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havasu 11-23-2010 10:38 AM

Great steak houses for tourists?
 
Please help us 101 travelers out by advising where the great steak houses are located. I'll tell you three of my favorites:

Jocko's in Nipomo......Best spencer steak ever tasted but cheesy atmosphere.
Mclintocks in Pismo Beach and SLO...Great atmosphere and food.
A.J. Spurs in Buellton....Great atmosphere and food.


Please help by adding your favorites!

bikefoolery 11-23-2010 10:52 AM

Cool hand Luke's in Santa Maria is good. Way too much food, great taste, service is good. Atmosphere is old west. And there's Firestone DBA on draft.

My only complaint is that it's 'Too Corporate.' It is a homogenized experience that makes me feel like the beef that I'm eating.

Then again I prefer to bbq my own beef now, or stop by a parking lot fundraiser for a more home cooked (but not steakhouse) feel.

havasu 11-23-2010 12:29 PM

Do you go to Jocko's much?

bikefoolery 11-30-2010 12:44 PM

Not often. Only for business dinners. It's kinda campy. Very loud when there's a crowd. Some folks like that. Not me.

Hitching Post in Casmalia has a nice ambiance, and you can see your meal getting cooked. But it's a several miles off 101.

TheDoorGuy 11-30-2010 01:22 PM

We have had good luck at Tanner Jacks on Nipomo Mesa.
A little way off the 101 but tasty!

surfbrewer 12-03-2010 12:51 PM

There is also a Cool Hand Lukes in Paso Robles, right off the highway. Never been there though. There is an AJ Spurs in Arroyo Grande just off the highway, standard AJ's. In SLO there is a Tahoe Joe's off of Madonna road, decent food with a chain restaurant feel.

bikefoolery 12-05-2010 04:29 PM

I had forgotten about Tanner Jacks. Good place on Nipomo Mesa.

Has anyone tried the Oak Pit? It's a new BBQ place near Tanner Jacks.

jschmit 12-09-2010 01:58 PM

You have to try Bernicks in Paso Robles!!! It is a little pricey but if your looking for a great steak it is the best! It is a small little place on 13th st but great atmosphere and great food, don't forget to try the Shrimp Sliders for an App. they are the real reason I keep going back.

fat_bastard 12-15-2010 12:46 PM

the far western tavern in guadalupe is good and there is yet another AJ spur's in Templeton.

billikin11 12-22-2010 12:50 AM

Atascadero
 
I recommend the Guest House Grill in Atascadero. It's just north of the Curbaril exit off of 101, located in the Spencer Shopping Center. The restaurant is fairly new, and they have a really good ribeye. I took my son there for his birthday in September. My family and I really enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and our meals.

B-Dub 12-27-2010 10:39 PM

What about McPhee's in Templeton?

McPhee's Grill - Templeton and Avila Beach California

I love to go wine tasting and hit McPhee's for a post tasting event.

BW

GOLENJEEPTJ 01-06-2011 01:38 PM

I too have to agree with McClintocks on the 101 or Higuera in SLO.The one in town SLO is very small, though good atmoshere.

WAJK 01-13-2011 09:59 AM

When I lived in Fresno we would go over to McClintock's all the time-great steaks. Alex BBQ off the 101 on the way to Santa Maria is also good(assuming it's still around since I have not been there in over 4 years.)

the5150wrangler 01-17-2011 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WAJK (Post 68971)
When I lived in Fresno we would go over to McClintock's all the time-great steaks. Alex BBQ off the 101 on the way to Santa Maria is also good(assuming it's still around since I have not been there in over 4 years.)

how far from modesto

mjbikes 01-21-2011 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fat_bastard (Post 54244)
the far western tavern in guadalupe is good and there is yet another AJ spur's in Templeton.

I second both of these recs. lotsa good food at both places! Far Western will be moving to Orcutt near the end of 2011.

mjbikes 01-21-2011 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B-Dub (Post 61865)
What about McPhee's in Templeton?

McPhee's Grill - Templeton and Avila Beach California

I love to go wine tasting and hit McPhee's for a post tasting event.

BW

Mcphee's is not a steak house per se, but they have excellent food and a real nice atmosphere.

mjbikes 01-21-2011 12:20 PM

Another good steak house is the Paso Robles Inn on Spring Street across from the park.

drew_ballz99 01-31-2011 12:22 PM

I know it's not a steak house but Lynn's in Cambria serves Hearst Ranch beef. The steak I had their was excellent. Not sure of what they carry in adult beverages but their desserts are off the hook.


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