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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072
8:00 am - 11:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're a meat eater this is the best place and well worth the drive! Eat in the bar and order the large steak sandwich - fries, salsa, Santa Maria beans salad for two only $40 bucks before tip and you have stacks of leftovers for those who weren't lucky enough to join you.

Thank Peggy S
Charleston, South Carolina
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My brother who is a regular at Jocko's, took us here when we were visiting them. He totally talked this place up and I was pretty sceptical, but Jocko's is legit. From the exterior you would never guess that the food is as good as they deliver. Anyone who is passing through Nipomo should stop and eat lunch or dinner... More 

Thank eb29464
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

no class, no fashion, no style... just good food. Service was slow,yes..tables to close to an other yes... ,long line,yes..but.. the food is great/ when you go to this place, be prepare for the conditions above, but enjoy the food..nothing alse////

Thank fabriziomarangoni1
Clovis, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been hearing about this place for years. Years. Went on a Friday at 4:30, group of 5. We were seated within 10-15 minutes of our 4:30 time which I understand is not normal. I had the large Spencer Steak. (Boneless Rib Eye) one of the top 3 steaks I've ever had. I would have been happy with the steak, garlic... More 

Thank A M
Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

But the place is totally lacking in "classy-ness" and "romanticism". However, steaks and baked potatoes are fabulous and make it worth going there for dinner. Salad and dessert are included in the very reasonable steak dinner prices. Service was good enough for a country steakhouse. Wine list is definitely un-impressive, but the Bombay Sapphire martini was very tasty. Wear your... More 

Thank CAtraveler94087
Oceano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great dinner menu but unless you get there before 5 pm expect long dinner wait and slow service, very plain decor and dingy bar area but worth the trip for food quality and large portions

Thank oceanogary
Santa Maria, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have taken people here many times. The last two visits we have had very very slow service. We have just returned from that second visit and will probably patronize the other steakhouses in the area next time we want to take people out for a nice dinner. While the steaks are still delicious, the lack of a sufficient number... More 

Thank gerrijellison
Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Famous for steaks and notorious for waiting time, Jocko’s is often crowded. Having eaten here in the past, I wanted son Dan to see how ordinary in appearance a famous eatery can be. We went for breakfast on a Sunday morn. There was no waiting at 8 a.m. opening time. Good service. Egg dishes ($10.50 to $11.25) include OJ, coffee,... More 

Thank Newsboymac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went for a birthday dinner and loved every bit of the experience!Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive.We had the Halibut and filet mignon, both were splendid. I had so much to take home:) We paid a corkage fee and brought our own bottle of wine♡• Couldn't have asked for more. 2nd time there and We will definitely be back!

Thank Lolita M
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a large spencer and it was great, everything we had was better and better, from the potato to the pickles, and the steak, place is awesome, plus the owner of the place gave us a tour and caught us up on the history of the place, very cool....will definitely return!!

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 93444-9072
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: 805-929-3565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?