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Idle Spurs Steakhouse

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690 US Highway 58, Barstow, CA 92311-1785
+1 760-256-8888
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 20:00
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Los Gatos, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in Barstow on our way to Death Valley and the staff at our hotel recommended this place for dinner. Everybody there was super friendly and the food was great... so much that we had dinner there again on our way back home!

Thank ChrisCInLondon
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents, locals to the area, suggested our party of nine enjoy a night before Thanksgiving dinner at Idle Spurs, and I am so glad they did. This is a good-sized, rambling establishment with a kitschy but homey western flair. Service is friendly, experienced and rapid. A fried zucchini starter was an indicator of the food quality made from large... More 

Thank SamMazzuchelli
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Wanted a nice dinner-more than fast food fare. The people were the best part--very friendly and nice. The food was good but not great. It's hard to put my finger on it. The cooked veggies were my favorite although everything was good, but I've had better. The shrimp was a little tough and the salmon was ok. Still a little... More 

Thank Miriam R
Rueil-Malmaison, France
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184 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Excellent steakhouse. Went for dinner, place calm, large tables, decoration is western style, service very good and friendly, wines and beers well selected. A very enjoyable evening there.

Thank Claude H
Big Bear Lake, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Off the beaten path. Make sure you see the Historical Railroad Depot on the way! Has a cozy Bar. Comfortable atmosphere, great service with smiles, good menu, and reasonable prices. Have been going there for over 50 years!

Thank Fritz I
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We make a point to eat here each time we are in Barstow. My husband always gets the fillet, says it's great every time. I, on the other hand, have had filet, salmon, spurs burger on several different occasions. Thought each was very good. I've been told to try the prime rib sandwich, well done and thinly sliced. They say... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had eaten here a year ago and came again even though it was a little out of our way. My wife had grilled shrimp, I had prime rib. Shrimp was a touch overdone, but good tasting. Prime rib was done perfectly. With wine, desert and generous tip it came to about $75.

Thank JohnTBullock
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Idle Spurs is the best restaurant in Barstow, nice ambiance and good service. It is a tradition. My only complaint is the high prices, but compared to good food in LA area, the prices are not so bad.

Thank A1657PMjamesf
Apple Valley, California
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

In business since the 1970s, Idle Spurs is Barstow's best known steakhouse. Featuring furnishings evocative of the Old West, the Idle Spurs experience is augmented by the friendly, earthy, down-home wait staff that make you feel at home even if just passing through town. Excellent steaks from local source Morgan Meats, decent side orders and a bar that pours a... More 

Thank Gaither L
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Idle Spurs Steakhouse was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at and to be honest we probably wouldn't have run into it otherwise, as the location is not on the main traffic routes. Nevertheless it is a fantastic place to eat. The food was really nice and the atmosphere as cozy as can be. A special compliment... More 

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IdleSpurs, Public Relations Manager at Idle Spurs Steakhouse, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear your visit with us reminded you of a cozy place with "mom" treating you to a lovely meal. Doni will be pleased you enjoyed her as well! Happy travels. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 690 US Highway 58, Barstow, CA 92311-1785
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Barstow
  • Phone Number: +1 760-256-8888
Since our opening in the 1950's the Idle Spurs Steakhouse has established a reputation for excellent food, friendly service, and a unique dining atmosphere. We remain one of the most popular restaurants in the High Desert Region of Southern California with a multitude of visitors stopping on their travels between Las Vegas and Los Angeles or on Historic Route 66. Authentic western antiques and a beautiful indoor garden will truly create a memorable meal. Idle Spurs has refreshing beers on tap, wine by the glass or bottle and a full bar if you would prefer to relax in our lounge. Please join us for your next special meal!

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