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“Great food and lots of it!”

Jocko's Steak House
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Nipomo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were a party of five adults with a reservation and waited an hour and forty-five minutes before being seated. If you're looking for awesome meat and oversized servings, then this is the place. If you want quiet and quick service, forget it. We knew It would be a long wait, so we were okay with the wait. The size of the steaks blew us away and the flavors were even greater. If you're a hard-to-please type, don't come here unless your weak spot is flavorful meat. Yum, yum, yum and YUM!

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1  Thank geofeg
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

There comes a time when even the best steak isn't worth rude staff and horrible service. If you like being made to wait for an hour and a half WITH a reservation, a hostess that makes it clear she doesn't want to be bothered, a sourpuss of a waitress who can't seem to get your order right and a manager that can't be bothered to even discuss it with you, then this is the place for you! Ya, so the steak is pretty decent but the beans were undercooked, the salad was a watery mess and the rice was a flavorless, bloody mess by the time it made it to the table. Seriously, the WORST dining experience ever. We've been coming here for the past 6 years, never again.

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5  Thank SCorridori
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is pretty much a dive and the wait, even with a reservation, is crazy but... but the steaks are incredible! They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast & lunch are seat yourself. Breakfast is big and fantastic. Lunch is okay, have the burger! Dinner is hostess seated and having a reservation means that you might only wait an hour (and I am not kidding), no reservation on a weekend means a two hour+ wait. After that kind of wait do not skimp and order a T-bone, ribeye or a filet. The servings are large and really delicious. It's about the food. It's good, really, really good.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

food is terrific! especially breakfast and a reasonable price. if you are looking for a fancy place then this isn't for you - the focus is on the food.And if you want quiet conversation then this is definitely not the place for that. The dining room staff could use some retraining aside from the girl with glasses -she is fantastic. but the guys could use some work. I've been gong for years and I've learned to get up and get my own coffee or water at times because the guys disappear. No matter because the food is so tasty.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you want great steak and want to go to a place that feels like 1950 this is the place. They charcoal cook outside and the spencer steak is outstanding .
If you looking for an intimate romantic place this is not the place. Bring your cowboy hat and boots and enjoy a great meal. Be prepared to wait even if you have reservations. By the way the make stiff drinks.

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Thank arthurkHB
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