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Tahoe Joe's

) #16 of 228 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo €€ - €€€ American, , Steakhouse
485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
+1 805-543-8383
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (73 reviews)
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
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11 - 20 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 22 February 2017

While down to visit Cal Poly we found this wonderful restaurant which was close to our hotel. The food is AMAZING!! Can't wait to come back!

Thank MySonsARckStar
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The wait was pretty long - about 20 minutes past the 30 minutes they said it would take. The calamari steak was decent. The accompanying fettucine was too fatty. The filet mignon was OK.

Thank EaglesHonour
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Searched a bit & came back to Tahoe Joes. Close to hotel. Don't be put off by strip mall. Steak is smoked but fork tender. Homemade rice pilaf was amazing (who knew?) Nevada cheesecake w/homemade whip cream made me eat when my tummy said 'hang...More

Thank parisbear
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I'm sure there are other things on the menu, but this is my destination for the steak salad! Always fresh and wonderful! Service has always been good, even when we've been part of a larger group, as we were this particular visit. Matthew was our...More

Thank Ana-Marie C
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were looking for a place to get a good steak in San Luis Obispo, we made the mistake of picking Tahoe Joe’s. First off, we were a little confused, the restaurant is nowhere near Lake Tahoe, but the place is themed after the lake....More

Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We went on a Friday night. The wait was 45-60 minutes when we arrived shortly after 6pm. They told us that wait time is cut in half if you call ahead, and advised the bar was free seating and served the full menu if we...More

Thank psaltry
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have been regulars at Tahoe Joes, but they are definitely slipping in some areas. This is not based on just one visit. Tahoe Joe's still excels service, but the prime rib has gone from excellent to just "not that good." I think they are...More

Thank PismoPat
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Cozy restaurant, with good food, and reasonable prices. Service was good, Restaurant was quiet due to the hour (8pm) and it being Halloween.

Thank Dsmittys
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I love the food here and you definitely get what you pay for. I love their chicken, potatoes, and greenbeans.

Thank breeannehensley
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Early dining at Tahoe Joe's resulted in a ho hum experience. My waitress was Alisha who was very pleasant and prompt. The food was just okay. I have eaten here before and it has always been very good. Might have just been an off day...More

Thank sbeck2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-8383
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