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Jocko's Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
836 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Jocko’s Steakhouse is family owned and a longtime Central Coast favorite. Our family’s
hospitality roots date back to 1925, or so the story goes. Jocko’s is legendary for hand cut aged
steaks grilled over an open fire of red oak coals. A style of cooking native to the area that dates
to the Spanish Rancheros. We offer an extensive dinner menu serving a variety of steak cuts,
ribs, pork chops, chicken, seafood, steak burgers, specialty sandwiches and more. Our Saloon includes a full compliment of your favorite spirits, tap beers and a large selection of Central Coast wines.
To learn more about Jocko’s menus and history visit www.jockossteakhouse.com
or call (805) 929-3686 for reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 929-3686

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    PIT MASTER: Aubrey Mayo

  • Catering

    Call for take out menu<br />805-929-3686

  • Private party facilities

    Call for large party reservation805-929-3686

  • Neighborhood

    Nipomo

  • Cross street

    Thompson Ave. and Tefft Nipomo, CA.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 836 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. TE

    TEDR

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best steak in the area.
  2. PV

    PatV

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous pork ribs as always!!! Delicious martinis…best bartender ever! Sad the original relish tray has been taken away. Wonderful spumoni. Can’t wait to return!
  3. SB

    StephenB

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Been going here for years. This time the quality of the steak was not up to previous times. Hoping it's a one off.
  4. C

    Cati1

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Not a fancy place, but good service and big portions
  5. DA

    DAVIDS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service here was excellent. Our waiter kept on top of everything. We were seated right away.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We try to have dinner here a couple times a year. Price went way up and missed veggie tray. We love Jacko’s
  7. L

    Lisa

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our steak dinner’s. Felt it could of used just alittle more seasoning on the steak and the beans but overall good food. I would return.
  8. e

    eileenmo

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    As always an amazing meal. Steaks cooked to perfection, and a wonderful surprise of fried chicken. The best fried chicken I have ever had. Perfect crispy skin and tender chicken on the inside. Friendly service, and all in all a perfect meal.
  9. LC

    LibCat

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Wanted to like it but a few disappointments. Excellent service but dinner finally arrived over an hour after we were seated. WAY too much food, which for some may not be a negative, over-salted, and the ravioli was 3 small pieces in a spewing bowl of meat sauce. Steak was not prime quality. And, what’s with the crackers and salsa? Don’t even consider not having a reservation. We did and were seated promptly. Nice spot in a little town but not a value.
  10. EH

    ErinH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We have been to Jocko's before and knew what to experience. Even with reservations, the time to get seated is always a bit long and we knew that going in. We even know the wait time to actually get your food can be on the longer side, but this time, it was about 60 minutes - which felt a bit long. When our food was delivered, every plate was wrong. The meat temp on one steak was very, very rare and the other was medium rare (when medium was ordered), each plate was missing the toppings for the baked potatoes, and the kids meal that was ordered came completely wrong. For the amount of time it took to get our food, we were disappointed. The only fixing that was done was one of the steaks was thrown back on the grill. It is always packed in there, so maybe it was an off night, but we left tired and disappointed.
  11. MG

    MarcelinoG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I ordered a 20 Oz filet mignonette asked for it medium rare and I had to send it back three times because it was so raw . I couldn’t enjoy it at all .
  12. J

    Jane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to have dinner with great friends. Great evening.
  13. m

    michaelt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks goodness that i do not live closed to Jocko. Great food and service. Can't remember my server name but he was excellent. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area.
  14. JA

    JosephA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the go to place on the Central Coast. Drove two hundred miles dinner at Jocko’s.
  15. SB

    ShaneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. Our first time there and it won’t be our last by any means. So many people told us great things and it didn’t disappoint.
  16. JM

    JillMcCool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Felicia, was AMAZING!!! We couldn’t of had better service. She was on top of everything and took excellent care of our table. She was also fun and personable.
  17. CL

    ConnieL

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just one night in the area and our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. It lived up to their hype. Outstanding service was provided from the time we walked in until we left. The service was only overshadowed by the quality of food. Our ribeye steaks were cooked to perfection and the sides were plentiful. While we were full who could pass up the ice cream? What touched my heart most was the bowl of water placed immediately in front of a service dog after he got comfortable under the table. So happy with our experience. Enjoy!
  18. DH

