F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House
F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House

F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mclintocks.com/
  • Phone: 8057731892
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm- 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Hungry Horse Flats - Our heated outdoor garden area has a seating capacity of 200. This facility is available May 1st - Oct 1st with a minimum guarantee of 50 adult meals and a $200 non-refundable deposit.
  • Private Party Contact: Cindy Foresee 805-773-1892
  • Entertainment: Weekend entertainment during the winter months - Nightly entertainment during the summer.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shell Beach Road
  • Public Transit: Bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot located directly in front of the restaurant, handicap parking available
A word from F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House
F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House offers the best authentic ranch style cooking and atmosphere teamed up with high spirited service and genuine western hospitality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (46)kid-friendly (35)special occasion (35)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (3)romantic (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We came in to celebrate our anniversary, from the minute we walked in the door we were made welcome. our waiter was very friendly, and made sure we were enjoying our meal. they provided us with a sundae and sang to us. They also took our picture and gave us gift certificates to use. would recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs updating
    Lottobear1
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Well, I know that his place has been here for some time and is multi-generational but hey need to get up with the times. Too many starches, start off with fried onion rings with salsa? Garlic bread that doesn't taste garlicky at all, mounds of potatoes, and beans. For the prices you'd expect Ruth's Chris but this is not that. Get up with the times and clean the windows, you can't live off your laurels forever.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the must for steak lovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I specially recommend that restaurant for their good selection of fine steaks. Also "the hot spot" for birthday parties.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had wonderful time
    lovepismo
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    we went to McLintocks for our 25th Anniversary. The food was GREAT and we had a wonderful time!! Very friendly service too!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Requests incomplete
    Racer81
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I requested an ocean front table and we did not receive one. We told them we requested one and they said there will be an hour wait.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I thought the prices were too high and the quality of the food and the event was not as entertaining as previous events.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pass next time
    Dinnerfor3
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Got a dirty fork. Drinks and service was slow. My steak was fine. My girlfriends steak was undercooked. Wouldn't go back. Bussers were fast but they stick their fingers inside dirty glasses and on dirty plates and reset the tables with silverware without washing their hands. Kind if gross. If that's what they show you in the dining room I would hate to see their kitchen.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for dinner
    KonaTom
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    First visit in almost 20 years but still a great place...has become quite pricey but assume due to increased meat costs. Service very good both in competence and friendliness.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still wonderful Food and Service
    Legend
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We come here for steaks but all entrees look very good. The total package is well worth the price. Compared to a normal steak/chop house these prices are great for the amount of offerings they set out. Besides the onion rings, garlic bread, ranch beans, and skillet potatoes they put a healthy portion of vegetables on the plate with your steak. The steaks are fir pit cooked and are just full of flavor and tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent staff
    steakwazGR8
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The staff was excellent. Our server Rachel was wonderful and the all the bus boy staff were nice. I was only with my two kids and the staff was kid friendly and treated the kids kindly and made the whole experience great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to celebrate
    Sunshine
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were seated by the window overlooking the ocean. Beautiful!!! We ate a rack of ribs flavored just right. Great service! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Cathylicious
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a Blast on my 48th Birthday. Very accommodating, cozy and entertaining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • portions for days
    SueFlay
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    loved the casual atmosphere but sat near the bar, which can be a little loud. Huge portions. Advise...share for an $8 fee! Flavorful steak cooked to perfection. Grilled artichoke started a must! But not inexpensive for sure. four of us...separate dinners and 2 appetizers, 3 sodas= ~ $170
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not as good as we hoped.
    Terry
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were sat next to a large group with many very loud children that were also running all over. The ribs were inedible due to so much fat. My pepper steak had to much salt. Very disappointed also overpriced. The chairs are also very hard and uncomfortable.
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  • Big Fun, Bigger Portions!
    Nellieracer
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went to McLintock's for the umpteenth time. As always it did not disappoint. The only downside I will mention is that my steak was overcooked but when I brought it to our server's attention, she was very apologetic and got me another one that was cooked properly right away. All in all it was still a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Energetic
    Mybirthday
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Fun place to go with family or friends. Bring your appetite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    HCPizzle
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Every time I'm in the San Luis Obispo area I make sure I come here at least one night. Best ribs i've ever had. Food is a little on the expensive side but well worth it and you get a lot of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Pricey
    mg51
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Selection of food was good, service was good, we had more then enough food. Our only complaint was that it was pricey. Being where it is and with the fantastic view, that would be expected. We would recommend it and will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Central CA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    No trip to this part of CA is complete without a dinner stop to McLintock's. This trip, I took my fiance', who had never been here. He did the customary water pour, and he loved it! The food is fabulous - onion rings, salsa, beans and garlic bread are included with your entree. Oh, so is a scoop of ice cream - Vanilla, Rocky Road or Sherbet. Parking can be a challenge, so arrive early and/or make a reservation. I highly recommend this restaurant - the service is also excellent!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    tabsfun
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The service was very good. The food very good and plenty of it. The drinks were good but a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not even a good steakhouse
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Ordered a rare steak and ribs. Steak was way over cooked I'd call it medium. Definitely not a cool red center. Wife ordered a medium different cut. Hers was rare. By the time our waitress came around to check neither one of us was interested in waiting for replacements. She made no attempt to correct their issue. No manager was ever notified. Drinks were not offered to be refilled until we were ready to go. It was our 10th wedding anniversary and nothing by their staff was done. Overall a terrible visit.
