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Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House

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100 Madonna Rd, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
+1 800-543-9666
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“cake” (28 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse
100 Madonna Rd, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sure, you could find a comparable steak for less somewhere else, but it wouldn't be the equivalent of dining in the fantasy Gold Rush of a restaurant that is Alex Madonna's. For a reasonable fee, my wife and I split a Top Sirloin steak with...More

Thank Paul_Har
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing dinner! My daughter and I celebrated her sweet 16th birthday here! We were on a long road trip together and accidentally found this restaurant and the Madonna Hotel online. Thank goodness we made reservations so we didn't miss this! Ask for Jamie,...More

Thank sandi8697
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can’t say enough about the great meal we had at the Steak house. The Filet Mignon was so tender and delicious I could cut it with my fork. The service was excellent and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank dvn4stfs
Reviewed March 8, 2018

The interior was apparently designed by someone trying to recover a delirious dream. Words rarely fail me, but they do this time. Never before have I been in a restaurant so lavishly and grotesquely over-decorated. One has to see it to believe it. That said,...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed February 7, 2018

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary here while staying at the Madonna Inn. We had stayed here the year before and had eaten at the bar, but after seeing how crazy the restaurant looked, we knew it was the perfect place to celebrate our big...More

Thank yusqueya
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

My parents spent their honeymoon at the hotel and ate here many of years ago. I’ve been hearing about cakes and some weird waterfall bathroom. I was in town and figured why not try it out. The restaurant is very pink! Has a old style...More

Thank Josiah L
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We went for restaurant month and enjoyed the discount. If you’ve never been this place is a must see. The food is good not great, but you pay for the location. Recommend to visit once.

Thank kja100
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

A classic experience from the 1950’s!! A great old icon of years gone by. Where can you go and still get crudités before you order? A very good dinner with delicious home baked breads, char fired steaks and friendly, efficient service. Thank you to our...More

Thank Donald H
Reviewed January 14, 2018

We had birthday party at the Madonna Inn - our family really enjoyed this very unique restaurant and hotel. It was decorated for Holidays and was very busy, recommend Reservations. The Ribeye was perfectly cooked and the service was first rate. Very attentive and quick...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed December 27, 2017

We spent three days Xmas in San Luis Obispo. There were not that many restaurants open on Xmas day. Either went to Pismo beach or stayed in San Luis Obispo. We checked the reviews and the pictures of this restaurant. We decided to enjoy a...More

Thank TRventure
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Response from beverleyhayes | Reviewed this property |
The cakes are amazing. Always an eye popper, especially the signature pink cake. Piled with huge pink curls of chocolate, with white cream frosting, with the inside, I believe can be special ordered to whatever you would... More
March 25, 2016|
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Response from SCalifTraveler | Reviewed this property |
We went on Thanksgiving and so I wore good black jeans and a long-sleeve dress shirt. That worked out fine. I didn't notice any really formal attire so I'd say "nice casual" would be the guide.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $98
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Madonna Rd, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
    (Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at the entrance to the World famous Madonna Inn property.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 800-543-9666
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Madonna Inn
Located at Madonna Inn, the Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House is a landmark destination for its whimsical décor and classic menu. Featuring outstanding oak-pit barbequed steaks, a superb wine list, world-famous cakes and pies, and outstanding service. The menu also features abalone, lamb, Australian lobster, chicken, and vegetarian entrees. The Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves an assortment of specialty drinks along with appetizers. Music and dancing nightly.
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