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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.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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Jocko's Steakhouse, Nipomo, CA

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Jocko's Steakhouse Restaurant Review

: Jocko's Steakhouse is definitely not a place to go for ambience, but it’s a unique destination for serious carnivores. With its cinder-block walls and retro relish tray, this is one of the area’s go-to spots for authentic Santa Maria-style barbecue. Order up one of the red-oak grilled steaks, served with a basket of crackers and salsa, iceberg salad, cowboy toast (garlic bread), pinquito beans (small red beans akin to pintos, definitely a must with this fare), your choice of potatoes or rice, and either ice cream or sherbet for dessert. Steaks are definitely the best choice on the menu, unless you’re going for the Monday special of pork roast with mashed potatoes and gravy. Jocko’s also serves breakfast and lunch, but dinner is the real draw; be prepared for a wait almost every night of the week. (Note: Little Jocko’s across the freeway is more fast food-oriented with burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes.)

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