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The Pantry

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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726 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5113
+1 805-739-8895
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is friendly and fast. The breakfast is great tasting and filling. They do their best to accommodate special orders. The prices are moderate.

Thank Johnboy1253
Clovis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a GREAT place to go if you like home cooking and generous portions! The food is fantastic and the service is friendly and welcoming. The pancakes are the kind that fill your whole plate! And if you like fruit syrups, you MUST try the Homemade Berry Syrup! It is DELICIOUS and the BEST I've ever had!

Thank dinanorwood
Los Osos, California
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a throw back type of place where you can get a breakfast like Grandma used to fix. They have a lot of good combinations and choices but I liked the Hay Stack Potato Pancakes with sour cream & chives. They do breakfast, lunch and dinner and obviously have a steady stream of local folks belling up to the... More 

Thank Gene H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here for the first time my husband had the two egg breakfast with bacon. I had the veggie omelette with bacon added, a suggestion for our server. We sat on the patio and everything met our satisfaction. Would return again.

Thank Rmassoudi
Santa Maria, California
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 October 18, 2016 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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 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

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: +1 805-739-8895

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