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Swiss Chalet

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516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 347-7800
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Enjoyed the sliders on the appetiser menu. Food was great. Definitely would go again. Service was good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
funNthesun447
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Santa Maria, California
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English first
Santa Maria, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the sliders on the appetiser menu. Food was great. Definitely would go again. Service was good.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food has ALWAYS been great, now the inside is better than it ever has been. Saw a review that said surrounding area not safe, and not enough parking... there was more parking in the back, you may have missed it. And the surrounding area is just fine, very safe..[I've lived here since 1980] but there are many Mexican-American people.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our family asked us to experience the food and environment so they could decide on our family reunion site in the near future. We went for lunch and the server Gabe was wonderful. Attentive and knowledgeable. The food was okay but nothing that special. As we left my husband called his service dog out to help him up and walk... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This old-school steak house is a great find. I thouroughly enjoy sweetbreads, but they are seldom on menus. The Swiss Inn (not Chalet) offers sweetbreads in addition to excellent steaks The grilled artichoke appetizer was delicious and there is a good, by-the-glass wine list. Only criticism: salad greens were old - odd given the restaurant is so coose to the... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is the first time I actually had a steak dinner here at 'The Swiss' (that is the actual name, they dropped 'Chalet' years ago). I have had breakfast there on Sundays (great) and burgers for lunch (also great), But I decided to step out of my normally frugal comfort zone to have what many have told me is the... More 

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Irvine, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

my husband is not much of a sandwich eater, but the waitress recommended the spicy patty melt burger. he absolutely LOVED IT! after every bite, he just kept saying that this was the best sandwich he'd ever eaten. it was huge, too, so come with a big appetite. their french fries were also delicious. i had their tri tip sandwich....very... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The "SWISS" name is from when it was bought out from previous owner, nothing to do with "SWISS" but the meats are very, very good. Service excellent. Nice décor....Reminds one of an old family restaurant in NYC or Chicago. Can be expensive depending upon what you order but a very nice place to eat.

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Henderson, Nevada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have been to this restaurant more than a few times since they have remodeled. For lunch the food is great, an atmosphere nice. Menu items are great and food comes out very delicious, On a recent get together at the restaurant for dinner ( party of 10), they sat us in an arm of the restaurant, there many other... More 

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DWhite3386
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great Appetizers great main courses. The amount of food they serve is huge. Be ready to bring some home. I usually get the artichoke to start. Then on to the pork chops. Had most everything on the menu and never disappointed. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Santa Maria, California, United States
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for a good meal at a great price, then this is your place. Atmosphere or romantic setting it doesn't have but fast service and huge portions it does.

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Additional Information about Swiss Chalet

Address: 516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone Number: (805) 347-7800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 516 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: (805) 347-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?