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A J Spurs Saloon & Dining Hall

508 N Main St, Templeton, CA 93465-9543
(805) 434-2700
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Ranked #11 of 23 restaurants in Templeton
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Atascadero
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been going to A J's for over 20 years. A J's sold about 7 years back and it went downhill fast. But I have to say it has made a huge comeback in the last year and a half. Once again I am glad to call this one of my favorite spots. They feed you from the time... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So, its not that we had high expectations for this place and I don't like writing negative reviews, but we just would not recommend this restaurant. We tried it because my in-laws wanted to go there. The restaurant is rather dark and gloomy inside. We realize it's supposed to look like a saloon, and we're ok with that, but the... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were staying in Templeton for a few days and ate here the first night. When I first looked at the menu, it seemed a little pricey but once we sat down and the food kept coming, I realized it was quite a good deal overall. We were staying in a vacation home rental and had plenty of leftovers that... More

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

AJ Spurs, a small local chain, offers a good variety of food. The restaurant is decorated in a cowboy theme, and the dining area is large. The unlimited soup is a great starter, and it is very filling. Don't forget to leave room for the entrees! We shared the full rack of ribs dinner, and we had leftovers! The food... More

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San Marcos, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When we are in the area this is always one of our stops. Never miss it. The food is excellent and service is great. Headed back this weekend.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Go hungry as there is a lot of food - the Gaucho soup and salad will fill you before your entree arrives. Solid food and service but has a tendancy to be rather warm inside both in the restaurant and bar areas. We will go back (and have) but it's not fine dining if that is what you are expecting.

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Cambria, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We eat here often and it is always excellent. I know people who travel over 100 miles to just eat here, it is that good. Best steaks, and service in the area,

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California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were so sorry we stopped in Templeton for dinner. We ordered the filet mignon, but what we got was a cheaper cut of meat that must have had half a jar of tenderizer on it. That's all we could taste. There were three large parties, and nothing was done to keep people from yelling or kids from running around.... More

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Shelby, Montana
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125 reviews 125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Not a place to go for a relaxing meal. It was very crowded and noisy. A friend wanted to go there and said it was one of the best in the area.I was sorely disappointed. The food selection was limited. The portions were small ( I came away hungry and stopped at a fast food place for a snack). The... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place was recommended by a few people and I'm stunned as to why. The setting was real strange and the food was okay. Would definitely not recommend and will not be back.

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