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Jocko's Steakhouse

125 N. Thompson Ave. (Tefft St.) Send to Phone
Classic Santa Maria-style barbecue in an old-school atmosphere.
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Jocko's Steakhouse Restaurant Review

: There is nothing, repeat nothing, fancy about this place, but be prepared for a wait on most nights, especially weekends and even if you have reservations. This is old-school right down to the cinder-block walls. That said, this is a place to go for absolutely authentic Santa Maria-style barbecue --- steaks grilled over red oak and served with a retro relish tray, a basket of crackers and salsa, iceberg salad, cowboy toast (garlic bread), pinquito beans, your choice of potatoes or rice, and either ice cream or sherbet for dessert. Stick with the steaks and baked potato, unless you’re going for the Monday special of pork roast with mashed potatoes and gravy. Breakfast and lunch are also served, and be sure to at least peek in the bar, a longtime locals’ watering hole. (Note: Little Jocko’s across the freeway is more fast food-oriented with burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes.)

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