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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Nipomo, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although you can't beat the steaks and the prices, the atmosphere is dated with low ceilings so the noise level I can be deafening. They don't seem to care if you have a reservation; the wait can still be up to 45 minutes. The bar area is dark and dreary so you have to wait outside with all the smokers.... More 

Thank Bestintown2
Nipomo, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great steak house. The staff and waiters are very kind. Down to earth, comfortable, non pretentious establishment. Best to make a reservation.

Thank greg_bland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is so good. I recommend making reservations and come at least 20 min before your reservation. Once there let them know you and your party is there and go into bar have a drink. When your reservation time comes around they will call you promptly. Yes it takes a while to get your food once ordered and that... More 

Thank Ted E
Pismo Beach, Calif.
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jocko's is an California institution. But with an outside oak pit barbecue, they don't dare expand to accommodate the growth on the Nipomo Mesa. The San Luis Obispo county would close down that open fire pit. (Three golf courses have been built since Jocko's originally opened.) I tried in April to get in on a Monday night and thought there... More 

Thank SLOnative
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been eating at Jockos's since I was a kid back in the 60's. Somehow the quality of the steaks have been consistently spectacular through the years. None better anywhere. Don't go for ambiance. There is none unless you consider eating on what amounts to a card table with the folding chairs high falutin'. But if you want the best... More 

1 Thank Dan S
Agoura Hills, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joko's has great food. Over many years we have tried different steaks and the baby back ribs. My favorite is the ribs, my wife loves the Filet Mignon steak. Joko's is a place the locals have been going for decades.. It has no (or very little) atmosphere, it is not fancy, the wait to be seated can be very long... More 

1 Thank Restaurantfoodie
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is nothing better than a fine steak, expertly cooked and eaten in a comfortable setting with family and friends. Jocko's lived up to its reputation for serving large portions of top notch beef at a reasonable cost. They offer a good selection of local wines with an ample pour. There is no skimping. We arrived a few minutes before... More 

2 Thank Liz102676
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here before and this time was so disappointed. Our reservation was for 7:00. We were seated at 8. We had to ask for everything, bread, salad, condiment tray. I ordered Lamb chops med rare, it took one hour for them to arrive. They were well done, not good. They did offer to cook abother batch but it... More 

Thank jjmalter
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service and food is out of this world. If you love your steak you will love this place! Make sure you get a reservation or you may wait hours to get in. HAPPY EATING!

Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On 7/14/16, I ordered the steak sandwich during the lunch hour. The lunch item came with a salad, steak, beans, and bread. It was delicious. One of the best steaks I have had in a long time. We sat in the bar area and did not have to wait for a table. The food is worth the wait. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: 805-929-3565

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?