In California's Santa Maria Valley, you'll find a number of cozy American restaurants tucked away. If you like steak, the area hosts a number of classic American establishments that offer Santa Maria-style barbecue. You'll also find country-style breakfast and lunch places that serve everything from omelets to biscuits and gravy. A number of other breakfast places are known for their bacon, sausage, and egg concoctions as well as fluffy pancakes. Some of the local steakhouses come equipped with bars that offer a selection of beers and cocktails. In addition to the wide selection of local American-style restaurants, you'll find chains of Italian restaurants and Chinese take-out joints.