About Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
Enjoy an award winning dining experience, renowned for its outstanding menu and spectacular pink and gold décor. Indulge in a delicious oak-pit-barbecued steak, fresh seafood, chicken, or vegetarian entrees. Featuring a superb wine list, decadent world-famous desserts and nightly entertainment and dancing. Adjacent the Steak House is our elegant Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge featuring classic and uniquely, inspired cocktails. Boutique shopping makes for a fun experience before or after you dine with us!
Steakhouse, American, Barbecue
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5pm to 10pm
Hwy 101 & Madonna Rd Exit
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Voted biggest and best dance floor on the Central Coast! Come dance to a live band Thursday through Saturday nights. No Cover Charge. On Sunday, join DJ Nancy Lara for West Coast swing, salsa, cha cha, and just about anything! Monday nights are Swing Nights with DJs from SLO Swing. Days and times are subject to change.
The Madonna Inn offers an in-house bakery & pastry shop for after dinner desserts as well as sweets for all your banquet, wedding or special occasions. Pick up only. For more information, call our bakery at 805-543-3000.
Plenty of free private parking! Easy on and off freeway access with parking adjacent to the restaurant.
Bus stop at the entrance to Madonna Inn.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or lavish event, our Event Specialists will help you plan a beautiful, unique, and memorable experience. Please note this is a reservation request only. Kindly allow at least 5 days minimum notice for your request.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet Department: 8669431570
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn Ratings and Reviews
Best service I've had in years!!! Thank ...
Best service I've had in years!!! Thank you for having such amazing servers. My son has celiac and they accommodated his diet perfectly! The band and the ambiance are awesome and you just can't beat having dinner with live music.
We dined at the steakhouse while visitin ...
We dined at the steakhouse while visiting our daughter at Cal Poly. We Sometimes visited
The Inn when I was on family road trips as a kid and the restaurant and Inn
were just how I remembered it! The food and service were wonderful and it was fun to sit in the big "pink" formal leather booth and Appreciate all the ambiance of the Gold Rush area! They still have the best Roquefort salad dressing and steaks were cooked perfectly! Their apple pie for dessert was Devine! So glad we took the time to dine there and feel a bit of nostalgia....
The decor and ambiance is amazing. The ...
The decor and ambiance is amazing. The service was unbeatable, and everyone is treated like it's a special occasion. The food was delicious and worth the cost, which was reasonable for the amazing quality. We both agreed it was the best cooked steak we've ever had. So charming and such amazing character.
This place has a ton of character. Staf ...
This place has a ton of character. Staff was friendly, attentive, and accommodating, but not pushy or overbearing. Nearly everyone there was having a birthday or anniversary, so it is a very popular place for special occasions. Not the place to go if you're on a budget, but you certainly get what you pay for.
The food and Service at the Gold Rush St ...
The food and Service at the Gold Rush Steak House has always been great. We go there every time we are in the area. We haven't had a bad service or meal yet in 11 years of going to the Steak House. We go for anniversaries or birthdays or just because we are in San Luis Obispo or passing thru. It's nice to see the same waiters and waitresses there over the years.
It's nice to listen to the band and go dancing after dinner. You need to try it once and you will probably be going back often.
First time at the Madonna Inn and first ...
First time at the Madonna Inn and first time at the Gold Rush. The service and staff were very nice, our one big complaint was there is a banquet room downstairs (where the wine cellar/store and the 'infamous public bathrooms' are) and there was a quinceañera going on and a DJ playing so much bass and loud music that it sounded like a rave. This was EASILY heard in the restaurant and was very distracting for those trying to have a nice dinner on a Sunday night.
If you know what the Madonna Inn is and what to expect you will love this. It is 'kitchy' but I loved it! The food is very 'homestyle' cooking/comfort food type and a bit over priced (it is a 'resort'). We would come back again but would hope a private event is not happening again.
On the night we were there, in the restaurant there was live band/music and people swing dancing which looked like fun but I am amazed they could hear their music over the bass.
I made a special reservation for our ann ...
I made a special reservation for our anniversary dinner. We were staying at the Madonna Inn. The first thing wrong was every other table had a special balloon for a special event, except ours. They said they were out of helium. Next they put us at the worst table in the whole restaurant. It was in between two other table and you had to put your back to hump in the booth, as if we squeezed in between two parties. We asked to be moved. Next the waitress took three tables orders at once, like a waitress at Denny's. Her first words out of her mouth was, "are you ready?" After we gave her our order, we hardly saw her again. We had to ask for everything. I don't mind this kind of service at a diner, but this is an upscale restaurant and our bill was around 200 dollars. In fact, we had much better service at the cafe in the same hotel for half the price than we did at this place. The food was adequate, but nothing special. Last thing was a free piece of cake with our special dinner. A nice gesture I will admit, but instead of asking what we wanted, the waitress gave us a piece of chocolate cake. This restaurant has 5 different kinds of cake, but I guess we didn't get a choice even though I am not a fan of chocolate. I don't know why she chose that cake; maybe it was extra. She couldn't be bothered to ask what we wanted to drink let alone what cake we wanted so I should not have been surprised. It was not worth the price, or the wait. I will never go there again and recommend no one waste their time.
