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F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House, Pismo Beach, CA

F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House

4.2
4.2
1435 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House offers the best authentic ranch style cooking and atmosphere teamed up with high spirited service and genuine western hospitality. Ocean view dining, private banquet hall, and Bruce's private saloon on our ocean view deck! Live music every Friday and Saturday in our saloon with a cozy fire place. A dining experience that will leave life time memories!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 773-1892
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Hungry Horse Flats - Our heated outdoor garden area has a seating capacity of 100 and has an ocean view deck. This facility is available May 1st - Oct 1st with a minimum guarantee of 50 adult meals and a $500 non-refundable deposit.
  • Private party contact
    Cindy Foresee: (805) 773-1892
  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Cross street
    Shell Beach Road
  • Parking details
    Parking lot located directly in front of the restaurant, handicap parking available
  • Public transit
    Bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Weekend entertainment during the winter months - Nightly entertainment during the summer.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,435 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Kid-friendly

  • California Central Coast

    Good for groups

  • California Central Coast

    Steak

  • Pismo Beach

    Most Booked

1,435 Reviews
  1. Richard

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always, a delightful experience. The Ambiance, service, and reception make the entire evening worth it.

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  2. CarolinaH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the waiters were very on target with maintaining our water glasses full without interrupting our meal. The view was magnificent and the overall experience was one my family wishes to have soon once again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place used to be awesome! Great food, big portions! It’s sad to see it go down hill. The little candy store is gone, the big portions are gone, the value is gone. Our food was expensive for mediocre quality. Nothing was hot, lukewarm at best. And everything lacked flavor. Not sure who is managing this place these days, but strange changes… square and rectangle plates, small portions, interesting presentations, and herb garnishes; this isn’t a “fancy” restaurant, bring it back to what it was. Staff was great though!!

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  4. TinaL

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have not been to McClintocks in years. Back in the day it was the place to be with a line out the door. They no longer include beans and potatoes with meals like they used to. My daughter had the steak bites and said they were very disappointing with very little seasoning at all. My husband enjoyed his steak. I had the chicken Marsala and it was tasty but nothing special. The restaurant is not as pristine as it once was, lacking cleanliness. We will move on to trying another place next time and leave McClintocks and the memories of a day gone by in the past.

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  5. Nikki

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I got charged almost 7 dollars in a surcharge fee for using my debt card ! Horrible.

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  6. RichP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Although Mclintocks Dining Hall on Mattie Rd has changed and does not have the wonderful charm it used to, it has maintained the good steaks and good service. I hope the new owners will start to take it back to the western California ranching charm it had before and bring back the family style perks. Maybe it will get back the crowds if they do.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Amazing food Loved the atmosphere One of our favorite restaurants

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It took our party of five over two hours for dinner - far too long! The appetizer we ordered never arrived, we weren’t offered the complimentary dessert until the host came over and checked with us, and the side salad we’d ordered didn’t come out without us asking for it. It was disappointing because we’ve always loved bringing our family here. We still had a fun time, but we were annoyed by the lack of service, because it is usually top-notch. More than once we were apologized to and the reason had to do with the party of 50 in the back. I understand things get backed up but if you’re having a large party be sure to counter act that with more kitchen support.

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  9. Richard

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was not good. The noise level was extremely high. The only good thing about the restaurant was the server was attentive. I don’t think I will return or recommend this restaurant.

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  10. cillaS

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to McLintocks Shell Beach location for my BFF's birthday. She got to pick her restaurant. We had so much fun and the food and service was great! We all enjoyed our food. Our waiter was very attentive and fum. Food selection was great! We will be back! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  11. DaynaW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, everyone went above and beyond to take care of us!

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  12. SamuelB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic birthday dinner last night. Excellent service and food. My wife said it was the best Salmon she has ever eaten

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  13. AlanS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were so disappointed in the food, quality was poor, wait staff was great with some and ignored others. Have been to McLintocks numerous times over the past 50 years and probably will never go back. This was supposed to be our 34th Anniversary dinner and it sucked!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been years since I’ve been to Pismo and had to go to McLintock’s. It did not disappoint, just as good as I remembered.

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  15. EpicDiner1

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was no good. Asked for another tray of onion rings and never got them. At least the steaks were delicious. That’s all that matters right?

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  16. BrownS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was cold. Filet served at room temperature.

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  17. KyleD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to take our CalPoky freshman for dinner. Great menu superior service

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  18. LoriG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a window seat at sunset, it was beautiful. The service was excellent, friendly and fast. The food was amazing!!

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  19. ginas

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good. Servers were super friendly.

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  20. NicoleN

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and the portion sizes are great!

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  21. BobL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My steak was tough and the waitress brought the wrong side dish for my wife’s dinner. Very noisy.

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  22. StevenL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had dinner at McClintock’s for my Birthday. The service was very good from start to finish, our waitress was very sweet and attentive to our table. My dinner was delicious I had filet mignon that melted in my mouth. They have a great birthday song and dessert, yummy! I will definitely visit this restaurant again and recommend them, just make sure you’re hungry when you go.

