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Gold Rush Steak House

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100 Madonna Road, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit)
Bus stop at the entrance to the World famous Madonna Inn property.
(800) 543-9666
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This restaurant is at Madonna Inn
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located at the World famous Madonna Inn, Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak...
Located at the World famous Madonna Inn, Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House is unforgettable. Featuring outstanding steaks barbequed over a one-of-a-kind oak wood pit, a superb wine list, decadent Black Forest cake and outstanding service. Our menu includes a variety of fresh fish, Australian lobster, and barbequed or fried chicken dishes. The Silver Bar offers an assortment of specialty drinks along with appetizers. The Gold Rush Steak House is an award winning restaurant and recipient of the 2007 Beef Backers Award for outstanding beef entrees. We provide musical entertainment 5 days a week. Ask about our specialty packages and review our website www.madonnainn.com for holiday activities and specials…including our annual New Years Eve Party Package! For further information please call our reservations office.
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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very interesting by gone era set in the 40s decor

My baked potato was great! My steamed Asparagus were not very tasty. The lentil soup was pretty good. My Spinach salad was average….but the experience is not average. If you are in San Luis Obispo, you will appreciate the decor if nothing else. It's very unique, pink and gaudy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Squeekie
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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251 reviews 251 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

My baked potato was great! My steamed Asparagus were not very tasty. The lentil soup was pretty good. My Spinach salad was average….but the experience is not average. If you are in San Luis Obispo, you will appreciate the decor if nothing else. It's very unique, pink and gaudy!! Interesting..feast for the eyes as the details keep popping up all... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I'm sure glad Alex isn't here to see how poorly this place is run now because it would break his heart! The food and the service is a complete disgrace! Read the review I wrote on the motel here as it addresses more in depth why you will want to skip this place! The motel is still nice but if... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you are in the mood for steak and in the neighborhood, don's think twice - this is The Place. Restaurant takes pride in their choices of cut and its preparation. Charming unique interior. Great wine list and full bar. Delicious deserts. Very romantic too. Good service.

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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The decor of this restaurant is insane. bright pink everything, huge flowers, cherubs, and twinkle lights everywhere. I couldn't get enough of it!! The service was extraordinary and the food was to die for. The prices are high, but really, you get what you pay for the ambiance was incredible and the servers were so good and everything we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great food! Loved the staff. They very very friendly. Went on a short vacation and went direct to get a well cooked steak! Good job!

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Plantation, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I just love the over the top decorations. It was Easter time too so it even had more great touches. We had let them know it was our anniversary so they made it special for us. I am pregnant and they even have some great non-alcoholic drinks to celebrate with. Just be sure to get your salad dressing on the... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have been here many times, and only once were disappointed with the lobster. Must have been a bad night for them. But it was great again this time. Kinda pricey, but know that going in. And there is dancing as a bonus!

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McCaysville, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you like steak, you can't hardly go wrong here. Grown on their own 2200 acre ranch, the steak was flavorful, tender and VERY affordable.

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Chandler, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

See my review of The Madonna Inn. We stayed for two nights and had a great time. Food, service, and overall experience at Gold Rush were very good. Try the linguica!

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Southern California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We've been coming here for 13 years every year! We love everything not only about this restaurant but the Madonna Inn in general. The meals are always consistent. The rib eye is awesome! The bar makes awesome drinks & who wouldn't want to dine in a hot pink room! Desserts-get the pink champagne and chocolate cake! Typically great service although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Madonna Road, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
    (Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at the entrance to the World famous Madonna Inn property.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: (800) 543-9666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 98
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Located at the World famous Madonna Inn, Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House is unforgettable. Featuring outstanding steaks barbequed over a one-of-a-kind oak wood pit, a superb wine list, decadent Black Forest cake and outstanding service. Our menu includes a variety of fresh fish, Australian lobster, and barbequed or fried chicken dishes. The Silver Bar offers an assortment of specialty drinks along with appetizers. The Gold Rush Steak House is an award winning restaurant and recipient of the 2007 Beef Backers Award for outstanding beef entrees. We provide musical entertainment 5 days a week. Ask about our specialty packages and review our website www.madonnainn.com for holiday activities and specials…including our annual New Years Eve Party Package! For further information please call our reservations office.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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