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American, Cafe, Diner
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202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4706
+1 805-925-1513
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I came here for brunch on a Sunday morning and the place was packed. But I was seated pretty quickly. The server was busy but attentive. I got the garden omelet and my only issue was that the vegetables were almost raw. But I guess that's the "garden" part. The pancakes were amazing as usual. I would definitely come back... More 

Thank Alisha D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I celebrated a birthday luncheon there before going to PCPA to see Romeo & Juliet and although we were a large group, we had excellent service and delicious meals.

Thank Kelly G
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We ate in several IHOPs during our holiday but this was by far the best. Ever visit was great and very busy of all our meals out it was only in IHOP did we ever have to wait for a table but never more than ten minutes. The pancakes are worth the wait always fluffy hot and tasty. Drinks are... More 

Thank Greg221968
Santa Maria, California, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The menu is pancakes, omelets, eggs and very few other meals. Two of my friends and I went for an early dinner. Checked the over 55 menu and other than pancakes, omelets and eggs the only other choice was turkey dinner or tilapia. That being said I had senior egg, bacon, ham, hash browns and one pancake. I was okay... More 

Thank Lori G
Paso Robles, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food is good. The restaurant is clean. The staff is friendly and service is fast. The prices are typical but worth it if you are craving breakfast at night or want a burger

Thank Drakon805
Santa Maria, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

IHOP of Santa Maria is better than a lot of other IHOPs I have eaten in. They're clean, popular, and try their best to accommodate everyone. Service can be a bit slow at times, but that's because they're full about 80 % of the time.

Thank Originalzaena
Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A fairly average IHOP. Pricing is a bit high for the quality. Salsa for my wife's eggs was not pleasant -- probably came from a jar.

Thank davekT4216GL
San Luis Obispo, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Our family are locals since the 1960's and have been to IHOP several times since they opened, but I guess times have changed. When our family of six entered, we were greeted by the host. We told her that we needed seating for six and preferred a booth. The lady said she will get it ready in a few minutes... More 

Thank MarkUNK237
Orcutt, California
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

They usually have very good, cheery service here. My meals have almost always been quite good. Why the "average" score? Their prices are just too high. Entrees don't justify their inflated price. I took my kids their once where they each asked for a glass of milk. They were $3.49 each with no refill. That was two years ago and... More 

Thank tritipisgood
Mesa, Arizona
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This IHOP is extremely busy as it's right off the freeway and connected to the Quality Inn. However, our wait time was acceptable (about 15 minutes), and our service was very fast and cordial. Our server was awesome and we enjoyed our meals before heading up the coast for the day.

Thank Mikki R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-925-1513

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