There is a relatively new spot in Templeton located right on their quaint main drag called Nino’s Grill. It’s always fun to check out new places when they come in so we decided to head down for lunch recently. On this outing we decided to bring Sammy along. A few people had told us it was a kid friendly restaurant, so what the heck?
I definitely dig the vibe. It’s comfortable, casual, and fun. There’s a cool bar with a couple of TV’s, a main dining area, as well as some outside seating, but it’s enclosed. Annie ordered the Tri-Tip Salad, I got the Nino’s Sliders (1 cheeseburger, 1 pulled pork w/ coleslaw, 1 buffalo chicken w/ bleu cheese crumbles), and we ordered the Grilled Cheese for Sammy.
The food was solid and well worth going back for. Remember, it’s bar food or BBQ joint food…it’s not 5-star gourmet dining so if you’re looking for that don’t go. But if you’re looking for a fun place to hang out with friends or family, this could be your joint. They also have a good beer list and decent wine list to go with what I think is a well-rounded menu. I’m looking forward to going back and trying some of their “BBQ Specialties”.
You can read a bit more about Nino’s Grill on their ‘About Us” page here. So, have you been to Nino’s yet and if so, what did you think?
Side note: I forgot to mention customer service when I originally wrote this which is not like me at all. The staff all had smiles on their faces and seemed to know everyone that came in. The woman that waited on us was great. She had just the right amount of helping us and leaving us alone. She did great interacting with Sammy as well.