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Far Western Tavern

849 reviews
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$30 and under
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Welcome to the Far Western Tavern—contemporary 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm
Closed Monday
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Phone number
(805) 937-2211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Measurall
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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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Private party contact
Krissy Knowles, Banquet Coordinator: (888) 652-3709
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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.

Please contact us at (805) 937-2211 to inquire about our catering services.
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Cross street
Pacific Avenue
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Parking details
Restaurant lot available along with adjacent street parking.
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Public transit
On the Orcutt to Santa Maria Route.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 849 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Birthday dinner reservation was made yet we didn’t get served until over 90 minutes later. Food was cold and too salty to consume. I mentioned that since we never got the appetizers we ordered I wanted them removed from the bill; waitress acted like she was doing us a favor by removing them from the bill. Management thought offering desert was an amicable solution. We didn’t stay for that as enough of our time was wasted; paid the outrageous bill and will never go back!

Yoda (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were visiting from AZ & took the daughter & hubby out since they have never been there. We had a reservation for 5 PM. We all ordered before 515 PM. Our drinks, appetizers & salads came out right away. We ended up sitting for another 1hr 15 mins to get our main dishes. I called our waiter over 2x's to ask what the problem & delay was. Each time it was..... they are working on it now. When the Cowboy 8oz & Filet Mignon 6 Oz steaks came, the cooking temps for each was reversed. Actually the Cowboy steak was overdone & tough. Since we had waited so long, he decided to not send it back & just eat it, which was a mistake I thought. I did voice our concerns w/ the mixup to our waiter. I felt that we should have been given some kind of comp for the cooking mixup & the extremely long wait time. Instead we were given 2 desserts........ I think if we return again on another trip, we would come on a Mon - Thurs night to avoid the long service wait times on the weekends. Our wives enjoyed the hamburger & pork chop that they ordered. The kids wanted to go to the Hitching Post or A J Spurs, they are at least very consistent w/ the food & service. Not the best experience that we have had, especially when spending $275.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent as always. Steaks are delicious. The sea bass special was delightful.

Bernie (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Meals are over priced and the meat was not cooked to request.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was mediocre at best. Service was outstanding. Tables too close together, no privacy and had to squeeze through to get to your seat.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Went there for dinner with my wife. I got the new york special for the night .my wife got half chicken over oak bbq pit. Chicken was amazing. Very good steak cooked medium and just tasty.sides we got clam chowder, beans, bread, cabbage wedge over oak bbq pit very good. I recommend it having dinner here.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Love this place, use to visit original location in Guadalupe when I was a child. The food is delicious, the wait staff friendly and the atmosphere and decor is beautiful. On this particular occasion the only issue I had was that the regular menu was not available and I was not informed when I made my reservation. I had my palate all set for rack of lamb but it was a holiday so I understand and they are forgiven!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our New Years Eve dinner. Great food, beautiful restaurant, wonderful service. It is a steak house but also had fish and vegetarian option. I don’t eat meat and my meal was wonderful. My husband had prime rib and was totally happy. We had a fabulous dinner.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We went to the far Western 4 our son-in-law birthday. My daughter and son-in-law loved the wine and the food. The food was delicious, and we were able to visit very comfortably. It was a great evening for my family.

susv17 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Having visited Far Western quite a bit when it was in Guadalupe, it was a treat to dine at Far Western in Orcutt and bring some close relatives who had not been here yet especially to a Christmas Eve brunch. We all enjoyed our meals from the sweetbreads, chicken fried steak, thick bacon, linguica, stuffed French toast and of course the warm bread box with jam! Delicious and enjoyable dining.