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Tahoe Joe's

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485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
(805) 543-8383
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice

Had dinner there and found the food good and decor very nice. Prices for the area were reasonable, the staff was friendly and efficient. Don't let the strip center location fool you. It's worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
cozbill
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Bradenton, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Bradenton, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had dinner there and found the food good and decor very nice. Prices for the area were reasonable, the staff was friendly and efficient. Don't let the strip center location fool you. It's worth a visit.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good variety of beer. The ribs were delicious, we shared a rack but sharing half a rack would have been enough. Really good food.

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Los Osos, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Service and quality both improved over past 3 years. Food quantity is also bigger. Excellent salads, with lots of surprise ingredients. If you try the calamari lunch, suggest requesting the offered butter and caper sauce omit the butter and add a side of tartar instead. Steaks are still excellent.

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San Ramon, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were staying at the Embassy Suites and wanted to have an entree salad for dinner. Tahoe Joe's is a short walk from the hotel and we really enjoyed our steak salads for supper! We sat in a booth, which was comfortable and enjoyed good service for our meal!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to eat during "half priced appetizers and dollar off drinks". We thought that was what we were getting until we got the check and saw the lousy male server/bartender tricked us into getting the more expensive version of the app. He was then extremely rude about our confusion and said TWICE in a rude tone,... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Seems they love to hire the students and train them to sell up without providing great service. Every time my elderly parents asked about a subsitute our server quoted the additional price. In general way too pricey, noisy and dark. When seating elderly people with canes our hostess trapsed all over the restaurant to a far wall near the kitchen.... More 

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San Bruno, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I decided to have lunch here with my mom since we needed to stay in that area. When we first walked in the smell is more than you can bare. Smells so good you are start drooling immediately. The staff are friendly and knowledgable on the menu. I had the BBQ Chicken salad and because it is lent I requested... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Drinks------check Service----check good food--check This checked every box we could ask when we were on the road and didn't know where to go for a very good meal and great drinks. My wife and I shared the double rib dinner and had plenty will nothing going to waste. Give it a try you should come away feeling full and that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I loved the fries and the jumbo lump crab cakes here. I finally found the recipe to the Witch's Brew that I had on a cruise ship a few years ago. So, that was doubly amazing! Christine was very nice and helpful. The bathrooms could have been a little cleaner. I loved that the drinks were served in mason jars.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun place to eat. Western in decor with very good steaks. Price is on the high side but very nice experience. I have gone several times over the years.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: (805) 543-8383

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?