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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, 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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun place that you have to try

Ate there alone while in town for one night on business. Great service, incredibly unique interior (don't miss the men's restroom!) and live music from the adjacent bar. Food was pretty good, not necessarily the best steak I've had, but definitely good enough to go back. Overall I think this is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Adam M
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Ate there alone while in town for one night on business. Great service, incredibly unique interior (don't miss the men's restroom!) and live music from the adjacent bar. Food was pretty good, not necessarily the best steak I've had, but definitely good enough to go back. Overall I think this is a restaurant you can't miss, if for no other... More 

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Clayton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Outstanding menu and service to boot. But be prepared for the huge price tag - $21 for a ceasar chicken salad. The atmosphere is part of the enjoyment and the decor is absolutely unique.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Gold Rush steak house is set in the exuberant Madonna Inn and clad mostly in pink and gold. Recommended to make timely reservations, we could only be accommodated at 9 pm even being hotel guests. The food was good and plentiful, ordering entrees only suffices, there is a salad or soup included. Service was outstanding.

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Bakersfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

6 oz filet nearly 50 bucks. Over cooked. Sent it back, replacement under cooked. Diner quality food at best. At least the pie will be good, they have an in house bakery. NOT. They were out of nearly all pies. Look up tourist trap in the dictionary and you will find a pink picture of the Madonna Inn.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decor a little tired but fun,excellent service good coffee extensive menu, Eggs Bendict was top notch. A mus is to visit the toilets, then browse the shop.

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Restaurant is in the Madonna Inn Hotel complex, which I will try if I ever return to SLO. Hotel is different with every room being designed to a different theme. Very interesting looking place with a great looking coffee shop as well. The Gold Rush is a throwback to the early 50's, and could easily be an old Rat Pack... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Every time we have celebrated at the Gold Rush Steak House (and there have been a number of times over the pas 34 years) from our honeymoon, to anniversaries to a family Thanksgiving with our 4 teenagers has been great! Consistently good food, nicely presented and wonderful service. The year we went to The Goldrush for Thanksgiving (in the early... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I love this hotel and the coffee shop is fine but this restaurant is way overpriced and average at best. Our waiter recommended garlic cheese bread. After we were all disappointed and left it sitting, the waiter came back and we said it wasn't very good. He took the remaining bread away. Because of this, I assumed he was going... More 

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Texas, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The fish was really good, the rest of the meals were average. Very expensive at over $30 and up per meal. The experience was fun but probably would not go back.

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Citrus Heights, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant is very intimate and a romantic place to celebrate any occasion, especially an anniversary. The food is excellent and very large portions. My husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary there and the waitress, Ashlee, was so accommodating. The 11 ounce filet and the 16 ounce lobster was a bit too much for one so she actually split... More 

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Additional Information about Gold Rush Steak House

Address: 100 Madonna Road, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Phone Number: (800) 543-9666
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 98
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • 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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