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Pappy McGregor's Pub

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American, Bar, Pub, International, Gastropub
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1865 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2613
+1 805-543-5458
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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We enjoyed the wonderful hospitality from Lisa Miller for a retirement party that grew and she continued to graciuosly accomodate! Good food, great artisan cocktails, beer and wine as well as exceptional service is the best recomendation I could give. Thank you Lisa!

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Thank Amy G
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Sounds like it was a fun retirement party, Amy! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, and I'll be sure to pass the compliments along to Lisa as well. Hopefully you can join us again soon! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

Albany, New York
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Arrived after a long day of flying and was surprised by the food quality! This place seems very fun, as we arrived very late but read about some entertainment that they have at times. Bought daughter a cute tshirt as most times we do not have the time to shop. Cool idea to have them.

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Thank Rosesuth1960
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

We're so glad you stopped by! It's great to hear you enjoyed the food, and we can't thank you enough for taking the time to leave us a review. If you're in the area again, we'd love to have you visit! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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191 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

My husband wanted to try this place after reading about it on Trip Advisor. It's a fun place that attracts a fun crowd! They hosted a trivia game when we were there. They also have a great selection of beer on tap. We tried their amazing steak and mushrooms appetizer! Their potato skins are a good choice as well. It... More 

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Thank HurricaneCaroline
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for trying us out! I just wanted to say how much we appreciate your review, and we're thrilled you had a great time. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Nice Irish pub feel, staff (including men) in kilts, the food we sampled (steak and mushroom appetizer) superb. Only annoyance was a small noisy group at the bar.

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Thank mamagoots
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and leaving a great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and experience, overall. Sorry if there was a group being noisy; people get a bit more animated around the bar. We'd love to welcome you back again if you're in the area! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

San Diego
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I have eaten here every summer for the last few years and never fail to enjoy a great Cadillac margarita and meal. This summer, I tried the Man Salad (?) which featured spicy fried chicken, blue cheese, ranch dressing, and topped with shaved cabbage. Don't forget dessert; try the brownie with ice cream and whipped cream on top. It was... More 

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Thank alysha1
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

A Cadillac Margarita really does compliment any meal, Alysha! Glad you enjoyed The Man Salad the last time you were here, and I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the team. Hopefully you can stop by again soon! We'll have the dessert waiting, too. Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

San Ramon, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We were recommended to go here, and got a 10% off coupon, from the Holiday Inn Express. However, we would drive across town to try this again if we were in San Luis again. The food and service were good. It was a fun atmosphere.

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Thank SuzyNance
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you had a great time, Suzy! Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a great review. we'd love to have you join us again the next time you're in SLO! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

San luis obispo, ca
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Went with group of friends for party. Arrived at 5 ordered drinks and food and waited and waited. When food arrived it was pretty good but the service was awful. Our waitress had an attitude problem. Not friendly at all! Ignored the fact we where all on separate tickets.

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Thank Chris B
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Glad you liked the food, Chris! I wish you could have same for the service, and I apologize if your server was anything but welcoming. We want to make everyone feel at home here, so I apologize. Thanks for the feedback and I'll be sure to share it with my team. Hopefully you can join us again soon! I know... More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Everything is delicious, the bar has some good local beers, and the service staff was outstanding. If you are looking for a snack and a beer, the nachos are wonderful. If you need a full meal, they have pasta and the surf & turf was to die for.

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Thank Wayne H
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed everything, Wayne! It sounds like you had a great time with us. Please feel free to join us again the next time you're in SLO! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

London, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I'm not sure how we ended up in San Luis Obispo on our recent honeymoon but we did and after our hotel wasn't exactly helpful with dinner we ended up walking past Pappys. On face value it appears a run of the mill Irishy pub - not normally somewhere I'd want to go whilst on holiday in California! BUT!....we went... More 

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Thank Lifeshouldbeaholiday
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

We're glad you found us! Congratulations to you both and I'm thrilled you stopped by to give us a try. It would be wonderful to have you visit again if you're ever back in the area! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

McKinleyville, California
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336 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

We were looking for a place close to our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo, and this little place was right across the street! Delicious calamari, and tomato soup-grilled cheese combinations. Bet the place rocks at night with its live music and layout that invites lively conversation. Love the kilts framed all over the walls!

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Thank Mary V
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

I'm glad we were so close by! Thanks for the great review. Hopefully next time you'll be able to visit while there's live music or trivia night -- it's always a blast! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in SLO. Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, International, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1865 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-5458
Description
Pappy McGregor's Pub & Grill has an atmosphere that blend's Irish and American traditions. Always lively, always fun and always busy, Pappy McGregor's is just the right place for you to have a cold pint, eat a great meal, and meet up with new and old friends.

Our executive chefs, brothers Chris & Martin Beckett, have created an extensive menu made up of gastro pub quality items. We strive for every plate to be a work of art that's better than any other typical pub. Our creative menu is made up of comfort food favorites like the Prime Rib Sandwich, Steak & Shrooms, Farm Stand BLTA, Grilled Cheese, and Tomato Bisque. We also feature a wide variety of seafood dishes like the locally famous fried Calamari, Raw Blue Point Oysters, Fresh Halibut & Chips, and Oysters Rockefeller. Our Prime Rib Chili and Lobster Mac and Cheese have both won multiple awards in local food competitions.

Pappy McGregor's Pub & Grill proudly features fully stocked bars, with more than 150 sprits, imported beer, and an extensive craft beer list. We support our local wineries and feature only local wine from San Luis Obispo Co. Come by for our daily Pappy Hour or join us for our multiple weekly evening specials and events like Pub Trivia Night, Karaoke, and Live Music. Pappy McGregor's always has the big games on with our plenty of TVs you won't miss a second of your favorite team.

When you're in uptown San Luis Obispo, stop by Pappy McGregor's Pub & Grill and see why we have been voted Best Bar/Pub for 8 straight years. You won't be disappointed no matter if its food, drink or a good time you are looking for.

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