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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

4.6
4.6
4376 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
  • Romantic
Enjoy an award winning dining experience in our world-famous pink and gold Steak House - offering a comfortable and opulent dining atmosphere. Indulge in a delicious oak-pit-barbecued steak, fresh seafood, chicken, or vegetarian entrees. Featuring a superb wine list, decadent world-famous desserts and a whimsical, European atmosphere. Boutique shopping makes for a fun experience before or after you dine with us.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 543-3000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Cross street
    Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit
  • Parking details
    Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop at the entrance to Madonna Inn.
  • Entertainment
    Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Nightly entertainment and dancing. The adjacent Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves signature cocktails, craft beer, and a select wines. Made to order appetizers also available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,376 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Overall

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Service

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Ambiance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for special occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Lively

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

4,336 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing birthday experience at Madonna Inn. We would go back again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Besutiful place. Just my opinion here, but the experience could be so much better if we had not been rushed from beginning to end of our service. Also, the food is extremely expensive for the time we spent there and the experience. Definitely needs improvement if you’re going to charge those kind of prices. Not, fine dining experience whatsoever. Food was tasteless and overcooked fish.

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  3. Gigi

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at the Madonna Gold Rush Steak House last night. The food was delicious, the servings very generous and the general atmosphere fun and entertaining. The wait staff was polite and attentive. The singer was awesome--offered a wide range of music and had good stories to tell about some of the songs. We love the Madonna Inn--have been going there for years and it is so nice that at least one place in San Luis Obispo has stayed pretty much the same as when it first opened.

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  4. RosieA

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service at the restaurant was fantastic. The hosts and our servers were amazing. They even set aside a slice of champagne cake for a birthday celebration on a very busy night. The only down note was the food. The prime rib was not cooked to order. It was still quite tender, but this is a signature dish. We were surprised that two orders arrived overcooked. The salads were overdressed and had wilted lettuce. Overall, still a great place to celebrate, but we hope the kitchen will step up a bit.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The general manager, Jay is a professional He understands how to take care of guests and provide an exceptional dining experience I believe our servers name is Nicole She was absolutely amazing. The good was too!

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  6. WilliamR

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greatest experience, space, vibe AND swing dancing too!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s like Glamorous Old Vegas in the foothills of San Luis Obispo. My husband, the meat eater, said it was the best ribeye he’s ever had and the sentiment was echoed by the others in our party. The service was excellent from the hostess, to the busboy, server, and manager! It was competitively priced, but because the entrees included all the sides, it was a very good value. It beats out a lot of top Texas steakhouses. We will definitely be coming back when we’re in town!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well worth the experience. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Must get the dessert.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, however for a steakhouse, you’d think they know how to prepare a steak to one’s order. I ordered a medium and it came out way too medium rare. I had to send it back. The server scraped the steak off my plate on a smaller one, never seen that before, and I was in the industry for years myself - you’re supposed to take the whole plate to the kitchen. They brought it back charred, clearly stuck in an oven or sth like that, because it was still dripping rare in the middle only blackened and crusty on top. Also out of cakes by 9pm. Their own bakery?! Not sure what’s going on there, but this year’s stay had a different vibe.

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  10. ChristaG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here on a Saturday night to celebrate my birthday and and got the pleasure of seeing the live band. The bad was really good. Our waitress Mindy was extremely attentive and a delight. I ordered the filet mignon and it was so tender and juicy. The drinks were good, food was delicious, service was pleasant and ambiance was wonderful! I will be going again the next time I’m in town.

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FAQs

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 543-3000.

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 4376 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop at the entrance to Madonna Inn.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Nightly entertainment and dancing. The adjacent Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves signature cocktails, craft beer, and a select wines. Made to order appetizers also available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 543-3000
  • Catering
    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!
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