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Far Western Tavern, Orcutt, CA

Far Western Tavern

4.6
4.6
1165 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Welcome to the Far Western Tavern—California ranch cuisine inspired by local traditions.

Our restaurant is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, a renowned regional fare rooted in native ingredients and methods that were first popularized by 19th century rancheros.

Our menu blends this local barbecue style with other dishes that reflect our family’s heritage in the Santa Maria Valley’s Swiss-Italian ranching community, all prepared with fresh flavors from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 937-2211
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Franklin De La Cruz
  • Catering
    The legendary fare of the Far Western Tavern is always ready to hit the road with our full-service catering operation. Our versatility and expertise ensure that your event will be graced with a meal to remember.<br /><br />Please contact us at (805) 937-2211 to inquire about our catering services.
  • Private party facilities
    Located on the top floor of the Far Western restaurant, our flexible, well-appointed private dining and event space can accommodate from 6 to 200 guests for business meetings, family celebrations or training seminars.
  • Neighborhood
    Orcutt / Santa Maria
  • Cross street
    Pacific Avenue
  • Parking details
    Restaurant lot available along with adjacent street parking.
  • Public transit
    On the Orcutt to Santa Maria Route.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Good for business meals

  • California Central Coast

    Kid-friendly

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

1,165 Reviews
  1. JohnP

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to celebrate our Anniversary here. It did not disappoint. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu and was attentive. The food was fabulous; great salads and our steaks tender and grilled to perfection. Our complimentary dessert even came with “Happy Anniversary” written in chocolate on the plate’s rim! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice dinner and ambiance.

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  2. CassieWB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They accommodated us also minute and everything worked out well

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  3. LidiaO

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Manny was amazing and the entire Team was friendly, attentive and fast. Thank you so much for hosting on Thanksgiving Day. The food was a lot! And deliscious.

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  4. Jacque57

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second year going to Far Western for Thanksgiving. The food was good. The service was excellent. The price for the meal was a little pricey and the dessert should have been included with the meal. The price was expensive for the dessert. Overall we enjoyed our meal.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was amazing! So sweet and personable! I don't remember her name but I know her mom was working the bar on thanksgiving! They both are so pleasant!

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  6. RussellL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great Thanksgiving meal with a choice of turkey or prime rib with more than enough sides on the plate to be overflowing. The dinner started with a nice shrimp cocktail and a wonderful garden salad as well.

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  7. LocalGal

    Central Coast

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steaks here are fantastic! This time I tried their salmon and I was pleasantly surprised how fabulous it was! The meal was sooo big I could only eat half, which makes a wonderful leftover the next day. The a lot Brice was great, as usual.

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  8. DebbieJ

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious surf and turf! Great ambience and wonderful service.

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  9. LocalGal

    Central Coast

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! The steaks are fantastic here - one of the best steakhouses!

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  10. Katrina

    Orange County

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hope was our server and she was excellent. We’ve never had service as well as this place. My husband and I both decided to get the clam chowder which was pretty good and I had filet mignon and he had top sirloin. We always love the food here and everything you get. I had two old fashions with Buffalo trace bourbon. Excellent. I’m always too full to have dessert too bad.

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FAQs

Far Western Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Far Western Tavern

300 Clark Avenue, Orcutt, CA 93455

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pacific Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Orcutt / Santa Maria
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Restaurant lot available along with adjacent street parking.
  • Public transit
    On the Orcutt to Santa Maria Route.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Franklin De La Cruz
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 937-2211
  • Catering
    The legendary fare of the Far Western Tavern is always ready to hit the road with our full-service catering operation. Our versatility and expertise ensure that your event will be graced with a meal to remember.<br /><br />Please contact us at (805) 937-2211 to inquire about our catering services.
  • Private party facilities
    Located on the top floor of the Far Western restaurant, our flexible, well-appointed private dining and event space can accommodate from 6 to 200 guests for business meetings, family celebrations or training seminars.
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