Recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, Far Western Tavern serves up contemporary California ranch cuisine inspired by local traditions.

We had Susan Righetti, 2nd Generation Co-Proprietor of Far Western Tavern, answer some of our questions about the popular local restaurant.

The Pinot Filet at Far Western Tavern features a 6oz cut steak topped with mushrooms and a red wine bordelaise.

The Pinot Filet at Far Western Tavern features a 6oz cut steak topped with mushrooms and a red wine bordelaise.

What are customer’s favorite dishes at your restaurant?

For dinner, our famous Bull’s Eye Steak – a 14oz boneless ribeye – is what brings many people in to the Far Western. Equally popular is our Pinot Filet – a 6oz center cut steak topped with mushrooms and red wine bordelaise.

At lunch, our Cowboy Cobb Salad has grilled chicken, bacon, blue cheese and pinquito beans – making it a very hearty dish. We haven’t changed the Steak Sandwich recipe since we first opened our doors in 1958.

We serve brunch every Saturday and Sunday, so many locals come in for Tri-Tip & Eggs with a Bacon Topped Bloody Mary.

What makes your restaurant unique?

The Far Western serves authentic Santa Maria Valley Style cuisine with a contemporary California ranch twist. While food is our focus, we hope guests enjoy our historically-focused western decor.

Do you have any summer specials or summer-specific menu items?

Chef Adam Measurall has weekly entree and dessert specials featuring local seasonal items. We announce them every Thursday and they are available until they sell out.

Why should people come try your restaurant this summer?

We can accommodate parties of two to two hundred. Whether it be a business meeting, celebratory meals with family and friends or large banquets, we’ve created a welcoming, upscale environment for the local community to gather and create memories.

Far Western Tavern is located at 300 East Clark Ave in Orcutt. You can learn more about the restaurant HERE.