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  23. VickiA

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been come to McClintocks annually for many years, and like all things it has gone through changes over the years. No more early bird specials,no more family style beans and potatoes on the table, although they still have the onion rings and salsa. But the steaks are still delicious with great seasoning and flavor and the service was great.

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  24. BradleyN

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vary friendly staff great food it can get load but well worth it

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our server was great, all the little extras are always fun.

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  26. RogerC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been eating at McLintocks since mid 70’s and have never been disappointed. This time was no different. Good food, good service and a good price. We always walk away with a “Can’t wait to do it again,” attitude.

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  27. KarenV

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We have been coming here since 1988!

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  28. JasonK

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and everything about our experience was wonderful.

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  29. DennisM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter did a great job, food was terrific. We got there before all the noise of a crowded Friday night so we were able to have an enjoyable time in conversation. Only downside… the parking lot is terrible with the slope and narrow drive areas.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, and and the ambience was festive… And the food was delicious… Except for the corn just could have been a bad corn; not holding it against the restaurant, of course…. we will be back again. 

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  31. JimS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite steak house on the Central Coast of California. Window seats for sunsets are great and the food is always great.

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  32. MarleneG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced, unhappy when couldn’t substitute vegetables for rice unless we paid extra for them, and small amount of onion rings for a table of six with no refills. Will not be going back.

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  33. ElaineD

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was super fun and a unique experience. Loved the laid-back atmosphere. Great food and fun memories.

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  34. FrankyV

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak very tough for the amount paid. Was charged extra for fricken ranch dressing for onion rings.

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  35. JenniferG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our experience was not good at all! It seems our waitress wasn’t getting it … we asked for more onion rings for the table, nothing showed up, we ordered our food, making minor changes such as no chives on the bake potato, salad dressing on the side with the wedge salad, and reminded her to bring us more onion rings. After 35 minutes and our 3rd request for more onion rings for the table, our salads come out… dressings not on the side and no onion rings! I’m not going to have them remake a salad because of my preference to regulate my dressing distribution and I’m trying to enjoy my time, so we let it go, but did request onion rings for the 4th time to which our waitress laughed because she keeps forgetting. Food comes out a few minutes later as we’re just getting started on our salads. Ribs are missing sauce and there’s chives on my baked potato after specifically requesting none due to allergy. After we explain the mishaps to our waitress she looks at our table in awe, and says,” where are your onion rings?!” So, now we’re at acknowledgment and reminder #5 on the onion rings. A couple minutes later she brings out a new baked potato, no chives, but it wasn’t even cooked all the way through, it was hard to eat and the butter wouldn’t even melt because the temp wasn’t hot enough. But at this point it had been over an hour since I sat down to eat so I just dealt with it, I mean, we couldn’t even get a simple basket of onion rings, so how’s she gonna fix my baked potato in a timely manner?! Anyways, we had great company, so we weren’t trying to ruin it… Our waitress visited our table once to take our order, so we had to use the busser and or hostess to summons her. She used my card on the wrong bill. When I brought it to her attention, she charged me for the correct one, but didn’t know how to reverse the other charge, so we had to wait another 30 min for a manager. Finally, the bar tender corrected it for us, still waiting to see the correction on the bank end :/

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent. Service was fair only because our server was overwhelmed as she was tasked with serving the entire room ie taking orders and bussing.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Pretty disappointing, went for our anniversary and the service was horrible. The waitress was really nice when we sat (she was nice throughout) we waited awhile for drinks. She came brought the onion rings and took our order and we basically never saw her again. No refills on anything(we had added on the traditional ) never saw another person. Waited probably 35-40 minutes for her to realize we were done eating and ask what we wanted for dessert (comes with the dinner) and she didn’t offer us the liqueur only ice cream and cheesecake. Odd, we heard her offer it to everyone else. No anniversary pic or dessert no ambience that you usually get from there. We specifically went for that reason. Should’ve gone to jackos. Super disappointed I guess the magic that once was is gone.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. SamM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would Highly recommend to people, quality food and service. Great bar area beautiful view.

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  39. Robyn

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a festive New Year’s Eve at McClintocks! Great food, service, all around happy people enjoying a new years meal! We are regulars here but nice to come in for a holiday!!!

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  40. TS13

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good, excellent portions and our waitress was top notch.

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FAQs

F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 773-1892.

F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House is rated 4.2 stars by 1435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House

750 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Shell Beach Road
  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking lot located directly in front of the restaurant, handicap parking available
  • Public transit
    Bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Weekend entertainment during the winter months - Nightly entertainment during the summer.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 773-1892
  • Private party facilities
    Hungry Horse Flats - Our heated outdoor garden area has a seating capacity of 100 and has an ocean view deck. This facility is available May 1st - Oct 1st with a minimum guarantee of 50 adult meals and a $500 non-refundable deposit.
  • Private party contact
    Cindy Foresee: (805) 773-1892
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