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Tahoe Joe's

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485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
+1 805-543-8383
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Madera, California
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220 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have local ones in Fresno, and this one is just as good. You kind of get sick of all the crowded overpriced touristy places with lousy service in this area, so we came to a place we knew had good food and reasonable prices. Can't beat the Calamari. My Husband loves the Fish n Chips. The Bourbon bacon wrapped... More 

Thank trra
Sacramento, California
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not have to wait to be seated for dinner. My waitress took my drink order & explained some things on the menu, as I had never eaten there before. I had the rib eye & it was cooked to perfection. The baked potato came bare & then they add what you want at the table. The waitress checked... More 

Thank Michael H
San Luis Obispo, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is plenty of parking and a very short walk to the front door. Inside you are greeted by a friendly hostess that will seat singles, couples or large groups in a few minutes. The decor is "mountain top yard sale" but that's ok. The food is outstanding. The appetizers and salads are very reasonable and tasty. Large selection of... More 

Thank AtascaderoVisitor
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259 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the 9 oz fillet, medium rare and the cut was good quality more served medium. I also ordered the mushrooms and found them tasty but nothing to write home about. Our table also ordered chicken and enjoyed that. Overall, the food is good but somewhat overpriced in my opinion. A good option if you're visiting SLO but if... More 

Thank johnc_19
Manila, Philippines
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374 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Went here for dinner with my sisters. Found the place to be almost full despite being on a weekday winter night. The interiors are quite cozy typical of other steakhouses, with almost everything made of wood. The food was good from the soup to the steak.

Thank sabi0james
San Jose, California
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

While down to visit Cal Poly we found this wonderful restaurant which was close to our hotel. The food is AMAZING!! Can't wait to come back!

Thank MySonsARckStar
East WA
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The wait was pretty long - about 20 minutes past the 30 minutes they said it would take. The calamari steak was decent. The accompanying fettucine was too fatty. The filet mignon was OK.

Thank EaglesHonour
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Searched a bit & came back to Tahoe Joes. Close to hotel. Don't be put off by strip mall. Steak is smoked but fork tender. Homemade rice pilaf was amazing (who knew?) Nevada cheesecake w/homemade whip cream made me eat when my tummy said 'hang on'! Oh and don't forget crab cakes appetizer. Best meal in a long long time!... More 

Thank parisbear
Hollister, California, United States
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I'm sure there are other things on the menu, but this is my destination for the steak salad! Always fresh and wonderful! Service has always been good, even when we've been part of a larger group, as we were this particular visit. Matthew was our server, he was patient, accommodating and went above and beyond the norm.

Thank Ana-Marie C
Apple Valley, California
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299 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were looking for a place to get a good steak in San Luis Obispo, we made the mistake of picking Tahoe Joe’s. First off, we were a little confused, the restaurant is nowhere near Lake Tahoe, but the place is themed after the lake. Second, they use almond wood to smoke everything, I mean everything. SLO is wine country,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-8383

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?