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F.McLintocks Saloon

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686 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3511
+1 805-541-0686
11:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
12:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I love coming here for breakfast. They have the best bacon ever! Lauren was our bartender and she is a gem. 💎💙 Fantastic food and phenomenal service.

Thank Kailey L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great visit, friendly staff, authentic decor, trophies, great Western bar. Burgers an shrimp skewers excellent with Bombay gin martinis

Thank TIna R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Ribeye.... baked potato... couple Lemon Drops. The best combo!!! Been coming here for years and has never failed!!!

Thank Ray A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We popped in here for some drinks and a bite to eat at happy hour. We sat out back and ordered some food and drinks...the food portions are big and delicious we couldn't finish them even though we were hungry.

Thank lippylinda
San Francisco, California
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

A great place to visit in San Luis Obispo, if you are up to an eating challenge, try the baron of Higuera, words of advice- get salad instead of fries if you want your picture on the wall

Thank WinoExtreme
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Known for their steak dinners, we went for breakfast. Good food and generous portions. good service and I am glad I found this little gem in downtown SLO.

Thank gil352
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Whenever we are (rarely) in the mood to eat somewhere trendy in downtown SLO we change our minds because the wait times are usually ridiculously long. That's when we come to McLintocks! There is rarely a wait time and there's plenty of room. The food is always delicious of course, the portions are huge ans the prices are very fair.... More 

Thank Roxy D
Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The front desk at the Embassy Suites suggested this place, so we thought "why not?". Casual feel to the restaurant with good food - which is exactly what we were looking for. We both had steaks that were perfectly cooked. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about steak and also gave us wine recommendations. The service was quick and we... More 

Thank FanOfWine11
Carlsbad, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

McLintocks was the only place with an open table on a Friday night.(I couldn't talk my husband into making a reservation anywhere else). They opened in 1974 and haven't made any improvements. It's just a cliche "meat and potatoes" restaurant and has open tables because it is just not very good.

Thank Teresa R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I loved the vibe in this place. Fun original American food, friendly service, fun local people of all ages. Extra points for the deco, it sure was funky with the stuffed animal heads and what ever they had there! We just happened to walk in but surprised positively.

Thank Henna_M_

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
12:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-0686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?