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

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Enjoy an award winning dining experience on our newly-appointed outdoor patio - complete with portable heaters and umbrellas for your comfort. 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.
For a superb outdoor dining experience, please consider dressing in layers and/or bringing sunglasses, hats, a blanket, or jacket to accommodate for changes in weather. Reservations are encouraged as our wait times vary - please enjoy our grounds and shops while you wait to be seated!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2647 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cnbg
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even for being outside it was still very nice. I enjoyed our meal.

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vipYoungL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The service was great but unfortunately the food lack flavor. The menu should be clearer. It's way over price for the tasteless food. Tastes like can food.

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Happy
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Only the steaks were massive! Seemed larger than usual. Not complaining!

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Indy
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Considering having to move the seating outside, The Madonna did a very good job to provide a "Madonna" level experience.

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vipMeateater
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

OUTSIDE SEATING ONLY (due to covid-19) They seemed to try their best, but fell a bit short with what's within their control. The outside-heat-lamp did not function and they never got around to bringing a new one. Steak knives were not served and hard to get. Meat quality was OK for the price but nowhere near top-shelf-steakhouse quality. Wine was nicely priced and the staff really tried to make the best out of the current covid-situation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately the food was poor quality for the price. Purchased a steak meal and a lamb meal . Both over cooked. Service was great , and attentive. Made a reservation but they seemed as if they werent expecting us , although our reservation pulled right up. Dessert we indulged in the dutch apple pie , if you have a sweet tooth that is for you. And the famous champagne cake which was on the dry side , and didnt have that much flavor. We would go back to check out what else the Madonna has to offer but food perspective we would not say its our first choice

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PauloT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a perfect evening. Great outdoor setting.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Cocktails were delicious and STRONG! Food was mediocre. Pink champagne cake was AMAZING.

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ChristineY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the nicest anniversary dinner! Have been going to Madonna for 55 years and have so many great memories of times there. It was easy to decide this was an iconic way to celebrate during this crazy covid time and were so pleased. Ashlee (I think)
Was wonderful. She really wanted to make it a perfect time for us.

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Norma8G
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having to present everything outside during this crazy period was accomplished in a great way. Food was delicious as always (prime rib) & the decadent pink champagne cake was irresistible. All staff was most helpful making sure everyone was comfortable. Will probably return next month as it’s always a treat to eat here.

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RandyW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating due to the China virus, so was a little cool, but overall experience was excellent!

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AriellM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The waitress was so attentive. Pink champagne cake was the highlight of the night for us. It was a great birthday for me

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John
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was cooked perfectly. Service was great !! Atmosphere was amazing !

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JasonJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal. The fillet mignon was cooked perfectly. A great experience.

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JenniferV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, everyone was so nice and helpful. Food was amazing! We can’t wait to go back. It was a wonderful Birthday trio for me. Make sure you get a slice of the pink Champagne cake too!

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Jason
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, service was great! Would reccomend it to eveyone!

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Not good for outdoor dining. We were directly in the sun, and when the sun finally went down it was freezing. Our area had no heat lamps and we asked them several times to bring an unused heat lamp over and they never did. The poor ambiance wasn’t worth the price.

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AHHHHMAZING
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Born and raised in California we pass Madonna Inn on our way to Pismo and this time we said let’s eat dinner

Made reservations and we are still talking about how SPECTACULAR our dinning experience was!!

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Mrjaxs
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and myself had a wonderful dinner, as always. Thank You!

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Littlebit
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had very good service, the food was great & we were happy with the outdoor seating.

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MartyL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Sent back 2 prime ribs, 1 not cooked correctly 1 tough and fatty.
While our filet was cooked correctly and tender. It was not the best filet we have ever had. In my opinion not aged , lacking flavor.
Also the table in front and behind us very loud. One group was using obscene language profusely. I had taken my 78 yo mother to dinner . it was not an enjoyable environment and or atmosphere.

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AlmaH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such great service and the food was AMAZING!! I went for my birthday and got the infamous pink champagne cake .. Delicious ! I will be coming back!

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linseyr
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was good. Parking lot transformed nicely. Prime rib was massive but slightly rare more than med. Rare....not a big deal though. Boyfriends pasta was ok but he liked it. Massive portion. Kid menu stuff was fine. Dessert was great like always. Overall we were impressed.

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MeaganA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time!!! Thank you Jeremy for such great service!

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JenT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and the service is amazing!! Highly recommend!!

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Jimajor
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hard to review during the virus events. Our server, Jeremy was great, the food excellent but not very warm. I considered it was because we were a lot further from the kitchen than at a regular inside table.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a one day hotel stay to get out and swim at the pool and take a break and enjoy ourselves. We had dinner at the steak house restaurant. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Thank you for making a great experience for us it’s been a while since my nieces and I have been out for dining due to Covid shut downs. The folks at the Madonna Inn I noticed are all so nice and hospitable and go the extra mile with service.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole night was fabulous!!!!

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lauriew
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful and service very attentive and friendly. Pretty full house for social distancing. Very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I requested a booth for my boyfriends 30th, we were seated at a small table in the middle of the room. Not only that I wanted to take a picture of him and we switched seats seeing as though jt was a four top table. The manager then proceeded to come over and say you can’t sit there. Granted I used the 6ft rule, but the people behind my boyfriend kept bumping into him (not 6ft distance).

Our meat was undercooked to the point of raw when I had requested well done, when asked if that was correct she proceeded to tell me that is what they’re definition of medium well. She also brought out the wrong wine and then asked if we wanted just this wine that she had brought out. Pure laziness.

All in all, $151 later, it was a huge disappointment. I will not be returning.

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Pixie
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

i really liked my experience here, however i will say that the food is ok. it’s something i could cook at home and for the price i would even say that it’s kind of bad but all in all this restaurant is more of an experience rather than a Michelin star restaurant so, i had a lot of fun. the service was really great and the servers were kind

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, over the top ambiance, and delicious food.

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Shellbell
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE having dinner here! Jeremy gave us outstanding service! We come every year for our Anniversary and you will definitely see us next year as well!

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sooo good, they kept us very socially distanced and the staff was so nice! Plus it’s beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under quarantine circumstances ...they staff here are professional ...would recommend this place 100% don’t forget to try the pink champagne cake :) it’s delicious !!

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vipGw28
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food and super unique atmosphere!

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LupeM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Your Server-" Cindy" was rude and unprofessional in serving our table. We were not offered " bread or appetizers ," I had to request the hospitality bread and ask about the appetizers. She slammed a plate of food in front of my child( 12 yr old) never came back to check on refills. She did bring us the check asap ( $200) and rushed to pick up the paymen!
The food was excellent but the service was awful and disappointing!!!

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vipbill
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. The atmosphere is one of the best in area. Food delicious with the dessert surpassing expectations. Service outstanding. This place is worth your time. Gift shop upstairs worth a stop.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved it 💗💗💗

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SharynS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandsons 8th grade graduation celebration on July 4th....my kids are from Napa and gourmet cooks....hard to take them to any restaurant....I knew once again your restaurant would not fail my expectations...we have had most holidays and just last month my birthday there.. THANK YOU! Sharyn Schelling....P.S. 36 years ago I sold Mrs. Madonna the Brighton line of just belts at that time - in the ladies and mens store...lovely lady..

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

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