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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with the customer service. All the hostess are extremely kind. Food was great and a great view of the sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. Only down side was I ordered my steak medium well and I got it rare. They took it back while I filled up on the sides and my wife finished well before me.

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Steve
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here since it opened. Still great ! Spend many special occasions here and a lot of good memories !

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We make it a point to eat here at least once every time we travel to Pismo. It is a favorite of ours and did not disappoint us in this trip.

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Vanessa
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Surprisingly it was not as exceptional as last time. The drinks weren't strong and the steaks were disappointing. The service was professional though.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Extremely expensive for the good offered. It was a saloon with new York city prices.

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DowntownDiner
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend and go again.

Made reservation through open table but restaurant didn't us on their reservation list when we arrived. Had to show app/confirmation. Hostess was not very friendly. Wait staff was great!

Still no points open table reservation!?!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit the area every year or so and always make it a point to visit McLintocks. It is a fun and friendly place to dine. Food was great and steaks were tender drinks were great. See you next time.

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Bitbucket
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary at McLintock's last night and had a great time. Food and service was very good - a little more expensive than we're used to, but a lot of extras were included in the price, including dessert. When I made the reservation via Open Table, I made a comment that this was our wedding anniversary and asked if they can do anything special. Without further conversation, they brought both of us huge ice cream sundaes, which were delicious!! Way above and beyond expectations.

Note: we were there on Friday night of Labor Day weekend. It was very quiet...apparently normal Fridays are very busy, but Fridays leading into a holiday weekend tend to be quiet (and Sat/Sun are very busy)

If you're brave, ask your waiter for a 'head pour'.

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MoNeYMaN1978
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived right on time and had a fun time with great service all we encountered were great and service minded

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was very overpriced and the quality of things in the restaurant like the silverware and the chairs was horrifying. The plates they served us on were way to small for the food, not to mention the waitress forgot one of our steaks and when it did come out it was absolutely raw. I don't think I will ever be going back.

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PaulW
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined here several times over the past 14 years and have never had a bad experience. It was kind of funny dining off season and only seeing the place 3/4 full. During summer and on weekends it has a two hour wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Great food but you can't talk over the noise. Loud, loud, loud!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always truly enjoy McLintocks. We only go on special occasions because, as much as we love it, it's too pricey for us. The steak was wonderful and my husband loved his pasta. Always love the Tan Ferrari, of course. It was our 50th wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stop here when in town. Great portions, on-line reservations and seated right away

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catiebelle
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really great brought my daughter and her friend and they did the water trick on them so much fun. Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have dined many times over the years at F. McLintocks and have had some very memorable meals there, mostly when we had a large group with family/friends. The staff can accommodate larger groups nicely and are always very friendly. It is still a great place for families with smaller children and is roomy enough to be comfortable. The food is still good, although on this occasion, both our steaks were cooked a little overdone for the order. I wouldn't worry about that. The wait staff were attentive enough, but on this trip seemed forgetful about any requests made by us and tables nearby even though it wasn't that busy. I would still recommend it, although it is not really the best steakhouse in the area now and might be a little overpriced for the overall experience.

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Lucky
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, pricey so I would go there for a special occasion. We had the rub, shrimp and top sirloin combo..good however steak was not very good. Overall it's a good place to try.

JM
JMCRI
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A must for us when visiting Pismo Beach. Service & Food were excellent. It will continue to be part of our Pismo experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and it was perfect. My husband's New York steak was the best he ever eaten. My steak and lobster was perfect; cooked just the way I liked it.
The service was great and they sat us next to the window which was very romantic.
There was one thing though. We wanted our steaks, a baked potatoe, and a salad. Why can't we get just that?
Anyway, it was great and we will be back.

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vipclarepurpl
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for 30 years and this place never disappoints. The food is great and the service is always wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family has eating there every time we make it to the beach. Food is always great.

