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Jocko's Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
997 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 43 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 997 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service
  2. J

    Jane

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Spencer steak was cooked to perfection. Serving took awhile. Lighting is a bit dark. Other than that would return.
  3. p

    phillip

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always, delicious Spencer steak. Ice cream dessert is good, would like more choices.
  4. I

    Irene

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from Sacramento and always go to Jocko's when we go to Pismo. The food and service are great.
  5. JD

    JosieD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to say that we truly enjoyed the best steaks and our server was nice and attentive with a smile.
  6. PH

    PHYLLISD

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Perfectly cooked filet. Good flavor. Not as tender as it should be for the price.
  7. B

    Buddy

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very good filet mignon and baked potato meal for the money.
  8. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasure to share a mea with others
  9. a

    andrea

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was very bad quality Came out fold and not cooked properly
  10. DA

    DeAnnaJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    On my bucket list for years. We decided on Jocko’s would be perfect for our Anniversary celebration. My steak was over done and husband’s undercooked. Such a disappointment.
  11. JS

    JeanetteS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have be coming to this steakhouse for over 28 years. The best steaks anywhere and I have been all over the world. We drove a few hours and stayed a few days to spend my husband's birthday at the coast and have Jockos on his birthday. Make sure to make reservations at least a week in advance.
  12. AV

    ArthurV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever I’m in town I like to have a good dinner at Jocko’s steak house, one of my favorite steak houses in this part of the state. I recommended Jocko’s to one of my friends, who cooks BBQ often and we went there last night , and he totally love this place and he lives close by so you will be seeing him patronizing your place more often. Thank you for such wonderful barbecue. It’s well worth the trip.!
  13. C

    Candy

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Always good! Potatoes a little small. Miss the relish tray you guys used to have.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    This was a bad experience waited over 1hr 45 mins for one filet mignon that had tendons and pure fat all over it. The service was excellent. But seems since 2020 there after the quality of food has started to fall! Great price but food quality isn’t what it was
  15. c

    cathyr

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great!! Food was awesome as usual! Impresses our visiting relatives
  16. BR

    BriR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to Jocko's my whole life and I have never been disappointed. The food is always amazing and the employees have always been so nice.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Thank you for another great dinner
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We come here KNOWING that it is a no frills joint. Been here over a dozen times. But last night, it was a bit slower, so we were seated immediately. Apparently someone is making changes… no Jockos placemats, and the veggie platter has been replaced with just some very strong pickles (I love pickles - but the variety of the veggie plate was nice). We order our food, and it takes over an hour for the steaks to arrive… then I have to ask several people if I can get the beans and salsa. Sorry - but after that wait - I sure as heck would expect my sides to be there in a timely fashion. Waitress never checked on us, and never explained the longer than usual wait.
  19. TH

    TomH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their is Not a Better Steak Anywhere!Been comming Here over 20 Years.Enjoy the Food and Staff are Always upbeat!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was awesome, meat was some of the best ribs I had.
  21. B

    Bobbie

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Bring back the fresh veg relish tray. Heard why it is no longer but still want it back. Thank you for hearing our feed back last night at our table but still want it back. It is always interesting to hear all about your profit margins instead of our comments. Still both dinning rooms full on a Sunday evening at 6 is a compliment to your quality meats and employee table service.
  22. WS

    WilmaS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday with my husband. It’s been over 20+ years since we’ve eaten here at Jocko’s Steakhouse. The food was excellent! We will definitely come back sooner.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great! Food was good but the relish dish was one pickle cut up and the salad was iceberg lettuce and one slice of beet.
  24. SJ

    SunshineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, best steak ever!!
  25. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    My wife and enjoyed the steak and the pork chops. The meat was amazing! Sides were ok. Dessert was also very good! Make reservations as it can be crowded and long wait times.
  26. DL

    DanielL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. The meat is the best
  27. KS

    KarenS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent and plentiful food. Plenty to share a platter. Kinda weird ambience, definitely not a low end feel in the place. But I’d much rather pay for amazing food than ambiance. I’d certainly go back for really good filet mignon. 20-ounces is crazy obscene and very tasty!
  28. WB

    WineBoy

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Server delivered the wrong cut of steak (filet vs. ribeye), she didn’t want to take it back to check. In fact, she said it was a ribeye because, “that’s what I ordered.” (From the kitchen). She even acknowledged at first that she didn’t think it was a ribeye, and clearly just didn’t want the hassle of dealing with the kitchen. I didn’t push the issue b/c I was pretty hungry as the service was a bit slow. It was clear (after a few bites) that the steak was not a ribeye as it was quite lean and tender (not to mention wrong shape and thickness, and no rib cap). Waitress was generally unpleasant. That being said, the steaks that we had were well prepared and tasty. One in our party had the beef ribs and mentioned that they were a bit on the dry side, but good otherwise.
  29. DP

    DPNP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, good food, good variety, not noisy.
  30. E

    Educator

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food is always yummy! Today's server was attentive and checked in on us often.
  31. R

    Rachael

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I've been coming here for over 30 years. The food never disappoints and while I can tell they're short staffed -- their servers are friendly and efficient.
  32. FW

    FoodWanderer

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I’ve been going here for 40 years always consistent always good.
  33. RP

    RickiP

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice. It wasn't overly crowded, so not as noisy.
  34. HC

    HenryC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a perfect carnivore dinning experience. Had Spencer steaks which were perfectly prepared over red oak fired grill. Bake potato, beans, garlic bread and roasted chiles. Of course a simple green salad began our meal. Our friend Nick ordered the same and was totally pleased. Worth the wait.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as skyways. Delicious food with excellent service!
  36. P

    Polly

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best meal we’ve had in a long while. My husband and I split a 20 oz New York cooked to a perfect Smokey med rare. Our son ordered a 10 oz filet. Again with the red oak it too was delicious. Salads, loaded baked potatoes, buttery garlic bread and beans we were too full to have the ice cream that was included. We asked for it to go and our waitress Felicia was extremely accommodating. Highly recommend. We Will be back.
  37. RS

    RickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come to Jockos a lot. We love the food. But this time we had a new waitress that we’ve never had before. Felicia was the very best! She was incredibly kind, and actually was one step ahead of us on everything we wanted. Made for one of the best experiences at Jockos yet! We will definitely be requesting her when we come again!
  38. JN

    JanelN

    Chile

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great steaks!! Loved the baked potato with the bacon!! I wish they had the previous relish tray with the variety of vegetable! It is ALWAYS noisy there but I can put up with that is the food is great and it is great! Service was was spectacular as well!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wife’s birthday dinner
  40. L

    Lambchop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great value for quality meat. The Filet was preferable over the infamous Spencer. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to try the salsa which they may have not had that evening. It is a warm casual atmosphere. Definitely, a reservation is recommended. There was a crowd at 4:30 and they open for dinner at 4:00.

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 997 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 43 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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