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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072
+1 805-929-3565
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait is long even with a reservation. So manage your expectations. The atmosphere is not fancy. But the food is awesome. The steaks are thick so the wait after ordering is longer than most restaurants. But it is worth the wait. I also liked...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere isn’t too much. The tables are kind of pushed together. But the food is outstanding. The portions are ginormous. One filet mignon can easily feed 2 adults. The steak sandwich was very good. I highly recommend it.

Thank Neiru S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Maria Style BBQ, what's not to love? If you're not in the mood for a steak, Jocko's Steakburger is an excellent choice. Smoky ground sirloin with all the trimmings. It has long been in my top 5 burgers from around the world.

Thank HistoryTroll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to wait for a table on a Monday night, very busy. Ordered the “pit” pork chops which take a long time to cook on the oak fire pit but worth the wait. Could have split this meal with 3 or 4 people. LOTS OF...More

Thank CBfromCA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my husband here for Father's Day; made a reservation but still had to wait for our table. The service was EXCELLENT once we were seated. My daughter had eaten at Jacko's before and knew to order a steak sandwich which was perfectly cooked...More

Thank KarenEph320
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to relax and have a great meal. It’s not fancy, so wear your jeans or better yet, elastic pants!! That way you can eat more. We had the best steak we’ve ever eaten, and could watch the chefs in the “pit” bbqing everything....More

Thank sooznlee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will limit this review to the Spencer Steak quality as most people "overrun" this place nightly for the steaks and other meats barbecued outdoors over their red oak rather than the rest of the meal. The name "Spencer Steak" (along with a Delmonico) have...More

Thank gaffgolf1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steak was rather tough. Tasted like they forgot to season it. On the plus side, large portion and cooked to order. Considering how large the BBQ "pit" is, it's a testament to the expertise of the cook that he can pull your steak off the...More

Thank old_fogeySanDiego
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Jocko's is the place ALL the locals told us to go to try Santa Maria style BBQ. Even though we made a reservation we still ended up waiting for about 45 minutes. That wasn't great since we were already hungry, but it was absolutely worth...More

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Since our last review of this restaurant, we had a chance to enjoy dinner here again during our trip and I must say, this time the service matched the excellent food. Our server was a young man who definitely lifts weights judging by his biceps...More

Thank Michael H
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, 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: +1 805-929-3565
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