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Lido at Dolphin Bay

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2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602 (Spyglass Drive)
+1 805-773-8900
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08:00 - 21:00
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boston, ma
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for lunch and sat outside. They had a wind screen which buffeted the winds from the Pacific. We ordered the scallops and hamburger. The scallops were excellent but as an appetizer $24 was high for three - Paying for the view I guess. The hamburger was good and served with fries. Good size pour on the wine which... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Fsteele, Thank you for taking the time to review Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, view and service. Our goal is not only to provide wonderful food and service, but to deliver an incredible dining experience. We hope to see you again soon and look forward... More 

Lompoc, California
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of work related travel we had our Valentines dinner on Saturday the 12th. Table at the window so when we started with a cocktail we were treated to a spectacular sunset. Service was impeccable. The special was a filet and scallops with a raspberry reduction and it was cooked to perfection. Despite a very hefty price tag a great... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear radar60, Thank you for choosing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa to celebrate your Valentine's meal and for taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal, service, and the spectacular view. We really to have some beautiful sunsets here in Lido. We are glad to know you... More 

New Jersey
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding service, incredible views of the Pacific, awesome Jazz/R&B band and Fabulous and delicious appetizers: nachos (the best I have ever tasted!) Fish tacos, Ceasar Salad, Flautas, Ahi tots with drinks; Red Rita and Cab. Great prices for Happy Hour. The staff are most accommodating and super friendly. Thank you for making our visit so special!

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Thank Tracy M
Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to review Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on Trip Advisor. We take great pride in ensuring a dining experience that exceeds our guest's expectations. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our Happy Hour, service, views and music. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, The Lido... More 

Santa Maria
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was very Top-heavy with numerous employees traveling about our 9 party Table. Our food was clearly 'over priced' for the quality & general expectations of our of our guests. The primary Redeming value of our visit was in being with the company of our family members in this geographically splendid portion of the California coast-line. Bottom-line, this birthday dinner... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Nims G, I wanted to thank you for recently dining with us in Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is always our goal to provide the highest standards of service and quality food. I am truly sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. I am,... More 

Washoe City, Nevada, United States
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Every January San Luis Obispo country restaurants have a special meal deal usually for 30-40 dollars that includes 3 courses. I always look forward to dinning out and trying new items. On Lido's deal, I started with the beet salad which had wilted red greens that were not very tasty, then on to the greasy burn mush like Brussels spouts... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Judy B, I wanted to thank you for recently dining with us in Lido and you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We always strive to provide the highest quality food and I am truly sorry to hear we missed the mark during your most recent visit. I am, however, glad to know you have enjoyed... More 

Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I've stayed at the Dolphin Bay, I've at Lido a few times. But this time I walked away very disappointed. The food is fine and is what you'd expect at a $300-400/night hotel. But there are a zillion great restaurants in this area and to just be average won't cut it. I sat at the bar by myself, without a... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear SoCalJ, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. Our goal at Lido is 100% guest satisfaction, and I am truly sorry we missed the mark during your most recent visit. I am glad you enjoyed the filet and wine list, for which we have earned the "Best of Award of Excellence," an award held by no other Central... More 

Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch on the patio at Lido and while the food was a bit pricy, it was well worth the expense. I had the Cuban wrap and it was delicious. Our server, Timothy, was awesome! He was attentive and friendly, and he gave great recommendations. Made our lunch that much more enjoyable. The restaurant is a little difficult to... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Audrey, Thank you for reviewing Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are extremely delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and service during your recent visit with us. I will be sure to share your kind words with Timothy, and we hope to see you again soon! Warmest Regards, The Lido Team. More 

Robinson, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We celebrated our anniversary at Lido. We had the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. The meal took over 2 hours but it was so worth it. The food was fantastic & so were the wines which were paired with the food. Everyone that took care of us was friendly & knowledgeable. We also had lunch at the bar... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for reviewing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on Yelp. We are delighted that you celebrated your special day at Dolphin Bay, and that you enjoyed your meals with us. Though the Tasting Menu tends be a longer experience than some are accustomed to, it is an excellent way to experience our dinner menu. In... More 

Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Came for an early lunch. Sat outside. There isn't much of a view. The service was attentive and the guy didn't seem miffed that we weren't guzzling alcohol. Did not order an appetizer, but the food seem to take a little too long to come out. My partner got the Cubano wrap with fries. The fries are very good. The... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear This_r_serious, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. Our goal at Lido Restaurant is 100% guest satisfaction, and I am sorry that we were not able to achieve that during your visit. I am, however, happy that you and your partner enjoyed the Cubano, BBQ burger, and the fries. I would like to point out that we do... More 

Avila Beach, California
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We love this restaurant for simplicity and yet existing food selections, wine choices and specials, terrace and the only place in the area where you can have romantic dinner with the most amazing view of the beautiful central coast sunset with some fog and shine... Chef is very inventive, using mostly local seasonal products and menu changes with every season.... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Manyasha2009, Thank you for reviewing Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. It is great to know how much you enjoy the food, wine, and view here at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. We take great pride in our food, service, and amenities, and are very happy to know that you understand and appreciate that. Please be sure to come try our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
    (Spyglass Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-8900
  • This restaurant is at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Description
Lido Restaurant and Lounge at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is one of the top sought after dining locations in Pismo Beach. The mesmerizing ocean view provides the perfect backdrop for a casual yet elegant dining experience. Come and experience the most spectacular sunsets Shell Beach has to offer while sitting on the Lido Patio. Executive Chef Jacob Moss has perfected his California Coastal Cuisine showcasing a variety of world class products that can be found right in the San Luis Obispo region. Chef Jacob has developed relationships with local farmers who provide produce freshly picked from their fields as well as with local ranchers and artisans so that he can provide the freshest and most natural cuisine. With over 300 wineries from the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valleys to the Edna Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey appellations, there are countless exciting and unique local wines to pair with Chef Jacob's cuisine. Lido is committed to bringing all of the farmers and wineries together in order to celebrate the endless bounties of our region.

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