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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 1 week ago via mobile

Since we were staying at the Madonna Inn, we decided to dine at the steakhouse there. What a pleasant surprise with fine, friendly service and excellent prime rib and filet mignon. The meals included other sides, which also was nice. You have to get used...More

Thank bsimosd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr. Madonna is gone and doesn't come to your table like he used to but the warm friendly service is still there. The family does a great job keeping what was good in the past and integrating what is new to keep up with the...More

Thank scott123xyz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I know the whole Pink Flower thing is a tradition for this place but the dining room is a bit garish, sorry. I had the french fillet mignon (Bacon wrapped). It was a sizeable piece of meat and well prepared but under...More

Thank Marshall W
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A reservation had been made days in advance to celebrate a Birthday. They did place Us in a nice booth as per our reservation request, but other than that I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO SAY. VERY OVER PRICED. The antipasto plate seemed old...More

Thank trra
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had breakfast and dinner here during a visit to the Cal Poly Rodeo. By the way the rodeo was great. The dining room was crowded so they let us have breakfast in the bar area. There were 9 adults and an two infants. The...More

Thank Del J
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were staying at the Inn (which we really enjoyed btw) and booked here on our first night. I wish we hadn't really, the prices were quite astonishing - we were travelling fron San Francisco to Las Vegas over two weeks and this place was...More

Thank sauzie123
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I was a bit worried about this place after reading other recent reviews, but we had a very nice meal and the setting was unique! Our steaks were very tender and cooked perfectly, and the mash potatoes were excellent. The veg was over cooked and...More

Thank 123456Illinios
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at Madonna Inn since the 1970's. Recently they have gone downhill, at least in my experience. In January we went for my birthday. Not so much as a best wishes, the service was horrid, and the meal was below average. Tonight...More

Thank dancingsams
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere and service was great. The meal was below average. The soup was flavorless and lukewarm. The veggies were overcooked and soggy. I had the salmon and it was just tasteless and dry. Others in my party had steaks and they did enjoy them....More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Hot pink and gold, everywhere! A warm fuzzy feeling just tickles your senses as you take it all in. Memory lane was revisited as the band played and the couples twirled around the dance floor. You just felt that you were someplace like no other...More

Thank sjfort
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What is the dress code?
25 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
  • 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.