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Jocko's Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
641 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 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 641 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evenig and a very thoughtfull staff. We will be back !!!
  2. DH

    DonnaH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our order got lost. There were tables being served before us. There were 3 adults. We enjoyed our dinner. Everything was great. For our inconvenience. We got our meal comped. Completely! Will go back. Hayley was great!
  3. PH

    PatrickH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food as always. We even bought 2 shirts because we love this place so much
  4. LU

    LUISH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing filet mignon and, fries, garlic bread. We've had lots of steak at lots of places and this by far beats them all! Have been wanting to eat at Jocko's for years and I'm glad we finally made it there!!
  5. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    The food is very good. But if you want an intimate table, try another place. Tables are crammed into a couple of rooms. There're a couple of long tables for a couple of dozen people. VERY NOISY.
  6. RG

    RobinG

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had to wait over 45 minutes for food and then hard to get waitress attention for desert , coffee and cleaning table. We have been then when it was busy like it was, but never this bad of service
  7. JE

    JosephE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pro: Price Serving size Friendly service Ability to watch your Steak get cooked Cons: Far from Los Angeles not a con for locals or for those who live nearby Long wait if you don’t have a reservation
  8. JR

    JohnR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Relish tray is now a dill pickle tray. Still delicious.
  10. JH

    JoeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

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

    JackieV

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Waitress did a good job; however, took quite some time to get our food after we were done with salads. The meat was not cooked to order, inconsistent. Extremely loud inside.
  12. TS

    TheaS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    Mkalmans

    Los Angeles

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    JG1199

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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!!!!
  16. MS

    MarshaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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.
  17. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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.
  18. NF

    NelsonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

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

    TerryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

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

    DavidM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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!
  21. JD

    JosieD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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.
  22. BB

    BethB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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.
  23. t

    thedream

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

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

    PhyllisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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!
  25. AG

    AndaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day was busy (tons of take out orders). However our waitress was upfront about the possibility of delayed wait times. She was very attentive.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With the wife night out.
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service!! ALways a nice time. :)
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. d

    dramabear

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 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.
  37. KN

    KeithN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faith our server was awesome. Food was great as always
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. MG

    MikeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding. Old school no frills just good food.

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 641 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 42 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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