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Jocko's Steakhouse, Nipomo, CA

Jocko's Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
1675 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Jocko’s Steakhouse is family owned and a longtime Central Coast favorite. Our family’s
hospitality roots date back to 1925, or so the story goes. Jocko’s is legendary for hand cut aged
steaks grilled over an open fire of red oak coals. A style of cooking native to the area that dates
to the Spanish Rancheros. We offer an extensive dinner menu serving a variety of steak cuts,
ribs, pork chops, chicken, seafood, steak burgers, specialty sandwiches and more. Our Saloon includes a full compliment of your favorite spirits, tap beers and a large selection of Central Coast wines.
To learn more about Jocko’s menus and history visit www.jockossteakhouse.com
or call (805) 929-3686 for reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 929-3686
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    PIT MASTER: Aubrey Mayo
  • Catering
    Call for take out menu<br />805-929-3686
  • Private party facilities
    Call for large party reservation805-929-3686
  • Neighborhood
    Nipomo
  • Cross street
    Thompson Ave. and Tefft Nipomo, CA.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,675 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

1,675 Reviews
  1. ElizabethB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was incredible, and kept a close watch on our drinks and was quick to offer another round at the perfect time. The food arrived and everyone enjoyed everything. We always love Jockos and this time went with someone who had never been before and we were all very satisfied.

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  2. AaronW

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was horrible. Yeah, she had a big party, but it was right next to us. I was a server for many years so I know what it takes. She forgot our appetizer and blamed it on the kitchen. Really, was the kitchen supposed to bring it to us as well? I ordered the 20 oz filet mignon, the first bite was absolutely wonderful. The meat was high-quality and seasoned well, but after the first bite, it was painfully obvious that it was not medium rare but barely rare. The only reason I’m giving two stars instead of one is because the king crab legs were delicious and my son’s cheeseburger was also very good. One of the other good steakhouses such as a hitching post or Shaws would be a far better pick.

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  3. JolitaB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We haven't been in 10 Yrs. The Spencer Steak are still off the charts Definitely still Best we have ever had. Its a little date could use update didn't like the pickle tray, or Honey Mustard dressing it had a bite to it. Over All we will love it. Everyone has bad days

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  4. RandyM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great and the food was amazing as always!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast and friendly. A salad was fresh. The pickles were delicious crunchy the crackers were fresh. The ice tea was fresh. The Spencer steak was huge and juicy cooked to perfection. Baked potatoes perfect toast, bread perfect. Everything was delicious. I will definitely be returning.

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  6. JesseO

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Filet EVER!! My wife order the chicken and it was cooked to perfection! Son ordered the double pork chops, WOW! The grill is handled by Masters, they are artists at thier craft! Everything is cooked over red oak and so so good. Been coming to this place for years and never disappointed. Great service but be patient as the food is cooked to order! Can’t rush greatness

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  7. JohnG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time dinning at Jocko’s. You came highly recommended by my very good friend who comes to town often. The service and the food were very, very food. Unfortunately, it was very cold where we were sitting. I am very warm blooded by nature and almost never get cold. However, I gave my wife my jacket to put on so she was more comfortable. I was actually getting chills every time someone walked by. I am not the type of person who wants to make waves so I refrained from commenting to the server. Other than that, our experience was very good. We have never experienced pickles and salsa and crackers before. Very unique. We enjoyed it. Thank you.

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  8. BmN2014

    Las Vegas

    129 reviews

    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy this restaurant, especially when you get a good server like Justin. He made our day! Perfect filet mignon is always the way to start and ice cream at the end to finish your meal. We highly recommend this special local gem! Yummy yummy!

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  9. Gramny

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The steak was a little tough for $59.95. The extra plate cost was good.

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  10. Mell

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic, vintage steakhouse with a casual, Western ambiance and fabulous food.

