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

4.5
4.5
3682 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

7:00 PM


Booked 40 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 3,682 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 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

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for special occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Lively

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. PM

    PaulM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply a fantastic experience. I took a special someone there on my birthday and just had an awesome time. The food was great, our waiter was charming and accommodating, as was his support, the band was talented and we enjoyed the dance floor. I highly recommend throwing on some kitschy duds, go have a great dinner, and have fun! P.S. If you plan on going somewhere for someone's birthday, even your own, GO! The cake I received in celebration of my birthday was nothing less than melt in your mouth good! I'm not a cake fan but boy, was it great! And as a bonus, NO embarrassing Happy Birthday song sung by the wait staff!
  2. M

    Margarita

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoy the delicious food and best cakes ever!! Always enjoy everything about Alex Madonna Steakhouse!!
  3. ST

    SarahT

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place hasn’t changed in 40 years and that’s a good thing. I recommend this place to everyone.
  4. JK

    JadeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and can’t wait to go back. Our server Derek was wonderful! We had the special, clam chowder, steak and lobster tail - it was divine. We also had the cheesy bread, pink cloud, hot cocoa and pink champagne cake. It was all delicious!
  5. v

    vickiro51

    Los Angeles

    138 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was really loud. The food was excellent and the service great
  6. M

    Maureen

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely perfect. What more can I say? Waiter was so attentive, but not overly so. Perfection!
  7. MD

    MatthewD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and impeccable service! Great ambience. The live band and dance floor are so much fun. Can't wait to come back.
  8. d

    dinner2remember

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It’s fun to sit amongst the decorations! We had a booth, and I enjoyed sitting next to my wife. The service was great, and we particularly enjoyed the clam chowder. The entrees (1- salmon and 2- chicken on pasta and white sauce) were OK, but the champagne cake was awesome. It was my birthday, so they gave me a free slice of their famous cake for desert.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonder servers were amazing food was on point Very good hospitality
  10. ER

    EricR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ribeye steak, loaded potato, salad and grilled sausage. Ashley our server is awesome. And so is Leonel busboy. Only disappointing aspect: vegetable were pathetic flaccid pale green frozen green beans
  11. G

    Gamble34

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Extremely pretty, unique dining room with live music. Food is average.
  12. R

    Rimz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Everyone that ordered steak felt the quality was supremely lacking. Filet mignon and rib eye steaks extremely tough. Waitress was awesome, ambience is cool - but for the price they are charging they can't afford to have such quality issues with their food. I would not go back nor take anyone there again as a result.
  13. BT

    BarryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. Our service was fast and prompt. Constantly there filling waters or taking our empty plates. No complaints at all about the service The food was good, I had the prime rib, very taste and cooked perfectly. My wife had the salmon, she enjoyed that as well. My daughter ordered the turkey sliders. She did not like them and only ate a couple bites. The star was the toffee cake and champagne cake. Prices were high, but we would go back for the dessert.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful and memorable experience. The French filet mignon was delicious!
  15. CM

    CassidyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVED our time there! The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We will definitely be back!
  16. K

    Katrina

    Orange County

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 75th birthday. Jamie was our server and everyone was so nice. Our water was always filled. I had the Filet, which usually do. My husband had the halibut and said was OK. He said the seasoning could be kicked up. Both meals come with everything. Chocolate cake, yum yum.
  17. MB

    MonicaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner.
  18. e

    eatingwell

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Not a lot of dinner choices for vegetarians. The pasta is not good and the mushroom dish needs more flavor. Everyone who had a meat dish really enjoyed their meal.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started at the spa, and after we finished, we got ready and headed to the restaurant. Because of the rain, the spa closed early, and we needed to shift our plans slightly. We intended to use the jacuzzi and pool for a bit while we waited for time to tick down closer to our reservation. Since we needed to get ready earlier than expected, we decided to try the bar and maybe get seated early. We were about two hours early, and the staff could not have been more accommodating. They told us we could be seated right then or have some drinks at their bar and come back over whenever we were ready. We decided to have a few drinks to take our time and enjoy the ambiance. It was well worth it. After a couple of their amazing signature cocktails, we headed over to be seated. Sharon was our waitress, and she could not have been more wonderful. From beginning to end, she was a sweetheart and took care of my wife and me with the utmost intentionality. Thank you, Madonna Inn, for giving us such a unique and memorable experience.
  20. L

    Lindsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was unexpectedly amazing and the service was great! The food was delicious and we will definitely be back
  21. JA

    JAAAMS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a celebration!
  22. m

    michellem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance with the live music and architectural designs above the dance floor. Great waiter, food and overall atmosphere. We recommend them:)
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Corn chowder was amazing, but lack of flavor with the Filet Mignon and prime rib. Pasta selection needs to be reworked totally. Service was excellent and location and band was fun. A new chef and menu may be something that The Madonna Inn wants to invest in.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters birthday. Loved the great food and time. Enjoyed the Friday night music n dancing. The table next to us was a little to loud. We had fun.
  25. MB

    MichaelB

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice service and good quality food... cocktails were excellent and we always feel special when we are there...
  26. GN

    GoodNplenty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Steak was good but not excellent for $50 +. It had gristle and fat. No balloon for special occasion as had been the practice for years.
  27. v

    valindac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time here at The Madonna Inn! Highly recommend!
  28. LM

    LaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter RILEY was very attentive, listened well, and pleasant. The french filet mignon was outstanding, delicious, and cooked to perfection. The ambiance is PINK PINK PINK, but it adds to the ambiance. Can’t wait to go back. My 12 year old daughter loved her dried tomato pasta dish!!!!!
  29. B

    Brianna

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was cold, unseasoned and was not worth how much we paid. So sad it did not live up to our expectations.
  30. DM

    DavidM

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and impeccable service as always. Our go to place for special occasions.
  31. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's birthday last night and had a wonderful time! The staff was very attentive and made our experience enjoyable. The food was and always is fantastic! Happy New Year! Jennifer Holiday
  32. LR

    LisaR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Go for the ambiance and the experience. We are from Chicago and have high standards for steakhouses and the filet mignon received positive reviews from most of the diners in our party. The complimentary antipasto, warm bread and whipped butter were fantastic. Wine selection was also great with a lot of local wines to choose from at a great value. Service was fantastic. Price point is higher for the entrees so be ready to spend!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary. Cake and food
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner at Alex Madonna’s GRSH!!! We enjoyed our prime rib and rib eye steak so much, ordered medium rare… so divine and juicy. Might book another dinner tonight during our stay. The grounds and ambiance is so beautiful and classy at the Madonna Inn!! Great experience so far. :) and are here celebrating our anniversary and hubby’s birthday month. 💕
  35. SF

    SFFoodie

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had a lot of fun finally having dinner at the restaurant we'd seen several times before just passing through. My wife loves pink and we both love the gold rush saloon pioneer atmosphere of the whole place. She had salmon, I had steak, they were fine for dining at the world's craziest roadside hotel. The Madonna own label Cabernet Sauvignon was good value, it's made in Paso Robles. The atmosphere was lively with a large party from LA celebrating New Year's Day and a musician singing a mix of dance songs and ballads in the next room with a dance floor. The table over from us had a family with three boys and the parents didn't bother to take off their coats, they were on their way somewhere. Our server was very cheerful, the bar and bathrooms are worth a visit, we had fun.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The service was great and the ambiance was what we expected , it’s why we went. The food was basically overpriced cafeteria food or like we were dining in downtown Disney (I’ve never been because I’m not an adult Disney fan, but it’s what I imagine the food would be like.)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    🥰🥰🥰 Always in love with that place
  38. K

    Kenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary and was exceptional. They seated us early before our appt time and even switched tables so we could get a booth table. Server and food was great.
  39. JL

    JosephL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, good service and tasty food. Definitely will go back again!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good times at Gold Rush, always.

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 4.5 stars by 3682 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 40 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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