For the past 30 years, O'Connor's Catering has been serving Northern California. We have served thousands of customers at corporate events and concerts and have delivered countless customized meals for weddings and family events. Although we are known for our Santa Maria style of barbecue, our owner and chef — Steve Dougherty — has over three decades of experience and can tailor a menu to each client's unique needs. In 2008, we decided to open O'Connor's Wood Fire Grill & Bar in Orangevale, California, to allow the people of our community to dine with us every day of the week! We're proud to be a small, local, family-owned restaurant that offers quality food at great prices. We love meeting all the amazing people in our community. If you're planning an event, contact us today to arrange a tasting so you can see for yourself what sets our barbecue restaurant apart from the crowd!
WHAT IS SANTA MARIA BARBECUE?
Santa Maria barbecue describes meats that have been cooked over the hot coals of a red oak fire. This style of barbecue has its roots in the mid-19th century when the rancheros gathered to help each other brand their calves in the spring. The host would prepare a Spanish-style barbecue as a thank you for his vaqueros (America's first cowboys), friends, and family. The tender and flavorful meats from a Santa Maria barbecue have been named by Sunset magazine as "the best barbecue in the world," and the California Visitor's Guide raves that it is the "number one food not to miss while visiting California." To complement this fabulous barbecue style, O'Connor's has developed signature rubs and marinades that have been perfected over 30 years of catering events throughout Northern California.
"We had such a wonderful meal last night, flavors were awesome, the potato salad, the best I've had out! The meats are always the best but we really love all the sides too! The employees were so very friendly, even a really nice visit to the tablet asking if everything was satisfactory, and will a genuine friendly attitude, greatly appreciated. We have been eating here for at least ten years, probably more, not as often as I'd like to but when we do we are never disappointed. Thanks for a great meal!" - Lori & Greg H. "Our family ate here on January 14th 2019, to celebrate son's birthday. We enjoyed it immensely! It was a cold night and our party of six was seated near the fireplace, super cozy. Our server Ashley, was on point and took care of our dining needs with perfection and ease. Each of us ordered something different and we were all delighted with our food. Here's what we had: Shrimp Quesadilla, & Garlic Fries, as appetizers. Both were yummy and flavorful. For dinner, the best part we had: Wood fire burger, big and juicy, BBQ chicken sandwich, tender and flavorful. Prime Rib dip, son devoured, super yummy, cooked perfectly. Tri-tip and blue cheese sandwich, this was mine and oh so gooood! Margherita pizza, large and full of basil and tomatoes, delish. (Large enough for two!) Lastly, birthday boy had 2 meat combo. He loved the tender ribs, prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes and tri-tip chili. In ending, we also ordered three desserts: Carrot cake, Cheese cake, and Brownie Sundae. Our unanimous favorite - Brownie Sundae. Now, thinking I'd like to go today to watch the Super Bowl, eat some great grub with any icy IPA. All six of us highly recommend! Thank you to O'Connors chefs, and Ashley, for a fantastic evening!" - Rene P. "They have the best food! They're bbq is the bomb.com Also, their happy hour have great deals! I will be back again. Plus, our server was extremely nice and helpful." - Stephanie G.
9267 Greenback Ln Orangevale, CA 95662 (916) 988-0112