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McPhee's Grill

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416 S Main St, Templeton, CA 93465-5302 (4th Street)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Templeton, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For years this has been my go-to for special days (mother's day, my birthday). Food is always great, service wonderful. We love the pickled goodies and bread that comes out while you wait on your order. Our fave appetizers are the warm goat cheese with roasted garlic and the sweet potato fries with basil salt. My husband usually gets the... More 

Thank Joanne M
Santa Clarita, California
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the baby back ribs lunch entree. 7 total ribs for $16. Came with fries and a specialized cole slaw that really you'd like or dislike (sorry folks, the later for me). Yes it's historical and the area is very scenic. But while the bbq sauce was tasty, amount didn't equal the price of the meal. Attentive staff, quickly served.... More 

Thank Stephen S
Calabasas, CA
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177 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant with a welcoming staff and you can park right on the street in front with no parking meters or valets! Like going back in time! I can't get past the double cut glazed pork chop. The thing is probably 14 oz. At least 12 and is very good. I've been here several times and always order it, though... More 

Thank HeathCalabasas_CA
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four (kids 18/20) and stopped near Templeton overnight between Sequoia National Park and a drive up the coast. McPhee's was nearby and was able to take our reservation quickly. The restaurant is in a historic building that (I think) was a saloon at one time... The decor is great and the staff was attentive and... More 

Thank katredd
Hutchinson, Kansas
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though we live over 1500 miles away, when we visit the Central Coast, we would never think of missing McPhee's. It is just a couple of minutes off the turmoil of Hgwy. 101, but you immediately feel that you are in a time warp. Templeton's main street must have looked very similarly, 100 years ago. There is even an iconic... More 

Thank XScotts
San Luis Obispo, California
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Recently dined at McPhee's as part of a banquet party in the "back room." I had not been to this restaurant in a few years only because it's not very convenient to where I live. The food was so good, however, I will make the trek more often. Despite serving a large crowd in our banquet while still dealing with... More 

Thank Michael S
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

A chance finding on a stopover while touring. Restaurant was full and buzzing on a Friday night, but they managed to fit us in, the service was great as was the food - very competent cooking - we had the very good filet mignon . The owner, Ian, is clearly very hands-on, seems to have time to talk to everyone... More 

Thank Northerner11
Atascadero, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Had dinner with my daughter-in-law. The service was excellent. Our food came out in a prompt manner and was wonderful.

Thank sbeck2015
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I have been dining @ McPhee's Grill for 15 years. It's the best place along the 101 corridor between Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo for fine dining! The food is well prepared, very fresh and the wine list is fine also. I have to admit that it was difficult walking into McPhee's after my husband passed away but one... More 

Thank Susan C
Reno, Nevada
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

In Atascadero (5-minute drive) for business - and none of the local restaurants read well. Took a shot and was very pleasantly surprised. Typical rural California . . . nothing fancy, no pretenses but the food was really good. Hostessing was a little "relaxed" and the server got it kinda right (forgot to mention the specials until AFTER we ordered.)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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

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