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The Plemmons Family & The Swiss Staff welcome you to The Swiss Steakhouse & Bar, one of Santa Maria Valley’s most popular traditional Santa Maria BBQ restaurants.

We serve a traditional Santa Maria-Style Oak Barbecue — known for its classic smoky and hearty flavor — that began here in the 1940s.

We age our own beef, cut our steaks in-house, prepare our own ground beef, and make everything from scratch. We are one of the few Santa Maria restaurants offering steaks, chops, ribs, chicken, and seafood.

Direct off the red oak pit are our famous steaks, chicken breast, pork chops, bbq rack of lamb, and full and half rack of baby backs. 

Our delicious pasta dishes include chicken fettuccine and beef ravioli or ask for a combo and enjoy some of each!


For lunch do not forget our oak grill sandwiches. The rib-eye steak sandwich with Pinquito beans is the favorite among our daily lunch gang. So much more to enjoy, please join us daily for lunch or dinner.


Thank you for helping us keep the tradition alive!

Explore our menus

Smiling hostess holding a menu
Laughing couple enjoying dinner; Table features shrimp pasta, green salad, onion rings, garlic bread, bacon cheeseburger with fries, a cherry soda and beer

A landmark of Santa Maria restaurants

Restaurant interior with western decor and open tables and seats

Let us bring

Santa Maria BBQ

to your next event

Plemmons Catering provides full-service, off-site catering

For more information about our catering service, click the button below.

Image by Emerson Vieira

Enjoy our full bar

The Owners and Staff of The Swiss Restaurant & Bar invite you and your friends to enjoy a beverage in our famous Lounge before dining. 

Chilled cocktail with a peach garnish
Bucket of iced Coors Light beer cans
Banquet room with long table set up for a private party with plated dinners

Swiss restaurant is one of the few restaurants that serve traditional Santa Maria Style Oak Barbecue

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