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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!
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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: (866) 943-1570
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn Ratings and Reviews
We had an amazing dinner at the Madonna Inn!!! We had never been to the area before and wanted to celebrate our birthdays together in a special place. The staff was fantastic and our meals were incredible! We both love filet and the special for the night was filet and lobster! We ordered 1 of the specials and the French Filet to share. The portion sizes of both meals were huge and we enjoyed our meals! I pre ordered a champagne cake to be brought to the table after dinner and it was incredible also! We will definitely be back!
This is a restaurant that should be tried at least once. The decor is very unique. Our server was wonderful her name is Roseanne . When we were walking to the restaurant someone in passing said there is going to be a band. Well it was a orcasttra playing old big band music and they were great. We were seated at a small table for two. Our server ask if we would like something to drink other than water we both had a cocktail. Then we ordered appetizers, garlic bread and Portabela mushroom fries. Garlic bread is wonderful portabela fries were good but I wouldn't order again. We both ordered salad and it came drowning in dressing and a lot of pieces were turning brown. My wife ordered buttermilk fried chicken l ordered filet cooked rare. My wife chicken was moist but lacked any flovor my fillet was three inches thick and cooked perfectly. We finished our meal with champagne cake and banana cream pie both were great.
I just wanted to say that this was the first time that my family and I have enjoyed a meal here and it was amazing. The people are very friendly and they were very attentive to our needs considering that we were a very large group. I do not remember the guy's name that was waiting our table, but he was so nice and funny. I want to give him a shout out because he made our time there very memorable. Over all, it was a really great place to have dinner there. OMG, totally recommend the PINK CLOUD! Super bomb.
Went for a Bachelorette surprise dinner. Our waitress wasn't very friendly, the busgirl was better to us than our server. We had ordered one of the Madonna Inn Specialty cakes to be delivered after dinner as a surprise, which was noted in our reservation and no one communicated that to our server. The server tried to sell us cake and we almost had our surprise blown. Other than that it was great.
We spent our 55th anniversary having dinner at Madonna Inn. Everyone was very nice, we had a Happy Anniversary balloon attached to our table and the very best service any one could ask for! The food was delicious as well and the steaks were prepared just as we specified.
The night was very busy so the hostesses seemed a bit overwhelmed, however once we were seated the service was much better. The food is pretty over-priced for an average night and the portions are enormous, but the decor is fun! Definitely recommend for a special occasion for hotel guests.
The overall restaurant is gorgeous and beautiful. The food was just not like I remembered. It was very lack luster and so-so. I had asked that my steak be cooked well done (since I was pregnant) and they couldn't even get that right. My husband was unimpressed with the grilled halibut that was served w tartar sauce. Normally other high end restaurants we've ordered from wouldn't have served it w that sauce. And for the prices your paying which is pretty much $50-$70 a plate I would expect better quality food.
Our son requested to eat here as he had heard wonderful things about it from friends. It did not disappoint. Of course the decor is the main attraction but food lived up to its reputation. Seeing older couples ballroom dancing was an added bonus. I would recommend the restaurant for special occasions!
Can't beat the eclectic beauty of this hotel and restaurant. The entire dining area is shades of pink from small to huge rose flowers everywhere. The waitress was all smiles and very attentive
and accommodating, she was a 5 star. I had filet mignon, med rare +, came out well done on one end to med, still tender and tasty, huge chunk at least 2 1/2 in thick by 5. Husband had the salmon, said it was cooked perfect. Cocktail was ok. They also had a band playing were couples
were ballroom dancing. Very cute.
The employees were lovely and the service was wonderful. However, aside from my starter salad and my daughter's Cesar salad, the food was cheaply-made and horribly bland, particularly the watery vegetables. I honestly cannot believe you could serve this food at the price point it is at (outrageously expensive for what it is). The decor is no longer a draw - it is tired and old and the place desperately needs a freshening. We won't be back.
The Madonna Inn is our spot for celebration of our anniversaries. Great food and romantic decor. We make special trip each year from the north SF Bay Area to the Inn for their fantastic filet mignon dinner, great service and romantic atmosphere. It is worth the expense.
Perfection. Food was seasoned perfectly. Hot when delivered. Server had worked there 12 years and had a wealth of knowledge. Family pictures of the Madonna's added to the feeling of authenticity and warmth. Gaudy but that's the charm and the reason you go. Super clean. However, the bakery needs to up its game; more flavors, light, yes; pretty, yes; but lacked that special touch of flavor. Think cupcake wars. Kick it up a notch. Make me remember the flavor!
Due to my husband schedule we last minute went on an anniversary dinner. It was 845pm and we realized everything was closed well with a small search on google popped up this place set a reservation online for 930pm no problem got there at 910 and was seated right away! ! They had a live band going and lots of people swing/jazz dancing totally loved the atmosphere! The service was great and they took such great care of us! I cannot wait to go back
We take a family trip down the coast every yesr and by tradition eat at the Gold Rush Steakhouse. Service is always great and the ambiance is kitschy fun. The steaks were barbecued perfectly and were tender and had a nice smokiness. They aren't cheap but the portions are large. The vegetables were pretty ordinary though. And their cakes for dessert are outstanding. Top it off with a cocktail and glass of wine and I left satisfied
Very expensive, but for a special occasion, worth the financial massacre .The meal was spectacular. The Abelone appitiser was unique And delicious,but at about $26 for two 2 inch diameter pieces, horrendously expensive, especially since they were raised locally in Cayucos. The most outrageous charge was $3 EXTRA FOR OLIVES in my Grey Goose martini. The filet mignon and the lobster tail was the best we have ever had. With a tab in excess of $200.00, my wallet appreciates that wedding anniversaries come only once a year ! Also, my wife said the downstairs womens' restroom was FILTHY. That is UNACCEPTABLE.
Even though it was a busy Saturday night we were treated special. We were seated immediately. Reservations are a must. The waitress was attentive. Food came promptly and the steak was absolutely delicious. Not an every day restaurant. It's a little pricey. But for a special event or entertaining out-of-town guests.
I had the best filet mignon i had ever tasted and my Lobster was cooked to perfection! I usually don't order the lobster because it's always over cooked at most places. I loved it here at Madonna inn! We were celebrating my daughters 17th birthday last sunday! I was not disappointed.
We have been many times and the food and atmosphere are always great. This was the first time we have ever had a poor server. He was definitely not the type of server we expect at a fine dining restaurant. He was inattentive and would do much better in a casual coffee shop diner. When I go to order abalone and lobster at $70+ per plate, I expect tip top service. We will go again as we have been many times and all other servers were top notch.
Had the fillet meinon with lobster tail. Sorry no picture of main course, I did not want to put my fork down to take a picture. 😁 It was perfectly cooked and the fillet was super tender. Large portion sizes and desert was great and also very large glad we split one and did not order two pieces of cake. Service was perfect. If our waitress was busy with another table the bus boy would come over. Our drinks were never empty, very polite and professional. We will be back! If you have never been it is an experience all of it own and worth it.
On this most recent visit, my husband and I were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary. Although the restaurant can be a little pricey, it is our usual go to place for special occasions, and this visit did not disappoint. We started with an abalone appetizer, and ordered fllet mignon as well as a combination fllet mignon and lobster tail dinner which was the evenings special. Our service was exceptional, as usual, and we were treated to a piece of their famous champagne cake for dessert with a candle. it was a great evening!
We were celebrating 2 birthdays. Helping one of the birthday ladies to get over the recent death of her husband. Everybody was so accommodating. The atmosphere is delightful. Everybody is great. The food is outstanding. We had the filet and lobster special.--at least the 3 "girls" did.
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