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  11. Maggiemae

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We noticed lots of improvements during our recent visit to Jocko's. In times past (pre-pandemic), we were not able to make a reservation. This time, we did not wait AT ALL for our table. The food was better than before...we especially enjoyed the sides of grilled artichokes and spicy cauliflower. The steak was, as always, marvelous. Service was exemplary. This visit was the most positive of the half dozen times we have eaten at this restaurant. We asked our waitress about the changes, and she mentioned that there was new management. Their efforts to improve the customer experience are not unnoticed. I hope they keep up the good work!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food quality and good value. Wine and drinks were great. Unfortunately they were out of Lobster so I chose to upsize my Ribeye. Will certainly go back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven’t been to Jocko’s in a while. We stop on our way home from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez. Red Oak BBQ can’t beet the taste. Food very consistent. We’ll be going back again and again!

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  14. mike

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spencer steak is like no other, you get a-lot of food. Been going here for a long time, a must visit if in the area

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  15. MichaelR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed because artichokes were not available at 4 because they take an hour to prepare and were out of Firestone Walker 805. Steak and trout were both excellent.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always looking forward to eating at Jock’s restaurant. The best steak 😋

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  17. JR23

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    TERRIBLE service, 20 minutes for a refill on water, reservation at 7:45pm didn't get our food until 9:20pm. Set at a table next to a huge crowd of 12. They had a drunk guy at the end of their table backed up against our table. He kept hitting our table with his chair. I can't believe they would even seat someone where they sat us. Honestly, my husband and I have wanted to try Jocko's for years and we're really super excited to go on a date night out of town, but we're extremely disappointed and will not be returning 😔 totally bummed with this experience!

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  18. fresnomurfs

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have eaten at Jocko's for over 60 years and it isn't nearly as good as it was. There is no longer a relish tray, just a small dish of pickles. The meat (filet) was tasty but much smaller/thinner than it used to be and was cooked medium well instead of medium. To say the least, I was quite disappointed that for the expense, the quality of the food has gone downhill! I grew up in Santa Maria and certainly feel sorry for anyone who was not able to enjoy the "old" Jocko's.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is outstanding. Steak is like butter. Really good food and you do get a lot of food for the money you spend. Place is always packed for a good reason.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love this place when I around this area. The steaks are so flavorful.

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  21. steakeater

    San Joaquin

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The way the meat is cooked over the red oak is so flavorful. You always have plenty of food and a box to go home with. With the relish tray and beans adds to the meal. The baked potatoes are huge but very tasty. We all got Spencer ribeyes of different sizes. Great food again!!

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  22. FrederickK

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Not fancy but lots of fun.

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  23. JessR

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good, but the food there has been better in the past. The steak was very good but our appetizers and sides were just OK. They did have multiple large groups the day we went so that may have impacted things in the kitchen.

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  24. Cryptohezer

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are local Nipomo so Jocko’s is a go to staple in our family. Never disappointed. Always leave full and happy. Also, quite reasonably priced compared to other fine dining establishments in this local central coast area. Keep the Jocko’s grill on!!!

