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The Pantry

726 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 90803
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Santa Maria is not know for it's food. This restaurant is clean, very friendly staff and the food is good to excellent depending on your choice. Prices are very reasonable. The food is very fresh. I've only eaten breakfast and lunch here and each were excellent! I've come when the place was packed and the service was still excellent.

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was excellent as usual. Only place we eat when traveling to or through Santa Maria. The waitresses are friendly, make sure you always have water and check back to see if everything is ok. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Renton, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great breakfast chorizo and egg sweet. Pancakes also good All for a good price. Very friendly staff. Definitely would recommend for breakfast.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

family restaurant type. I ate most of my breakfasts here and is just accross from Santa Maria Inn. Staff are attentive and friendly. The food was good and great way to get me day started. Would came here for lunch or dinner, was busy though. When in Santa Maria and want a causal setting, family setting, then come on in... More

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited Santa Maria for a 3 day weekend, and tried The Pantry on a Saturday morning. At 8am, we got right in because the place wasn't busy at all. The waitress never cracked a smile from start to finish. The food was mediocre at best. If this is one of the best choices in Santa Maria for breakfast, the... More

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Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My adult children frequent he pantry so we all met there for breakfast. First of all beware, it is very crowded on the Saturday we visited. This is a local spot so I assumed the food must be at least decent, also based on the congestion out the front door. After a 10 min wait we were seated and ordered.... More

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Santa Maria, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Even though this quintessential American restaurant is not located on Main Street, it has all the ambience of "Main Street USA." The wait-persons are jocular and friendly, and everyone is treated like a regular. The menu is extensive and the presentation is excellent. There are good specials every day. They will cook to order and you can send food back... More

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Santa Maria, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A really great atmosphere and great service. Prices are reasonable and the menue has enough choises without to many. My biggest problem is (and I know because I eat breakfast out alot) the cooks don't understand the diffrence between cooking an omlett and scrambled eggs. Everytime I get the scrambled eggs they are overcooked. I have sent them back a... More

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Santa Monica, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The first time I went, I was disappointed in the Chicken fried Steak. However I went back and ate an excellent breakfast burrito. The skillets are good.. The service is friendly and they keep your coffee cup full/

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Foresthill, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were visiting Santa Maria for a few days. We found the Pantry a few blocks from our motel. My sister and I chose to split our meal. It was still a generous portion. The price was normal for a cafe. Our waitress was friendly and kept our coffee mugs full. (always appreciated by me) We returned twice more, once... More

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