Looking for a great restaurant Paso Robles? Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, just off Highway 101 is a great restaurant in downtown Templeton called McPhee’s Grill. Plan to dine at McPhees Grill during your next California tour. Wine tasting is close by.
Templeton is south of Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County and in the middle of the Paso Robles Wine Country. We heard about McPhee’s from a number of employees working in the nearby wine tasting rooms of Paso Robles wineries, as well as local residents we met while tasting wine.
McPhees Grill is located in an historic builiding with a large front room and then another room in the back. We sat at a spacious booth. The atmosphere was casual and pleasant.
The waitress greeted us quickly and served us a basket full of bread and a dish of Kalalmala olives and garlic. The olives were delicious. When we complemented the waitress on the olives, she quickly returned with another dish of them.
Steve’s duck tostado was beautifully presented. It consisted of lettuce, guacamole, peaches, onion, avocado, black beans and shredded duck piled high. It was topped with tortilla strips in red, black, and white.
I had beef stroganoff with mashed potatoes. The sauce on the stroganoff was especially yummy. (Steve agreed and was only too eager to help me finish.)
The restaurant had a sizable wine list. Prices were reasonable. We will definitely return to this great restaurant in the Paso Robles Wine County.
Contact Information for This Great Restaurant Paso Robles
Address: 416 S. Main Street, Templeton, CA
Telephone: (805) 434-3204.
Open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30am – 2:00pm.
Serving dinner nightly from 5pm.
Directions: From Highway 101 exit at Vineyard Drive and drive east on Vineyard. Turn left onto Main Street. It’s on the left side of Main.