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Jocko's Steakhouse, Nipomo, CA
Jocko's Steakhouse, Nipomo, CA
Jocko's Steakhouse, Nipomo, CA

Jocko's Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
1628 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

11:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,628 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

1,628 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite steak ever! If you're disappointed here, it's a you problem.

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  2. CarlR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation, but we had to wait at least 50 minutes to get to our table and then another 40 minutes before the waiters could come to our table to help us out and served

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great, the service, the food was awesome. I will be back and next time with my friends. Best steaks ever!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely drive the 2 hours again. Food was amazing. Waitress was attentive.

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  5. Kristi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    outstanding food, service and value. Been coming for years every time I'm in the area.

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  6. Karon

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service, steak etc are superb! It is my favorite steak. Waiter was AWESOME

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  7. SandyC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We live in Nipomo and really WANT to love Jocko's, and I've resisted writing a review for that very reason. We have been many times, and nothing horrible, it's just not as great as it could be/once was. This last time, I had filet mignon and it was good, not outstanding, but good. However, my husband had a Spencer steak that he could not even cut with the steak knife. Super tough. My husband never complains about his food, and we were with friends for a night out so he didn't want to make a fuss, but it was inedible. For the money and experience, we would rather drive to Orcutt to go to Far Western and have an outstanding meal. This breaks my heart -- we love our town and really want to support the local eateries, but Jocko's needs some help.

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  8. Geniet

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great. But I'm disappointed that none of my requests I made during booking were granted. In the "add a special request" section when booking I explained that this was for my wife's birthday and it would be nice for her to be recognized in some way on her birthday. Not a single word, comment, nothing. That was really disappointing.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. KevinD

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good as always. However, what's up with the pickles and who decided to ditch the relish tray?

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  10. AntonioM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food great service. We've been therewith and has not disappointed. Monica is the best.

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  11. Judy

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation, and as always, we still had to wait about 45 minutes. As much as we love the food it is too loud to have a conversation. The wait staff is great.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    You don’t go to Jockos if you are in a rush. You go for good food, spending time with friends and family, and to enjoy the ambiance. Service is slow and you will likely be seated after your reservation. The food is worth it though.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. My family enjoyed our dinner at Jocko’s.

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  14. Pismoluv

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    we have been coming to Jackos for many years and it has changed a lot we really used to love the pickled vegetables they use to give you, the bread was bigger the taste of the beans is spicer and the price has really jumped up as compared to prior covid time but anyway every time we are in town we always go for dinner cause the food is just as delicious as it was before you can’t get a steak like that just anywhere

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  15. DeanC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found the whole evening very delightful. Food was very good and our server was great.

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  16. PattyL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us ordered New York steaks and one guest ordered a sirloin. Every steak was cooked to perfection. The wait staff was very attentive. We will certainly be returning!

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  17. CarlC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was recommended to me and the food did indeed meet expectations. There was a long wait for the food, however, over an hour but the restaurant was very full. I would go again if we are ever in the area!

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  18. RobertH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot that never disappoints. Reservation times and seating time were spot on.

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  19. yeems

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Christian is the best. Ribeyes and pork chops were delicious. Will definitely come back!

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  20. Judy

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent; meals were delivered in a timely manner.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our reservation was for 7:30 but we weren’t seated until 8:20. This seems to happen every time we go here, which is part of the reason we won’t be going back. Once seated, it took 20 minutes to get waited on. The waitress forgot our appetizer and the crab cakes were room temp and soggy. The filet and fries were great, the sirloin was undercooked. I really want to like this place but our last few visits have been brutal.

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  22. JerryW

    Greater Boston

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on a Saturday night with reservations for 6pm. We were seated at about 6:30. People were waiting to get in all night long and for good reason…it may have been the BEST STEAK I’ve ever had. Once we were seated the service was pleasant, quick and efficient despite how busy they were and with several very large parties. My wife and I split the 20oz ribeye and it was cooked perfectly (medium rare) and VERY flavorful. It was served with a salad, baked potato and their special beans (which were also very good!). For dessert we had ice cream. I wonder if it was made in house because it too was delicious. Finally I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shoutout to the bar tender. She made a very nice Manhattan! We will definitely be back.

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  23. Judy

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived for 6p reservation. Told that our table was being made up. After waiting 15-20 min told that people were finishing..another 15-20 min elapsed before we were seated. We were served at 8:30. The server(Monica) was great.

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  24. BobbiT

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 10 minutes after our 5:30 reservation time to be seated. Very noisy. I wish patrons did not smoke cigarettes right outside of the entrance. Food was great, service very good, crowded so that’s probably why the food took longer than normal to be served. Busy Saturday night.

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  25. AnnemarieB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jakos is a no frills old time steak house. Its dated but the food and the service are outstanding and you can’t beat the prices

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  26. KathleenB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A hidden gem. Been detouring here whenever we can for years!

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  27. KimS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had great food and the BEST Service Jake was awesome, he was polite, friendly and made sure to refill coffee and drinks Was spot on in bringing extra bread, to go box and timely with checking was out. Could not have been happier with the service it was excellent. Food always great there

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  28. RichardD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not many steak houses that cook over an open flame using oak. Best tasting steak around!!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good however my guy’s the ribeye was tough and mine was undercooked.

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  30. W2W2

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service reservations worked out great and got seated fast. Not in love with their side by side seating arraignments. You have to sit right next to another party, they listen to you and you have to listen to them. Spread the seating out a bit jockos I didn’t come to dine with the couple next to myself and my wife

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  31. CindyMazz

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a return trip for my boyfriend and I, and it did not disappoint. I had made reservations for 6 PM, but arrived earlier than we thought, and we were seated promptly. I had the combo half rack of pork ribs and beef ribs - he had the full rack of pork ribs. Aside from the two beef ribs being less meaty than anticipated (for the price), the food was wonderful. We will be returning, nothing beats those smoky ribs!!

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  32. kreddhen

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed an early Valentine’s dinner. Our steak was excellent, service was efficient and friendly. Thanks for a delicious meal!

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  33. DonaldK

    Switzerland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit of a wait but it was a Saturday night. Got lucky and found two seats at the bar for a pre dinner cocktail. Perfect 20oz Ribeyes with enough leftover for another meal. Jocko’s never fails!

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  34. MaggieM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Used to love the relish tray , waitress too busy to give quality serving to quick n busy

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  35. DebbieH

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I ordered the large Spencer to share and added the extra plate so we both got our own salad, side item and ice cream! Everything was amazing!

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  36. IrisA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jocko’s is always on point! Food is delicious fresh, hot and tasty. You definitely will not be disappointed. The staff is super friendly. We don’t live in the area but when in town we always make jocko’s a must stop .

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  37. FriedEgg

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jocko's is my all time favorite steakhouse. I try to stop in whenever I'm in the area.

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  38. Steph

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak in the 805! Great customer service, and reasonable pricing.

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  39. Kristy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation, got there and they were closed!

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  40. Kellyt

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jocko’s never disappoints! Best filet in the county. Large potions and every bite is delicious. Our waitress was friendly and attentive! Great experience all around.

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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 4.6 stars by 1628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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