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

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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.madonnainn.com
  • Email: info@madonnainn.com
  • Phone: (805) 543-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 5pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Jacqui Hanover
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Madonna Inn offers an in-house bakery & pastry shop for after dinner desserts as well as sweets for all your banquet, wedding or special occasions. Pick up only. For more information, call our bakery at 805-784-2437.
  • Entertainment: Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Come dance to a live band Thursday through Saturday nights. No Cover Charge. On Sunday, join DJ Nancy Lara for West Coast swing, salsa, cha cha, and just about anything! Monday nights are Swing Nights with DJs from SLO Swing. Days and times are subject to change.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit
  • Public Transit: Bus stop at the entrance to the World famous Madonna Inn property.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
Located at the World famous Madonna Inn, Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House is unforgettable. Featuring outstanding steaks barbequed over a one-of-a-kind oak wood pit, a superb wine list, decadent Black Forest cake and outstanding service. Our menu includes a variety of fresh fish, Australian lobster, and barbequed or fried chicken dishes. The Silver Bar offers an assortment of specialty drinks along with appetizers. The Gold Rush Steak House is an award winning restaurant and recipient of the 2007 Beef Backers Award for outstanding beef entrees. We provide musical entertainment 5 days a week. Ask about our specialty packages and review our website www.madonnainn.com for holiday activities and specials…including our annual New Years Eve Party Package! For further information please call our reservations office.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed the Easter brunch with my daughter who attends Cal Poly! Food and service were great! We enjoyed it and would like to come again! Its my third visit there in the past 30 years! A feast for the eyes with great ambiance too! Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Overall a good experience. Brunch fare was average and could probably use a redo. The price to value point was about spot on. You can pay more for better elsewhere but it's tough to beat this price. Service was good considering the volume of people in the place. The buffet line is out of control and difficult to move about at times. Might be time to rethink or re-arrange it. The overall ambiance was very good and the Madonna Inn is a must stop when in SLO. I might try another option next Easter but this is a consistent bet. Good to support a local business."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was simple yet really good for the turn out of eaaster brunch. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food at the Easter Brunch Buffet was all delicious. It was noisy and crowded but that's what you would expect on Easter Sunday. We would happily go there again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful Easter Brunch. The food was well prepared with a good variety of choices. We would definitely do it again. We especially enjoyed the made to order omelets. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed our brunch very much - it weren't expecting greatness for a holiday, but everything was wonderful. The food was hot and fresh, nothing was dried out or over cooked. We chose a great time, the crowd was thinning out so the noise level wasn't out of control. The price was great and the girls enjoyed themselves and everyone found something to eat. Overall it was a great experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have never had a bad meal here! The Easter Brunch was spectacular as well as the ambiance. I think we will make it a yearly tradition to come for Easter Brunch."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "If you have never been its must see. We are local to the area and go for many special occasions. The food is always good the ambiance is unparalleled. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "They got us in on time & we enjoyed our brunch.. We will definitely go back. The price was very reasonable compared to other very pricey ones in the area. The pink champagne cake was delish!! My kids loved the glasses.."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The Madonna in only does Brunch twice a year. Mother's Day and Easter... Well for only doing it twice a year it is extremely popular and very well done! Plenty of standard fare you would expect at a brunch plus an assortment of their signature cakes, wonderful. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I had called ahead of time to ask for a nice place for my family to sit because I was going to propose. They sat me at a table tucked into the wall. It was perfect. We ate, danced to the live band, and as we walked back that's when I proposed. She was speechless and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Our waiter was nice and energetic, our food was delicious, and the ambiance was fun yet still classy. I would strongly recommend this place for anyone looking to have a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service was just the best, everyone went out their way to make everything just perfect for my wife's birthday, the flowers, the pie with the birthday message, the food, the drinks, just made the evening so perfect, thank you to you and the staff at the Gold Rush Steak House, will come back"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The best service ever...delicious food...The manager is a gem...wonderful experience..."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My husband and I came to the Madonna Inn Steak House for our 5th anniversary. We had never been before, but several of our friends has told us how much they love this place, and I can see why. The ambience is amazing, like a pink, time warp fairy land. The wait staff are lovely--helpful and on top of all the details. And the food--i had the filet mignon with extra vegetables in the side. I almost didn't need a knife to cut the filet mignon. We also ordered the fig crostini, which was only so-so. We shared a slice of the coconut lemon cake for dessert, and it was divine--moist and flavorful. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Wonderful place to celebrate anniversary. Would recommend this place to anyone"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My wife Janet and I were celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary. We come for dinner there each year around this time. I play my violin for her as a romantic gesture of our love. Last night was even more special because Jeff Elliot playing trumpet and piano was performing. Instead of just playing at the table, he invited me to join him and we played a number of songs together. It was very enjoyable and the people in the restaurant seemed to enjoy it as well. The service was excellent and we were given a complimentary dessert. Thanks for a great evening. We will definitely be back next year. James Stark"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food was priced near the scale of a Ruth's Chris or Flemmings steakhouse, but the quality is not anywhere near that league. You would get better quality at any of a number of moderately priced steakhouses (i.e. Outback). Boys ordered the sausage appetizer. What came out was grilled chopped up sausage on a plate. No garnish, no dipping sauces (they brought a squeeze bottle of yellow mustard to the table on request). No thought towards presentation. Salad was a very small portion and looked like it came out of a grocery store bag - no imagination at all. I will say though that the roquefort salad dressing was very good. Main course, was overcooked. Peas were soggy. The entire meal felt like the restaurant didn't really care."