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“Would have given it a 5 star but...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gold Rush Steak House

Gold Rush Steak House
100 Madonna Road, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(800) 543-9666
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Ranked #54 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.
Seekonk, MA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Would have given it a 5 star but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our baked potatoes were really inedible. The steak and prime rib was top notch and well cooked however they put WAY too much butter and sourcream in the baked potatoes. It was actually "soupy"....ask for it on the side so you can control how much you eat. They had a nice orchestra type band playing in the room nearby and you could listen and watch the older generation dance their hearts out! I wish my generation could dance like that! lol

Visited October 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wow! If you love pink, glam and flowers...this place is for you!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Like no restaurant I have ever been in before!
This place must be seen to believe! The decor is a bit over the top but I just loved it! We travel extensively and have never seen anything like this. The food was good. Salads were fresh and the homemade dressing was a treat. I ordered the shrimp pasta dish, shrimp was
very good sauce and pasta were fine overall I enjoyed the dish but it was a bit overpriced. My husband had the lamb chops which he enjoyed, I tasted them and thought they were very well prepared and seasoned.
The desserts are HUGE!!!! Very tasty, we enjoyed the pink champagne cake.
Overall our experience was good. We enjoyed our dinner. It was quite overpriced but we did enjoy the evening...

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Better then the Copper Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Great food and service. If we would have known about this place, we would have skipped the Madonna inn and Copper Cafe. Great steaks and good menu choices

Visited August 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Old fashioned food in big portions; for better & worse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The food at the gold rush steak house was in large proportions (the minimum size was 11 oz) and well prepared. The price, of course, was hefty too. This is the old fashioned steak house concept. Don't be surprised when a busload of tourists drifts through taking pictures; you probably will be doing the same. The wine list is reasonable, although again, their prices are on the high side; and the wait staff tend to be pushy about dessert. So, they get high marks on the food taste and quality and they definitely have a limited selection... all of which is big!

Visited September 2012
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Santa Cruz, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“"Pretty in Pink"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were part of a surprise for a friends birthday and it was very well orchestrated with the staff.
The whole dining experience was our first time in the pink palace, and it was great from the moment we sat down. Granted, the room/upholstery is a little long in the tooth, but the tremendous
service and food make up for it.
Three out of four of us had the filet and it was perfectly done! Our waitperson was fabulous and helped make the evening memorable as did the big band,"The Collegians". Dessert, cake was delicious as well, the coconut cake rocked!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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