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“Pretty good, but expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McPhee's Grill

McPhee's Grill
416 S Main St, Templeton, CA 93465-5302
805-434-3204
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Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Templeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Street
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pretty good, but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The service was excellent and the food was prepared very well. The quality of the food was exceptional. The portions are average to small, and it's WAY overpriced. You will not getting a bad meal here, it's just not a great value.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Well known place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while touring the Paso Robles wineries. We had eaten here many years ago, shortly after Ian McPhee moved his restaurant from Cambria. It is sort of a mandatory stop if you spend any time in the area. The building is an old square affair that looks its age. Inside, the ceiling is covered in copper, which gives the room a nice warm feeling and matches the colors in the seating and walls.

The food is pub fare, with local wines and many beers available. I had an Angus grass-fed burger, which I found a little dry. Fat does have its good points. My wife had a salad. I had a Stella beer, which was NOT lite. Almost everywhere that has Stella, it is light.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Templeton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Always have to go to McPhee's when we are in town. Great food, wine, and ambiance. Charming town which is growing every time we visit. Fun to stop in the hardware store next door too!

Visited May 2014
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Templeton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Everything is wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is my favorite hometown restaurant. They recently put in a pizza oven! You must try the "pig and fig". This is my go to place for birthdays, holidays or just lunch! Never disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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san luis obispo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“templetons best!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

great food and high quality ingredients. a little pricey but worth it.good wine list and friendly staff.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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