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Step into the 70's and have a great time. Big drinks, big steaks, big service. A great place for a remembering the past and re-living it as well."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great decor, lovely waitress but the food was not edible."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The property is a unique experience and has been around for ages. With our son college bound we were in SLO for a few days and dinner in town the previous night we opted to try the signature restaurant at the Madonna Inn having not done so before. The interior is 100% Madonna Inn and not for everyone but the food was good to very good. Our waiter and busboy were great but in my opinion not exceptional which is where the price point says it should be. Had a great time but for the price I will try other more intimate bistros in town next time we go up that way."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The Steakhouse at Madonna Inn had a great vibe for our girls weekend night out and the food was delicious! Service was a tad slow but nothing to complain about."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our second trip to this landmark. Our server Ashley was a gem. She actually remembered us from our first visit in November. She even pointed out the table we sat at and what wine we ordered. We had the Sextant "Wheelhouse" Zin again and it was outstanding. . We both ordered rib eye steaks that were cooked to perfection. OMGosh, the favor of the steaks was great. The band playing the next room added to the festive mood of the evening. We split a huge piece of Raspberry delight that was heavenly too. We have become Alex Madonna Steak House devotees. We will be back on next our next central coast trip. Between great service and food, you can not go wrong at the Madonna Inn for dinner or a celebration."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had an amazon experience. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary and had our daughter with us! The staff was great, the food was amazing, we loved the complimentary cake and the dancing was wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My 7 year old daughter and I went to Madonna Inn for a date night, we had a fabulous time. The food was amazing and the cakes are even better; pink champagne cake is our favorite. We enjoyed the live band as we ate. When we were done, we danced as little with the regulars."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Fun place for a great meal. The steak was amazing and the service was great. We came here as a part of outR honeymoon. Gawdy and pink everywhere but we loved it."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a beautiful place! My family had a great time exploring all the decor and the lovely gardens outside. We all left happy after the gorgeous dessert was served!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great steaks, great portabella veggie option, great service, décor and atmosphere cannot be matched."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had our wedding reception here in September of 2012. It was AMAZING! So we wanted to have our first anniversary here as well. I made a reservation and asked to be placed in the exact area where we had our first meal as husband & wife. When we arrived for dinner, they wished us a Happy Anniversary, placed us exactly where we had our reception dinner! It was perfect! Every time a waiter or waitress passed by us they would greet us with "Happy Anniversary" they served us with a beautiful piece of cake (free of charge) after our delicious meal. The service was fantastic! They made us feel so special, we couldn't have been any more pleased with our experience. The Madonna Inn is a gem!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Took my girlfriend here for a late valentines day and after our massage at the spa (amazing!) we walked from our room down to Alex's steak house for our 7:15 reservation, and the hostess was nice but I didn't check my umbrella at the front because she was kinda just throwing them all into one pile. The booth we were seated in was great and our server was very nice, she made sure to pop our bottle of champagne as soon as she saw us. $15 for corkage is reasonable, we both ordered the filet which was actually a little more tough than normal filet cuts I've had but it was at least 11oz which is quite large for $40 steak.The biscuits were amazing !Will be back but would try something other than the filet... overall our stay was just incredible."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Really enjoy the whole experience and the good food."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food- as always was outstanding. The service was above excellant. They made our dining experience extra special for the occasion we were celebrating."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our waitress or server was Ashley. We have had Ashley before and she is always great! So friendly and always one step ahead of us in regards to our needs. We were there to celebrate our son's 14th birthday and she made him feel very special. She is fantastic!!! Thank you Ashley."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Okay, so we love Madonna Inn and Alex's Steakhouse so maybe it is not fair for us to review. We always give a good review here. The steaks were great and cooked as ordered., the salad was crisp, and the baked potatoes just the way we ordered. What more could we ask?"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "everything was great! Nice not to be rushed even thou they were very busy you don't get that very often anymore"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took family for wife birthday. Perfect night with perfect food and service"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We love to celebrate our Valentine's Anniversary here. It is so romantic. The Valentine decorations just add more romance to the already beautiful setting. We love the band and the dancing. No where else can you find such a special place to celebrate a romantic occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had the fixed price Valentine's dinner with wine pairings. We both ordered the filet. Everything wa EXCELLENT. We were extremely happy with the quality, value and service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Madonna Inn has always served great food but it is overpriced......"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a wonderful place to enjoy valentines day. They have a big band playing great music. The food is wonderful The service is slow and you have to relax and enjoy the evening. We sat down at 7:oopm and did not leave until 9:45pm."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We celebrated Valentines Day a day early this year, staying at the hotel and dining in the restaurant. We had the French Filet and the NY Steak. Both were cooked exactly how we asked, despite the fact they were huge. The vegetables were very tasty and the service was excellent. We had leftover steak so the waitress called the front desk and asked that a small refrigerator be delivered to our room so the leftovers wouldn't spoil. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014