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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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New Bern, North Carolina
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were just passing through. Our hotel gave us a 10% discount at this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. We ate ribs and steak and both dishes were excellent. Pickled vegetables and bread were served first. Meals came with vegetables that were cooked perfectly. Great meal and unique atmosphere.

Thank Clare P
Long Beach, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Idle Spurs is an old fashioned steakhouse. They own the meat company that supplies them and their food is the best. I have had the filet mignon, New York and the sirloin steaks. All have been absolutely wonderful. I had their pork chops once and they were perfect. My wife has had their fish and judged it excellent, as well.... More 

Thank Ron D
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My wife and I were headed out on a road trip down to Sedona and were looking up good places to eat for dinner on our way through Barstow. Found a couple of reviews for Idle Spurs and decided to go off road for a steak. The GPS lead us through a pretty dark, uninhabited corridor, and then we came... More 

Thank SirNose
Garland, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was my 2nd visit to the Idle Spur and again it is one of the best restaurants I have ever visited. I was with 9 family members and seating was timely and the drinks order was taken and delivered in an expeditious manner. Our seating arrangement allowed us to talk with each other without having to shout. The building... More 

Thank cajun2016
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 2 December 2016

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 27 November 2016

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
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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 138 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?