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“Always a great choice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McPhee's Grill

McPhee's Grill
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Templeton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Street
Visalia, CA
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Always a great choice”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 all the varied tastes in your group.

Great selection - and fair pricing - on wines with a emphasis on the Paso, SLO and SB wine region.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lodi, California
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Some of us are just plain lucky . . .”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 area--just make McPhee's a destination point.

There is nothing significant that we can add to the reviews below. The atmosphere is attractive, comfortable and a bit intriguing is a nostalgic sort of way--it achieves an interesting blend of a historical Cattlemen's bar and grill with the aura of a modern quality steakhouse in wine country. All aspects of the experience, including food quality, presentation, waitstaff, decor, "facilities," etc., exceeded our expectations for the day's lunch. And the lunch menu is extensive (we both had exceptional entree salads).

If we had to ding the restaurant on anything it would be that our booth was a tad tight--and neither of us are large people. Perhaps they tried to squeeze in one too many booths.

Our only regret, after perusing the dinner menu, was that we would be unable to return for dinner.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Randall-Anne
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A restaurant Bar that makes you feel at home”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 are both very good. This is a nice, not too overload, restaurant and bar...try eating at the bar. Templeton is less than 5 miles from Paso Robles, so go for the evening...and the drive back is short.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerald D
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Jake J
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Templeton, California
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The find of Templeton”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to make a reservation.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank templetongirl
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