We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$25 - $100
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (443)
Filter reviews
437 results
Traveler rating
294
97
34
8
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
294
97
34
8
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews jambalaya pasta creme brulee ribeye crusted salmon salad paso area small town the wait staff goat cheese wine tasting mcphees mcgee grain elevator macadamia medium cambria
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed October 19, 2022

Our last night in the Paso area and we had failed to make reservations. Called a couple places and then remembered Maribeth at Doce Robles had recommended McPhees and they could get us in. They were very busy but could not have been nicer. Cute...saloon atmosphere in a very cute little town with a huge grain elevator in the center. Every single morsel we ordered was AHmazing! We were blown away. We started with a roasted garlic goat cheese, to die for. Hubby and I split the salmon and it melted in our mouths. Slaw and Garlic mashed potatoes were equally delicious. Our friends got Jambalaya and were blown away. We all split a chocolate dessert. Will absolutely be back the next time we are in the area. I wish I had photos but we gobbled everything down too fast!More

Date of visit: October 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed October 15, 2022 via mobile

had a blast! Food was phenomenal!! Service was excellent! The staff extremely friendly and courteous! The owner was unbelievably nice! I’d give the more than five stars!

Date of visit: October 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

Where to start? Friendly server, delicious food, reasonable prices in a small town restaurant. Everything was super fresh and yummy.

Date of visit: September 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 16, 2022 via mobile

We debated between 2 stars and 3. We used to love this place, especially for lunch (no longer available), but tonight’s experience was not at all comparable to how McPhee’s used to be. We settled for 3 stars because the have service was good, but...the food was just OK and poor value for the money. We had the macadamia-crusted salmon, which used to be superb, of the highest quality and imaginatively presented. This time: mediocre in quality - I suspect it was sockeye - and served with a dollop of mash and another dollop of coleslaw. Everything seems to be prepared with less care. Not planning to return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 17, 2022

This place has always been my birthday destination every year. I highly recommend the jambalaya pasta. As a man from the south I am very judgmental when it comes to jambalaya, and this place hit's the mark. The ambiance is very comfortable with dim lighting,...and also they have a wonderful selection. If you are looking for a place with high quality food and wonderful service please come here.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 23, 2022

First time we dined here was in 2008. Went back this weekend and it was delightful and the food was delicious as I remembered. The burger was generous and juicy...I ordered the ravioli except I changed out the pasta and it was perfect with asparagus,...olive oil, mushrooms and burrata cheese. We enjoyed a few glasses of wine, sat by the window and our server was friendly. Great spot if you're in the area of Templeton!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere and the service was really good.We had a party of 6 and everyone ordered something different off the menu.I ordered the Ribeye medium rare and unfortunately it was more medium but I didn’t want to send it back as the table were...already into their meals.My wife’s Halibut was exceptional and the flavors were perfect.We of course had to have the Crème brûlée and it was as good as the server had said.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 12, 2022

Came back to McPhee's on our first night in Cambria last week. An excellent experience from start to finish... We weren't starving, so ordered a chicken tortilla soup, a shrimp salad and a salmon entree, and they were so nice & split it all on...two plates for us! And Templeton is a cute, small town with that giant grain elevator. Very cool.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed January 3, 2022

It was so nice to spend Christmas Eve with friends at a restaurant that we all love. What a special treat. Our dinners were outstanding! Filet Mignon, Tempura Shrimp, Ribeye, Salads & of course, dessert, Creme Brulee & a Sundae. The wines were very good...as well. The presentation & attention to detail were great. Our server was very attentive, always checking on us. We look forward to returning in May.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 27, 2021

Took the family to McPhee’s on Thanksgiving and it was quite a treat. The meals were very well done and plated beautifully. So delicious and portions were exceptionally generous — especially on dessert! The creme brûlée is excellent and is not your average thin ramekin....We were all very impressed with the food the atmosphere and the wait staff!! Glad to have found this gem!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 11, 2021

A very quaint restaurant with delicious food. The owners of Seven Angels Cellars joined us for dinner. The evening couldn't have ben better. Our east coast tour group loved the food and wine experience. Oh, almost forgot, the waiters were pros and customer service was...second to none.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 16, 2021

My husband & I haven't been here in a very long time. So many restaurants to try in Paso Robles, Cambria & Templeton. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere is nice & the staff are spot on, very attentive. For starters, my husband had the...Ian's salad of mixed greens with cocktail shrimp & a balsamic vinegar dressing. I had the Iceberg Wedge, which was out of this world. Cut into thirds so you aren't fighting the wedge, great presentation. The bread was warm & tasty. For dinner, my husband had the ribeye, mashed potatoes & vegetables. I had the ravioli which was awesome! Large ravioli's stuffed with cheese & topped with spinach, mushrooms & tomatoes in a light sauce. For dessert, we had Creme Brulee which was fantastic, not to sweet. Our dinners were out of this world! We look forward to returning in the future.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 5, 2020 via mobile

The best food ever. My husband and i used to come to this wonderful place every week on a date night Will never forget the wonderful food and people who work there. Ian is amazing and special as a person. And his son max. Will...never forget this restaurant. It is a magical place.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 9, 2020

We both had the fish tostada and found it to be excellent! Comfortable setting, and great service. McPhee's remains a reliable choice for great food and ambiance. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

When my friends from out of town visit, my first choice to impress is always McPhee's. The food and the service is always excellent. Templeton is a small country town and so different from Los Angeles.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Paso Robles Atascadero
382 reviews
2.40 km away
Home2 Suites by Hilton Atascadero
60 reviews
3.87 km away
La Bellasera Hotel and Suites
919 reviews
4.39 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles
1,110 reviews
4.41 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Pier 46 Seafood Market & Restaurant
250 reviews
1.27 km away
Fig @ Courtney's House
151 reviews
.30 km away
Kitchenette
77 reviews
.32 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Venteux Vineyards
31 reviews
2.74 km away
Bella Luna Estate Winery
13 reviews
3.27 km away
ONX Wines
6 reviews
2.89 km away
Clavo Cellars
7 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
winkpeggy
January 18, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 28scottt | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and unfortunately its one of the highest out there. If I remember (and I could be wrong) its about $20. Better to just go and have their wine. Their house wines are very good.
1
Vote
OnParleFrancais
November 21, 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from 28scottt | Reviewed this property |
I've lived in Templeton since I was 11 years old... Back when it was a po-dunk farm town. It's definitely lost that vibe and become more of a yupee feel, which I hate, but unfortunately it's the way things go when you live... More
2
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

McPhee's Grill, Templeton - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about McPhee's Grill

Yes, McPhee's Grill offers takeout services.

McPhee's Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5