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Pappy's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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1275 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9111
(805) 922-3553
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming here for a tri tip sandwich ever since my father-n-law hasn't been able to grill anymore. So I strongly recommend their tri tip sandwich at $11.50. Crispy bread and spot on meat. Choice of fries, fruit, mash potatoes or piquito beans. The place is conveniently located right off HWY 101 and Betteravia Rd.

Thank Pichinguis
Santa Maria, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They were busy and the food was good but the service was a little slow which was unusual for them because they are usually very good.

Thank ken_mcdaniel
Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pappys is on the freeway, but it is a ""locals'' place, and the truckers love it here so that should tell you it is good Breakfast is my least favorite meal, but that is what we were there for and waitress Sharon made the meal a lot of fun and so enjoyable. This is the place where you can get... More 

Thank Ella O
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It had the feel of a small town dinner or truck stop (older country music playing). We had a cheeseburger and the southwest chicken sandwich. My burger was really good (better than Orcutt burgers) and my husband said his chicken sandwich was good. Price was about what you'd pay anywhere around the area. They had breakfast choices, hamburgers, some Mexican... More 

Thank Quinn P
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fan of their steaks .excellent service and ambiance. I miss their tritips. Good food great people.

Thank Ranjithpk
Santa Maria, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have been eating at Pappy's for 50 years and it was great then and still is today!! If your traveling along the 101 highway nd want some world famous Santa Maria style BBQ at a great price this is a must stop with out paying Big prices!!

Thank Joe M
Santa Maria, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

If you want homelike breakfast anytime this is the place! The omelettes, biscuits and gravy AND coffee are delicious. Generous to make two meals. Have gone here MANY years and never been disappointed with their yummy breakfast food. A manly meal for anyone! Enjoy

Thank Kay K
Santa Maria, California
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is one of the best tri tip sandwiches in Santa Maria. Don't let the truck stop diner look scare you away. Try it.

Thank Jeff M
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Pappys is a rancher's home town favorite. Great for any meal. Selections include home cooking type meals including great breakfast items served all day. If you're on a diet, probably not the best choice! Decor is based on area rancheros with a photo and cattle brand history on the walls. Waitresses are great, they are very helpful with selections and... More 

Thank jean k
Madera, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The Santa Maria Baby Back Ribs are some of the Best Baby Back Ribs we have ever had !!! Even better than Memphis, TN

Thank lowcosttrucksales

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1275 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: (805) 922-3553

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