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345 Town Center E., Santa Maria, CA 93454
805-925-7766
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Business Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2013
nippon703
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Morro Bay, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I don't know how they stay in business. My dinner was cold. We asked for bread several times in which we never received. The waitress was rude. It was hard leaving a 2 cent tip!

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1 Thank Sherry H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Service was terrible. Asked for bread at least four times and it never came. Food was cold. Waitress was rude. Don't bother.

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1 Thank Sherry H
Chico, CA
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Don't let the fact it's in the Santa Maria Mall fool you! This place has some of the best cuisine in Santa Maria. Excellent food and service. Great local food and wine list. Brunch is also amazing and they have $9.00 bottomless Mimosa's with fresh squeezed tangerine juice.

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1 Thank ctunnell
Phoenix, Arizona
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Thank nippon703
Arroyo Grande, California
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Thank jonhartz
Orcutt, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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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Thank UCLAgirl
Morgan Hill, California
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179 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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1 Thank SouthbroomNatal
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank Seapjm
Santa Maria CA
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158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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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Thank Zekesgirl
Arizona
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank Dirk_and_Jess

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 345 Town Center E., Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: 805-925-7766

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?