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Ragoods
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience1

We went for our first anniversary dinner. We made the reservation a month in advance, we we're so excited! We got there, and they sat us next to a group of 50 people, pouring pitchers of water on their heads for entertainment. We asked to move and got a great table next to the window, noisy but we could at least hear each other talk. We ordered food and my husband's dinner was great. I ordered a medium rare steak (supposed to be the pride of steak houses). I got a raw steak. Sent it back to be cooked a bit more. My husband was almost done with his meal when they brought me a brand new blue in the center steak. I was so upset. I won't eat raw meat and my husband was almost done eating. I refused the meal and ate the family style beans and potatoes for dinner. The staff were great and tried to make it up to me and gave us a nice dessert and song to celebrate our special day. But the cook blew it big time and we will never be back. It's disappointing because I had heard such wonderful things about this restaurant. And you only get one first anniversary dinner.

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WilliamW
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place is amazing. Never had a bad meal here, i have also never left hungry. Bring your appetite becuase you'll need it. They have split meal which is perfect since there is so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual... Steaks, Ribs and Lobster were perfect.........Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner for my 71st birthday. I had a T bone steak, the best steak I have had in recent past. We used to be regulars for anniversaries and birthdays but my wife likes Halibut which was removed from the menu. For my birthday I wanted a steak and I knew McLintocks could deliver.

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vipChristineRNapa
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very fun place. Very casual...

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Dart
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! The food was scrumptious!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We came for our anniversary. We where disappointed in the ribs! We were looking SO forward to our evening out and we were not pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, filet mignon was best I've had in years. Sides served family style all you can eat. Love how they bring saddlebags full of toys for the kids after the meal. All entrees come with ice cream. Come very hungry and buy a boot mug in the gift shop on your way out for rootbeer floats!

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MattM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Things where forgotten that we had ordered. Took a while to get refills and we would ask. The steaks were undercooked. Steaks were undercooked And we ordered medium well.

Other than that it was a really fun place to be and I felt like all the servers and everyone we're glad we were there. Food was good and I would suggest this place for anyone.

I hope this honest review does not come off too harsh because this place is wonderful.

Thanks.

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pconnie
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my motherin-law's 85th birthday. Staff was very accomodating and fun. Lot's of food and very good meal. We loved the tan ferrari after dinner drink, which is included with your meal (our choice over the complimentary ice cream...). We had a great view of the ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gest steakhouse within a 20 Mike raduis! From a locals opinion!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had his favorite Tunny Special bacon-wrapped filet, topped with bearnaise sauce, asparagus and shrimp with rice and steamed veggies. He loved it! I had the split meal which included the sides of: cowboy potatoes, onion rings, beans, bread (the only thing that wasn't memorable, not worth the calories), plus a tan Ferrari or ice cream for dessert. They are way too generous in their servings. Always food to take home. I recommend making a reservation for 4 or 4:30 and requesting a window table. You won't regret it. The best food in the entire McClintock chain. Prices may seem high, but you get lots of great food for your $$ which makes it a great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was excellent-anniversary celebration was most memorable. Wonderful evening!

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MLF69
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best dining houses on the Central Coast.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Birthday experience for my wife and I - food was EXCELLENT! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

F. McClintocks is one of our favorite places to eat in Pismo Beach. The food was awesome. We came from 4 1/2 hrs away to celebrate our anniversary in Pismo just so we can eat there.
The only thing we didn't like this time is that the owner is letting the place go down. The carpet in dining room was super dirty and wrinkly in lots of areas and crumbs were on the floor. Part of the restaurant was blocked off, I think because it was not busy. The restaurant could use some thorough cleaning and upgrades at least on the flooring.
I hope next year when we go back to Pismo it will not be worse. It was a little of a turn off to return, even though the food was delicious.

JR
JudithR
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent with friendly wait persons. Food plentiful, hot and tasty.
I especially like the onion rings and salsa.

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DLee
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I used Open table to reserve our party of 8 but had to break it up in two different reservations under 2 different accounts with a special note to seat us close together but was pleasantly surprised to get a call from hostess that she could seat us all together! Experience was awesome!!

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F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House is rated 4.2 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.