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The Pantry

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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726 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5113
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Maria, California
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great diner food, I have had breakfast lunch and dinner here and have enjoyed all of them. great food for the price for the whole family. Food is fresh and tasty for the most part. I did have one waitress that is a bit forgetful and a little on the surly side!!

Thank Aqualung A
Santa Maria, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat at the pantry on park often we love it great service they are very fast able to get what we need as soon as possible . I love the pancakes but I recently tried the omelette awesome highly recommend the pantry for a breakfast date . Also parking is easy you won't have trouble finding parking

Thank 99moniqued
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great homespun restaurant. Large portions, tastes like your grandma cooked in the kitchen. The staff and hostess were so friendly. They ran a wait on Saturday morning, but they constantly told you they were working on a table, so nice. I had the country fried steak. It was great. My friend had the waffle with strawberries and... More 

Thank Trulybee
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, scrumptious. Our party of seven enjoyed everything from pancakes to skillet breakfasts to omelettes, all prepared quickly and all delicious. Our waitress was able to keep track of who was with who, and handled us with a smile. Just right, and conveniently close to the Santa Maria Inn.

Thank Melody L
Fresno, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Great Service, Awesome food and Mo the manager is the best! We travel to Santa Maria twice a year and let Mo know when we are in town and she asks her chef to prepare extra Clam Chowder soup just so that we can take a large order home. Thanks Mo! You and your team are the best!!

Thank MindyShirley
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Don't know if this is actually family run or if it just feels like it. Very clean. Staff friendly, helpful, and seem to actually WANT to be there. Also seemed glad we were there. Food is usual diner/family restaurant fare, but done just as you would want it. Only regret is I didn't have room for a piece of pie.... More 

Thank Mark H
Santa Barbara, Ca
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast special is $5.50 for eggs, bacon or sausage, half a waffle or pancake. Great waffle. Good service and very friendly. Best salsa, O'Brien potatoes, and biscuits too.

Thank cafoxxyy
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We were eating late breakfast, early lunch and had their Farmers Skillet. Really good on its own, but, it came with fantastic biscuits and gravy as well. We were very full! $25 for two included coffee. We would go back in a flash and it was obvious the locals were there! We were visiting.

Thank VashonTammy
Bakersfield, California
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184 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We enjoyed Saturday breakfast at The Pantry, which had a steady traffic of local folk -- mostly baby boomers and beyond. The menu has reasonable diversity, and all of the food was good, but there was little to distinguish the food from any other coffee shop. Service was adequately attentive, although my potatoes were lukewarm when they arrived, making me... More 

Thank Bruce H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast and service. 14 of us met for breakfast , till a little time fir them to get an area large enough for all of us to sit together... But they pulled it off. One person took all our orders and several to keep us in coffee and deliver our orders... But they pulled it off. Good food with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 726 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: 805-739-8895

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