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“Good steakhouse with very nice staff!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cool Hand Luke's Steakhouse & Saloon

Cool Hand Luke's Steakhouse & Saloon
1111 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2668
805-226-2770
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Ranked #88 of 156 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
“Good steakhouse with very nice staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for a nice dinner driving back to Valencia from Monterey. Loved the atmosphere, the very pleasant staff and food was very good. A little pricy, but on par for a steakhouse.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“A little better than average, but good for Paso Robles”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We ate here on our second night at Paso Robles, which was much better than our first night at the dreaded Bad BBQ!

We went for the short menu with options for a salad or soup. Quite good value.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Prime Rib!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

If you are a "meat man" like my husband, you know that good prime rib is not easy to find. We were both very impressed with our prime rib dinners at Cool Hand Luke's. They were cooked exactly how we asked and delicious. Great, cheery service and no wait at all. Place is big and clean. We will stop again on our next road trip to SoCal. Prices were decent as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Brilliant! I'll be back.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Visited for an early dinner. Sat in the saloon side. $3 805 for happy hour was great! Our waitress, Leah, was happy and energetic. She demonstrated superb menu knowledge. Justin, one of the bar tenders, was happy to strike up a conversation. He offered a sample of his Kentucky apple. Great drink! I had the prime rib burger. Signature bacon jam is more of a chutney, but is wicked good! Great! My coworker had the salmon. It was WAY undercooked. Yuck. The manager, Jen, was notified and fixed the problem. I had the cinnamon bread pudding. Brilliant! I will certainly be back.

Service:10/10
Salmon: 1/10
Prime Burger:8/10
Cinnamon Bread Pudding:8/10
Value:8/10
Drinks:8/10.

Well played.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Cool Hand Luke's on a hot day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Being in the mood for a steak on the last leg of our trip to Paso Robles, we checked out Cool Hand Luke's. In looking at a few reviews, good comments were made about the food, but there was some dissatisfaction when it came to service wait times. We headed in on a Friday at 4:00pm and were seated and served right away (driving past it a few hours later, the place was obviously packed so we could understand the comments about slower service).

You get a good amount of food with your order including bread and beans to start, a soup or salad (depending on your entrée selection), and the side with your meal. The medium-well steak I ordered was perfect--some pink, but not bloody. The popcorn shrimp and cocktail sauce lacked some kick, but were fine. The pomegranate margarita I ordered was refreshing and kept up the good feeling that the wine and Firestone Walker Brewery tastings started up earlier in the day.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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