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

Enjoy an award winning dining experience, renowned for its outstanding menu and spectacular pink and gold décor. Indulge in a delicious oak-pit-barbecued steak, fresh seafood, chicken, or vegetarian entrees. Featuring a superb wine list, decadent world-famous desserts and nightly entertainment and dancing. Adjacent the Steak House is our elegant Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge featuring classic and uniquely, inspired cocktails. Boutique shopping makes for a fun experience before or after you dine with us!

100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5pm to 10pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 543-3000

Website:
http://www.madonnainn.com/

Entertainment:
Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Come dance to a live band Thursday through Saturday nights. No Cover Charge. On Sunday, join DJ Nancy Lara for West Coast swing, salsa, cha cha, and just about anything! Monday nights are Swing Nights with DJs from SLO Swing. Days and times are subject to change.

Catering:
The Madonna Inn offers an in-house bakery & pastry shop for after dinner desserts as well as sweets for all your banquet, wedding or special occasions. Pick up only. For more information, call our bakery at 805-543-3000.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jacqui Hanover

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or lavish event, our Event Specialists will help you plan a beautiful, unique, and memorable experience. Please note this is a reservation request only. Kindly allow at least 5 days minimum notice for your request.

Private Party Contact:
Banquet Department: (866) 943-1570

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Welcoming you with seasonal favorites such as Prime Rib and Baked Honey Cured Ham or classic entrees Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail , chicken, fish, or vegetarian options. All served with homemade soup or salad, baked potato and fresh baked dinner rolls. Shops at Madonna Inn open all day!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Welcoming you with seasonal favorites such as Long Island Duckling, Roast Tom Turkey and Baked Honey Cured Ham, or classic entrees: Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, fish, chicken and vegetarian options. Served with traditional sides, or seasonal favorites. Shops at Madonna Inn open every day till late!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Dance the night away! Includes soup or salad, entrée selection, glass of champagne, and chocolate eclairs. Featured entrée options: Filet Mignon & Lobster, Prime Rib, Salmon, Spring Lamb, or Vegetarian Cannelloni. All-inclusive price $125.00 adults, $75.00 children, includes tax and gratuity.

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (36)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Romantic (29)
Good for a Date (26)
Fun (22)
Worth the Drive (18)
Live Music (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (3)
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·Dined a day ago

Thanksgiving lunch was nice we also ordered filet mignon and lobster but lobster was not cooked the manager took the price off our check . Everything else was very good and nice .

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent and decorations were wonderful. Must have been family night as too many young kids running around.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Unique experience you must try at least once! Steaks were perfectly cooked, live music reminded me of Ricky Ricardo's band, the decor will entertain you the whole evening, and the drinks at the bar were a perfect end to the evening! Will definitely bring my husband back for an anniversary for great food and dancing!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a great anniversary dinner. Jordan was a great server who offered great service and perfect food and drink recommendations. The steak and lobster special was delicious and we finished the meal with the best pink champagne cake we've ever had.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Too much butter and salt for my taste but otherwise very good food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

My and my friend's prime rib to put it mildly dry chewy and not very good on the plus side we saw Dolly Parton and maybe her sister at another table close by.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We drove from Riverside, Ca. with 2 other couples to celebrate my husbands birthday at Madonna Inn. Everything was AMAZING except our Dinner. We had the petit filet and the lobster tail. The lobster tail was great but we could only taste chared meat on the filet. Outside was burnt and it had no flavor. Our friends had the Prime Rib and they said it was really good.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Restaurant has a beautiful eccentric decor, from the 1950's. Its located inside the beautiful Madonna Inn. The food is delicious, steaks are great and plate servings are huge. There is live music and of course dont forget the famous pink champagne cake also serving size to share with your date.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Music, food and drinks were great.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic meal. I had abalone, a must try and by wife had the French style filet mignon. We did share between us and we're not at all disappointed in our selectoins because we could share. Might recommend offering filet mignon and abalone for the ultimate surf and turf.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was ok but the prices were exorbitant. Good for a special occasion or a special date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food, tons of fun, interesting, kitschy, over the top goofy

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The best filet you will ever have - ever! Amazing! Fun experience! Amazing food! Great service!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We always go here for special occasions. The food is great. The desserts are fabulous. Wait staff very professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The decor was a bit over the top, but the steaks were amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved our meal and ambiance at this steak house. Super fun times at a place of yesteryear. Fun to visit from time to time and if you've never been it's a must! We take our son once a year when visiting him at Cal Poly and we always have a wonderful time.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had an amazing dinner at the Madonna Inn!!! We had never been to the area before and wanted to celebrate our birthdays together in a special place. The staff was fantastic and our meals were incredible! We both love filet and the special for the night was filet and lobster! We ordered 1 of the specials and the French Filet to share. The portion sizes of both meals were huge and we enjoyed our meals! I pre ordered a champagne cake to be brought to the table after dinner and it was incredible also! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was excellent and the attentiveness of the staff was exceptional

