Serving up great food and great service
-Since 1994, McPhee’s Grill Chef-Owner Ian McPhee and his wife June have been serving customers in their downtown Templeton restaurant. McPhee attributes his success in reaching this milestone anniversary to both the growth of the surrounding wine country, tourism, and the loyalty of his local customers. McPhee recalls when the couple first opened their restaurant, there were about 20 wineries in the surrounding area; today, more than 250 dot the countryside.
After operating Ian’s Restaurant in Cambria for 10 years, the McPhees and their partners purchased the current building at 416 S. Main St. in Templeton, spent four months remodeling the building, and opened McPhee’s Grill. Family-owned and operated, the restaurant has employed all four of the couple’s children, with two still working there today.
“I have customers that came to me the first week I opened my restaurant in Cambria in 1983, and that still come to my restaurant in Templeton on a regular basis to this day, “ McPhee said. “It’s an amazing thing – we love being supported by the community. It’s truly the most rewarding part of my job.”
Over the last 20-plus years, McPhee’s menu has maintained house favorites while seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients inspire a revolving selection of new menu items. “This is not a job to me – it’s part of my life and lifestyle,” McPhee said. “I am so happy to be here and I love what I do.”
For more information on McPhee’s Grill, call (805) 434-3204 or see mcpheesgrill.com.