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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 - 22:00
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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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Atascadero, California
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Early dining at Tahoe Joe's resulted in a ho hum experience. My waitress was Alisha who was very pleasant and prompt. The food was just okay. I have eaten here before and it has always been very good. Might have just been an off day in the kitchen.

Thank sbeck2015
Salem, Oregon
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The meat cooking process only allows for medium at the rarest which is not my idea of how a good steak should be cooked. The prime rib was ok but I wish I would have ordered rare as the medium rare was well on the medium side. The service was very good.

Thank twobuttes
San Mateo, CA
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196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Went to Tahoe Joe's because it was easy parking and it was a Thursday night and we didn't want to deal with the traffic and parking downtown with the Farmers Market in the center of town near the places we would have gone to. Service was good but the salad didn't seem to be as fresh as it should be.... More 

Thank DavenCarol
Central coast CA
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Railroad camp shrimp are great and all the steaks too. Nachos are ok but nothing to write home about. Service is friendly and the atmosphere nice. I like the green beans when they are fresh and haven't been sitting under a warmer for a long time. My Mom is very picky and this is one of the few restaurants... More 

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Watsonville, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Average except the bill, which is above average. But it is a college town. Busy, crowded, commercial & noisy. I will stake my claim elsewhere next time, or try it maybe one more time? Olive Garden might have been a better choice?

Thank lowell159
Paso Robles, California
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went here for a early dinner. We both ordered the Joe's Steak. I had the baked potato and my wife ordered the mashed potatoes. We don't eat red meat very often, but this was a special day for us. Our meal was fantastic. The steak was cooked just like we ordered and was delicious. After tasting my wife's mashed... More 

Thank fellowtraveler415
Los Osos, California
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227 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The food and service here is always very good. We enjoy both the lunch regular menu and the happy hour food in the bar. The salads are generous in size and and the selection is varied for all tastes. The dinners are also good value especially if you utilize the discount coupons that are distributed locally.

Thank Gene H
Redondo Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife, a friend and I decided to go to Tahoe Joe's for dinner. We were seated promptly after our friend arrived. We all had the spring salad before our main meal, and all of us found it fresh and very tasty. My wife ordered the battered shrimp and found it to have too much batter and was greasy. Needless... More 

Thank Richard R
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Mid-range pricing and excellent service. Food is very good for the price. Their filet was perfectly cooked along with baked potato. I took one-half home.

Thank LD C
San Luis Obispo, CA
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We love to meet here with various family members traveling through town.Out last visit was for the birthday I share with my stepson in December. He and his family had just returned from a wedding in Maui, and were jet-lagged and fading,l but we knew a hearty meal would rekindle that energy. The menu is huge, so people with diverse... 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?