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Welcome to the Rustic BBQ, a farmer-owned country restaurant serving B-B-Q, burgers and seasonal farm fresh meals from our farm and other local farms in a historic roadside establishment.
We are sorry to inform that due to our owner's recent hospitalization and subsequent severe diagnosis we will be closing to the public effective immediately. Thank you for everyone's patronage & support over the years.
So much thanks and gratitude to the current staff, and to all the staff that have come and gone over the years. Special thanks to Jason Vanderpool, who has been going above and beyond during this difficult time. We are proud of the effort we've put into the property as a whole, especially in running a clean modern restaurant & a safe and friendly neighborhood watering hole. But we are especially proud of the thousands of pounds of authentic Santa Maria style BBQ we have sold to happy customers.
If we have already taken a deposit from you for a catering job or special event, we will honor our current commitments up to the end of 2023. We will still keep the possibility of a private catering kitchen, and/or, the occasional special event open, in order to keep business permits current if we cannot find someone to take over the restaurant. The property is currently for sale with Green Fields Real Estate for $650,000, it comes with a separate large residence with its own yard. Leases for the business will also be considered. I have enjoyed serving the community for the last 6 years, and enjoyed making delicious food and introducing this part of the world to Santa Maria Style BBQ.
However, my life and my family's well-being must now come first.
Rachel, Anthony, & Olivia
Originally opened as Bennett's Rustic Bar-B-Q in 1926, our menu features open pit oak wood BBQ (Santa Maria style), burgers, housemade pickles, Portuguese specialties and small plates sourced from Capay Valley farms, including our own farm, Casa Rosa Farm.
Yes, we love catering, venue rental, private chef work and custom orders!
Big or small - just ask!
If you would like to see our current menu, please click the "order online" link above or bookmark the direct link for the online order/delivery site:
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