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485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
(805) 543-8383
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Ranked #37 of 256 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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NY
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184 reviews 184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Firstly, I will give credit where credit is due: if it were not for the manager and server, Kristin, bending over backwards to make us happy, this review would be 2 stars. Their efforts to rectify the situation were commendable......let me explain: We both ordered the $24 EACH meal for 2. It came with an appetizer to share (we chose... More

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Cambria, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I ordered the Tahoe Joe's steak, 10 oz, based on the photograph in the menu that showed the steak sliced into strips. What was delivered was a thick chunk that was difficult to cut even with a steak knife. Best part was the mashed potatoes and gravy. I like restaurants that include with the entree at least a small salad... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Yesterday for personal reasons my wife wanted a French Dip. After several phone calls and restaurant stops to find who served them we stopped into Tahoe Joes and they said it wasn't on the menu but they could help us with one that was even better. The Hostess was nice and friendly, but our soon to be waiter Peter was... More

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worthing
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food here wasn’t pleasant at all. We ate here as it was the only place open when we arrived at the Embassy suites across the parking lot. It’s a typical chain steakhouse the place was empty but it still took forever to get through our meal which was quantity rather than quality.

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Corona, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We asked the girl at the front desk to recommend a nearby steak house and she pointed us to Tahoe Joe's. A themed restaurant, but very enjoyable. The waitress was friendly and our meals were good. I had the salmon which was very tasty and my wife had the bacon-wrapped shrimp (which I also tried) and it was very good... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The ambiance at Tahoe Joe's is so warm and foresty, we decided to take our friend there for his birthday. We had been to Lake Tahoe for our summer vacation so we wanted a Tahoe rush! The happy hour nachos were delicious and the drinks reasonable and good. BUT when it came time to order, this vegetarian had only two... More

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San Francisco, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

After the happy hour at the hotel nearby, we walked towards Tahoe Joe’s for dinner. We were lucky to have one of the most friendly server. Our group had a small argument about the drink and our server settled it diplomatically for us. We’ve been to other Tahoe Joe’s but this was our first visit at this location. The food... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great food, plentiful portions and wonderful, attentive service! I had a chicken pasta dish and it was wonderful! My husband had the swordfish. He said it was very good.

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Ventura
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161 reviews 161 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Was visiting SLO last week and thought we would stop here for lunch one day. When you walk in you get a claim jumpers wood vibe crosses Indian/ camping feel about the interior. Restaurant was very clean and the staff including our waitress Holly were very friendly. We started with both the red and white summer sangrias that were refreshing... More

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Imperial, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nicely Located in the shopping Center to the Embassy Suites Hotel. Easy !! Walking distance Great Food, Wait staff and Hostess were Excellent. Large Local Beer Selections TV's close to the bar which is closer to Sports Bar Atmosphere, Dining room was very quiet and well appointed.

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