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The Market

345 Town Center E., Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Ranked #63 of 207 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 25, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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Phoenix, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Needed a place for a pleasant, leisurely business lunch. A local suggested Central City Market in the Santa Maria Mall. The menu offers great salads, sandwiches and daily comfort food meals. I tried the sliced turkey with brie, lettuce, cranberries and raspberry jam on fresh bread. The sandwich was tasty, tender and huge. I enjoyed half for lunch and the... More

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Arroyo Grande, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This place may be unique on the Central Coast in northern Santa Barbara county, a French-style bistro in a large farm town mall, but it works well. The food is excellently prepared from an extensive and innovative menu, with a wine list one would expect in a big city. The desserts are beautiful and delicious. The only small drawback is... More

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Orcutt, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My family and I had a poor experience at this restaurant. Surprisingly, the owner/director of food for the mall provided his email address on every table to be contacted for comments. This was a very good gesture. I would resolve the poor experience between us without having to post about it on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately he doesn't care about his... More

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San Jose, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Found this place on Yelp as Tripadvisor did not show anything that advertised fresh ingredients. Was very disappointed. Place was dead and the food was nothing worth going back for.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Lunch here was quite pleasant sitting in the "greenhouse" area. The food was very tasty. Fresh crisp salads and healthy sandwiches. I do like this place although it is in an odd location.

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Santa Maria CA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This place has the potential to be great, but they have the weirdest hours and choices for meals. The used to serve dinner but stop serving at 4pm which doesn't help those of us who work. I could see closing early during the week but staying open on Fri- Sun would really make sense.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Our experience at Central City Market surpassed the TA reviews which brought us here. My wife and I drove up from Santa Barbara to meet friends coming down from San Luis Obispo. It was a bit difficult to locate as it is hidden in the Mall. The menu was terrific, the wine selection was excellent and of good value, and... More

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Altadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Eat in a mall? Are you kidding? However, a strong willed friend induced us to join her; and we are glad we did. Relatively short menu; but the food was very good. Service got a little so-so when they got busy, but was quite friendly throughout. Will visit again.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I don't know his name, or where he came from but The Central City Market in The Santa Maria Town Center clearly has a new chef and it shows! That, my friend is a huge compliment because their former chef was quite good indeed! You must try this place for dinner, especially if you haven't been there lately! My wife... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I always eat healthy food, and I do not eat meat. This gives me few choices in Santa Maria. I had read a raving review about this place from the New Times food review, which tends to be pretty critical, and I had a good recommendation from a friend. However, they must have been talking about the meat options. First... More

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