We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Fifty Grand Steakhouse

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6401 Pony Express Trl, Pollock Pines, CA 95726-9601
+1 530-644-1580
16:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Wed 16:00 - 20:00
Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 21: English reviews
South Lake Tahoe, California
Level Contributor
113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

If your looking for a trip back to the 1960s, this is it! Great service and great steaks plus the atmosphere will remind you of the good old days. No blaring music or $60 steaks and nothing else. You get the whole dinner at this place.

Thank Jeff S
Pollock Pines, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were so disappointed. We had been wanting to go back for years and years. Finally went back a while ago and it was the worst experience I've had in dining. Went all out and ordered filet mignon and what we got was a piece of meat and a pop of mashed potatoes on a plain white plate. No color,... More 

Thank piattgary
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Burger Barn was closed, so my son and his wife took me across the street to Fifty Grand Steakhouse as they had never been before. It was a busy night and short on staff, Only one waitress coping very well with several tables of guests, she was wonderful. Food was very good and atmosphere was pleasant.

Thank kiwiconnection2016
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
5,126 reviews
1,518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,494 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We enjoyed their special of the day pork ribs. They were so good and falling off the bone. Yum. We had them with a baked potato. I had a cup of soup to start. We enjoyed house burgundy wine. They also served complementary bread. The food was very good and so reasonably priced. Service was friendly and very good. Decor... More 

Thank mini
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Very nice people, good bar, old school interior with a big wood burning free standing fireplace. Service was attentive and the waitress was very friendly, in that little mountain-town style. Food was, eh, so-so. Steak was a bit of a a lower end cut IMO over-priced for what you got. The baked potato was very good, as was the bread... More 

Thank Joe F
Pollock Pines, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Several consecutive NewYears Eve's we've eaten at Fifty Grand with friends. It appeared to everyone the quality was diminishing. The "relish dish" preceding your entree was sad. Selection VERY poor and some veggies even looked wilted

Thank Wayne W
Carson City, Nevada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

I don't care what anyone says. I love this place (see my review from 2013). Great food, great service, great pricing, lots of booze in the drinks. What else could you ask for. Every time I go here I feel like I've gone back in time to 1970. This is the kind of Steak House my parents would have frequented... More 

Thank cyclefun
Placerville, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

We have gone to this restaurant for years now. And, we went again last night with friends. One of the draws to going here is their Thursday - Saturday Prime Rib Dinner for $17.95. It is a great deal, and the food is good, but the service? It is so poor that it makes you wonder about the state of... More 

2 Thank salmonfishingqueen
Pollock Pines, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Hiya. From the time I was a kid visiting my grandpa up by the White House on 50 through about five years ago, the Fifty Grand was worth every penny....from the fresh assortment of vegetables, to the hot bread to the aged steaks, to the neopolitain ice cream for desert. But, two recent trips this year have both been disappointing.... More 

1 Thank davcombs
Pollock Pines, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

This place is a well-established piece of Pollock Pines history. For that reason, it's worth eating there once. But living here, I've eaten there many times. The service is very friendly, but the typical American restaurant food is mediocre, and it's way overpriced. I don't eat there very often. And there an old locals bar on one side too.


Travellers who viewed Fifty Grand Steakhouse also viewed

Pollock Pines, CA
Pollock Pines, CA

Been to Fifty Grand Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6401 Pony Express Trl, Pollock Pines, CA 95726-9601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pollock Pines
  • Phone Number: +1 530-644-1580

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fifty Grand Steakhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?