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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

4.6
4.6
3416 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Enjoy an award winning dining experience in our world-famous pink and gold Steak House - offering a comfortable and opulent dining atmosphere. Indulge in a delicious oak-pit-barbecued steak, fresh seafood, chicken, or vegetarian entrees. Featuring a superb wine list, decadent world-famous desserts and a whimsical, European atmosphere. Boutique shopping makes for a fun experience before or after you dine with us.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (805) 543-3000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!

  • Area

    San Luis Obispo

  • Cross Street

    Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop at the entrance to Madonna Inn.

  • Entertainment

    Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Nightly entertainment and dancing. The adjacent Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves signature cocktails, craft beer, and a select wines. Made to order appetizers also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,416 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • California Central Coast

    Hot Spot

  • California Central Coast

    Special Occasions

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Service

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Ambience

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Group Bookings

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Hot Spot

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Special Occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Family summer trip
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great service, fun vibes!
  3. JC

    JameeC

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always a treat! First my father was a construction worker that participated in the construction of Madonna Inn. My mother was allowed to do a walk thru before opening. This was about a year before I was born. I come at least once a year and never leave without champagne cake. I love the idea I may touch a place that possibly my parents had touched many years ago. I love it!
  4. BD

    BoneDaddy

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and the service was AAA+. I couldn't ask for anything better.
  5. j

    jeffb

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its our regular place for a great meal, we go monthly.
  6. BS

    BrettS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Do not waste your time eating here. Food is way overpriced and not worth it. I got the filet which was $60-70, worth maybe 20. Rice on my wife’s dish was not cooked, soup was disgusting…do not eat here
  7. P

    Photoman

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I had a Manhattan that had a maraschino cherry in it instead of a Luxardo. Nice to get a charcuterie plate and the bread was good. Asparagus did not taste like asparagus and the baked potato was average. The pork chop was Thick but fairly tasteless. I would not recommend it as a fine dining experience although expensive.
  8. MM

    MikeM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Was seated at small table next to a large group who was very loud. Food and service was fine but could not hear conversation due to groups laughing and loud talking. Thank you Griffin. Our waiter was friendly and very professional. Will still go back to restaurant but not be seated at same area again
  9. MM

    MichaelM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was excellent, the food, the service, the decoration and atmosphere. The prices were a good value for what you were served. The only issue we had was that the room temperature was cold.
  10. W

    Wally

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steakhouse is always amazing, the food and wine are great and the service is always fabulous, Sharon is amazing and very friendly.
  11. s

    snorasauraus

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat, from the service to the food quality everything was fabulous.
  12. AA

    AlexA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food were excellent! I would go there expecting a “bargain” meal, however, if you’re looking for a neat place to have dinner on the central coast of California, the Madonna Inn should be considered.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation! Best food and so fun!!!!
  14. SF

    SusanF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service by Ashlee was excellent and pleasant. Food quality and preparation was was perfect.
  15. B

    Bnairb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! My wife and I celebrated 25 years here for dinner last night. The whole experience was absolutely fantastic! Great people and great food! We will return again, soon! Thank you for the experience!
  16. w

    welovetoeat

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE the Madonna Inn......and the Steak House was great!
  17. JH

    JimmyH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service we had a lovely time dining at the Gold Rush Steakhouse
  18. C

    Ckgee

    San Francisco

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were running late and they were nice enough to hold our reservation. Got a pink booth and our server was nice and checked on us often. Focaccia and rolls were warm with fresh butter. Portobello fries were so good and crispy and looked like fried chicken. Sundries tomato was good but a lot. NY steak was tasty with baked potatoes and asparagus/mushrooms. Pork chopa brined were tender and came with asparagus and rice pilaf. Had to try the famous pink champagne cake…ooh so fun and very tasty!
  19. TM

