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Trashing an icon - Jocko's Nipomo

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Trashing an icon - Jocko's Nipomo

JT | May 24, 2004 08:15 AM

Traveling south recently, we decided to stop for lunch at the much talked about Nipomo roadhouse, Jocko's.

I ordered the small steak sandwich, and came away extremely disappointed. This wasn't really a sandwich, but a small slice of meat perched atop two very thick slices of garlic bread. That would have been fine, I suppose, if the steak hadn't been tough as nails, with about 30% inedible gristle. I am not a butcher, but I'm guessing this cut was the top muscle of the top sirloin that didn't make the "A" list - the one that runs in the opposite direction to the good, center cut steaks. No matter, it shouldn't have been served, IMO. At $11, it was robbery. Wife's Jocko cheeseburger was good enough, in fact two huge, tasty patties, but the fries weren't very good - soggy and limp.

This was a real letdown. Perhaps we'd be more satisfied at dinner?

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