Jocko's Steak House

Steakhouse, BBQ Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
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  • G Q.
    "Large spencer steak medium well is to die for!!!"(2 Tips)
    Charmaine H.
    "Pork Chops here are sooo yummy."(2 Tips)
    Mark H.
    "Get the large steak sandwich."(2 Tips)
    Simple F.
    "Baked potato, beans, and bread."(2 Tips)
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  • Chris W.
    Chris WongAugust 6, 2015
    Established in 1956, Jocko’s is a true American roadhouse specializing in steak, ribs and oak pit pork chops, as well as traditional salsa and pinquito beans.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LandersAugust 5, 2013
    Call early to get reservations, have your whole party show up on time and be prepared to wait anyway. The place is dingy and loud but the steak is great. Is it worth it?
  • Jeffy G.
    Jeffy G.May 24, 2012
    18 oz. filet mignon not big enough for you? Get the extra cut for an extra 10 oz. of steak. That's the biggest filet I've ever seen (& eaten)
  • Mark H.
    Mark HammondJuly 3, 2014
    Get the large steak sandwich. Not really a sandwich - more like a ribeye thrown on top of garlic bread and smothered with fries. To die for.
  • Maritza S.
    Maritza SanchezJanuary 9, 2011
    Large Spencer. Mmm. Plus, this is the only place I get it med- well. Med is pink ALL over. Oh! And bring a nice bottle, corking fee is only 5
  • Edie S.
    I have traveled all over the world and this was the best steak that I have ever had! Even more tender than a Kobe.
  • Caren K.
    Caren K.January 2
    The Spencer steak was sooo good! But be sure to make a reservation!
  • Emily V.
    Emily Van NordenDecember 29, 2012
    I love this place, amazing food but they suck about seating people. and I dont know why the HELL they take reservations as you wait 1.5 hours regardless.
  • alexis w.
    alexis w.November 12, 2010
    You MUST get the Spencer cut...Also, they usually under cook the steaks. Even if you ask for medium, most likely, it'll come out medium-rare.
  • Greg
    GregSeptember 7, 2012
    The Small spencer is big, so I can't imagine what a large is like, but very good, and ice cream included awesome
  • Charmaine H.
    Charmaine HauberAugust 30, 2014
    Pork Chops here are sooo yummy. It's four meals for me, crazy huge chops and there's two of them.
  • Ron L.
    Ron LeviJuly 5, 2013
    You will wait. Get a couple of drinks and chill. Spencer steak is the best!
  • Leo S.
    Leo SanchezAugust 30, 2015
    Large Spencer, salad, beans, bread, and some Turley Zin ----> BOMB.com
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FJanuary 17
    Phenomenal meat! Amazing flavor, great staff & the perfect dinner!
  • Kati D.
    Kati DeckerJanuary 8, 2011
    try the filet migon. amazing. and HUGE. will drive the 3 hours to get here for this steak.
  • Christian W.
    Christian WoodsAugust 30, 2014
    Followed some tips and ordered up the Spencer steak. Holy cow. Worth the wait and more.
  • robert b.
    robert boydstonJune 2, 2010
    This is the only place to have a steak on the central coast....great food and ginormous portions....
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KnoblochAugust 3, 2013
    The Spencer steak was great. One of the best i've ever had.
  • Jose M.
    Jose MartinezApril 6, 2011
    If you live 5 hours away, its worth the drive for this steak. Make a trip of it and come by
  • CarolAnn P.
    CarolAnn PardoNovember 6, 2015
    Love the steak bites with bread dipped in ranch dressing
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle Arnaiz-Dela RosaSeptember 8, 2014
    Steak steak steak!! You gotta have their steak!
  • Jose J.
    Jose Juarez2 weeks ago
    Expect long wait for a table but steak is worth the wait.
  • Maritza S.
    Maritza SanchezSeptember 28, 2014
    For for a Queen, I mean King: large spencer. No joke. It's fun to come monkey around here
  • Kari Z.
    Kari ZieglerAugust 10, 2011
    If you are a local - there are local secrets to be had here :)
  • G Q.
    G QAugust 19, 2015
    Large spencer steak medium well is to die for!!!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GuzmanJanuary 8, 2011
    Large Spencer steak. Medium rare. Baked potato. Get them!
  • PatD
    PatDJune 9, 2010
    The filet and NY Strip are great. Cooked over red oak.
  • Eugene W.
    Eugene WangJune 8, 2014
    The best oak grilled beefy juicy steak you will ever have.
  • Queen 👑 J.
    Queen 👑 JJanuary 19, 2013
    It was da bomb. Comfort food at its finest. Beans were smoked to a smoldering taste
  • Simple F.
    Simple FoodieSeptember 2, 2012
    Large Spencer Steak medium well. Baked potato, beans, and bread.
  • Kari Z.
    Kari ZieglerSeptember 1, 2011
    Ask the bartender what her fav wine bar is...
  • Alisa B.
    Alisa BleskeAugust 27, 2011
    NUMBER ONE TIP: make a reservation.
  • Mike N.
    Mike NewmanMarch 29
    Plain and simple. Excellent beef.
  • Christian N.
    Christian NavarroJune 17, 2013
    Reservations go out the window when it gets busy. Fair warning.
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn MarmorsteinJuly 2, 2012
    SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!! One of my favorite places on the planet!
  • Briana R.
    Briana RSeptember 5, 2015
    Definitely make a reservation!
  • Regina C.
    Spencer steak is a serious Rib Eye steak
  • Bradley F.
    Bradley FlickJune 9, 2010
    Travelled from Australia for the best steak. My 3rd visit here.
  • Jada Pada
    Jada PadaNovember 1, 2012
    Prepare to wait even with a reservation. I wasn't too impressed with the food. Not to say it was bad or that I wouldn't go back. I'm just saying I've had better.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DJuly 13, 2015
    Made reservation for 7pm...showed up...no reservation. Two hour wait.
  • Briana R.
    Briana RSeptember 5, 2015
    Best steak I have ever had!
  • Jeffrey F.
    Jeffrey FusherJuly 9, 2010
    Get the steak sandwich. It's yummy!
  • Carlton H.
    Carlton HaleySeptember 29, 2011
    Everything is good !
  • Chon H.
    Chon HardinSeptember 3, 2011
    Awesome Spencer steaks!!!!
  • George G.
    George GramaJune 22, 2015
    Be prepared to wait an hour WITH a reservation
  • Nolan J.
    Nolan JenkinsMarch 25, 2012
    Tokyo tea! Try one!
  • Michele G.
    Michele GutierrezJuly 10, 2014
    Long wait but worth it.
  • Lanie
    LanieSeptember 3, 2011
    Try the spamoni ice cream
  • iduart
    iduartJanuary 23, 2011
    We drive 5 1/2 Hours for this steak!
  • Kathleen J.
    Kathleen JonesMarch 15, 2012
    Every bite is orgasmic!
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