Ambiance was fun and unique and the serv ...
Ambiance was fun and unique and the service was good. You definitely pay for the ambiance however, as the food was not worth the price. Very simple meat and vegetables, almost bland, and the cake was basic, yet it was the most expensive restaurant we went to in the area. I would recommend enjoying their bar and dancing instead of the steak house to experience the ambiance.
Celebrated my wife's milestone birthday ...
Celebrated my wife's milestone birthday and could not be more pleased. The food and service were excellent making the pricing an even better bargain than it is. The décor caught me off guard as it was a throwback to the glamour era, which my wife, daughter and I truly enjoyed.
I have been to Madonna Inn and their ste ...
I have been to Madonna Inn and their steak house many times and they never disappoint! Lane was our server and he was extraordinary! We had two little ones with us and he set us up in a great location in the restaurant where the kids could be kids and not disturb other guest. He was attentive and very helpful at answering questions. Our food was superb, as always. I had the Prime Rib salad, which was tender and delicious, my son had the beef ribs. THEY WERE HUGE!! So tender and delicious. Everyone else had the steaks and they were flavorful and cooked to perfection. The kids menu had good options and Lane brought them out early because the little ones were starving. 100% excellent meal and the service was beyond excellent.
Last night we had a party of 10 people f ...
Last night we had a party of 10 people for my husbands birthday...........unfortunately due to the extremely BAD service the night ended very poorly. I had to constantly get up and find our waiter and buss boy to get any help, even with that we were left with dirty dishes all over the table during coffee and dessert at the end of the meal. The food was not great, the steaks were not cooked to order, most was taken home for the dog because it was too rare to eat. Especially considering the high price of these meal I was beyond disappointed! We always love to eat in the copper cafe, it is consistently great.............but the dining room experience was a big let down.
My husband had the sirloin and I had the ...
My husband had the sirloin and I had the prime rib steaks. They were both excellent. However, I was surprised to see that they no longer provide the veggie/cheese as a courtesy appetizer. Nevertheless, their portions are very generous so we did not leave hungry!
My husband took me here for my 40th birt ...
My husband took me here for my 40th birthday and i couldn't be happier about everything at the Madonna. From the hostes beautiful smile and warm greeting with a happy birthday to me to the waitress which was amazing and the food was out of this world good.... My new favorite place to have a special night out!!!!
The atmosphere and ambiance were interes ...
The atmosphere and ambiance were interesting and fun, but the food was underwhelming and over priced, and the service only ok. The food looked like sisco was making an effort but it wasn't anything special. The menu selection was extensive for desert but when we came to order we were informed that there were in fact only two items to choose from. They were store bought style cakes, dry and un-appealing. I would not go here again, and I would not recommend it.
Service was not good tea was empty all t ...
Service was not good tea was empty all through dinner. At end of dinner she asked my wife if she wanted coffee then started to walk away and my wife stopped her and asked for my tea to be refilled i said forget it at that point. My prime rib was very tough looked as if reheated and way over cooked. While eating the rice i had to pull out all the carrots because they were hard and not cooked. Suggest the managers walk the tables instead of cleaning them, then this type of stuff wont happen or are atleast corrected before guests leave establishment . I usually have a good experience here. I was very surprised on this visit. And breakfast way over priced dont mind paying if the food warrants it but eggs were hard and very little hollandaise sauce on my eggs Benedict.
Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House was ...
Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House was worth every penny! Go if you want to experience a dining atmosphere like none other, with a superbly friendly staff. Get the enormous filet mignon; you can cut it with a fork!
We just celebrated our 1 year anniversar ...
We just celebrated our 1 year anniversary there. We stayed in the Romance Room and enjoyed the pool and the steakhouse. It was all wonderful except for the screaming kid we had to listen to all through dinner. For that nice of a restaurant and for the prices we paid I was a little surprised that the wait staff didn't ask the parents to calm the kid down outside. He just kept screaming and screaming all through dinner. It really out a damper on my dinner.
Really wonderful dinner at Madonna's ste ...
Really wonderful dinner at Madonna's steak house. Fanciful setting dining room with a lot to take in and gaze at, including the cherub candelabra holders. Great romantic evening.
Wait staff was superb. Food was excellent.
Will definitely go again! A band was just starting up as we left, but I could tell there would be good music and dancing that evening. Nice touch.
Plenty of on-site parking.
Madonna Inn continues to serve some of t ...
Madonna Inn continues to serve some of the best steaks in the county. We have found that the services has greatly improved. The only thing we see is that the cost has also risen. Not any more that you would pay say in San Francisco. The quality of the meat is there to support the cost, I guess.
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