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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!
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Steakhouse, American, Barbecue
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5pm to 10pm
Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.
Bus stop at the entrance to Madonna Inn.
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
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn Ratings and Reviews
The moscow mule was awful and had to be sent back. The second one was only slightly more mule-like. The food had very little taste. The restaurant was loud and though we booked our table many months in advance our seats were far from stellar. The waiter was cold (it was Thanksgiving, and they had to work, so we were trying to be understanding of the fact that he wanted to be anywhere else) and only visited our table to take our food & drink orders and then to ask if we wanted dessert, never asking if our food was ok or if we needed anything else. This was an expensive meal and we had much higher expectations from the Madonna Inn. We will not be returning and will suggest to anyone who asks that they not eat there either.
Went for Thanksgiving. The prefixed Thanksgiving meal was not very tasty, they ran out of most of the deserts by 3:30 pm and the service was not very good. The servers seemed overworked and the meal seemed like it was mass made like cafeteria food.
Note: normally their desserts are fantastic and the service is very good. The meals are normally ok, not the best cuisine. The atmosphere is VERY festive - which is the draw.
The food was very bad. I have had tv dinners that were ten times better. I had bragged to my daughter and her fiancee and my girlfriend about how good the reputation and good the food was there. I was not only embarrassed, but totally disappointed on the quality of the food. I believe they were completely unprepared to serve an even average dinner. For the price I paid and having their reputation as being a very good place to eat I would rate Thanksgiving dinner a big fat 0. I contacted Madonna's regarding the quality of their food and received no response from them. This shows you that the customers comments mean nothing to them. All that matters to them is your money and your comments mean nothing. I at least expected an apology. The cost of the meal for four people was $218.74 not including the tip.I hope that someone reads this who is considering eating there. Their kitchen is not large enough to prepare the amount of food for Thanksgiving dinner. They should of had Chef's preparing the food for the price they charged. I know this from personally being in the kitchen and bakery area conducting business with the company I retired from this year. I hope Ms. Madonna would check in with her reviews and see's my utter disappointment.
The hostess was very rude. We made a reservation online and when my husband Mark came up to her and say we have a reservation, she asked again if we made one then that’s when I said I made the reservation online and it’s at 8:00 PM. I forgot her name but she was just plain rude. She was the only hostess that night so I hope you can find out who was working that night. She should be friendly to people coming up to her because she’s the first interaction for people going to eat at the restaurant. We almost left after that experience with the hostess. Our waitress was wonderful and so is the bus boy. Food was great and music was awesome.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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