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Cool Hand Luke's

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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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1830 W Cleveland Ave, Madera, CA 93637-9284
+1 559-661-2100
04:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 04:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 04:00 - 22:30
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Madera, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

we do not have very many bars. I like to go in and sit at the bar and have appetizers, the steak appetizer is really good, the nachos are great too. The bar is friendly and the drinks are a good value

Thank Vera C
Perrysburg, Ohio
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

In town on business, I was looking for a good burger along with good microbrews, I visited this place and ate in the bar. The burger was done exactly as ordered, medium but with some crunch on the exterior. It came with a nice size order of fries and a pickle slice. Tried several microbrews, but liked the porter and... More 

Thank PburgEngineer
Littleton, Colorado
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed taking advantage of the happy hour, some good food, and watching Monday Night Football. The waitresses and bar staff are very friendly.

Thank Mike V
Fresno, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great western decor. every room has fun stuff to look at. I had no idea how cute this place was and has fabulous food!

Thank Connie W
Ocala, Florida
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Food is very good. There was a very good selection. It was at a good temperature and presented very well. The waitress wasn't around a lot. The Buss boys did a good job of keeping tables cleaned off. The place was decorated very nice and was very clean.

Thank chemicaldude
Madera, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

First, unable to make one of the menu advertised cocktails, second, the wine list changed, again, favorite wine missing, and the bar was out of bitters and unable to provide the drink ordered. Waiter returned with champagne?? that had not a bubble in sight. Hmmmm. Food was average

Thank _jimncarol
Madera, California
Level Contributor
49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have eaten here several times. While the food is good it is a tad overpriced for what you get. It is not fine dining but the prices are closer to that. Love the bar area to spend time socializing with friends. If they had lunch hours or were open more often it would help a great deal.

Thank Michael R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The place was very near hi way 99 at the Cleavland St exit on the West side of the freeway next to major shopping area easy accsses to freeway.Food was delisious.great selection and great service. Bar on premises for a good time with great people.

Thank Rocky C
Madera, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Oh, my! The food was delicious. Treated my husband to steak & lobster & we were not disappointed. The lobster was very tasty & cooked to perfection. Ty chef! The steak was juicy & flavorful, pilaf moist & buttery & the gumbo soup was full of okra. Totally delicious meal! We will return for another meal & definitely have lobster!... More 

Thank _retiredcne
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This branch of Cool Hand Luke's is probably the worst I've visited. Their steaks are always over cooked, thought and taste like propane gas. The salads are awful and don't even try to get any type of seafood dish if you are expecting freshness!

Thank Pancho4him

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 22:30
04:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 W Cleveland Ave, Madera, CA 93637-9284
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 559-661-2100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?