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

4.6
4.6
3338 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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Booked 40 times today

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 3,338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Special Occasion

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had our reservation at 6:30pm on a Wednesday in the middle of June for our anniversary. The restaurant was very busy and lively. I typically don't mind children and babies at restaurants but I was really wanting a romantic dinner for our anniversary so the crying baby and noisy toddler was not fitting into what I had hoped for. I guess a later reservation time would have been better. I would have loved to have some music going in the background too. We had a great booth seat, delicious appetizer, entree, cocktail for my husband and wine to share. Our server brought us a slice of complimentary Madonna Inn signature pink cake for us to share in celebration of our anniversary too! Overall an excellent experience.

  2. S

    Sadiesplace

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very funky - lots of pink. Fun, a little over the top with decor. Food was good, my steak was a little over cooked. Desserts ridiculously large!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Vollkommen ungenießbarer shrimpcocktail, schlechte Fleischqualität und verbrannte Kartoffel. Service vollkommen überfordert und uninteressiert an Feedback.

  4. KP

    KurtP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the steaks were outstanding! The decor is always festive and the staff very attentive, water glasses were refilled constantly. It was our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary piece of cake! Can’t beat the quality of food and service.

  5. t

    teaparty

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service, good food but pricey. I wish they had a senior menu or a light fare menu, since we usually don’t finish our food. Must try their cakes!

  6. L

    Laney

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was AMAZING!!!! Highly recommend at least once!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    You come here for the ambience and not the food. The ambience was amazing and the food was inedible but the experience was still a great one. Service was very nice but sub par for the price point. Still a must do just order light.

  8. NP

    NeilP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    One out of 3 steaks (mine) was not to flavor I’ll for$$50+ ! Busboy spilt water trying to be fancy with a high pour! Waitress very good and the other 3 patrons liked there food! Very expensive but ambiance was great!

  9. s

    spud

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best of the best. Live music and dance floor on Sunday night we went. Tunes that everyone can relate to no matter what generation. Excellent food and service. Decor that is unique. Desserts are top level and must not be passed by.

  10. SB

    SilentBob

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great environment for a birthday and the best cake too!

  11. LP

    LuisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a first timer I was impressed with the service and food quality was amazing definately will be back soon.

  12. EP

    ErinP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place to celebrate. We were lucky enough to get the last piece of strawberry cake!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5

    Halibut wasn’t great.

  14. MR

    MarisolR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food and service were great! Unfortunately we left too sooner and did not enjoy the live music.

  15. KT

    KellieT

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fun dinner celebrating our college graduates. Food and service were great, but conversation was difficult due to the live band playing nearby. Although we enjoyed their music selections 🙂

  16. A

    Anthony

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service! Love the love band and drinks!

  17. J

    Julie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Food seemed like it was cooked before I even ordered it and kept warm under a heat lamp. Lobster was way overcooked and rubbery. Steak was good. Swordfish was decently cooked but lacking flavor. Side dishes were bland and food got cold within 2-3 of receiving it. For the price, definitely would not recommend.

  18. AY

    AbdulsalamY

    Italy

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5

    Since our son moved to SLO always wanted to try this place, at last we did it and wish we didn’t, definitely first and last time. Every thing other than food was good, host, waiter, ambiance, live music was great but the food was disappointed. Cesar salad was soggy and tasteless with bitter old lettuce.Every other thing was pre cooked and heated like the truffle potato was soggy and grumpy the steak was over cooked and burned the sun-dried tomato pasta had no tomato, fish, salmon all taste bad we didn’t want to argue as we where hungry and tired we left everything un finished we all had few bites and left plates as it is.My son usually eats steaks what ever the condition was this time he couldn’t. Sorry guys but you better do something to this lovely place.

  19. E

    Evdawg

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience. Excellent steak, drinks, and atmosphere

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Incredible ambiance, very cool style and definitely a site to see. Isn’t the best food in the world for what you are paying for, but the experience is 100% worth it.

  21. S

    Sarah

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely ambience, nice menu, excellent service. We had a great time and felt well attended to. Will return again.

  22. S

    Shelley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ashlee was fantastic! She anticipated our needs and had great suggestions.

  23. D

    Darryl

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5

    The room is very pretty and the tables are nice. The food is very Bland. Almost tasteless . There are no seasonings on any of the fish dishes. The portions are very large so if you go by that you'll be happy and be bringing some home in a doggy bag. If you are looking for food with flavor keep looking. They did give me a birthday piece of cake though.

  24. Z

    Zeny

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best experience ever! Celebrated a very intimate birthday with my partner. I believe our server was Griffin he had long hair and was very accommodating answering our many questions. He made us laugh many times and we had a phenomenal time.

  25. SF

    SharonF

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good time & great food at Madonna Inn. Sharon was our waitress & she is always superb!! Jose helped on our table & was fun. It was our anniversary & they made it special. The waiter in the bar with the long, dark ponytail was great too. Very good service.

  26. TB

    TammyB

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Ihave been coming to Madonna Inn for years for lunch often and the steak house for special occations. I can honestly say that it was to worst steak I have ever had. It was burnt on the outside. It was a very poor cut and quality of meat. I have always had great food here before but this was so bad. I was out with friends and I was too embarrassed to send it back because I didn't want them to have to wait for me to get another steak cooked. The service was great as always. I don't know if they just got a hold of a bad piece of meat and the cook was new or what.

  27. S

    Smacielgalo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Daughters birthday

  28. DC

    DonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great meal and a once in a lifetime experience.

  29. AV

    AprilV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    It's a novel place to visit. The food has never been amazing, but it's ok. I come for the ambience, the drinks, and the pink champagne cake. All worth it.

  30. MK

    MarkK

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both of us had steaks. A ribeye for me and filet for my wife. Very nicely done. Ashlee as our server. What a wonderful experience it was. Attentive, friendly, professional, all the signs of a great server. Her team were as attentive as she was. Ethan is the manager, and we can see the service comes down from the top!

  31. T

    Tdubb

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thomas who waited on us was great . The food was great and did not disappoint

  32. JG

    JordanG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food and service. Truly the ambience of over-the-top pink accents set this romantic restaurant apart from similar price-point establishments. Perfect for an anniversary or other intimate celebration.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Middle school graduation

  34. SB

    SaraB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary Dinnee

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    A little pricey for what you get. No beers on tap?? Great service, dancing and atmosphere

  36. PW

    PatrickW

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server was great! Well done !

  37. DW

    DeniseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Great service. Great steak and lobster. Pasta was lacking and served cold Cake was amazing

  38. LA

    LAgirl

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! Great food, great music, and great ambiance. The staff is welcoming and friendly .

  39. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Checked off our list to try. Live band with music was unexpected surprise. Meat fantastic but salad display could be better.

  40. T

    aTraveler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Live band was good, but it was kind of loud at times, with some feedback at times. Food was really great.

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 3338 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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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