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Cool Hand Luke

1321 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8000
+1 805-928-6196
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (13 reviews)
“steak” (45 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
1321 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool Hand Luke is an average restaurant offering what I would consider fast food type meals that are not fast on delivery to the food table. Although the food was pleasant when eating there was nothing special about it. The meal price was on the...More

Thank WhyAmIStillworking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, stoppe here because my husband wanted a Prime Rib dinner. Although there was no one waiting we were told that it would be at least 20 minutes before a table was ready, so we found an open booth in the bar and ordered. I...More

Thank terrym1950
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Food well prepared, service always friendly and professional. We sometimes like to eat in the bar as they have like 5 booths there. We now prefer Cool Hand Lukes over the Hitching Post. Food as good and prices more reasonable.

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We went in for mother's day. They attended to us quickly. They have great food and great service. We had some new York steak. They were excellent tasting. Would highly recommended.

Thank josemR4314VH
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of beef, chicken options. Sides are tasty also. Have several group tables. Service is fast, good rolls. I love the A-1 steak in particular.

Thank Tom J
CoolHandLukes, Owner at Cool Hand Luke, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business See you soon!!!

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I go there after church on Sunday evenings from time to time. Food is pretty good and so is the service. I particularly like their stew.

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I did not have time to make my own beans for a party, but as we have a great friend who works here and is ALWAYS raving about the food we decided to buy a gallon of beans for the party. They were a tremendous...More

Thank kimberleeq2015
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

THE place for prime rib at a reasonable price. Have gone several times and never been disappointed. Place fills up so go early if you don't want to wait for a table. Excellent beer selections and choices of wine. Very good service.

Thank mkole10171
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Decent selection of the usual steak, burgers, and chicken items. Great appetizers, and drink specials. Had a great waiter, Steve, who helped make a handicapped individual in our party very comfortable, and nice steak with a perfect Long Island iced tea!

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Disappointed with our last 2 visits. Ribeye looked like it went thru a meat grinder. Thin and flavorless. Salad was on the brown side and beans were somewhat warm. Both was dirty, got gum on my pants when I slid in, when I told our...More

Thank MJ93455
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Questions & Answers
24 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from CoolHandLukes | Property representative |
Cool hand lukes early bird specials are daily from 4pm to 6pm
T.J. B
30 April 2015|
Response from VickiG95340 | Reviewed this property |
The prices reflect a good steakhouse cost. They are (I believe) less than Sizzler though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8000
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-928-6196
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