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Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House

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100 Madonna Rd, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408 (Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit)
+1 800-543-9666
17:00 - 22:00
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Madera, California
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220 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A reservation had been made days in advance to celebrate a Birthday. They did place Us in a nice booth as per our reservation request, but other than that I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO SAY. VERY OVER PRICED. The antipasto plate seemed old and rehashed. The salad looked limp and old. We watched other serveres offer fresh ground... More 

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Redmond, Oregon, United States
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast and dinner here during a visit to the Cal Poly Rodeo. By the way the rodeo was great. The dining room was crowded so they let us have breakfast in the bar area. There were 9 adults and an two infants. The food and service was great. We went back for dinner. The decor is crazy good.... More 

Thank Del J
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Inn (which we really enjoyed btw) and booked here on our first night. I wish we hadn't really, the prices were quite astonishing - we were travelling fron San Francisco to Las Vegas over two weeks and this place was by far the most expensive. And they were not "The World's Best Steaks" - they... More 

Thank sauzie123
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit worried about this place after reading other recent reviews, but we had a very nice meal and the setting was unique! Our steaks were very tender and cooked perfectly, and the mash potatoes were excellent. The veg was over cooked and the worst part of the meal. I would recommend for the steak and the ambiance!

Thank 123456Illinios
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating at Madonna Inn since the 1970's. Recently they have gone downhill, at least in my experience. In January we went for my birthday. Not so much as a best wishes, the service was horrid, and the meal was below average. Tonight we went, with a taste for prime rib. Service was quick, and the waitress did... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and service was great. The meal was below average. The soup was flavorless and lukewarm. The veggies were overcooked and soggy. I had the salmon and it was just tasteless and dry. Others in my party had steaks and they did enjoy them. The steakhouse is extremely overpriced for the quality of the food. There are so many... More 

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Spring Arbor
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Hot pink and gold, everywhere! A warm fuzzy feeling just tickles your senses as you take it all in. Memory lane was revisited as the band played and the couples twirled around the dance floor. You just felt that you were someplace like no other on earth. BBQ beef was the hit of the table then the pork chop came... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you like pink, then this is your spot. Decor is very feminine and fun. Our waitress was exceptional. The complimentary meat and cheese tray and rolls were great. Salad was awesome. However, for the outrageous prices, our entrees were lacking. I had the fried chicken ($28). The sides were great but the chicken was bland. Honestly, KFC has better... More 

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you want the best steak in SLO this is the place to get it, along with all the trimmings. Huge bake potato, steaks always cooked to perfection. The decor is like no other steak house, and it is always feels like a special occasion just to go into this fantasy looking room.

Thank beverleyhayes
Morro Bay, California, United States
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We live up here and had been many times but this time, like the last few times, was very disappointing. They welcomed us in and were great about serving everything on time. But, our steaks came darned near raw on the inside. I made the mistake of asking for a medium done piece with just a hint of pink. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$98
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Madonna Rd, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
    (Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at the entrance to the World famous Madonna Inn property.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 800-543-9666
  • This restaurant is at Madonna Inn
Located at Madonna Inn, the Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House is a landmark destination for its whimsical décor and classic menu. Featuring outstanding oak-pit barbequed steaks, a superb wine list, world-famous cakes and pies, and outstanding service. The menu also features abalone, lamb, Australian lobster, chicken, and vegetarian entrees. The Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves an assortment of specialty drinks along with appetizers. Music and dancing nightly.

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