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Diners' Choice: Steak restaurants in California Central Coast

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Steak cuisine in California Central Coast? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Lucky's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2773)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Montecito
About the restaurant
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, farmer's market vegetables, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar.
For take-out, please call the restaurant.
We do not accept bar table reservations online, please call the restaurant.
For larger parties, please call or email the restaurant directly.
Top review
Heathersvip
Dined 3 days ago
Dear Lucky’s Montecito, My husband and I had a fabulous late lunch at Lucky’s. We sat at a lovely table on the patio. The restaurant is beautiful and everyone is welcoming. The service was spectacular and seamless. The food was outstanding. We can’t wait ti come back. Many thanks
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4.6
4.6 (1168)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Orcutt / Santa Maria
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Far Western Tavern—California ranch cuisine inspired by local traditions.

Our restaurant is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, a renowned regional fare rooted in native ingredients and methods that were first popularized by 19th century rancheros.

Our menu blends this local barbecue style with other dishes that reflect our family’s heritage in the Santa Maria Valley’s Swiss-Italian ranching community, all prepared with fresh flavors from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Steak was cooked perfect with just a hint of t of smoki ness. The staff was very attentive and made sure our drinks were always full.
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4.8
4.8 (15)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Monterey
About the restaurant
KONA Steak & Seafood was voted the "Best New Restaurant" winner on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for 2023. Located in the popular Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey, just minutes from Carmel, Pacific Grove, & all Peninsula cities.
A fabulous menu! Enjoy fresh seafood, lobster, Hawaiian loco moco, fresh ahi tuna, a great bacon cheeseburger, bone-in rib eye, miso-glazed seabass, filet mignon, macadamia nut crusted halibut, entree salads, cioppino, seafood pasta, Maui onion soup, coconut curry soup, and a large host of enticing appetizers. Enjoy KONA's generous portions, good value, & free abundant parking! The house baked desserts are worth a trip on their own..... incredible!! The gorgeous "ZenDen Bar" features full bar & "Tiki Bar" style concoctions curated with house made ingredients, and nightly Happy Hour from 3:00-9:00pm. Local wine list, craft draft beers, kid's menu, dog-friendly lanai/patio dining, continuous lunch & dinner service 7 days a week from 11:00am.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The food, the service, the ambience, the presentation was all great. Big portions and very tasty. All the employees were very welcoming.
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4.7
4.7 (4991)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Buellton
About the restaurant
Here, on the Central Coast of California, BBQ has always meant grilling over an open fire of red oak, a style of cooking that is native to our area and goes back to the days of the Spanish Rancheros. By combining the old and the new, we have created an exciting cuisine with outstanding steaks, ribs and chicken, along with fresh fish and seafood and vegetarian options. We also create our own (world class) wines for sale in the restaurant and to the public. Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Wines have garnered an excellent reputation. Try them here or purchase on our website for your enjoyment at home.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and excellent service. 10/10 would recommend!
A photo of The Whaling Station Steakhouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2320)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Monterey
About the restaurant
The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station Steakhouse, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 50 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steakhouse” seriously...Select your USDA Prime cut of the USA’s finest beef from a silver tray or enjoy our slow-roasted USDA Prime, Prime Rib. An award-winning wine list and full spirits bar compliment your dining experience. Serving Dinner and cocktails from 4:30pm daily. The Bar at The Whaling Station Steakhouse has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly. Parking in our private lot.
A private, 50-seat banquet room is also available.
Top review
Geeez
Dined 5 days ago
We were a party of 6 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. Abel was an amazing….he took care of us and was very attentive to our needs. We will definitely be back!!!!
A photo of Jocko's Steakhouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1722)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Nipomo
About the restaurant
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.

ONLINE ORDERING: jockossteakhouse.alohaorderonline
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful place!!! Food and service were amazing.. it can get loud since it’s a pretty cozy and intimate place. It could use a bit more lighting. Overall 95% out of 100!!! 🔥🔥🔥
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4.6
4.6 (1181)
$50 and over
Steak
Santa Barbara
About the restaurant
The signature fine dining restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Angel Oak brings elevated California coastal cuisine to the perfect venue. The oceanfront restaurant offers a California Coastal steakhouse menu curated by our Chef Diego Seitour.

Accompanying the cuisine is an ambiance of pure scenic beauty, with floor-to-ceiling ocean views and a striking 25-seat bar topped with vibrant blue Amazonite quartz. Seating on the outdoor patio is also offered, showcasing some of the most captivating sunsets over the Pacific.

Complementing the Angel Oak dining experience is a premier cocktail program and exclusive wine cellar that houses the restaurant's 12,000-bottle collection.

Locals can enjoy a 10% discount.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Our service was amazing!!! Hats off to Elvis!! Thank u for a wonderful evening
A photo of Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4329)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
Enjoy an award winning dining experience in our world-famous pink and gold Steak House - offering a comfortable and opulent dining atmosphere. Indulge in a delicious oak-pit-barbecued steak, fresh seafood, chicken, or vegetarian entrees. Featuring a superb wine list, decadent world-famous desserts and a whimsical, European atmosphere. Boutique shopping makes for a fun experience before or after you dine with us.
Top review
CharlesNvip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent food and awesome service by Theresa! Can't wait to get back. Gold Rush Steak House is our favorite place for prime rib on the Central Coast!
A photo of Holdren's Steaks & Seafood restaurant
4.3
4.3 (890)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Santa Barbara
About the restaurant
Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood, located on State Street, serves up a delicious and diverse menu of seafood and steaks, where the portions are always generous and the prices always reasonable. Our surf and turf menu, including our favorite bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp or our USDA prime steaks that are charbroiled over a mesquite grill, is complimented by an extensive wine list, a healthy assortment of premium spirits, and a selection of signature drinks. Daily meals can be enjoyed in our cozy, and dark saloon-inspired dining room, or on our outdoor patio. The indoor dining room is adorned with brown leather booths, dark wood paneling, and funky artwork lining the exposed brick walls. Holdren’s has been voted as the best steakhouse multiple times by the Santa Barbara Independent’s Reader’s Poll and by the Santa Barbara News Press’ Reader’s Choice Awards.
Top review
DrM10
Dined 1 day ago
We had a great time celebrating an early Father’s Day dinner on Saturday! 💕
A photo of F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1456)
$30 and under
Steak
Pismo Beach
About the restaurant
F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House offers the best authentic ranch style cooking and atmosphere teamed up with high spirited service and genuine western hospitality. Ocean view dining, private banquet hall, and Bruce's private saloon on our ocean view deck! Live music every Friday and Saturday in our saloon with a cozy fire place. A dining experience that will leave life time memories!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great food at an old school western style steak house. Fun atmosphere and vibe vs slow and boring. Recommend for family dinners.
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