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Tahoe Joe's

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485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
+1 805-543-8383
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Paso Robles, California
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went here for a early dinner. We both ordered the Joe's Steak. I had the baked potato and my wife ordered the mashed potatoes. We don't eat red meat very often, but this was a special day for us. Our meal was fantastic. The steak was cooked just like we ordered and was delicious. After tasting my wife's mashed... More 

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Thank fellowtraveler415
Los Osos, California
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201 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The food and service here is always very good. We enjoy both the lunch regular menu and the happy hour food in the bar. The salads are generous in size and and the selection is varied for all tastes. The dinners are also good value especially if you utilize the discount coupons that are distributed locally.

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Thank Gene H
Redondo Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife, a friend and I decided to go to Tahoe Joe's for dinner. We were seated promptly after our friend arrived. We all had the spring salad before our main meal, and all of us found it fresh and very tasty. My wife ordered the battered shrimp and found it to have too much batter and was greasy. Needless... More 

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Thank Richard R
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Mid-range pricing and excellent service. Food is very good for the price. Their filet was perfectly cooked along with baked potato. I took one-half home.

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Thank LD C
San Luis Obispo, CA
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We love to meet here with various family members traveling through town.Out last visit was for the birthday I share with my stepson in December. He and his family had just returned from a wedding in Maui, and were jet-lagged and fading,l but we knew a hearty meal would rekindle that energy. The menu is huge, so people with diverse... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This large restaurant nicely decorated in the western style offers excellent and generous steaks. We had a ribeye that was very tender. Broad choice of sides and salad. Nothing exceptional but well above average.

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Thank Epicure_en_balade
San Luis Obispo, California
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Kind of expensive, but go at happy hour and sit by the bar, and then it's not bad at all. A clean, fun, classy place, with excellent food and great service.

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Thank Tommy O
San Luis Obispo, California
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248 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Took a friend visiting SLO for the Mozaic Festival here last week and overall had a very pleasant dining experience. We had already done several of the seafood places both North and South coast, so were is mood for steak and Tahoe Joe's fit the bill. Good offerings of a variety of steaks, ribs, salads, and sides. We had the... More 

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Thank DrZ63
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here. They have a good choice of cocktails, think I had a cherry drop one. Shared a starter then I had steak which comes with a baked potato and salad. My partner had the ribs and chicken combo. All the food was nice, however they lose a point as I asked for my steak medium cooked... More 

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Thank JimUtd
Morro Bay, California, United States
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We constantly order the sirloin and love the mashers, green beans. This is a great steakhouse. One of the best. The appetisers are also top notch. Always great.

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Thank johntrak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-8383

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