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Jocko's Steak House

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072
+1 805-929-3565
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (439 reviews)
“beans” (112 reviews)
“baked potato” (56 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found ourselves taking a long ride up to the SLO area on Saturday, to meet my MIL for dinner at Jocko's during her getaway. We drove up from Huntington Beach, just under 4 hours - took the inland route 166 pathway there, the much...More

1  Thank lauranlauren
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great. I have never had a meal here that wasn't excellent. Expect to wait during evening hours but they do take reservations. The place isn't fancy but they do a great steak and the portions are good.

1  Thank dk2018994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t expect much, but we were very pleased with our meals. The place has a real “cowboy” feel to it, but the quality of the food they serve is really good —especially the filet. If you’re not really hungry I’d suggest the beans and...More

Thank Foodie021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting 30 minutes for seating, I SO inconvenienced both of them by asking how much longer? What an attitude! Food is 'very good', but can't say excellent. No atmosphere, but the bar has great fun + bartenders. My suggestion? Go to the bar &...More

Thank Alan V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Down to earth, family kind of place. It’s loud, it’s crowded, and it’s great. Best steak and potato I ever had. I doubt that anyone ever left here hungry, the portions are substantial. From other reviews, maybe we got lucky; we made a same-day reservation...More

Thank MagnumSugarBear
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The wait is long even with a reservation. So manage your expectations. The atmosphere is not fancy. But the food is awesome. The steaks are thick so the wait after ordering is longer than most restaurants. But it is worth the wait. I also liked...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere isn’t too much. The tables are kind of pushed together. But the food is outstanding. The portions are ginormous. One filet mignon can easily feed 2 adults. The steak sandwich was very good. I highly recommend it.

Thank Neiru S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Santa Maria Style BBQ, what's not to love? If you're not in the mood for a steak, Jocko's Steakburger is an excellent choice. Smoky ground sirloin with all the trimmings. It has long been in my top 5 burgers from around the world.

Thank HistoryTroll
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Had to wait for a table on a Monday night, very busy. Ordered the “pit” pork chops which take a long time to cook on the oak fire pit but worth the wait. Could have split this meal with 3 or 4 people. LOTS OF...More

Thank CBfromCA
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We took my husband here for Father's Day; made a reservation but still had to wait for our table. The service was EXCELLENT once we were seated. My daughter had eaten at Jacko's before and knew to order a steak sandwich which was perfectly cooked...More

Thank KarenEph320
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20 April 2018|
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Response from cornyanalyst | Reviewed this property |
I believe $25 but not sure.
20 March 2018|
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Response from jadeh99 | Reviewed this property |
It's an old school funky steak house. You get what you get. I doubt they care about the "no gluten" fad. If you actually have celiacs disease don't go there.
1 September 2017|
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Response from RKC69 | Reviewed this property |
too long an hour or more
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-929-3565
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