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Pappy's Restaurant

1275 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9111
+1 805-922-3553
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
1275 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truck stop style dining. Good coffee and good food. Have never been disappointed. Wait staff usually quick and friendly unless really busy of course.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for that "mom and pops" feeling and Pappys didn't disappoint. You knew you were getting the real deal when right outside the door they were slow cooking meat on the grill. The food was good, service was great, and atmosphere was relaxing.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cowboy diner and a great one! Big hearty breakfasts for the hard-working ranch hand or the enterprising trucker--or just the best darn breakfast for the everyday person. Wait staff has been working here for many years and customers return time and time...More

Thank GeeAMouse
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Western decor featuring local ranchers and cowboys. Friendly, down home feel, food and service. Excellent food that reminded me of Cafes from my youth. A Santa Maria treasure.

Thank John M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

They atmosphere is pure country. If you want fancy, this is not for you, but the food is great and plentiful, the staff flies around filling your coffee cup and you can mix with the locals who have been enjoying Pappy's great food most of...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice indeed, good size and taste. We had read the reviews and can only agree - this place is genuine and well worth a visit. Recommended!

Thank dolphin67
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The family stopped by about an hour before closing. The restaurant staff were friendly and our server had a wonderful smile. The biscuits and gravy are good but the tri-tip sandwich was amazing. We had the chocolate cake and warm cherry pie for dessert they...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I came here to have a breakfast while in honeymoon. I found a wonderful courtesy and a very good meal. The Huevos rancheros were a wonderful surprise. Everything alright.

Thank Docmartini
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast in our recent trip to Santa Maria. Staff was extremely friendly and made us feel right at home. Pancakes were delicious, and my husband said biscuits and gravy were the best he's had. That says a lot, as he is from...More

Thank Mlirvine
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Pappys has been around since the days of my childhood. Comfort food at its best. Service always quick and efficient. Prices are more than reasonable. A Santa Maria mainstay that must be tried.

Thank Robert W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1275 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-922-3553
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