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The Pantry

726 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 90803
805-739-8895
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Ranked #9 of 207 restaurants in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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LA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Colorado
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198 reviews 198 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My boyfriend had the Traditional Breakfast with loaded hash browns, bacon, scrambled eggs and he substituted the pancake for a waffle. You can request to have the waffle topped with fresh seasonal fruit like strawberries, banana, & blueberries, the latter are candied blueberries. They also smother the waffle in whip cream, but it is quite lite and not overly sweet.... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Pantry is across the street from the Santa Maria inn, and provides a hearty western breakfast with large platters of hot cakes covered with fresh locally-grown strawberries. Very friendly attentive staff.

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