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  25. Englishasitgets

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been going to this place for over 20 years. The last few times I have not been so impressed. Quality of food is the same but here is where this place went totally wrong: 1. We were there for a total of 2.5 hours.... We only ordered a main at dinner time 2. Service is nice, but really unreliable. Some times the service is quick and attentive, other times you are at the mercy of whether a large group entered before you. Some of our table was left with no drink refills for nearly the entire duration of the dinner and we all got extremely irritated the service was not only poor, but pretty much non-existent. The other servers don't help each other so you are left to rot for hours at a time. 3. Our steaks came out warm, not hot. Our server didn't bring out the food when it was supposed to be delivered and she never came back to check on us so we couldn't tell her. 4. We paid nearly $200 for three people for a warm meal. Imagine paying $60 for a warm steak, not a piping hot meal right off the grill. Recommendation: If you plan on visiting this place, book your reservation knowing you will be there for hours before you leave and ask for a different server if they are serving a large party before you. Management: we drove 4 hours to eat at your establishment. We made a reservation and I know the large party before us was required to make a reservation per your website. Plan for more servers to be there because our experience was ruined by your lack of planning.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Sinaloa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nos gusta venir de vacaciones a San Luis obispo y hace 5 años empezamos a visitar Jocko’s . Ojalá el dueño lea mi comentario . Le urge una reingenieria de procesos ( mejora continua ) . Espere 45 min y tenía reservación , la mesera dio buen servicio pero nuestro pedido llegó una hora después , la ensalada tenía aderezo de más , mi carne estaba sobre cocida y la papa se les pasó la mano con toda la mantequilla que tenía . Es imposible manejar 35 min para ir a cenar , esperar 45 min para una mesa y después 1 hr para un platillo malo . En mi caso no pensamos volver . Mucha suerte para los dueños y ojalá mejoren en su cocina .

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the most amazing steaks and soooo much food! Love this place!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The changes made suck! Sorry the food was ok not great and service was ok… nothing to brag about! Such a bummer things have changed so much and not for the better. Also phone was left and no one could help us till 4 pm next day - unacceptable -boooo , the person that left was company from out of town and had to go without phone all day because no one would help us or answer! I hate to say it won’t be running back for more soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love their Ribeye! Flavor is awesome! They've done some updating and painted, but it still looks like Jocko's!

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  30. EvaL

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Worth the drive from Los Angeles. Corkage fee is fair at only $12.50. We ordered the filet mignon and the Spencer. Both of our steaks were cooked perfectly. We try to drive up with family and friends every few months and they are bery accommodating. Call and make reservations especially on weekends it gets very busy.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really delicious. It’s hard to find a woodfired grill and this is the best one around for sure.

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  32. Jeff

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Jocko’s! Best steaks in America and you can relax and be yourself!

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  33. JenniferE

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went with our son and family. We had 2 children ages 5 & 7 there. The noise level is loud enough that you don’t have to worry about bringing children. They actually have quite an extensive children’s menu. Our steaks were delicious. Well seasoned and mouth watering. The service was excellent. We really enjoyed the atmosphere as well. A very fun evening

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not first time eating here. However this time was an absolutely awful experience. Poor Service. Sub standard food at any price. Took over one hour for our entrées to be served. Filet steak had lots of fat & gristle, top sirloin was ordered medium, but came very rare. Baked potatoes overcooked. Waitress went absent for most of meal and seemed disinterested. No opportunity to have meals addressed. Anything but value for $200 for 3 people. Never again will we visit Jocko’s!!!

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  35. MeridaD

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The beef sweet breads were cooked perfectly! The chicken fried steak dinner was huge and a rare find in this part of CA. Sadly it is only served on Tuesday.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were not seated until 50 minutes after our reservation time.

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  37. EricM

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Annual visit with The American Legion Hierarchy. It is always my pleasure to introduce members of our great Organization to the outstanding experience that is JOCKO's. Rule number One: Make a Reservation Rule Number Two: Make sure you have a Reservation. Rule Number Three: Come Hungry and be ready for some outstanding Red Oak BBQ. My hardest decision is choosing between the Pork Chops or the Lamb Chops... Mmmm, Mmmmm. Respectfully, Eric W. Measles, Anderson, CA

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want a good steak, Jocko’s is the place to go.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork chops never disappoint. My wife’s Jockos burger was cooked to perfection.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hailey is amazing, she always goes above and beyond.

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FAQs

Jocko's Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 929-3686.

Jocko's Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1675 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Jocko's Steakhouse

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-9072

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Thompson Ave. and Tefft Nipomo, CA.
  • Neighborhood
    Nipomo
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    PIT MASTER: Aubrey Mayo
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 929-3686
  • Catering
    Call for take out menu<br />805-929-3686
  • Private party facilities
    Call for large party reservation805-929-3686
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