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“Nice ambience but food is average” 3 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 #17 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $20 - $98
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit
Transit: Bus stop at the entrance to the World famous Madonna Inn property.
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.
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice ambience but food is average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Like the hotel, the restaurant's decoration is interesting. It seems to be a popular restaurant as there were people celebrating their birthdays and graduation when we were there. There was also a live band and a dance floor going on. Service was good. We went there as we're staying in the hotel.
Now, comes the food. It's pricey and the food is only average. We had steaks and a chowder, and they were OK but not for that price. We finished off with their famous pink champagne cake, which we found to be nice but not outstanding.
Overall, interesting experience but maybe only for special occasions.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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CA Central Coast
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20 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Amazing Service, Very Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a great place to visit if you are celebrating a special occasion. Such a unique place and service was tops from the get-go. We were asked by our hostess if we were celebrating anything and later welcomed and wished a Happy Anniversary by our server, Abel. He really made the evening for us and worked hard to make everything enjoyable. While there's no children's menu here, after we had ordered, we were offered "specially-sized" portions for the kids of regular menu items at a slightly reduced price. We were brought a complimentary dessert. Our food was good, the wine list was great and we left feeling as though while it was an expensive meal, it could have been much more expensive. We really felt we got some serious value and it made us want to return!

Visited July 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Got it to go”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We got to the hotel late and ran in and got the food to go. It was pretty bad, even taking into consideration that we brought it back to our room.

Visited October 2012
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las vegas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“food not worth the price,but the men's restroom was”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

service was good, the experience was good, but the food was not that good for the prices they are asking ($100 for two no drinks). The inn looks something like fantasy land with a lot of pink in the dining room. The men's restroom has a waterfall urinal that is interesting and is popular with the men and women to look at.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas
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“Who opened the box of pinkalicious?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Pink and frilly to the point of silly. But, as they say if you are going to go gawdy go all the way. Order the steak, the fish was a wretched mistake on my part. The carved wood was worth the visit alone. The pink champaign cake was a perfectly appropriate finalle, and worth the calories. But really...order the beef. Oh, and bring your dancing shoes. You will need to find something to do while you are waiting for your dinner to trickle out from the kitchen s-l-o-w-l-y. I did a little sight-seeing between the salad and the cold, dry, tough fish course and some shopping in the various shops while waiting for dessert. We were a party of 13 but they are set up for large groups so it should not have challenged the wait staff as much as it seemed to the evening we were there. The olive rosemary bread was good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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