    TuffyMa

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Although I absolutely love the ambiance here, the food suffers tremendously: The fried chicken had no flavor and it was super dry; my friend’s rare steak was still cold and not sure if they ever put it in the grill at all; the pasta’s sauce was weirdly liquidy and not creamy. The halibut, salads, soup and pink cake were very good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great date night with our two younger kids to enjoy an end to our mini vacation after the RHCP concert ☺️.
  21. WO

    WendyO

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with exceptional service. Steaks were cooked as ordered and food was delivered quickly. The decor is pink- so if that isn’t your color you won’t be happy in the dining room. The live music was wonderful and our party of 6 all enjoyed the experience.
  22. K

    Koco

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. The lighting was beautiful. Service was a 10 out 10.
  23. DG

    DawnG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal,for a special occasion! Fine dining so we knew the prices but expected excellence and the filet mignon, french cut pork chop with apple chutney -extra special smoked and cooked to perfection! Ambiance is so tacky its enjoyable and what a historical story of the Inn! We enjoyed our meal, and the complimentary pink champagne cake provided for my sons bday with candle and all! Yummy!!
  24. MB

    MBBaby

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite steak house in slo!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just want to highlight how kind Mrs. Sharon was. She was always very attentive and more so with us who did not speak English very well. thank you for her kindness. she is an angel
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & ambiance. Worth it in every way for a special occasion.
  27. f

    flipper

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ribeye steak was done (medium rare) as asked, had a good BBQ like flavor. Baked potato may have had too much sour cream although it did make eating the potato like having mashed potatoes. Doing the split dinner was really important from a senior's perspective.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Too crowded Too noisy Too expensive
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great lovely
  30. J

    Jarky96

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This might have been the best steak dinner of my life. My wife and I were visiting the Madonna Inn for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. Of course, we totally dug the decor of the entire establishment, but Alex's steakhouse was where the heart and soul of the Madonna Inn are. We were sat in a lovely booth next to the dance floor, looking back at the expanse of the restaurant: pure heaven. The shrimp cocktail was perfection, our steaks were delicious, and the drinks were sip-by-sip amazing. To top it all off, our waiter gave us a piece of the classic champagne cake for dessert. If I lived in San Luis Obispo, I would take up residence at the Madonna Inn and eat at Alex's every night. That. Good!
  31. MT

    MimiT

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious melt in your mouth steaks. Attentive server. Entertainment. Great dinner.
  32. KR

    KathyR

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night great food. Madonna's Gold Rush doesn't disappoint.
  33. BD

    BrookeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashlee our waitress was wonderful! Our steaks were top 3 best we’ve ever had! Super fun and I loved the vibe! So cute!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stayed at Madonna Inn to end our week vacation in California. Had dinner and dancing at the steak house. Was a great time. Keep it going just as is. It is an evening like couples used to have that is hard to find these days. Live music was very good and there was a mix of couples dining together, groups and families. Fun and very good food.
  35. IC

    IrisC

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Madonna Gold Rush Steak house and I can honestly say, it exceeded my expectations. Everything was perfect, the food, the ambiance, the service. I loved the band that was playing in the back, it definitely set the tone for the night. Can’t wait to go back
  36. MG

    MelanieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and wonderful all at the same time! The food was absolutely delicious.
  37. GG

    GailG

    Central Coast

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  38. MM

    MzzMlr

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a special day for me , my 80th Birthday! I had the double Pork Chop Dinner. I’ve never been asked anywhere how I wanted it cooked. I chose medium, it was excellent, very moist & tasty. The salad had lots of veggies, asparagus & baked potato very good. And to top it off, I was presented with a slice of the Pink Champagne Cake, my favorite!!
  39. KG

    KelleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was wonderful!! We have been coming for years and we are so glad it is still there to bring our kids and grand kids!! Keep it going!!
  40. GS

    GaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as well as the service. A very special place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 543-3000.

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 3416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit

  • Area

    San Luis Obispo

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop at the entrance to Madonna Inn.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Entertainment

    Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Nightly entertainment and dancing. The adjacent Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge serves signature cocktails, craft beer, and a select wines. Made to order appetizers also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 543-3000

  • Catering

    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!

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