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McPhee's Grill

416 S Main St, Templeton, CA 93465-5302
805-434-3204
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Ranked #1 of 23 restaurants in Templeton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Street
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Monrovia, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We didn't know anything about McPhee's when our innkeeper recommended it on a recent weekend trip to Paso Robles. We were seated immediately upon arriving. Our server Nicholas was thorough and attentive, able to answer our questions with authority and confidence. The wine list was well balanced, and the menu was varied enough to satisfy our tastes. My husband and... More

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Cambria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Have been going here (in Cambia before they moved also) for over 12 years, but MAYBE NO MORE!! My husband and I went for lunch today. Host was extremely stressed and seemed overworked and unfriendly (they were busy). Our server was the same timid young woman we have had before (awhile ago though). We specifically asked for fries as an... More

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Paso Robles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Over priced, had the rib eye steak, it was about a half inch thick, smothered in some kind of hot ranchero sauce, the mashed potatoes were also hot, and then the other side dish is a pepper stuffed with goat cheese... No green salad, that's an extra charge. This place is really over priced for what you get, and then... More

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Indio, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Tonight we had a pleasant experience having dinner at McPhee's. The staff and the food were excellent.

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Visalia, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

McPhees is one of those places that is always solid - and is a 'go to' for locals. It is also a place in a tiny town - in the middle of wine country - that is a great 'find' while touring and travelling. Hearty and good - steaks, burgers and a mix of California cuisine - that will satisfy... More

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Lodi, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were driving to Morro Bay and decided to leave the freeway just to check out Templeton and perhaps stop for lunch--dead reckoning without the help of TripAdvisor. If you read a few of the glowing reviews below you won't have to rely on being lucky to have an excellent meal if you are ever in the greater Paso Robles... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Drive into Templeton, and you find a main street with stores, and the sign of Mcphee's. When you walk in, you can be reminded of the television series Cheers. Frank, the bartender for many, many years, makes you feel welcome, and offers a list of local wines. He recommends the boneless rib eye, or the nut encrusted pacific halibut...and they... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Had multiple recommendations for McFee's and everyone was right. Excellent food, excellent service, casual atmosphere, a little loud. Wine and beer bar. Going back next time we are in the area.

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Templeton, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the best place to eat in Templeton. Whether you feel like a steak or burger or anything in between. The crispy brined chicken is phenomenal!!! Desserts are also great---the hot fudge caramel sundae is something to really look forward to, as is the carrot cake,etc. Never had anything bad there. Really fills up on weekends, so be sure... More

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Templeton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been to McPhee's dozens of times and it is the best restaurant in Central California. No contest.

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