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.

Cool Hand Luke

) #4 of 188 Restaurants in Santa Maria €€ - €€€ American, Steakhouse
1321 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8000
+1 805-928-6196
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (13 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1321 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8000
Write a Review
Reviews (161)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

So, stoppe here because my husband wanted a Prime Rib dinner. Although there was no one waiting we were told that it would be at least 20 minutes before a table was ready, so we found an open booth in the bar and ordered. I...More

Thank terrym1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food well prepared, service always friendly and professional. We sometimes like to eat in the bar as they have like 5 booths there. We now prefer Cool Hand Lukes over the Hitching Post. Food as good and prices more reasonable.

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for mother's day. They attended to us quickly. They have great food and great service. We had some new York steak. They were excellent tasting. Would highly recommended.

Thank josemR4314VH
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of beef, chicken options. Sides are tasty also. Have several group tables. Service is fast, good rolls. I love the A-1 steak in particular.

Thank Tom J
CoolHandLukes, Owner at Cool Hand Luke, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business See you soon!!!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I go there after church on Sunday evenings from time to time. Food is pretty good and so is the service. I particularly like their stew.

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I did not have time to make my own beans for a party, but as we have a great friend who works here and is ALWAYS raving about the food we decided to buy a gallon of beans for the party. They were a tremendous...More

Thank kimberleeq2015
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

THE place for prime rib at a reasonable price. Have gone several times and never been disappointed. Place fills up so go early if you don't want to wait for a table. Excellent beer selections and choices of wine. Very good service.

Thank mkole10171
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Decent selection of the usual steak, burgers, and chicken items. Great appetizers, and drink specials. Had a great waiter, Steve, who helped make a handicapped individual in our party very comfortable, and nice steak with a perfect Long Island iced tea!

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Disappointed with our last 2 visits. Ribeye looked like it went thru a meat grinder. Thin and flavorless. Salad was on the brown side and beans were somewhat warm. Both was dirty, got gum on my pants when I slid in, when I told our...More

Thank MJ93455
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

One of the first decent dinners, myself and my partner have had since being in the USA, the food is excellent, most meals are provided a stew/soup or clam chowder, a chosen side dish (veggies/chips/mashed potato), bread and your choice of steak or main. For...More

1  Thank Liz2626
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Pappy's Restaurant
93 reviews
1.57 km away
In-N-Out Burger
35 reviews
.18 km away
Olive Garden
86 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
161 reviews
.78 km away
Waller Park
15 reviews
4.87 km away
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
9 reviews
3.17 km away
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
24 reviews
1.85 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
honorable65
When is Early Birds?
24 October 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from CoolHandLukes | Property representative |
Cool hand lukes early bird specials are daily from 4pm to 6pm
0
Votes
T.J. B
How pricey is it?
30 April 2015|
Answer
Response from VickiG95340 | Reviewed this property |
The prices reflect a good steakhouse cost. They are (I believe) less than Sizzler though.
-1
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8000
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-928-6196
  • E-mail
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