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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, CA
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my favorite restaurant, Ian McPhee does it right. From the moment you step inside, the smell of the wood fire sets the mood. Delish!

Thank tamarastav
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited in April with my sister-in-law and a friend (both Californians) while on a vacation from St. Louis. The food was amazing as was the service.

Thank flowergirl8591
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to McPhee's for lunch at the suggestion of our Inn Host, Patti Croad, Croad Vineyards and were not disappointed! We weren't looking for a big lunch, so we decided on a cup of Chicken Tortilla Soup and the Swordfish Salad special, both of which we shared. Both were amazing! So much so that my husband just had to... More 

Thank Patriciahs
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed tremendously our dinner at McPhee's . I had the Pork Chop glazed with Apricot; my wife had the Jambalaya Pasta. Both were wonderful. Ambiance and Service were great. You need go go here!

Thank jbell3
Templeton, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 19, 2016

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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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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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 Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?