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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072
+1 805-929-3565
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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Clovis, California
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our 41st anniversary yesterday by having dinner at Jocko's. It's been about fifteen years since we last ate there, but the food was as good last evening as it was fifteen years ago. We split the pork chops - amazing flavor, nicely browned on the outside yet juicy and very tender...two inches thick and so good! One word... More 

Thank Howard L
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not just the BEST steak we ever have had, the actual cut of beef was really top-notch!!! The restaurant is not a place you would go to for ritzy atmosphere, or if you are in a hurry.... but it has a real family steak-house feel, amazing food, more food than you would EVER need, and prices are reasonable!!!!... More 

Thank Kristin M
Nipomo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rustic facility is a throw back in time so don't expect an upscale ambience. What you can expect is food that is basic and delicious. The steaks are all over sized and and embued with a smoky goodness from being grilled over a wood fire. The place is busy every night so reservations are recommended. Some times even with... More 

Thank massagedog
Torrance, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reservations are a must. We drive 3 hours to go to dinner at this place at least 4 times a year and always have reservations. A couple there didn't and finally got seated after a 4 hour wait. Food is amazing but remember you are paying for the food not the atmosphere which is fine with me when it is... More 

1 Thank Karrrbear
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First Make reservations...second show up early have a drink in the bar.. then enjoy the best meal of your life... Oakwood Fired Steaks, King Crab Legs and more items to choose. Very very busy place, but the wait is worth it...We come here everytime we are in town, one weekend month during winter. we came during the xmas holidays and... More 

1 Thank michelerD7862NC
Peoria Heights, Illinois
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went one night, no reservation and the projected wait was way too long so we made a reservation for another night and came back and still had to wait 1 1/2 hours past our reservation time. When we were finally served the food was excellent.

Thank LeRoyGe
Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jocko's is a steak house, so let's start there... I've been here a handful of times, and they never dissapoint. Nationwide, a filet mignon served in a restaurant 8 or 10 oz. Not here! At Jocko's they serve a 20 oz filet. Nationwide, fancy steak houses serve everything a la carte. At Jocko's, everything is included. Now, the options are... More 

Thank Tarra R
Orange, California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop by during our travels through the central coast - and this time, I made reservations 3 weeks in advance. Don't even think of walking in w/o them. At the appointed hour, we walked in, and were immediately seated (yeah!!). I had the large Spencer Steak - which was perfectly cooked - accompanied by a baked potato, salad,... More 

Thank Brent M
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 8 of us and 7 of the 8 were very please with our steaks. One filet had a large chunk of gristle on the end. We should have sent it back but everyone was finished. The dog did not mind the gristle. The steaks were cooked exactly as ordered. Medium rare was warm and red. All in all... More 

Thank calmish
Chatsworth, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stopped at Jocko's many times for lunch and dinner. We are used to the long wait for a table, even with a reservation. It's fine because the food is worth it. The prices are very reasonable and the steaks are great. I especially like the pan-cooked one. But the last time we went was the day after Christmas,... More 

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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 805-929-3565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?