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a restaurant that should be tried at least once. The decor is very unique. Our server was wonderful her name is Roseanne . When we were walking to the restaurant someone in passing said there is going to be a band. Well it was a orcasttra playing old big band music and they were great. We were seated at a small table for two. Our server ask if we would like something to drink other than water we both had a cocktail. Then we ordered appetizers, garlic bread and Portabela mushroom fries. Garlic bread is wonderful portabela fries were good but I wouldn't order again. We both ordered salad and it came drowning in dressing and a lot of pieces were turning brown. My wife ordered buttermilk fried chicken l ordered filet cooked rare. My wife chicken was moist but lacked any flovor my fillet was three inches thick and cooked perfectly. We finished our meal with champagne cake and banana cream pie both were great.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very good food and great service. The Décor adds to the experience...and be sure to check out the dance floor!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We came for a bachelorette party and we were dazzled by all the pink and the elaborate decor.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

I just wanted to say that this was the first time that my family and I have enjoyed a meal here and it was amazing. The people are very friendly and they were very attentive to our needs considering that we were a very large group. I do not remember the guy's name that was waiting our table, but he was so nice and funny. I want to give him a shout out because he made our time there very memorable. Over all, it was a really great place to have dinner there. OMG, totally recommend the PINK CLOUD! Super bomb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Lovely to watch the swing dancers who filled the floor.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Went for a Bachelorette surprise dinner. Our waitress wasn't very friendly, the busgirl was better to us than our server. We had ordered one of the Madonna Inn Specialty cakes to be delivered after dinner as a surprise, which was noted in our reservation and no one communicated that to our server. The server tried to sell us cake and we almost had our surprise blown. Other than that it was great.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We spent our 55th anniversary having dinner at Madonna Inn. Everyone was very nice, we had a Happy Anniversary balloon attached to our table and the very best service any one could ask for! The food was delicious as well and the steaks were prepared just as we specified.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 7, 2017

A true landmark. I was told to go there if I was close. We stayed at the hotel. What a hoot.

A truly unique experience. Takes right back to the 50's when destination hotels were the thing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The night was very busy so the hostesses seemed a bit overwhelmed, however once we were seated the service was much better. The food is pretty over-priced for an average night and the portions are enormous, but the decor is fun! Definitely recommend for a special occasion for hotel guests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

The abalone was terrific but over priced the end cut of the prime rib was tough and over cooked I don't think I will be coming back

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The overall restaurant is gorgeous and beautiful. The food was just not like I remembered. It was very lack luster and so-so. I had asked that my steak be cooked well done (since I was pregnant) and they couldn't even get that right. My husband was unimpressed with the grilled halibut that was served w tartar sauce. Normally other high end restaurants we've ordered from wouldn't have served it w that sauce. And for the prices your paying which is pretty much $50-$70 a plate I would expect better quality food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Our son requested to eat here as he had heard wonderful things about it from friends. It did not disappoint. Of course the decor is the main attraction but food lived up to its reputation. Seeing older couples ballroom dancing was an added bonus. I would recommend the restaurant for special occasions!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It is such a great place! I love coming back to this place every time!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a wonderful honeymoon dinner at the Madonna Inn, complete with balloon on our table. It was so much fun, but more importantly, the steak was perfectly cooked and very delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Can't beat the eclectic beauty of this hotel and restaurant. The entire dining area is shades of pink from small to huge rose flowers everywhere. The waitress was all smiles and very attentive
and accommodating, she was a 5 star. I had filet mignon, med rare +, came out well done on one end to med, still tender and tasty, huge chunk at least 2 1/2 in thick by 5. Husband had the salmon, said it was cooked perfect. Cocktail was ok. They also had a band playing were couples
were ballroom dancing. Very cute.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Awesome! Wait staff and management treated us like Royalty! Very clean and fun! Gotta check out the men's bathroom . Lol

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Sorry to say It has gone down hill since Mr. Madonna is no longer
with us, We will not be returning for a while.

The Harrington"s

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The employees were lovely and the service was wonderful. However, aside from my starter salad and my daughter's Cesar salad, the food was cheaply-made and horribly bland, particularly the watery vegetables. I honestly cannot believe you could serve this food at the price point it is at (outrageously expensive for what it is). The decor is no longer a draw - it is tired and old and the place desperately needs a freshening. We won't be back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our waiter was good but we noticed the busboy who served water never came back to refill our water, but was very friendly with other tables. We felt like we did something to make him mad but we don't know what.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

An old fashioned steak house with audacious decor and wonderful music and dancing. Great atmosphere. Steaks were excellent. Pink champagne cake was divine. Fantastic place in a wonderful town!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We always visit when we stay at the Inn. We look forward to the unique yet nostalgic ambience and the menu of classic fare that is always delicious. There is always room for dessert here. Our server, Sheron was awesome.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The Madonna Inn is our spot for celebration of our anniversaries. Great food and romantic decor. We make special trip each year from the north SF Bay Area to the Inn for their fantastic filet mignon dinner, great service and romantic atmosphere. It is worth the expense.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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