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726 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 90803
805-739-8895
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Coffee Shop

Remember when a coffee shop was where you ate? This is a coffee shop with a flair...oh yes, the pancakes are great. The M-F Breakfast deal is excellent. The coffee is served with 1/2 and 1/2. But the extra touches are nice (tri tip, tacos, etc.) No matter what you are looking for, the Pantry has it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Brad O
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Maywood, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

typical cafeteria food. nothing great but nothing bad. The breakfast was decent nothing to brag about. the place was crowded on a Sunday morning.

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Thank Adolfo H
Riverside, California
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

If you are a breakfast lover but don't want to stat the day lugging around tons of carbs and protein, here's the spot to make your breakfast dream come true. Go for one of their big breakfasts (recommend Tri-Tip of course) and share. One person ends up with one egg but who cares, awesome "spuds" and all the other breakfast... More 

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Thank Robert B
Santa Maria, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Tried to go to the pantry one more time. Just not worth it. Service was slow, food mediocre, Nothing to brag about. This place used to be great and I had nothing but good to say about it . But not anymore.

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Thank KathyR7911
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Remember when a coffee shop was where you ate? This is a coffee shop with a flair...oh yes, the pancakes are great. The M-F Breakfast deal is excellent. The coffee is served with 1/2 and 1/2. But the extra touches are nice (tri tip, tacos, etc.) No matter what you are looking for, the Pantry has it.

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Thank Brad O
D. C.
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Really fried, dry chicken; very strong, overpowering gravy; extra thick pancakes too chewy. Comfortable seating.

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Thank nocostcritique
Palmdale, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This little restaurant is fine for a quick meal. Fast service and very friendly staff. Food is a little greasy for my taste but the shakes are awesome!

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Thank qtjudyg
Ventura, CA
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187 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Good traditional breakfast. Fresh homemade berry syrup. All the egg dishes are huge. This was formerly on the main street in Santa Maria. When the 101 bypassed it got lost but keeps cropping up. It is also called the Pantry on Park. Try the biscuits and gravy; very good. One of my fav omelets s is the San Francisco Joe... More 

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Thank CWS55
Nashville, Tennessee
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My family and I dined here for dinner as we were passing through Santa Maria to stay one night while traveling on the road. It's a cozy American diner that serves comfort food, burgers, sandwiches, pie, etc... The decor is a bit dated, but it's clean, the staff attentive and the food was great with large portions.They serve breakfast all... More 

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Thank Irisheyes777
Santa Maria, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Nice, filling dishes, a casual, relaxed atmosphere and easy on the pocketbook. The Pantry is all that, and, perhaps a bit more. While not a "gourmet"establishment, it is great for families and cooks comfort food most excellently.

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Thank Originalzaena
Santa Maria, California
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The wife and I went for breakfast for lunch last weekend. I have never had a bad meal here although my selection of corned beef hash did not compare to what was offered 2 years ago. The Mrs. ordered a large omelet but as it turned out did not have much of an appetite due to the incessant heat wave.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 726 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 90803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: 805-739-8895

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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