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Jocko's Steakhouse

4.4
4.4
631 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 5 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 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. JR

    JohnR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I've gone to Jocko's for years and always remember it as the best steak I've ever had Somehow it is still often even better than I remember, like last night. Amazing filet, amazing Spenser.
  2. JH

    JoeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    20 oz filled and lobster tail. Fillet was unbelievable. Skip the lobster tail..nothing special about it. Definitely getting fillet again next time.....
  3. TS

    TheaS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Jocko's is my favorite place. The food is excellent.
  4. M

    Mkalmans

    Los Angeles

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I used to live in Santa Barbar and went to Jocko’s frequently. I thought it was the best Steak House in California. I moved away over 30 years ago. Been kind of on my bucket list to come at least one more time. Am visiting friends, so we went there last night. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. IT IS STILL THE BEST STEAK, LAMB, RIBS I HAVE EVER EATEN. MY whole party. No longer on my bucket list. Just coming every time i am within 75 miles.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary! The steaks were cooked to perfection!!
  6. JG

    JG1199

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Haven't been to Jocko's for years. Heard it has gone a little down hill? WRONG!!! The food was EXCELLENT! Except for the new pickle tray. Go Back to the Old Relish Tray! Service was good only 8ssue was asking for It ce Tea refill. Other than that Minor issue (not a big deal) Will be back!!!!
  7. MS

    MarshaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    No doubt, the best steakhouse around! Prices are high, but in line with the quality and portion sizes you receive. Go hungry, because the portions are huge.
  8. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jocko's is a traditional steakhouse with complete menu choices that include relish dish, salad, main dish with beans and potato or rice, then ice cream. I like the variety and prices based on a small, medium or large cut of meat Service was excellent with clear, patient explanation and attention to any need.
  9. NF

    NelsonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful &amp; the Food was delicious! We will be coming back
  10. TW

    TerryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spencer steak was fantastic, the wife loved her as well.
  11. DM

    DavidM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Steaks were very late. Over 2.5 hours at restaurant for 5:45 reservation. Steaks were all over cooked. Our waitress was nice but she could not do anything. She was frustrated. Sucked!
  12. JD

    JosieD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was awesome as always, I do have to say that the server should have been more social. He doesn't smile, he just quickly serves and gone.
  13. BB

    BethB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Throwback to days at college. We come back again and again for a nostalgia filled dinner of the best steak and potatoes anywhere. Period. It never changes and most would not want it to.
  14. t

    thedream

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bring your appetite! Very good! A nice casual restaurant with caring efficient staff and extensive filling tasty meals. Good stuff, enjoy.
  15. PH

    PhyllisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was pleasantly surprised that the restaurant was updated since we were there last. The food still amazing and a new staff with better customer service skills. Thank you!
  16. AG

    AndaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had spencer steaks and they had a lot of fat and tough parts that could not be eaten. I know the fat makes the meat tender and tasty so that was fine. It just wasn't as I remembered eating before. I've been here all my life, My Dad took me to Jokos when I was 16. The best steak ever. I am now 68, and I've eaten here with Johnny Biddle many times and my own family off and on. The staff was Great but the meat was not. Sorry
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With the wife night out.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was extremely nice, I was so happy because the hostess wasn’t as welcoming. The food was delicious and good amount for the price must definitely will revisit soon!
  19. JS

    JockoSux

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The older gentleman host was very rude. Our waitress Darlene was completely inattentive. We were seated quickly with a reservation and waited 1.5 hours for the wrong steak to show up. Beans are bland. Never took our drink order. Extremely disappointing experience after wanting to visit for years. All hype, noisy as hell. F- do not recommend.
  20. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service!! ALways a nice time. :)
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th anniversary! We were celebrating it with my sister and her husband it was their 50th anniversary also everybody’s steak came out beautifully except for hers hers had a lot of fat and was not cooked well enough even when she sent it back it was so tough she could barely cut it but they were gracious enough and took it off of her bill! The rest of us really enjoyed our meal!
  22. SW

