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/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
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.
This place is the ultimate in kitsch. B ...
This place is the ultimate in kitsch. But everyone should know that going in, right? It's the Madonna Inn for God's sake. It's way, way, way over the top ambiance wise. My son had the rib eye, which was phenomenal. I had the fried chicken, which was very good. The salad it comes with is a good size. The rolls were warm and heavenly. There desserts are very large pieces of sumptuous cakes or amazing fruit pies. The service has always been great each time I've been there.
OUR SERVER SHARON ( I THINK - SHE'S BEEN ...
OUR SERVER SHARON ( I THINK - SHE'S BEEN THERE 22 YEARS) WAS VERY COURTEOUS AND HELPFUL. PLEASE LET HER KNOW THAT SHE HELPED TO MAKE THE CELEBRATION OF OUR ANNIVERSARY THAT MUCH BETTER. GREAT SERVICE REALLY MAKES THE MEAL MORE ENJOYABLE. WE WERE PASSING THROUGH AND WOULD MOST CERTAINLY STOP AGAIN. LOVED OUR STAY!
It is more than a food experience. The ...
It is more than a food experience. The entire place is something to experience at least once - unforgettable to say the least. The steaks are fantastic. It is a pricy place so might reserve going to special occasions. We took another couple on Sat. night and learned there is always live music for dancing at 7:00pm on Sat. Makes for an entertaining evening even if not dancing.
We have been coming to the Madonna Inn f ...
We have been coming to the Madonna Inn for the last 26 years (our honeymoon was the first time). We love everything about it! The pool and spa was a much needed attraction--we use it all the time! Thank you for a memorable Anniversary!
The atmosphere and service were great. ...
The atmosphere and service were great. I brought my daughter to the Madonna Inn for her 16th birthday and it was lovely overall. We wanted to have a special meal and I wanted to have a whole Madonna Inn experience. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing and expensive. It was basically diner food. Such a fun, beautiful place to visit but I was looking for a special dining experience as well.
Best restaurant on the Central Coast for ...
Best restaurant on the Central Coast for a steak! I love this place. The noise level rating goes up when the band starts to play around 7:30/8:00 ish so if that bothers you, go earlier. But the band is so fun to listen to and watch people dance!
Disappointed with hostess...we asked for ...
Disappointed with hostess...we asked for a booth (they had plenty available - it was 5) and she TRIED to sit us at banquette seating. When we said no...we wanted a booth she was very indignant and argued that it WAS a booth. Who wants to spend a romantic dinner sitting right next to another party? She finally sat us at one of the many available booths after rolling her eyes. Just set the whole night off! Too bad...a hostess should be trained to know the difference.
I checked in and was told to wait. I wa ...
I checked in and was told to wait. I waited 10 minutes and saw other people arriving after me and getting seated. I went to counter and spoke with a different host and she informed me the guy that took my name didn't check me in. So i can't lie -I was already annoyed going in.
the waitress forgot our soup and salad since we had ordered an appetizer. i didn't worry about that too much though because she was really good otherwise. Food was outstanding. Although pink champagne should technically be the color pink. But still very tasty.
Every year for the past few years now my ...
Every year for the past few years now my boyfriend has taken me to the Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House for my birthday. It is one of my favorite places, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is magical and if it is your birthday you get a complimentary slice of their delicious pink champagne cake!
We had eaten at the restaurant twice wit ...
We had eaten at the restaurant twice with groups, but this was the first time as a couple. The hostess and waitress were very professional and pleasant, the food excellent, including meat prepared precisely as my wife and I requested, which seems hard to find in most restaurants. My coconut cream pie was fantastic.
We came here in a group of 6 for a bache ...
We came here in a group of 6 for a bachelorette party, and it was a great experience! Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. Such a fun atmosphere, and a ton to look at which made for fun photo opportunities! They even gave us a slice of their yummy champagne cake on the house! A little pricey, but not terrible and worth it for a great experience and good food!
There are very few places like The Madon ...
There are very few places like The Madonna Inn. The décor is kitsch, tacky and truly wonderful! The band was perhaps a little too loud and made conversation a touch hard. The entrees were exceptionally delicious, though over-generous, and the service was super. We were celebrating birthdays, and were made to feel special - even got a balloon and complimentary cake. I'd absolutely recommend The Gold Rush Steak House for a special occasion since the entire place makes everything special.
Was our first time in the hotel/Restaura ...
Was our first time in the hotel/Restaurant and the place is very interesting and unique.
The restaurant is pretty, good decor and atmosphere.
About food, the only complain was the salad.. I suggest them do not put the dressing for the salad on the top of the portion, please bring it on the side!
We got our salad with a big portion of sauce on the top that doesn't look it nice presentation and tasty... we tried it but leave half portion... lot of sauce on the plate.
The Stake House at Madonna Inn was excep ...
The Stake House at Madonna Inn was exceptional!! I am dairy free and they were able to accommodate me no problem! The service was amazing. The ambiance is so perfect I couldn't stop smiling! I can't wait to go back!
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