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Jocko's Steak House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews steak beans baked potato salad chops ice cream and coffee bread top sirloin crab legs fries chicken relish tray red oak santa maria style large spencer open pit worth the wait
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
1  Thank rtom816
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After getting a $100 gift certificate we tried Jocko's. We heard it was really good food, but was disappointed. It's wasn't bad by any meals. It was just average. A bit pricey for average steak. Fun Atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Mason S
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Called ahead and waited, waited, waited with small children. Waitress was rude and didn't care how long we had waited.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank F7927GImaryl
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

They have a wonderful all inclusive breakfast menu at a very reasonable price. Breakfast includes juice and coffee and very generous portions.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Curt G
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Truly a locals hangout and I would keep this all to myself. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the cuts of meats and believe me the Large Spencer from the oak pit by far the best rib-eye I've ever had. You get everything with your...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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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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