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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Covered in pink decor any girl would love it. Nice variety on the menu, and service was good. Live band playing music and a dance floor. Has a very old and retro feel to it.

Thank Claudia A
Irvine, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got the french fillet steak and the rib eye steak. Don't bother with the rib eye, the french fillet is the best but at $48 it should be. The baked potato it come with was nice but the vegetables were soggy and overcooked. The mains also come with soup or salad, and it was a cold and rainy day... More 

Thank sandram972016
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The whacky interior is good for a laugh, and the dancing after was an experience, but the food across 4 different mains was very very poor, made worse by 5+ star over pricing. The service was friendly and efficient, but I can't get past the bad food......

Thank Daniel W
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique decor, but not worth the price. Our server was pleasant, but I could have gotten a tastier filet mignon, with better choice of sides, at Black Angus for about $10 less.

Thank greyparrotbreeder
Sierra Madre, CA
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have given the Gold Rush steakhouse just an average review primarily because the food was not very good at all for the price paid. The steak was very unevenly cooked and over done for the most part. Rosann who was our waitress was a saving grace behind my review for her excellent service and friendly nature. Otherwise, I would... More 

Thank revproj
San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring my aunt (88) here for dinner on Friday nights as she loves to watch the live band playing the oldies. There is ballroom dancing which she loves to watch. The food and the service are outstanding. Highly recommend this place.

Thank manyachoboian
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This place is like walking into 'Alice in Wonderland'! My fiancee almost fell over in chock (I hadn't given him any info about the place :) ). This place is truely something you will remember for ever! It is sooooo pink!! And I must say, I am in odd how well kept it is (and so well dusted!). We smiled... More 

Thank Cathrine P
Los Angeles
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great steaks, amazing live big band on Fridays, excellent service and a very memorable evening. Fun for the whole family!

Thank seehoustonlosAngeles
Buttonwillow, California
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101 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

There is a great local debate on where to get the best steak and dining experience on the central coast. Hands down, it is the Madonna Inn. We have been in the cattle business for 153 years and as such are always looking for that perfect steak. Having dined at top restaurants and local favorites through out the states and... More 

Thank travellingcowboy
Murfreesboro, TN
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed at the Madonna Inn last week and ate dinner at the steak house. The ambience is wonderful. We loved it. Everything is pink!! The food was not good at all though. And we are NOT picky eaters. We ordered our stead medium rare and it came out VERY red, so we had to send it back to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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