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Cool Hand Luke

1321 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8000
+1 805-928-6196
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (13 reviews)
“steak” (48 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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1321 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grate place to eat. Grate service we prime rib will be back good starters food gratewe had coffee and ice tea bean and was good thank you wil for the best dinner and nice birthday

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to eat out. Not overly cheap but then you get what you pay for. I'd happily eat here again no problem at all. Filled our bellys also the 1q strawberry lemonade was tasty

Thank Lee H
CoolHandLukes, Owner at Cool Hand Luke, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for your business and review. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

古式的美國扒房和酒吧,裝修很舊式,但氣氛滿好 菜式極度推介flowback ribs in bbq sauce,反而牛扒很普通... 他們有一些combo set,價錢ok很多菜式讓你選,但份量不算多

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Saw this place off the side of the road and wanted to give it a chance. We walked in and the place was a little on the empty side though we were put on the wait list. After waiting a few minutes we were sat...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Even on a Friday night, approximately 15 minute wait, but well worth it! The menu offers a wide variety, large portions. They are really good at refilling drinks! Food is hot, fresh and correct the first time! They can take large groups in a separate...More

Thank tammythetypist
CoolHandLukes, Owner at Cool Hand Luke, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your review and your business.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We were in Santa Maria for just one night and we had eaten hear when we were passing through 4 years ago, we really enjoyed the meal so we planned to come back as we were in the neighbourhood. We were not disappointed, you get...More

Thank MrsW27
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We started with soup. He had the beef stew, full of tender chunks of beef rich and flavor filled! I had clam chowder, creamy thick goodness that rivals well known chowder houses. The light sourdough rolls, soft and fresh, were great with both soups. He...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

1  Thank WhyAmIStillworking
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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