if you want meat, this is
if you want meat, this is the place to go in the SLO area, huge quantities also, any place that starts you off with onion rings and includes garlic bread, potatoes and beans with your meal, can't be bad, right ? lots of fun and watch out for the waiters refilling your water ... :)
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best place to eat when at Pismo
Every time we come to Pismo we have to go to McClintock's, it's the best and the food is always excellent, can't wait to go back. It was my birthday and the picture and ice cream was a great, memorable touch!!!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time with family...
We celebrated my dad's 80th birthday. I requested a table with a view for 8. The table was ready when we arrived. Everyone was pleased with their meals, even those that ordered fish. My wife and I had the ribeye medium rare and it was done perfectly. The service was excellent.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, wonderful service, what more could you ask for!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great special occasion spot!
When we arrived we were shown right to a table. They initially were going to sit us at a booth however I asked to sit near the window and they immediately complied. The waiter was very attentive and all of the staff was very friendly. The food was outstanding! They give you delicious onion rings and salsa for the free appetizer; definitely beats chips or bread any day of the week! The only con of the evening was the staff member refilling our water glasses. They have a little gimmick where they pour the water into the glass from high up. While I appreciate the theatrics there was a bit of splash back from pouring that high into a small glass. If I was wearing nicer clothes I might have been annoyed that the water was getting on me.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great sunset dining
We had very quick seating and were given a great window front table for the sunset ocean views. Food was quick and delicious. A great spot to go for good food and scenery.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every year we go to pismo for our anniversary the first time I went here I loved it my husband suprised me. Recently we went Nd took my mother and step father I couldn't wait cause my mother loves the western scene. Anyway we had a blast!!! The service is always awesome and you get more food than you can finish!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We come here every year for
We come here every year for my birthday and then some.....love everything about this place!!!!!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
i highly recommend this place.the food was great.i cant wait to go again.great service as well.and the STEAK!!!! absolutely delicious.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of very good food
I had the steak and ribs combo. My boyfriend had the 12 oz steak special. We should have ordered one entree and split it. It came with onion rings,potatoes, bread, beans, and dessert or an after dinner drink. We were so full we never even got to taste the beans, bread or potatoes. We brought wine and they did not charge a corkage fee.
When in the area, we will go back.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been going there for decades,
Been going there for decades, still love it but miss the great breakfasts!!!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a hit!!!
I love taking my family to McLintocks! It's dinner and a show! High water pours (blindfolded if you'd like), loud hollers from the staff make you feel like part of the action, immense amounts of delicious food, and hearty celebration songs for birthdays and anniversaries.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always stop here...
A road trip up to Northern California is not complete for us without a stop to have dinner at McLintocks. We ate there the first time about 25 years ago and make sure whenever we are in the area to stop. The food and service are great. The steaks are always cooked just right with all the fixings of a dinner out on the range.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best beef & BBQ on Central Coast
Across the freeway from Pismo with ocean views from most if not all tables. Great tasting beef and BBQ with generous portions.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made my reservation via McLintocks website on the computer. It was easy to navigate and I received a confirmation the same day. Arriving at the Restaurant, the service by every employee was very good. The filet steak was cooked just the way I ordered it and the taste was great. The server continuously checked on us to see if we needed anything else. I highly recommend McLintocks Saloon and Dining House.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hi-light of our trip
When ever our family travels to Pismo we always plan for dinner at McLintocks. The food is wonderful and the service was outstanding. What a fun and festive environment and that has not changed in the since I first visited the restaurant almost 20 years ago.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had made a reservation prior to dinner, because we had a large party. We were seated promptly and they were able to accommodate the extra people we added to our party last minute. Our server was very friendly. He did a good job. Our food came out quickly and without any problems considering we had a large party. Overall we had an amazing experience. We can't wait until we are back in town again so that we can dine her again!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very entertaining. Blindfolded servers pour water into a glass on customer's head upon request. Nice view of the ocean.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here before and
I've been here before and love the atmospher, but the food was very bland. Tried an appetizer special but sent it back, and the steak was fairly flavorless. The other items were good and the staff were all very friendly and helpful! Would go again just for the fun of it but would order something other than a steak to avoid the disappointment.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great steak and ribs
The service was excellent! The wait staff was attentive to every need. The steak was cooked perfectly. The ribs were seasoned perfectly.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met expectations...sort of
We left California over 7 years ago and finally had the opportunity to come back to Pismo for a nice July 4 vacation. Of course, one of the places that we wanted to come to while here was F. McLintocks. We were hoping to have the prime sirloin steak that we had when we last ate there because it was fork tender and the best steak that we've ever had, but we couldn't find it on the menu. Instead my husband had the New York Strip Loin and I had the bone-in Kansas. While my steak was tender, moist, flavorful, and delicious my husband said that his was good, but not great and that mine was much better. The overall ambience was great as we were seated by the window, had a great view, and the server was very attentive and awesome.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always come here when I'm in the area. It's always a good time. It's a bit pricey but it's worth it. You get a lot of food and everything is great. The baby back ribs are the best in Northern California and you finish the night off with the "Tan Ferrari" which is their speciality after dinner liquor drink.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steak in Pismo Beach
Whenever we stay in Pismo Beach we always have to go to McClintock's. It is nice that they take reservations now, so you don't have to wait. But even if you do, the wait is worth it! Onion rings (we ate them all, and I think they are the best onion rings ever!). We both had the bacon wrapped filet mignon, cooked perfectly, and with that great BBQ taste to it. It's nice that McClintock's now lets you choose two sides but I stuck with the tried and true...ranch potatoes and trail beans. For me that just symbolizes McClintocks' and they taste as wonderful as ever. Our server was great; attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. We just wish we were in the Pismo Beach area more frequently!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have Not Been Here in a While
This has been one of my absolute favorite family dining spots of all time. We have not been in a number years since moving to Northern California from Ventura County,
Last week we drove for 5 hours to have dinner with some of our family. While our overall experience was great, I have to say that I was disappointed in my steak.. My favorite is the Baseball Cut sirloin. This is the first time (after having MANY before) that it was not flavorful, and was somewhat tough.
