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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jockos by far has the best steaks the best salad dressings and the best beans and bread. The prices are fair and the food is always delicious. I rarely eat steaks any where else. I highly recommend Jockos in Nipomo to everyone.

1 Thank Sallylovesdogs
Los Angeles
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried this place because a used car dealership is Paso Robles recommended the place. It was lunch so all they have are sandwiches. Food is good and prices are pretty good but to go out of your way is probablty not worth it. My concern is the area. Its in a secluded area. There are also bike riders hanging... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on vacation a local person told me about Jocko's Steakhouse in Nipomo. I decided to give it a try and was surprised that there was a fair amount of people waiting to get in on a Tuesday night. When I did get in the waitress was very friendly and took her time to explain to a newcomer why all... More 

2 Thank Ray G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mouth is still watering thinking about the steak we had here. And we did not have reservations on a Friday night so we had to eat at the bar and it was wonderful. The bartender was a master at work! Loud, fun crowd. I want to go back. Again and again and again!!!

2 Thank trippyrlm
London, United Kingdom
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing to say is Jocko’s has been on my list for years and, finally making it there this last trip, the food did not disappoint. It was delicious and plentiful. Of all the restaurants I researched and planned for this trip I knew Jocko’s was one where a booking was pretty much essential. And so it turned out. We... More 

1 Thank LDN_2009
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch on this now popular California Highway 101 bbq restaurant. Ordered Jocko's Dip, $11 and Hamburger, $11. Both OK, just OK. This order took over 48 minutes, I use a timer. I mentioned to the server that I wanted to pay for my beer and get going as I was pressed for time, the food came out shortly... More 

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Hollister, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The filet mignon is humongous and cooked just the way I liked it. The meals include an antipasto plate, salad, chili beans, a baked potato, garlic bread and desert. It's insane to get so much food at such a reasonable price. the service was great too.

1 Thank johnnyscat
Goodyear, Arizona
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every opportunity we have when visiting CA we make it a point to have dinner at Jocko's. Our favorite is the filet which is huge. We end up taking it home and have two more meals out of it. How they manage to cook it to perfection (medium rare) is beyond me. This place is a landmark.I am sure all... More 

2 Thank PJ6979
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't beat the large Spencer Steak at Jocko's. Best flavor, texture in a steak. Hands down tastiest steak I have had. Santa Maria style seasoned over Red Oak pit BBQ. When you look around and see most other diners with their eyes closed in a state of euphoria as they chew their steak, you know you are in the right... More 

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Newberg, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trust me when I say this.....I have had steaks at the best places in Vegas, Argentina, NYC, Montana, Texas. You name it, I have ate there. I can tell you this, hands down the best damn steak is right here in Jocko's. I fly down once a year, just to eat this steak. I can hardly wait until next year.

2 Thank ShayN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?