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Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House

100 Madonna Rd, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
+1 800-543-9666
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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100 Madonna Rd, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you like pink, then this is your spot. Decor is very feminine and fun. Our waitress was exceptional. The complimentary meat and cheese tray and rolls were great. Salad was awesome. However, for the outrageous prices, our entrees were lacking. I had the fried...More

Thank Sherry D
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you want the best steak in SLO this is the place to get it, along with all the trimmings. Huge bake potato, steaks always cooked to perfection. The decor is like no other steak house, and it is always feels like a special occasion...More

Thank beverleyhayes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We live up here and had been many times but this time, like the last few times, was very disappointing. They welcomed us in and were great about serving everything on time. But, our steaks came darned near raw on the inside. I made the...More

Thank johntrak
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My 1-star review inadverdent, Haven't found a way to delete it though, so compensating for that. Reviewed their food under The Copper Cafe. The take-out filet mignon was excellent. The meal was a value because they included salad, buns, a cooked vegetable (green beans), rice...More

Thank EaglesHonour
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The whole meal package was very good, pea soup, very nice salad, excellent selection of wines and local craft beers. The only shortcoming was that we expected excellence in the steaks/beef dinners. We had the Rib Eye and Prime Rib, both served perfectly done, medium...More

Thank bobbrownson
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The dinner was great. Service was also great. They have a dance floor located behind all the booths, lots of people were taking part in it.

Thank lindsayzdz
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. We celebrated two birthdays, and they brought two balloons to our table and gave us two huge pieces of any cake we wanted. The steaks, fish and pork chops were all delicious. This is...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

amazing looking place. it was near valentines day and hearts hanging all over. food is very good but there is a limited menu (unless you want a ton of food) and it is very expensive. service is outstanding. dinner for 3 adults and two children...More

Thank tucsonfolks
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The food was very good and the service was great. The restaurant was tastefully decorated for Valentine's Day. A little expensive but would definitely return.

Thank RhinestoneLady
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We are locals and eat at Madonna Inn Gold Rush Steak House two times a year (at least). We go once in December for a birthday celebration and once in the Spring for an Anniversary. We have always felt that the Madonna's Prime Rib is...More

Thank unicornflight500
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What is the dress code?
26 March 2016|
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Response from SCalifTraveler | Reviewed this property |
We went on Thanksgiving and so I wore good black jeans and a long-sleeve dress shirt. That worked out fine. I didn't notice any really formal attire so I'd say "nice casual" would be the guide.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$98
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Madonna Rd, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
    (Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at the entrance to the World famous Madonna Inn property.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 800-543-9666
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  • This restaurant is at Madonna Inn
Located at Madonna Inn, the Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House is a landmark destination for its whimsical décor and classic menu. Featuring outstanding oak-pit barbequed steaks, a superb wine list, world-famous cakes and pies, and outstanding service. The menu also features abalone, lamb, Australian lobster, chicken, and vegetarian entrees. The Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves an assortment of specialty drinks along with appetizers. Music and dancing nightly.