My wife had the salmon and it was very dry (overcooked) and salty. She returned it and the following piece was not as salty, but was also very dry, overcooked and inedible. All of the other food for our group of 6 was fine. We will return, but was very disappointed.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Father and I were on a road trip and have past this landmark restaurant for many years. Finally we stopped to enjoy the great food, service and ambience. Loved everything about this place! Made my Dad very happy. I needed two stomachs. Great value for all the food and I enjoyed a very nice Malbec. Great to see a variety on the wine list. Loved our server. Very knowledgable and helpful. Thank you so much!
Maddy and Dad!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Dinner & Service
It had been years since I last visited F. McLintocks in Pismo Beach, so it was good to reacquaint. This restaurant has a casual atmosphere but very good food. When we arrived, the front had not recorded our OpenTable reservation, but quickly validated the reservation and seated us at the appointed time without a wait. Our server was Jayne. She and the rest of the staff was attentive. We all ordered steaks. The bacon-wrapped filet was tender and cooked exactly as ordered. The vegetables were crisp, potatoes nicely cooked, and baked beans tasty. One thing I like is the entrée includes onion rings starter, the main course and sides, plus dessert for the single price. As a result, the $34-$36 meal price is actually a very good value.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food for over 30 years!
We lived on the Central Coast for many years. Came back to vacation in Pismo after being away for 10 years. When making our vacation plans, going to McLintock's (Mattie Rd) was automatically part of our plans! Going with our good friends Greg and Janet, our family had, as always, a great time with great food! We celebrated my husband's, my son's and our friend's birthday all on the same night!
The food was GREAT! The steaks, the sides...everything! Even the "turkey nuts"!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic western fun
Always fun with great food. Having enjoyed McLintocks for decades we brought 4 new Cal Poly students & their parents...so much great food and the boys loved (& challenged) the waiters with their iconic water poring. We all enjoyed our meal & loved the whole experience. Not to be missed.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservations through
Made reservations through open table however when we got there they did not have our reservation listed; but they viewed my email and seated us within minutes. Great food and great service. Bar and live music was very good!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, good food. Very
Good service, good food. Very nice setting, the meal appears to expensive up front, but you get a lot for the money. Must go there if you are on the cental coast.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME FOOD - terrible waiter
Our food was fantastic, but the server was terrible. We got great assistance from the waitress next to our table, so good service is possible...
Great for special occasions.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love McClintocks. My husband and I always make sure we visit when we are in Pismo and this trip did not disappoint. Love the food and service.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Steak! Beautiful View!
Provides quality steak dinner with an amazing view and fun atmosphere!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
15yr Déjà Vu
After having to wait 15yrs to take a vacation, F McLintock's decor remains unchanged & half the food tastes slightly different. You must walk thru the restaurant &the grounds to get the family history & background. You must try their famous onion rings w/salsa, turkey nuts (yes that's what it is), one of their steaks & their dessert drink Tan Ferrari! Lastly to complete your experience, you must have your waiter do the blindfold water glass refill( you will get a bit wet) to complete your dining experience. Enjoy&don't wait 15yrs to return like I did.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was recommended to us by a few friends. Because we have a 7 month old we needed a place where he could join us, this place was perfect for him! It wasn't to loud, but it wasn't to quite either. It's a great family spot! The food was amazing with HUGE portions, so go hungry! Our server was very attentive and made sure we were well taken care of! I will return when we visit the beach area again!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Rib Eye Ever
Our table sat facing the large front windows that overlook CA Hwy. 101 & the ocean - What a great view !!!
