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

4.6
4.6
3562 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Enjoy an award winning dining experience in our world-famous pink and gold Steak House - offering a comfortable and opulent dining atmosphere. 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 543-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Cross street

    Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at the entrance to Madonna Inn.

  • Entertainment

    Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Nightly entertainment and dancing. The adjacent Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves signature cocktails, craft beer, and a select wines. Made to order appetizers also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,562 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

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  1. KO

    KelleeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience. We have waited for the right time to splurge & indulge & did exactly that.
  2. MF

    MarcelaF

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas decorations were awesome, the food was good, steaks were cooked perfectly.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Dinner at Madonna Inn was delicious and magical.
  4. SB

    ShawnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Filet mignon was SPECTACULAR! We also ordered the holiday ham and lobster which were good also.
  5. K

    Kaysmomlovesfood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We've eaten here a few times, and deliberately picked this place for Thanksgiving. Previously, this had been the best steak we'd ever had, and wanted to share this with a member of our family who'd never been to the area before. Maybe because it was packed for Thanksgiving and/or they had been insanely busy holding three weddings that day, but this was not their best effort. The Rib-Eyes were over cooked, and the Filet was not evenly cooked. The Filet had overdone dry areas on one side, and on the other a near raw area that was unchewable. The flavor on all of the steaks was good though. The lobster seemed to be just a hair undercooked. The mashed potatoes were more like a baked potato that was scooped out from the skin. The ever famous Champagne Cake was a bit dry. The service was slow, but we expected that going in. We will go back again, but not on such a busy night.
  6. LM

    LaurenM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner at the Alex Madonna Goldrush Steakhouse. We've eaten here many times, and despite Thanksgiving being the busiest I've ever seen them, this was probably the best dinner we ever had here. The roquefort salad dressing and the special pumpkin soup were outstanding. The turkey dinner and prime rib were both excellent. Our waitress was so kind and helpful, and the pink holiday decor was fun and festive. We had a wonderful time!
  7. PZ

    PattiZ

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great Thanksgiving dinner at Alex Madonna's. I've yet to be disappointed. Fabulous!
  8. MB

    MikeB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to your restaurant . The steaks and lobsters are always perfectly done. We came for Thanksgiving dinner this time, and it was delicious.
  9. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    My husband and I came for the Thanksgiving dinner for our babymoon. I had booked our table about a month in advanced and we were seated quickly. Our server was absolutely abysmal. When we sat down our server never came by until about 15 minutes had passed to get our drink orders. She didn’t even apologize for the long wait or ask if we had any questions about the menu. It was almost as if she was annoyed that we were there. She barely looked at us and would literally disappear for 30 minutes at a time. The gentleman coming around with water was far more attentive and polite. What made it worse was that the table next to us had a different server who was very attentive and personable. The food was great but you would think for it being a holiday and for the cost of the meal that the service would be better. Atmosphere was super fun but service is such an important part of the experience and unfortunately was severely lacking.
  10. J

    Judy

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the Thanksgiving entrees that were offered and they were delicious. However we were surprised that they did not include dessert in their price. A slice of pie and a slice of cake were between 12 and $15 and for the seven of us we didn't feel it was worth it to do.
  11. L

    Lulu

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a nice Thanksgiving dinner we had at the Madonna Inn!!! Service was top notch and the food was wonderful. Really happy I didn't have to cook for my family. Would definitely do it again!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving Day, they were busy but had our table ready in 2 minutes. My favorite appetizer wasn’t available but that was expected due to the holiday menu. It was shocking that my usual dinner (steak and full lobster tail) had been raised by $42!! I understand everything, including fuel, has gone up but $42 is extreme. Sharon our server was exceptional!! My date had ordered an Expensive bottle of champagne that she had let us enjoy for a bit before ordering. She timed our meal perfectly and was very gracious. Great employee!!
  13. RH

    RobertH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner. Have not been in SLO for 4 yrs so of course on our return this year we had to eat at Madonna Inn. Great meal, fantastic service. So happy we are back here
  14. MM

    MzzMlr

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This a must for the Holidays, so beautifully decorated, you feel like you’re in Fantasyland 🎄😊
  15. AK

    AnnaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    As this was Thanksgiving we expected more noise. The extra tables however were very small and squeezed in. Overall the experience and food was good.
  16. k

    kathrynh

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Our meals were cold and the food was mediocre. We have enjoyed eating there in the past but will think twice before trying it again.
  17. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The temperature of the food was lukewarm which detracted from an excellent meal.
  18. SL

    SusanL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our Thanksgiving dinner at the Madonna Inn! The food was delicious- the service was amazing and we loved every minute of it!!
  19. F

    Felicia

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to the Gold Rush room for Thanksgiving Dinner. We had less than a 5 minute wait when we arrived for our reservation. The restaurant was busy but they did not rush us through our meal. Tables were not crammed together as is so often the case on holidays. The room was already decked out for Christmas and I was surprised to see it differed from when we had been there before the pandemic! The main menu was available along with 3 entree options for the Thanksgiving special. As usual, the Madonna Inn staff excels at service. Water glasses were filled, empty plates cleared promptly (sometimes too promptly!) and our waitress made sure to tell us to ask for extra gravy or cranberry sauce should we need it. We took her up on the gravy. The pumpkin soup to start was very tasty and the turkey was not too dry. The only thing that would've made the experience nicer would be if they had someone playing the piano on the stage.
  20. SN

    SloNativeBP

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family traditions happen here. Wonderfully unique venue and great food. Service was excellent!
  21. j

    junekid

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service here is top-notch. One would never know there is a staff-shortage going on in most establishments in California. House-made dinner rolls are yummy. My swordfish was so tender. Portions are plentiful. You can't beat the desserts, that is IF you can hold dessert. You can always get it to go. The carrot cake was the most moist and chunky of any I have had, and huge!
  22. BB

    BrendonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and lovely atmosphere. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. The appetizers were delicious and very reasonably priced.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday, it was a great time that we had there , I recommend I’d you want to have a good time
  24. BH

    BrendaH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The filet was delicious! Derek was a excellent waiter !
  25. L

    Lauralye

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our 43rd Anniversary. Atmosphere was great and the food was delish!!! Lauralye
  26. S

    Sansonoma

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    You know you are getting tawdry kitch when you reserve, but I expected better food. I ordered the filet steak - their specialty - with a "sauce bourguignon." Very substandard in every respect. The steak was overdone, but not much. I ordered rare and got medium rare. The bourguignon sauce was awful. It tasted like gelled instant beef stock. It was weak and nearly tasteless but did help the almost completely flavorless steak. This is despite being advertised as "dry-aged," which usually adds flavor. The vegetables were overdone, and the rice was without much flavor. One very good aspect was that the service was terrific, prompt, and friendly. Sadly, the food disappoints too much.
  27. C

    Chris

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    So good and so adorable! Our server was wonderful! Loved staying here and eating here
  28. LS

    LisaS

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our moms 84th Birthday with family! Love the ambiance in November it’s already decorated for Christmas! It’s so magical and we love the live band too ! Nothing like an experience and fabulous food at the Madonna inn
  29. JN

    JamesN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a one in a kind dining experience! The restaurant is extravagant in decor which makes for a unique experience. Everything about it was great from the ambiance to the food to the incredible service!! Highly recommend to check it out!
  30. L

    Labbymom

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined here many times over the years and it never disappoints! The prime rib was outstanding as well as the baked potato and vegetables served with it. Our waiter, Thomas, was very pleasant & knowledgeable.
  31. MC

    MelissaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great staff and awesome atmosphere. The food was very bland and mediocre tasting for the price, but the pink-themed everything was really fun. There was a live band and even a dance floor if that’s your thing, plus a giant fireplace outfront while you wait, really cool inside. Just not the best food.
  32. CH

    CristynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    such a wonderful place to dine and celebrate. The service was top-tier. The food was amazing. One of the best filets I've ever had. And i cannot forget to mention the champagne cake!!! It's was all fabulous!
  33. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely worth spoiling yourself. The cocktails are delicious, service was attentive and quick. The food was amazing and the whole restaurant is beautiful. It’s a 10/10 and hopefully you will even get to meet Mihkaia
  34. LW

    LauraW

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive - let’s get that out on the table. But this place is so unique and it’s like eye candy, especially with all their holiday decorations up. The filet Mignon is literally butter - worth every penny. Service very friendly and the champagne cake is a must try. The only feedback I would give is too much dressing on my salad. Easily fixable if you haven’t been here, it’s a must try!
  35. JL

    JageL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second time dining at the Alex Madonna Steak House and we were very happy with the food and service. We look forward to many more visits.
  36. t

    tiffyg

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was simply….fabulous.
  37. 1

    1llinois

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great - Food exceptional - I booked this steak house for my husband’s and mine 35th wedding anniversary -I’m happy I did we too enjoyed on outstanding dining ambiance with a nice bottle of wine.
  38. SM

    SuzieM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and amazing waitress Teresa was absolutely fabulous and stunning Our dinner was absolutely the best !! the atmosphere was mesmerizing we had a wonderful time and the gift shops are to die for
  39. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Are server was great. So nice, and very great service
  40. TT

    TonyT

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Teresa is wonderful. Provided us with a wonderful dining service experience. The oak wood grill smoke really detracts the flavor from the filet mignon making it almost bitter in flavor. I cook my filet on cast iron skillet with only salt and pepper to enjoy the quality of the meat. First experience here, very disappointed with all the hype. Rooms over priced, just another overpriced tourist trap attraction. Experienced it but won’t be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 3562 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at the entrance to Madonna Inn.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Entertainment

    Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Nightly entertainment and dancing. The adjacent Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves signature cocktails, craft beer, and a select wines. Made to order appetizers also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 543-3000

  • Catering

    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!

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