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Cool Hand Luke's Steakhouse & Saloon

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1111 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2668
+1 805-226-2770
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great burgers, the lobster mac and cheese was excellent but just a bit spicy. Not a fan of the bacon mac and cheese but it was ok. Service is quick and friendly. Just a bit pricey though

Thank D W
Paso Robles, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great meal and atmosphere for catching up with family and friends. I ordered the Rib Eye steak and it was prepared to perfection. It was so tender it was like cutting butter. Everyone in our group had a great meal and pleasant time.

Thank giff64
Phoenix, Arizona
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a large family dinner here - roughly 25 people. We were going to be treated, which was very gracious of some family members. The banquet selection was fairly diverse, but didn't satisfy all preferences. Despite the initial inflexibility, they eventually acquiesced to letter one person chose an item from the normal menu. My banquet item wasn't that good.... More 

Thank az2woodridge
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with family on a Sunday evening, such a disappointment. 3 of our party ordered the Sunday special but were later (15 mins after ordering) advised it had run out. Server was very lovely but no discount offered for inconvenience of having to re-order, service was super slow, restaurant was almost empty but still had to wait for a table.... More 

Thank Julie H
Tehachapi, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Way down the street and you are just sure you missed it but there is was. Great atmosphere and lots of little nooks and crannies where there were tables. You hardly knew anyone else was at the place. Great variety of steakhouse faire and the drinks from the bar the best. Next time you are in Paso Robles take the... More 

San Jose, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I'm a HUGE fan of Cool Hand Luke's and a regular visitor! The Central Coast is a great area for steakhouses and visitors have many choices. What sets Cool Hand Luke's apart from the others is their service. I have never had a bad experience there, ever. The service is friendly and fast. Their food is great. When you order,... More 

Thank CA2Hawaii
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352 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I very surprised to find a steak house of this quality here in Paso Robles. The staff were all very helpful and quick on service. The restaurant was very clean and had a very interesting design. The food was very good and very well seasoned! It was cooked just the way that I like and was a very good value... More 

Thank Gordon G
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129 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Great beans food starters, bear was a little dry. But food was good. Service was great and friendly. Why pay more for steak? ? Great prices.

Thank Nathaniel R
Brookings, Oregon
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Have trued this place several times over the years. They took over the space that used to be a Sizzler. Looks much better inside, with a Western decor. I understand this is a chain, with other locations. First visit after they opened was the best. It has been inconsistent and downhill ever since. Last visit should seal the deal. The... More 

Thank MarleyMe77
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We ate here on a recent trip and was very underwhelmed. We each had the rib eye steak and it was very thin with a weird texture. The salad was very ordinary and the beans they provide for the table had little flavor and the beans did not seem like they were cooked enough. Would not go back based on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2668
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: +1 805-226-2770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?