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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

4.1

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (36)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Romantic (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Fun (23)
Worth the Drive (19)
Live Music (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (8)
People Watching (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Scenic View (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice romantic dinner!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I went on a day trip with my cousin, to see Cam sing in the ball room. The staff there was great, and our server Ciera was super nice. Over all we had great service. And got to see the mini concert so it was totally worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I enjoyed dinner prior to the musical event showcasing "CAM" The Madonna Inn should offer these types of shows occasionally to showcase local musicians and attract a more diverse crowd.

Always fun to visit during the holiday season.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Being among my more favorite of places to eat, Alex Madonna's Steakhouse does not disappoint! Come here for the great food, atmosphere, and music!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is great place to visit, almost a must see if you’re in the area. The dining experience was ok. The dining room is amazing but the food was average and overpriced

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food not good , on a par with Denny’s... much ado about nothing. Very expensive for quality of food. Long wait. Nice waiter though. I won’t recommend this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was sub par at best and not even close to being worth the price. Our service was excellent, however, and the potatoes were insanely good. The rolls were flavorless, turkey overdone, gravy gelatinous and stuffing lacked spice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving is very fun and festive, but over priced for the holiday meal option. Food was not very hot, though tasty. One person in our party had the duck, which was very good. Some dessert should be included in the price. Service was really good!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Live Music, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (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.

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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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