambiance is perfect! Thanks Far Western for moving to Orcutt! We celebrated our wedding anniversary there on 3/25 and were treated like royalty!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJust what we were lookingJust what we were looking for in a casual steakhouse. Great steaks. Great service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMToo expensive for families.We had very tender filets but way too salty. Prices were way too high. Most likely won't eat there very often due to prices. I can get the same meal at Shaws or the Swiss for much less and same quality. I would only recommend for a special occasion.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mix of Original and NewI grew up in Santa Maria and dined occasionally at the original Far Western in Guadalupe, starting back in the 1960s. It was always a treat. As I grew to adulthood, I especially came to appreciate the quality of beef and the excellence of it's preparation (not to mention the shrimp cocktail). The new Far Western carefully and cheerfully incorporates decor from the old hotel building in Guadalupe, and in overall feel and design evokes memories of the old dining room. Better, the food has all the flavor and portion size of the original kitchen (including the shrimp), complimented now with better accompaniments (salad was wonderful) and great presentation. The Filet melted in my mouth. Clever specialty drinks as well.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and serviceThe food was awesome, even better than the Hitching Post and that's saying something. I ordered the sirloin dinner and my steak was cooked to perfection. I brought my brother here and he said this was the best steak he has had in a long time, and that he would be back again. This is my 2nd time for dinner and I think it was better than my first. The service was excellent as well.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely deliciousThe food was absolutely delicious and so flavorable. Would come back again.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter hearing mixed reviewsAfter hearing mixed reviews from regulars, we had to try it for ourselves and were pleasantly surprised. The food was amazingly good, the service was great, and the wine list was very affordably priced. Looking forward to the next visit.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Time in Old OrcuttI took a friend to the Far Western, from the moment we stepped in to the last good-bye the staff was a 10+. Food was excellent and the cocktails very nice. My friend was from the mid-west and the look on his face after taking the first bite of the steak he ordered was priceless.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM