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Jocko's Steak House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited while in the area. Made a reservation. Seated early but waited 40 minutes for steak. We were served salad, relish tray, crackers and salsa. Steak was perfect, paid the up charge for sharing, so glad we did, no way we...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Charleymenter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The steak was nice and tender but too salty for me. I had purchased their Jocko seasonings mix and ended up dumping it because of the saltyness.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jkleavitt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived @ 8:25 for an 8:30 dinner reservation. We were a party of 8. Even though there were multiple 4 person tables available (and they could have been pulled together) the host said there was a table for us as soon as a group...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank larryk974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we have been coming here for 30 years, the recent management or ownership changes are a disaster! A couple months ago, we brought a party of 8 for dinner (two first-timers). The service was slower than slow, it took FOREVER to get our food...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Hebert778
Reviewed February 13, 2019

We had reservations (HIGHLY RECOMMEDED) on a recent Sunday evening and could not believe how busy Jocko's was--this very casual eatery was jumping! We waited 25 minutes for our table but passed the time in the very active bar. Our waiter and support staff, while...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dan F
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Have been told since I moved to the area that I had to stop in here for a steak. I moved away and never visited. Years later on this road trip I had to do it. Dropped in on a Saturday night about 8:30 pm....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tulipbonita
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

This was my 1st time here. Had the filet and it was the BEST! Tried my friend's fried chicken which was also phenomenal!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mseduca8
Reviewed February 9, 2019

We visited Jocko's on the recommendation of our AirBnB host in Grover Beach (thanks, John!). We each had the 20 oz. Spencer. Mine was cooked medium-rare to perfection. Wow... a wonderful meal paired with a couple of glasses of wine. The meal is served as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joe B
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

An institution and deservedly so. Been here a hundred years ... Literally. Start in the historical bar. You probably won't have a choice since hour plus waits are the norm ... on weekdays. Weekends? Don't even think about it without a reservation. Every employee knows...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019

Stopped by Jocko's for lunch and grabbed a burger. Undoubtedly one of the best burgers in the Pacific Time Zone. Jocko's has been around seemingly forever. Not fancy. Old bar. Older servers. Local joint. Steaks grilled over screamingly hot oak. Bring an appetite!

Date of visit: January 2019
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April 20, 2018|
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Response from cornyanalyst | Reviewed this property |
I believe $25 but not sure.
March 19, 2018|
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Response from jadeh99 | Reviewed this property |
It's an old school funky steak house. You get what you get. I doubt they care about the "no gluten" fad. If you actually have celiacs disease don't go there.
August 31, 2017|
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Response from RKC69 | Reviewed this property |
too long an hour or more
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