Ordered the 12 oz. Rib Eye steak, which comes with fresh green beans, steak fries, bar-b-que beans and garlic toast. All of the side dishes were tasty and plentiful. The Rib Eye steaks were aged and seasoned to perfection, the meat was so tender you cut nearly cut it with your fork and the taste was fantastic.
The meal also came wtih a complimentary bowl of ice cream which was good, but if there is one thing that I could recommend is for McClintocks to develop a dessert menu to compliment their main dinner menu.
Overall a great dining experience and very moderately priced.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is good and the service is very attentive and friendly. We always make a point to go there when we come up to Pismo Beach never disappointed.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food/Slow service
We had our 1 year old Grandson with us and they were soooo slow, our dinner was over 2 hours, and thankfully our Grandson was good, but that was ridiculous ..we would ask for something and 10 min later we got it.. The saving grace was the food was delicious .
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy this restaurant
Always enjoy this restaurant when our out-of-town family joins us for a few days. Everyone's amazed at the variety - and quantity - of delicious food.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reservations where a snap, we got seated very quick. The service was excellent, The wait staff checked on us numerous times. We wouldn't hesitate to go back again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steaks in SLO county
Always a delicious meal & one of my most favorite restaurants of all time. Our medium-rare steaks were cooked to perfection & the calamari was very tender, not rubbery like some places can end up doing. The dinners come with unlimited country fried potatoes, house beans, & garlic bread. Services is always great, with very attentive & friendly wait staff. The restaurant sits on a hillside above Hwy 101, overlooking the ocean, so there's a nice view during the day & at sunset. Special occasions like birthdays are especially fun, as the staff will sing to you & you get a complimentary ice cream & brownie dessert. We've been coming here for over 30 years & will probably be coming for another 30! One of the best restaurants in all of SLO county!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had Light Supper reservations because the prices are a bit less, but you still get a lot of food. Their salsa was fabulous and the meal was great! We were able to take our leftovers, and since we were staying in a hotel, they even provided plastic tableware. I especially liked that they offer a "split meal" option for about $9. You get all the extras so ordering just one entree is about the right amout of food for two people (unless you are big eaters). This is not a cheap place to eat, but is worth the extra money that you spend!
I also really appreciated that the live music playing the bar was piped into the restaurant. This place is a class act!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very enjoyable birthday celebration at the restaurant. Great food and service.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The old west on the coast
I have eating at McClintocks for years. My hubs and I were wanting some beef so we came down to Avila/Pismo to where I knew we'd get a good steak. What I love about the place is that it doesn't really change and hasn't gotten full of itself unlike other places. You order your slab of beef and then come the food. You get a good basic salad, tasty onion rings, beans, potatoes and garlic bread. Very Santa Maria barbecue. Plus a spot of ice cream to finish it off. Far more food than you can eat but tasty.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in the area staying at Sycamore Mineral Springs for a Birthday celebration. We had many choices for dinner as we are not locals. I remembered the great steaks that were offered and a nice wine list. as I had dinned at F. McLintocks before. I booked the reservation for 7pm. We arrived on time and had a window seat as requested. Dinner was fabulose. We ordered a bottle of wine that complminted the meal very nice. The after dinner drink of Bailey's was such a nice treat, not to mention the desert and picture for my boyfriend as it was his birthday. Can't wait to come back.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is still one of our favorite
This is still one of our favorite restaurants in the area. In fact, we've gone to dinner here 2 times in a month. The one thing I've noticed that is a bit disappointing is that the portions have gotten a bit smaller and less things are included with your entree (rice pilaf, salad) than before (not counting the 'fixins), and the prices have gone up steadily over the years. If you can get over that, the service is usually very good and the food is excellent.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had made reservations online, so very easy, and stated that we were celebrating a birthday. They seated us at one of their prime tables with a gorgeous view of the ocean. The service was excellent, the food was abundant and delicious, and they sang happy birthday and brought a complimentary sundae with candle to celebrate. A wonderful evening and experience.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
My Special Place
I made a reservation for dinner and on the way in folks told us there was a 45 minute wait. I walked in and after checking in at the front desk the manager walked up and said "Reservation for 6:30, are you Larry?" without looking at list. We were in early and had a awesome dinner .... in face so much our take home boxes were several pounds. The service was absolutely the best. Worth the 3 hour drive to the coast from Clovis!!!!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great stop on the Road to L.A.
This was a great stop on the way back to L.A. The food was excellent. The steaks were expertly prepared, the accompanying sides were served boarding house style and were also delicious. The service was excellent and it was a pleasure to relax and enjoy the view of the Pacific. A must for anyone traveling to the central coast.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an absolutely wonderful time! The food was delicious; the service was great!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM