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Pappy McGregor's Pub

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American, Bar, Pub, International, Gastropub
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1865 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2613
+1 805-543-5458
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We've been jonsing for this place ever since it closed for remodeling/upgrades...which I can't remember exactly when it was (maybe a year ago or so?) but when it does open back up we'll be there! One of the few bars in town that actually has good food. It's your gastropub type of fare with a few zingers to keep you... More 

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Thank jmanuo
San Luis Obispo, CA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Was a good go to for pub food and beer until "temporary" closure. Construction next door been going on for a while. Will go when they open again. Nice outside back area. Good food.

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Thank discerndee
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Glad to hear you were able to stop by back when we were open! We'll be opening back up once the construction on the hotel next door is completed, which will hopefully be fall 2016. If you're in the area around then, we'd love to have you join us for some more food and beer! 'Til then, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

Singapore
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622 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were staying at a nearby hotel and, as we were travelling with kids, decided to have dinner without having to travel too far. It was a cool, drizzly evening but the atmosphere was already lively when we got in and were seated at an upstairs table. A friendly waiting staff took our orders and helped our kids feel welcome... More 

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Thank ianwyj
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

We'd love to have you visit us again when we reopen! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed the meal with us last year, and we can't thank you enough for the review. Please stop by our Paso Robles location if you find yourself in the North County. Best wishes, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

Sausalito, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We were looking for a good pub grub lunch, and a casual place to dine with our three dogs (yes...three). They have on-street el fresco dining, but when I went inside the waiter offered us either inside or outside tables. We were shown through the lower bar to the outdoor patio in back. It was lovely!! There weren't many people... More 

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Thank Lisa B
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Hi, Lisa! Glad you could join us for a meal, and we're thrilled you had a great time. I'm wondering if you meant to leave this for our Paso Robles location, though, since this location has been temporarily closed. With that said, we really appreciate the feedback and hope you can stop by again soon! Best wishes, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

Los Angeles, CA
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

we ate here one night while traveling up the coast. great, friendly service and excellent ("gastropub" type) food but there was a quiz night going on and it was pretty loud. this was during the summer so I imagine during the school year when the uni is open it could get pretty rowdy. great kitchen, both our meals were really... More 

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Thank CMM-LA
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us over the summer! I'm glad you had a great time, and we appreciate the kind words. Also, this location recently closed for 14 months during construction. If you ever get a craving for our food, though, we have another location open in Paso Robles! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

Tehachapi, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Really good food and lots of it! Who would of thought that fish tacos at a bar would be so delicious , and more than I could possibly eat. We were a large party and they were very accommodating . Service was fast and polite

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Thank Sammie63
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed the fish tacos! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review. We're currently closed for 14 months during construction, but we'd love to have you join us again when we re-open! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

Goleta
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We were staying up the street and decided to walk to the nearest restaurant for dinner. Pappy's was a surprise in a good way. Huge beer selection and great food! I had the Corned Beef and "Baby Cabbage" (Brussels Sprouts) with potatoes. It was wonderful!

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Thank OLDFirefighter
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! I'm glad the Corned Beef + Baby Cabbage dish hit the spot. Thanks for the kind words! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The tri-tip nachos are amazing. I've never had something like that. From what I saw other people ordering the portions are good sized and the menu was in my budget. Definitely would like to go by again.

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Thank Joseph F
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Can't go wrong with nachos, Joseph! It's great to hear you're a fan, and we can't thank you enough for taking the time to leave us a review. We'd love to have you join us again soon! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Everything was just amazing, the food was absolutly delicious, but so many food for one plate. I recomend the wings, and the potatoes but not the macarronis. The restaurant was a bit old and i didn't like the decoration.

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Thank alexbt_1109
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Glad you're a fan of the food, Alex! Sorry you were less impressed with the mac + cheese and decor, but I appreciate the feedback. We'd love to have you join us again soon! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

San Luis Obispo County, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

We enjoyed the wonderful hospitality from Lisa Miller for a retirement party that grew and she continued to graciuosly accomodate! Good food, great artisan cocktails, beer and wine as well as exceptional service is the best recomendation I could give. Thank you Lisa!

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Thank Amy G
Donovan S, Owner at Pappy McGregor's Pub, responded to this review

Sounds like it was a fun retirement party, Amy! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, and I'll be sure to pass the compliments along to Lisa as well. Hopefully you can join us again soon! Cheers, Donovan Schmit, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, International, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1865 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-5458
Description
Pappy McGregor's Pub & Grill has an atmosphere that blend's Irish and American traditions. Always lively, always fun and always busy, Pappy McGregor's is just the right place for you to have a cold pint, eat a great meal, and meet up with new and old friends.

Our executive chefs, brothers Chris & Martin Beckett, have created an extensive menu made up of gastro pub quality items. We strive for every plate to be a work of art that's better than any other typical pub. Our creative menu is made up of comfort food favorites like the Prime Rib Sandwich, Steak & Shrooms, Farm Stand BLTA, Grilled Cheese, and Tomato Bisque. We also feature a wide variety of seafood dishes like the locally famous fried Calamari, Raw Blue Point Oysters, Fresh Halibut & Chips, and Oysters Rockefeller. Our Prime Rib Chili and Lobster Mac and Cheese have both won multiple awards in local food competitions.

Pappy McGregor's Pub & Grill proudly features fully stocked bars, with more than 150 sprits, imported beer, and an extensive craft beer list. We support our local wineries and feature only local wine from San Luis Obispo Co. Come by for our daily Pappy Hour or join us for our multiple weekly evening specials and events like Pub Trivia Night, Karaoke, and Live Music. Pappy McGregor's always has the big games on with our plenty of TVs you won't miss a second of your favorite team.

When you're in uptown San Luis Obispo, stop by Pappy McGregor's Pub & Grill and see why we have been voted Best Bar/Pub for 8 straight years. You won't be disappointed no matter if its food, drink or a good time you are looking for.

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