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“Superb Italian food at great prices!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of F McLintocks Saloon & Dining

F McLintocks Saloon & Dining
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Ranked #15 of 103 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Shell Beach Road
Transit: Bus stop in front of restaurant.
Description: F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House offers the best authentic ranch style cooking and atmosphere teamed up with high spirited service and genuine western hospitality.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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“Superb Italian food at great prices!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Passed this place loads of times , but a year ago ate in their sister restaurant in San Louis obispo , so this trip had to try giuseppes . Upon entering you find a lovely restaurant with white tablecloths and great art on the walls etc, we were greeted and seated in a friendly manner and our server ran thru the specials etc .
I had a lunch special starting with one of the house salads (beets and goats cheese) then a Kobe burger with homemade chips all of which we fantastic, my wife had the seafood pasta along with a couple of glasses of giuseppes own wine all of which she hummed her way thru( always a good sign) . So in short food great service fantastic and now one place we will not pass again!

Visited November 2012
Thank Neil M
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111 reviews
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“Lots of food but pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Suggest you split a plate. There is too much for one person and most selections run $28-35. That said if you split it, it's a good value.

Visited December 2012
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

If you sit in the bar you can order a smaller meal anytime without the wait. Still definately enough food, very good

Visited December 2012
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“They ruined TWO perfectly good ribeyes - sincerely disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Onion rings!. What a great idea that I wish more restaurants would do. They serve fresh/hot onion rings when you sit down instead of bread and butter! AWESOME, but that's where it ended for us.

The BAD:
The potatoes that are served with every meal are flavored with way too much tarragon or whatever that herb is. It is not a good flavor and just adds starch to the meal. Beans are ok, but again, it's just filler and nothing special. I ordered the special, bone in rib eye medium rare (why would this be special at a steakhouse anyway?). I received a medium to well-done rib eye. I normally would just eat it but because it had some kind of sticky indistinguishable sauce on it, I sent it back hoping for a "SAVE" to the otherwise horrible meal. Nothing doing - got a similar steak and took one bite, left the rest for the staff to throw away. What is that sticky substance they put on the steak? its like corn syrup? WTH!!

Décor is old, musty and in need of repairs. I understand they are going for the old cattleman look with the taxidormy, but you can do it without looking 70’s dated. Service was good and that’s about the only thing I did enjoy.

Save you money cowgirls and cowboys – go somewhere else for a steak than this place. It's a step above Sizzler for the price of a Jockos.

  • Visited November 2012
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Newbury Park, California
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“Killer fillet mignon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

I recently visited F McClintock's for the first time .it was for a wedding rehearsal dinner for a party of 50 plus. I thought that the food and drinks were excellent. And the service was pretty darn good as well . My wife had salmon and I had filet mignon both were perfectly cooked and the beef was high quality. The servers were very talented at pouring water into our cups from 3 feet away . I recommend McClintock's for large parties and wedding groups..

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