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McPhee's Grill

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416 S Main St, Templeton, CA 93465-5302 (4th Street)
+1 805-434-3204
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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San Diego, California
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were at a horse show in Paso Robles and went here for dinner. They were very accommodating when we called multiple times to juggle the reservation. We finally got our arrival time worked out. We sat at the bar while our table was pulled together. Frank the bartender took care good care of us...getting us water right away and... More 

Thank LLJ56
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything on the menu is great but the pork chop is by far the best I've had. It's super thick and perfectly cooked. The sauce that comes with it brings it all home. Thus place is a must if your in the area.

Thank Jon H
Santa Margarita, California
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants in the area! Specials always worth trying, love their ribs. Interesting yummy salads. Very good service. It can get a little noisy. Frank at bars gem!

Thank Pamela M
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love a steakhouse in a historic building that lives up to its reputation for many years. A hidden gem in an old cattle town.

Thank worldview2016
Murrieta, California
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419 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch menu had about 16 offerings. Three of us had pizza. It was tasty, but the crust quickly got soggy. The plate under the pizza was covered in grease. Mt husband's burger was terrific. The patty was substantial. The French fries were just so-so. Tasty bread was served before the meal. Oil and vinegar was on the table. Our... More 

Thank Lepha
Templeton, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McPhee's Grill is one of our favorite restaurants on the Central Coast, for many reasons; but for us, the best reason is that it is only two blocks from our home, in beautiful, historic downtown Templeton. We love the cozy, country atmosphere & decor. The food is always delicious; from the double cut pork chop to the rib-eye, to the... More 

Thank Jeffry W
Cupertino, California
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop for lunch near the 101. The portion sizes are huge so definitely doggy bag territory. The Kobe burger was really delicious, flame grilled but so juicy. Kids means we're great value. Definitely worth a visit. Local olive oil on the tables and a great long local wine list.

Thank MRP1976
Highland Beach
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I have eaten in many steak houses around the country. I can honestly say I have never had a better Pork Chop then the one I ate at McPhees's!. The Double Cut Chop was Baked at a low temperature for 4 hours and then finished on a grill with barbeque Sauce. It was so tender I could have cut it... More 

Thank K563COmarting
Santa Clarita, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Talking to a tasting room manager about the best ribs in town, and he recommended McPhee's. He was right, GREAT ribs! Made a reservation on a Saturday night, table was ready on time, now wait, even though the walk ins were waiting, great service, great wine, would highly recommend the 7 mile drive south of Paso, it is worth it!

Thank Ron C
Saint-Raphael, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were told to go to this place, which we did not regret.... not anything fancy, but a real good dinner. Fine place and very helpful personel. A super place for an ordinary dinner. We come back

Thank henson90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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: +1 805-434-3204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?