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Idle Spurs Steakhouse

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690 US Highway 58, Barstow, CA 92311-1785
+1 760-256-8888
16:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 20:00
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Barstow, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good, service was decent, atmosphere was turn of the decade - 1979-1980. Will definitely return, food was worth it!

Thank matthewo715
Las Vegas, Nevada
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long time customer of the Idle Spur, before the Interstate was built was on the (Calif. Rt 58) main route to Bakersfield, now the "new" road kind of bypass's the "Best Steaks" in Barstow, worth the inconvenience of going there, Great Steaks, Great Service, easy access, parking no problem,

2 Thank BartonRix
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling around the Barstow, CA area and the restaurant was recommended by a local we met. We were NOT disappointed!!

1 Thank azgrammy5
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely quiet spot. Nice surprise west of city of Barstow. Restaurant is large, big bar area, nice seating area and greenery around. Delicious food with great service. Wonderful spot for dinner. Prices expected Amount.

Thank yodzo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off the beaten path. The wait staff was excellent and the steak was excellent. The atmosphere is like eating out under the stars.

Thank Rick S
New Bern, North Carolina
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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
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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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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 

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Garland, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
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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
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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

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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?