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On the Road: Nipomo's Famous Jocko's Restaurant

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NIPOMO, Calif. - "Follow me to Jocko's!" That's the saying on the bumper sticker found on many Central Coast vehicles, luring and enticing hungry meat lovers to the famous Central Coast dining spot.

The name Jocko's is synonymous with Nipomo. People travel from far distances to sample Jocko's oak-grilled meats. But the steakhouse is more than just an eatery. It's a piece of Nipomo history whose roots date back to the late 18th century when Jocko's was first opened as a saloon by Emery Knotts on Tefft Street.

Today you can enter Jocko's on any given day of the week and you'll find a bustling crowd dining on a juicy, thick steak sandwich with a side of beans and coleslaw. Or perhaps you'll choose the french fries made daily from freshly cut potatoes.

Around four-thirty every afternoon the oak-grill is fired up ready to grill everything from filet Mignon to pork and lamb chops. Even if you're not hungry, chances are you'll be able to sink your teeth into a healthy serving of the day's happenings from other happy diners.

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