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

4.6
4.6
3350 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 65 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

Popular dishes

What 3,350 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. C

    Chali

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating there. Steaks were superb. Service was really lovely. Perfect for a special occasion.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a must experience!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my son for the 1st time—loved the experience and the food.
  4. J

    Jodi

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our "reunion" family dinner at Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House was outstanding and everything I hoped it would be! All of us grew up in the area and some have been coming for special events over the last 20-40 years so this was a true bucket-list must. Our server and busser, Mindy and Jose, were the absolute best with our table of 14, attentive without being intrusive and perfectly professional. Highest recommendations from all who attended. Thank you Madonna Inn!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not appreciate the dog barking occasionally in restaurant. Did not appear to be a service dog.
  6. KK

    KK76

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience. Food was delicious and the service was wonderful. I can’t wait to go again.
  7. MM

    MiriamM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Overpriced food for its taste. The ambient was great & so was the service.
  8. BE

    BernE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Me and my boyfriend plan on coming back just for the ambience alone! We loved the live music and the dance floor. My boyfriend enjoyed what he got (Swordfish with rice), but I was not that impressed with my own dish (the pasta with sun-dried tomatoes with chicken). Although, there are other dishes I am wanting to try. So, we plan on returning!
  9. JG

    JaquelineG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The food wasn’t amazing not worth the price. If taking kids there is not much kids menus option and the meal wasn’t great. Kids did not even eat half of their plate. Felt rush and didn’t feel comfortable when asking questions.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great everything. I will definitely recommend my friends and family to this place.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They sat us early. Wonderful good and super kind servers
  12. LB

    LBOZ

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a win! Steak(s) cooked perfectly. And the BEST service.
  13. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Vollkommen ungenießbarer shrimpcocktail, schlechte Fleischqualität und verbrannte Kartoffel. Service vollkommen überfordert und uninteressiert an Feedback.
  15. S

    Sadiesplace

    Tampa

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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!
  16. KP

    KurtP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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.
  17. t

    teaparty

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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!
  18. L

    Laney

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was AMAZING!!!! Highly recommend at least once!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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.
  20. NP

    NeilP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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!
  21. s

    spud

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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.
  22. SB

    SilentBob

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great environment for a birthday and the best cake too!
  23. LP

    LuisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a first timer I was impressed with the service and food quality was amazing definately will be back soon.
  24. EP

    ErinP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to celebrate. We were lucky enough to get the last piece of strawberry cake!
  25. SM

    SarahM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience! Delicious food and Jamie was a lovely waitress
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Halibut wasn’t great.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 🙂
  29. 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!
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. E

    Evdawg

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Excellent steak, drinks, and atmosphere
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. S

    Smacielgalo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughters birthday

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 3350 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 65 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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