    StanW

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We hadn't been here in over 3 years. They have spruced it up a quite a bit. It is much cleaner inside, with newer windows and freshly painted walls. We thought our meal was delicious. We split a 16 oz Spencer and added an extra serving of all the sides. The iced tea was freshly brewed, not instant, which was also an improvement. We will definitely go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Jocko’s continues its slow decline into mediocrity. This used to be the best steak in central California. The food quality is on par with Sizzler. However the staff is amazing which is the real saving grace of this establishment.
  24. HW

    HenryW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great service from Katie! 1. The pork ribs were dry 2. The halibut was dry 3. The large Filet was very good. 4. The 16 Oz Spencer was not a Spincer but a Top Sirloin. Under cooked and tough. Oh, did mention it was in fact a Top Sirloin! They did remove it from our tab.
  25. MM

    MichaelM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have always felt service lacking &amp; yesterday was best we ever had.
  26. d

    dramabear

    Orange County

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    3 of the 4 entrees were cooked well which was a bonus and we all agree the fries are great but the crackers served with the salsa were not appealing, the draft beer and coke that were flat were disappointing and I'm not sure what the claim about the beans is for because they aren't good.
  27. KN

    KeithN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faith our server was awesome. Food was great as always
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. The food is always excellent every time we come here. Use open table for your reservation.
  29. R

    Ryan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Juan for excellent service yesterday! I was a solo traveler at the end of the day, so not very fruitful for most servers. However, Juan was kind and fast and understanding. He was able to recommend me exactly what I desired on the menu. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone trying to experience a beautiful steak in an old-school feeling vibe
  30. MG

    MikeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding. Old school no frills just good food.
  31. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was quick. We got our drinks and complimentary food quickly. The waiter kept our drinks full and brought the appetizer quickly. We waited a little bit but an expected amount of time for our main course but it was worth it. Great food and service. I would always recommend making a reservation if you want to shorten your wait time.
  32. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great as always. Our server, Christian, did an outstanding job of checking on us and making sure all of our needs were taken care of.
  33. V

    Vfcheng

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steaks were cooked perfectly to how you want it, ours was perfectly medium rare...good value as price includes the entire meal with sides and an ice cream for dessert. You can watch the pit master cook steaks from the window, or ask if you can walk out there for a quick look. best to book a reservation as it does get crowded and a long line will form.
  34. AB

    AlysonB

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family has been going to Jocko’s for 15+ years. This visit was to celebrate my sons high school graduation. We had 6:30pm reservations and we were seated right on time (party of 2). We drove 4 hours south for this special treat! Like always we were not disappointed. I had my usual, beef ribs. Simply delicious. My son always tries something new to him, so this time the burger and he loved it. We try to come down to Jocko’s a few times a year. No better steakhouse on the West Coast!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The service was great and the food was amazing, except the medium rare was a bit underdone. The place was packed but the tables were so close together it was a bit loud and hard to hear.
  36. JC

    JanelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meat is good. Don’t even worry about anything else.
  37. DP

    DebraP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was ok for 3 of us. My husbands steak was over cooked. After sending it back it took over 30 min to get another steak it was also over cooked and the fattiest piece of meat. Plus the rest of us were finished eating. There were weak apologies.
  38. RR

    RonR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Although I have been here a few times, the food overall is very good - especially the steaks, ribs, and grilled meats. The sirloin sandwich, although less expensive menu item, was not so great, and had tough pieces and very skimpy. Might as well leave off the menu. The waitress did a great job even though people are standing in the aisle talking to friends when she needed to be serving food. I do believe the prices are good as most people can share the entrees.
  39. MB

    MelissaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak ever! Great service! Wonderful drinks. Will be back
  40. CH

    CindyH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Jocko's...will return, and return, and return! So, so, so good. We had the large Filet and the large rib-eye. Both were excellent - I preferred the filet.

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 4.4 stars by 631 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 5 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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