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  • Amazing again
    Best2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My second time there this time for my 3 year anniversary and still not disappointed McLintocks is one of the only steak house/bar locations left on the central coast that can fill all the different categories with 5 stars. McLintocks gets very packed and crowded at some points but not as bad as others and they really make up for it with their service. Thank you for a very memorable 3rd anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Evening
    Samie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    It was a group of seven of us and we each enjoyed everything from the service to the food. We made reservations and our special request was to be next to a window and they arranged that perfectly. The waitresses and waiters were incredibly nice and the prices for the amount of food we got was very reasonable. I honestly have no complaints about the night I had with my friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Western Food/Atmosphere
    Michaeleac
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    McLintock's is a true Western Steak House, albeit with views of the Pacific. Excellent filet and lobster tail. Sides are all dishes you would expect to come from a dutch oven on a cattle drive. Overall it was an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    C21bill
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great new york steak, well prepared and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    SLOBob
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoy dinner at McLintocks at least twice a year, typically around my birthday and on New Year's Eve. This time I had the Rib-Eye steak dinner that was on special that evening. My wife had her favorite, Chicken Picata. The place is always entertaining and the food is always good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great restaurant
    Nelsonschoice
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Always packed with customers because the food is great and the service is outstanding. Everytime I visit piano beach I eat here.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining (as usual)
    archdog
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our family makes it a point to have a meal at McLintocks on our annual trip to the Central Coast. Our experience has always been pleasant and the food, service, and atmosphere are wonderful. We look forward to eating there again next year!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great to get back to McLintocks
    foodsnob
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I frequented McLintocks in the 80s and was thrilled to return during a recent beach vacation. I'm happy that not much has changed, including the great steaks and sides. I went twice in two days, and the 1/2 price wine special was a treat that I didn't expect. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Father's day
    Trina558
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I took my husband for an early Father's day and the food was as good as usual. We really loved the Canadian lobster with Filet. delicious! and I pigged out on the salsa with onion rings. Have been to F. McLintocks many times. Look forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ahh the memories
    Richie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Stopped here on our way to san fransico for a ten year anniversary holiday. My wife used to go there when she was just a young'n. Just as she remembered even the water pour. My filet steak was outstanding and her filet and lobster as well. Worth the stop for sure
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere, great steaks!
    Looking4local
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Staff is great, friendly and helpful. The food always good, portions are plenty. Can be a nice place for a family dinner or nice just for two. Staff has fun celebrating events.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marianne
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We were seated at a lovely ocean view table by a very friendly host. Our server was very attentive & knowledgable and our orders came out promptly. Love the basket of onion rings as an appetizer! I ordered the Farmer's platter~A platter full of the freshest vegetables ever, cooked perfectly and so filling & delicious. The other three in our party ordered steak, ribs & chicken and all raved about their dinners. It's not hard to see why McClintock's has been a restaurant destination & institution for all these years. We will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still going strong...
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This restaurant has been here for quite some time, and it is still going strong. It's a bit of an institution, and it's remained largely the same. The service is swift (if not rushed), and the menu prices are a bit steep for what you get, but, in all, it's a good "cowboy steakhouse," and it's always a treat to come by for dinner. Be prepared to reach for your wallet - meals aren't cheap (and don't believe the prices listed in the on-line postings).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware Dining Solo
    60andSad
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The 'Title' said it all. I arrived 'Solo' to celebrate my 60th Birthday and the Host attempted to seat me at a tiny 2 person booth NEXT to the entrance. Would not re-seat me elsewhere....so I left....No Filet Mignon for Dinner, No Drink, No Celebration of a 'Milestone'!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 463 reviews are from the F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House reviews archive.
  • Dads birthday dinner
    localfoodie
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We were seated on time and with a window view. The staff was very attentive and brought our food out quickly. We enjoyed our food and never ran out of water or drink refills. The staff made my dad feel very special on his 86 birthday and took care of our every need. We will come back again as we have for many years. Thank you for your professional staff that made our Dad's special night perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    EdnMartha
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Without a doubt one of the most tender steaks I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • big mistake
    pirate
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had baby back ribs and they were kind of dry and tough....quality of food did not match the price....Famous Dave's is much better for about 1/2 the price...vegetables weren't cooked enough hard to chew....way over priced...won't be back
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  • birthday dinner
    pismo
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    took wife here for here birthday.had a wonderful time, window table with a view of the sunset over the ocean. the food was excellent and service above par.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food was good and you do get a lot but prices are very overpriced. A basic hamburger is $18 and I think thats the cheapest on the menu. Yes the food was good but not great and not worth these prices. For 4 people we spent $165 not including tip. Drinks also run an average of $10. The view is beautiful. Service was not that great. Slow and not friendly. One of the guys tried to poor water into a glass from way up high but ended up missing most of the glass. I asked for well done on my steak but it was still pink inside. To add onions or mushrooms to any order its an additional $5. one of my friends ordered bbq ribs with extra bbq but recieved very little bbq. The onion rings and salsa are great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate