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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA

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

4.5
4.5
4209 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 4,209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Service

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Ambiance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Hot spot

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for special occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Lively

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

4,209 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved my experience can’t wait to come back! Thank you

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  2. MariaA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very friendly and helpful. The ambience was amazing, I loved it!

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  3. BrandiP

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt like we had gone back in time with over the top decor and the orchestra playing big band music. Great service and food as well. Amazing experience!

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  4. ConradN

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Above awesome experience, food, menu, scenery all extremely good

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  5. MichaelB

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a nice dining experience. The food and service is always great! We love the booths and overall seasonal fun decor...one of a kind! Thanks to Anna for always being so pleasant and friendly at the front desk...Ethan the manager is very friendly and runs a great steakhouse, Sharon our server was top notch and so great at what she does, she is a gem! Thanks to the Chef for a wonderful steak and lamb chops....love the oak bbq! Finally thanks to Leo for making sure we have everything for a great dining experience...Michael and Karen

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  6. JessicaL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, food was great, drinks were tasty

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  7. RafaelC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was what I expected, outstanding. The food could use a bit more flavor. In all a 4 out of 5

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  8. RachC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Griffin was so knowledgeable and hospitable. He went out of his way all night to make my mine and my husband’s anniversary so special. The food was amazing and always. The service was impeccable and drinks and each course came our so fast.

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  9. blinkingline

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The portion sizes were incredibly generous, without compromising on quality. My steak, cooked to a perfect medium-rare, was juicy and flavorful, boasting the smoky aroma of the oak-pit barbecue.

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  10. ChristineH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was beautiful and the greeters are pleasant and nice. The food is amazing, a bit expensive but you get not only good food but an experience in the decorating of the dining room. Maybe it was a busy night but we felt like we were put in a corner table and forgotten about. And that’s the only down side of the experience.

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  11. Susan

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was great. Very attentive. The salad wasn’t fresh. Looked as if it was laying out for too long. My grandsons steak was fine. Mine was dry and overcooked. Rice was cold. Very disappointing. It’s my grandson’s favorite steakhouse so that’s why I go. Usually the food is better. Dessert was perfect. Susan Pearl

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  12. charliep

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven’t been there in years but didn’t fail to deliver. Great shrimp cocktail, lobster, filet. Well done Madonna Inn!!

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  13. JonM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious steak and seafood, and great service and ambiance.

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  14. JulieK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience! Food and service was above expectation. We'll definitely be back.

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  15. Violets

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a romantic dinner here with my baby last night! Food, service, and drinks were divine. A special night to remember.

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  16. JessicaB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Filet Mignon had zero flavor and was burnt on the outside, inside was fine. Fingerling potato appetizer also had zero flavor. Way too much money for what I got. Service and ambiance were fantastic though.

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  17. DeniseW

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the service and food was excellent. We enjoyed our appetizer the portobello mushroom fry's, they were very filling. My husband had prime rib, and I had the pork chop and both were outstanding. We enjoyed a piece of pink champagne cake for the finish. My husband used the mens room and wasn’t a fan of the waterfall urinal as it got his boots all wet. I did notice some of the decor looked a bit dusty, and some black stains on the booth seating. We won’t let any of this deter our visits, but it should be addressed. We finished off w some Madonna goblets to take home.

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  18. JethroDeVin

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined the day after Valentine’s Day, so the Gold Rush was still decorated. Filet Mignons excellent. Special kudos to Griffin - great job on service. We’ll be back.

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  19. AndrewA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    There was 2 hairs in my salad, at first I thought it was my girlfriends however one was at the bottom of them plate in the dressing. Supervisor was passive aggressive claiming his salad guy was bald. He took it off my bill but didn’t seem right the way he talked to me and my girlfriend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! Had our valentines dinner here and we were blow. Away. The service was great and they had live music playing.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for Valentine’s Day and the service/food was absolutely fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful Valentine’s dinner experience!

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  22. Fattysez

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are looking for a cowboy steakhouse frozen in time with amazing Bar-B-Qed steaks, then look no further than the Madonna Steakhouse. The decorations are over the top, which is what you'd expect and they absolutely delivered. Ive never seen so much pink and gold gilt anywhere! The staff was great and the food was no nonsense. The steak was grilled to perfection. For what we were looking for on that day, the place fit the bill.

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  23. NinaK

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous dinner. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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  24. SFnative

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous. Delicious. Fun. Steak excellent

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  25. Ari24

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere, decor, and service were great, but the food not so much. Extremely overpriced-paid over $100 for pasta and bad steak. Got a steak and spent most of the dinner trying to cut it. Toughest steak we’ve ever had. Also got pasta, asked for no chicken and they brought it with chicken. Nice place for pictures but not more. you

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  26. OldWiseMimi

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as usual, though (of course) prices have been increased. Service was good; food excellent. Madonna Inn is colorful, and all decked out for those of us celebrating an early Valentines Day. Always a great choice for a celebratory meal.

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  27. BriD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place to have our anniversary dinner! Staff was so sweet and on top of everything

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  28. JolieB

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with great service at an iconic must see location

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  29. brianneL

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at the steakhouse and it was fabulous! Celebrated my birthday and the staff definitely makes you feel special 🩷

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  30. RobertT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak is cooked over wood grill so the flavor is a little smokey but good. Ask a lot of questions and you will have a good meal.

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  31. BeckyT

    Boise

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Alex Madonna's Steak House is an experience. The history of the Madonna Inn and the decor are unique and a throw back to the 1950's. The food is super basic and entirely un-noteworthy. We had the (overcooked) halibut, a Caesar salad, a baked potato, and clam chowder. Food is on par with a Denny's. If you want a fun & unique vibe, then it has that. If you want good food... Avoid.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for my birthday dinner and it was good. I would not say it was great. The filet was huge 11oz. Which is too much for me. The menu hasn’t changed much for years. I dunno…. I just remember it being so much better. I was just meh.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun kitschy place great food impeccable service

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  34. IlanaM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance were lovely. The food comes in huge portion sizes and all entrees include a salad. The room was also decorated for Valentine’s Day which was SO cute !

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  35. QPDR

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow what a delightful dining experience! Our food was delicious and amazing with good sized portions. It’s a wonderful place to celebrate your Birthday because the cake is truly incredible in its decor as well as taste. ♥️

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over priced on food very small portions. Waiter was very nice, beautiful inside

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  37. VictoriaM

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Madonna Inn is always consistent with great food and service!

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  38. Louise

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place for a celebration! The atmosphere is an experience to remember, and the is delicious.

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  39. AndyP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of a kind, eccentric landmark. Good food and great service.

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  40. CurtB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, beautiful atmosphere, good food. We had a wonderful evening

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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 4.5 stars by 4209 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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