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Cool Hand Lukes

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1470 N Cherry Ct, Tulare, CA 93274-2252
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Sacramento, California
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always eat in the bar. Good beans, but the rolls are only good is they are warm. For unknown reasons when the rolls cool they taste like metal or a chemical after taste. Steaks are only average in taste and quality. Potatoes are always good. Salads are great crisp and not drowning in dressing. Soup has been good. Wine... More 

Thank WmDCook
Visalia, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time here and came for my birthday. We arrived early at 6 and was seated immediately. The steak bites appetizer was delicious and plenty for 4 of us. We had prime rib, filet mignon and rib eye, all cooked perfectly. We had a hard time deciding on which side to choose from because they have a... More 

Thank laurieakers
San Diego, CA, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the Rib Eye Steak. My Husband & I shared it and it was the best Rib Eye I have ever eaten. Melts in your mouth. I'm not a big red meat eater but this was so worth it. I would definitely go there again.

Thank anniebO8814XZ
El Cajon, California
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

First impression is old barn atmosphere, a little dark inside, sorta reminds me of the old Cattle Company Black Angus back in the day. Workers were busy and seemed like they help each other. Our server was nice and helpful with our questions. We got steak bites which are chunky slices of ribeye stir fried with mushrooms and served on... More 

Thank mynahbird1
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We drove a few miles out of our way down the 99 to get there. It was worth it. The food was fresh and full of flavor. The server, Maribel, was on top of it and very friendly. We have no complaints at all. Very satisfied.

Thank Deanne A
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a go to place in town for a good steak or chicken dinner. The baked potato is always yummy. Plus the bread and beans fill you up. Good service. Is due for a deep cleaning though.

Thank Karen M
Ventura, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The food as great, we had a minor mistake on our order and the manager was wonderful. Jeremiah, the manager apologized for the mistake & fixed it. We left very satisfied.

Thank Kal4948
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My wife and I stayed the night while traveling through and wanted a nice meal to celebrate our anniversary. We read the reviews of many restaurants in the area and decided on this one. We were not disappointed. We were there as they opened so we had to wait for the bread (rolls) to finish baking. Served with garlic butter... More 

Thank Rulon F
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Husband had ribs said they were chewy, the worst ribs he had ever had. I had chicken with mushrooms which was over done on the garlic

Thank Fiona P
mark c, General Manager at Cool Hand Lukes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We take great pride in our hospitality and food quality with high standards and being consistent on a daily basis. I have met with management to address your concern so this does not happen again. Thank you for letting us know and for choosing Cool Hand Luke's Steakhouse as your... More 

Welshpool, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Called in for a meal on our first night in Tulare,very sweet waitress who could not do enough for us,the steak was very good and cut like butter and the pudding excellent.My only complaint was that the wine was very expensive even compared to other establishments in Tulare.

Thank ger w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 N Cherry Ct, Tulare, CA 93274-2252
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tulare
  • Phone Number: 15596860825
Step back in time at "The Coolest Joint in Town", for a taste of the Old Wild West. Featuring the best in Steaks, Ribs, Chicken and Prime Rib,Seafood & more. Cool Hand Luke's promises large servings, a full wine list, a one of a kind saloon and the best dining value available. Open for dinner 7 days a week, and open at noon on Sundays. Happy Hour All Day Everyday! "Every Guest Leaves Happy"

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