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Gold Rush Steak House

100 Madonna Road, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(800) 543-9666
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Ranked #53 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit
Transit: Bus stop at the entrance to the World famous Madonna Inn property.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant really is a gem. Superb menu, reasonably priced and with excellent service. Have a drink in the bar and then go for the Filet Mignon......

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The salads were not fresh tasting, though included with the main course. My granddaughter had lamp chops, which were thick and delicious. I had prime rib, which as a lower grade meat than it should have been for that price. She loved the cake dessert.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The whole inn is pretty much summed up in the steakhouse decor. There are giant pink flowers hanging from the ceiling, with dolls in animatronic swings. Wow! There is an adjoining dance floor with ballroom dancing going on. Service was good. Portions were large- classic steakhouse options. Cooked as requested - very flavorful. It was our anniversary, and they brought... More

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Sacramento, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

I don't know how to describe the interior of this place but if you hate pink don't go. So much going on. Lots and lots of decorations. The service was excellent. The food was good. We had the filet and it was very flavorful. It was our anniversary and they brought us a balloon and free dessert. It truly was... More

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Lake Forest, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went on a Saturday night which was so busy we got seated in a different room near a live band and a dance floor. We had the best time hearing the jazz music & watching a lot of the regulars professionally dance with their friends and loved ones. The food was fantastic & the service was just what we... More

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royal oaks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is a visual trip and that is part of it. They don't rush you threw to turn over the tables here. You wait your turn to take the ride. You look around and take it all in. The Live band the people dancing. Enjoy a great salad warm bread with real butter, watch a huge slice of cake... More

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Santa Maria, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you want to have Christmas dinner at a restaurant and don't want to wait an hour to be seated even though you make reservations, I would not recommend going here. We waited over an hour to be seated and then it took another hour for our food. If you are someone who does not like to eat after 6:00... More

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Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Our dear friends took us to the steak house. They were told that the restaurant had a few items on the menu for a vegetarian. There was one and it's called, I believe, a Portabello Mushroom steak. The waiter highly recommended it. Well when it came out, it was two mushrooms topped with a slice of tomato, sprinkled with some... More

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We ate at the Gold Rush Steak House when spending a night in the Madonna Inn. The decor is great fun and worth a visit just for that alone, however the steak is also very delicious. My only criticism is that the portions are just too big for a British person. It actually put me off the food having a... More

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Menifee, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We have heard of the Madonna Inn for many years and finally had our anniversary dinner there at the steak house. The food was quite pricey but very good. But the décor is over the top in a really tasteless way. I think there are probably many other restaurants with food as good but with a more adult theme to... More

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