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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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 2662 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot! Turkey sliders are so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Great place to go and it was amazing to get out right now. There's outside seating at the moment but they do an amazing job with everything going on. We ate in the evening and there was enough heating to keep us warm. The food was amazing. Service was great. If you're looking for some great food and an atmosphere that feels comfortable during this time and just need to get out and go somewhere I recommend coming here. Wish I could name our server she was great. Fingerling potatoes are dangerously good by the way.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We love going to the Madonna Inn. Eating and staying there. My food was great. I had the halibut it was delicious. However, my husband is vegetarian. He ordered the pasta he could hardly eat the few bites he had. Way too rich. He’s in no way picky. I know it’s a Steak House. I’ve been to some high end restaurants that have wonderful vegetarian options. It is possible.

On a positive note, the service was awesome. Dessert was impeccable as always.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service even though we had to sit outside for the COVID. They provided heaters if you get cold.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, wait staff was very friendly and super attentive. Great experience would definitely come back!

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MarisaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was such a great place. Had out door seating which was perfect. The lighting was amazing. They had outside heaters. Service was great. The food was very delicious

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TawnieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable, and so was the service. Outdoor seating was actually very nice, given the circumstances. Madonna Inn has done well in compromising during these unprecedented times. 10/10.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Melissa was very personable and made us feel welcomed. We would go back just for the service she provided.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Will be back!

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ElizabethJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, great drinks, great dessert, and amazing service.

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There were 6 of us for dinner. 5 ordered Filet mignon, one Rib eye. All were very good and mostly cook right, but none of us could figure out how they were cooked. By looking at the outside plus texture it almost looked like they were thrown in a deep frier....very strange, but good. We were disappointed to not be able to eat inside, but they have done the outside dining up so nicely with lights strung and large propane heaters and it was a perfect evening weatherwise, that we all completely enjoyed our surroundings. Service was excellent!!! There were a lot of empty tables after we ate, so we just sat and visited with each other. We asked them if they would like us to leave and they told us to stay as long as we wanted, plus kept coming over and asking to refill our drink glasses. Great service

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CKat
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly service and FAST! I came for the Filet Mignon as I've had it before and it is PERFECT-O every time. I am a salt fiend but need no salt for their steaks. Everything always tastes so fresh and the way they cook their meats and vegetables add incredible flavor that I've never tasted anywhere else. I had a hot chocolate for dessert that was the best I've also ever had with lots of whipped cream - yum! Ally was my waitress and she was super as was the young bus woman, they really added to make it a 5 star event. Sitting outside was great, too. Night gets a little chilly though they have heaters along with umbrellas however some people may still want a sweater. I highly recommend. I've also had their burgers in the past.... simply THE BEST. Oh... and I was SO glad to see that they brought back the cheese and vegetable tray, that was an added treat! Thank you Madonna Inn. The manager there is also ace and most personable. I'll be back many times again!

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DwayneC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding. They did a wonderful job of transforming the parking lot into a dining space because of Covid.The air temperature got a little cool as the evening went along but they had more than enough portable heaters and the staff got them going as needed.

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jamesg
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The steaks were very good. However my potato wasn't cooked all the way through, and the asparagus wasn't very well prepared (kept tough ends on the stalks). The salads were terrible. wilted limp lettuce and uninspired dressings. They could do a lot better for the prices they charge.

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DanielV
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to have dinner and explore a hidden gem! We were driving by and saw it off the freeway. Food was delicious and ambience was great to explore for a future visit.

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cnbg
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipYoungL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
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 on August 4, 2020
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 on August 3, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
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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vipMeateater
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
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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PauloT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a perfect evening. Great outdoor setting.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
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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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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