“DineOut: Santa Maria Style” is back, and it’s better than ever as eight participating restaurants in the Santa Maria Valley offer special reduced price menus from April 12 through April 25.

The dates are designed to correspond with the Santa Maria Strawberry Festival on April 23-25, and it’s a great way for people to affordably experience the variety of our local flavors, including, of course, Santa Maria Style Barbecue!

The fixed menu prices start at $10.10, and continue with the “2010” theme at $20.10, $30.10 and $40.10, depending on the restaurant and meal. For example, the Historic Santa Maria Inn is offering a Grilled Salmon Filet atop grilled basil polenta for $20.10, which includes choice of soup or salad, tomato bruschetta and a dessert featuring vanilla ice cream, seasonal berries served in a caramel basket. Prices do not include tax or tip.

The participating restaurants are The Hitching Post in Casmalia, Trattoria Uliveto, Far Western Tavern, Garden Room Restaurant at the Historic Santa Maria Inn, Vintner’s Bar & Grill at the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria, Portabella at the Holiday Inn and Suites, Adelina’s Bistro at the Monarch Club, and Quizno’s on South Bradley Road.

Diners are encouraged to make reservations in advance, and to mention the “DineOut: Santa Maria Style” promotion when dining or making a reservation as regular menu items will also be available. Click here for a full listing of menus and pricing.