    DanH

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Took quite a while to get the food we ordered. We didn't mind so much but 52 mins for order given to waitress to dinner at the table was long with a hungry family of 4. The waitress was busy for sure but didn't check in on us or mention anything about the delay.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hatd to beat the outstanding food snd service at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.
  20. PB

    PauletteB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Disappointed that the relish tray was only 4 pieces of dill pickle when there was 5 of us at our table. The pickles must have been taken away when our food was brought to the table because someone wanted a pickle and it wasn’t there.
  21. SR

    StevenR

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place.....best steak in the U.S.A.!! We don't get up that way very often, however, it is a "MUST STOP" for dinner!!
  22. SS

    SteveS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The annual visit to Jacko's was outstanding this year. They were able to accommodate changes in the number of folks. Our wait time for a table once our party arrived was only 15 minutes. Food quality was outstanding, and the service was top notch.
  23. TF

    TF123

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best steaks ever! Very casual which is nice. Great service. A bit loud.
  24. t

    teddbear62

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    WE ALL HAD
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience1
    As others have said, ribs are not worth it. No meat left on the bone. Noise was ridiculous compared to other times I've been there. Steaks are good and a great value, if you don't mind the noise and lower standard of customer service. Servers are great, just need some additional help.
  26. SH

    StevenH

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    This was our second visit and we tried the beef ribs along with large Spencer steak. The steak was good, just like last time, but the ribs were a huge disappointment. So little meat on them for the price.
  27. S

    Spartan

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Seated 45 min late. Host apologized, but no free drink or something to hold over. Server was very nice Steak was good, but not as good as I remember
  28. D

    Dman

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Best steaks we've had in a long time, even high end restaurants. Not any ambiance to speak of but simple good food.
  29. RD

    RobD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We had been looking forward to Jockos for 2 years since our last visit and were very disappointed. Tough Spencer and stringy ribs. 50 dollars a plate should be better than what was served
  30. W

    Woffie

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST 🥩 STEAK you will ever have! There is no place that does Steak like this!!! Tender, cooked just right, Medium-Rare! When you take a bite, it's juicy, tender & that touch of wood smoke flavor .... YUMOLA!!! When ever I am in the central coast area I make sure to come here! Make sure you make reservations!!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food like always!!
  32. ND

    NancyD

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We LOVE Jocko’s and always try to eat there when we’re on our way to Paso Robles. Their steaks are absolutely the best! First off - the steaks are very thick - so if you normally like medium-rare, you may consider upping to Medium. Still very pink. Also - they have upgraded their wine list but have reasonable pricing so no need to BYOB. So happy to be able to make reservations on line now! Also a great improvement.
  33. LW

    LindaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    Getting better as time goes on. That red oak flavor is do goid!
  34. JS

    JulianeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The filets were AMAZING!!!! Wonderful flavor and perfectly. If you want a good steak, don’t miss Jockos!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food but very loud and noisy. Men were smoking out by the bbq wasn’t very appreciated
  36. JT

    JerryT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was amazing. Watch them cook it on the grills and your mouth will water in anticipation - guaranteed! Now, the wait for that food to show up seemed pretty long for us. I don't know what happened, but when the people next to you get their food (and that's when you order), they eat it and leave and a new group of people sit down and order BEFORE your food shows up - that's long.
  37. MD

    MelDood1

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Not fancy, but GREAT steaks, salad, and side dishes.
  38. MS

    M5Stickman

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Jocko's is my favorite Steakhouse and I've tried a lot including Ruth Chris. I've been going there since my Father introduced me to their amazing Large Spencer steaks in the 1970s. HIGHLY recommend this place. Make a reservation if you can but if not, it's worth the 2 hour wait you'll get on summer weekend nights.
  39. WB

    WilliamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the outstanding steakhouses on the central coast. Highly recommended it to others who are looking for a delicious steak.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was very enjoyable as always good food, good drinks an good friends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Jocko's Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 929-3686.

Jocko's Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 836 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 61 times today
Google Map for Jocko's Steakhouse

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thompson Ave. and Tefft Nipomo, CA.

  • Neighborhood

    Nipomo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    PIT MASTER: Aubrey Mayo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 929-3686

  • Catering

    Call for take out menu<br />805-929-3686

  • Private party facilities

    Call for large party reservation805-929-3686

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