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McPhee's Grill

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416 S Main St, Templeton, CA 93465-5302 (4th Street)
805-434-3204
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 132
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

This is an excellent place to dine when you visit the central coast. They have great shrimp and steaks. Very nice ambiance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
John E
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San Luis Obispo, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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San Luis Obispo, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent place to dine when you visit the central coast. They have great shrimp and steaks. Very nice ambiance.

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Atascadero, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We dined here a few years ago so thought we would give it another try. There were 4 in our party and we all ordered something different. My husband had jambalaya which got an excellent review, I had sirloin which was a mistake. I understand it isn't the best of cuts but being it was prime I wanted to give... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We actually only came to McPhee's to grab a quick glass of wine, but the food menu looked so good, we wanted to stay and eat dinner! Unfortunately, it was Valentine's Day Weekend, so the place was packed and we couldn't get a table. I can't wait to come back and actually eat here in the near future!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I ordered the halibut. It was good, but nothing great. A dining companion had the jambalaya pasta and said it was amazing. If I find myself in Paso again, I'll give this place another go and try out the jambalaya pasta.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Never been to anything else at McPhees in Templeton, but their Sunday Brunch. Start with the salad bar and then the entrees grilled directly off the grill. Desert? sure all you can eat. Make this a treat and don't forget the reservation.

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

McPhee catered my daughter's wedding some 15 years ago, the food was top notch. For a few years after that we had meals at the restaurant with always pleasant memories. We had not been back for a decade, but returned with many family members to celebrate a number of birthdays. The service was top notch. The quality of food is... More 

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Seattle, WA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This quaint place was recommended to us by a local winemaker. It was busy when we arrived for lunch and the wait staff seemed to know most customers on a first name basis. Templeton is a small town so food choices are limited. Our experience left a bit to be desired; the waitress was just a bit condescending when we... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our B & B recommended this restaurant to us and we were very happy with the food and experience. Had a roasted artichoke with chipotle mayo as an appetizer and LOVED it. Great food and a nice ambiance.

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ate at McPhee's on the recommendation of another guest at our B&B in the area. It is part cool, part local and has terrific food in a low key atmosphere on the Main Street in old Templeton. My husband had a pork chop that he said was great and I had possibly the best hamburger I have ever had... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We return to McPhee's grill this year again, a short drive from Paso Robles. The place remains unchanged..and decor is downright old style western California. My wife's pork chop was fantastic, while my Macadamia Crusted Northern Halibut with ginger sesame vinaigrette, Asian slaw, spicy cucumbers, cold noodle peanut salad was nicely done, and tasty. Really pleasant, and the beer was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 416 S Main St, Templeton, CA 93465-5302
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Templeton
  • Phone Number: 805-434-3204

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?