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All 90 Pismo Beach Restaurants

Spyglass Inn Restaurant

2703 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1728
+1 805-773-1222
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Ranked #36 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Spyglass Inn Restaurant offers fine dining overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Every seat in the house has a gorgeous view!
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CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Server accomodated my request to have pasta and salmon instead of pasta and clams. Both my husband and I enjoyed our food. The server also quickly returned my purse I had left in a chair. Since we were traveling, I was very appreciative! Nice views of the ocean. For an honest review I have to include the fact the Ladies... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for the bathroom's conditions. Rest assured that messy bathrooms aren't the norm for us -- it's very disappointing to think they dragged down your otherwise wonderful dining experience, and we'll do our very best to be sure this never happens again. This setback aside, we're very glad you enjoyed your dinner just as much as our... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We checked for the timing of sunset and had drinks in hand on the patio just in time. Beautiful! The menu choices were wonderful and I had a delicious shrimp scampi dinner. A companion had the clam chowder at a prior visit and ordered it again this time - it didn't disappoint. Nice atmosphere, lots of windows facing the water,... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Staying for the sunset was a great idea, Stephanie! Our view is wonderful at any time of the day, but sounds like your experience was particularly special. Glad we could help make your trip to California memorable! We really appreciate our feedback about our service and our shrimp scampi. Hope you can join us for another plate very soon! Sincerely,... More 

California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had breakfast there (and won't go back for another meal like lunch) which didnt require much more than scrambling an egg...no I don''t like them HARD since I asked for them easy...the waitress was disinterested at best. The only good thing is the patio (opens at 9!) so your mediocre breakfast can be enjoyed outside (and wear a sweater... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear our eggs weren't as good as your view. While we are indeed proud of our patio, we like to think our breakfast and lunch are just as important to the dining experience -- it's a shame to think we fell short this time. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll give us another chance the next... More 

Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My wife and I live in San Diego and are visiting our kids and their families in SLO. We had some time and decided to grab a quick bite at this restaurant. We have been here before, but have never reviewed it. Pretty simple: Perfect clam chowder, wonderful fresh salad, nice wine overlooking the ocean on a crystal-clear day. Our... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us again, Gary! While we can't be sure exactly who served you during your visit, our entire team is glad we could help make your family trip to Shell Beach memorable. We appreciate your support, and we hope you'll join us for more clam chowder and wine the next time you're in our neighborhood! All the... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went here last summer and had a fab meal then enjoyed the sea views from the patio, food was fantastic and the atmosphere second to none, they have entertainment throughout the season. We visited again at the beginning of November and they had a real roaring fire which was great .good choice of food at reasonable prices this place is... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping by! We're very flattered that you went out of your way to visit us during your second trip to the states. We really appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town! All the best, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Fullerton, California
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442 reviews 442 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We found out Tuesday was Crab Night so we decided to check it out. The all u can eat crab was VERY good...perhaps the best crab I have had. The crab had big chunks of meat which made it easy it eat. It was easy to crack open as well. Dinner came with soup or salad, bread, rice and veggies.... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Stumbling upon the crab special was lucky, indeed -- glad we could pleasantly surprise you, Stacey! Crab can be pretty messy, so it's good to know that ours came hassle-free. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in Shell Beach on a Tuesday! All the best, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Coarsegold, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed. Ate dinner outside in the dark, heater didn't work and no one attempted fix, server preformed what we call dump and run service.

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you weren't comfortable while dining with us, Linda. Never hesitate to flag down any of the staff whether they're serving your table or not -- we may not have been able to fix the heater, but we could have tried to find you a more suitable spot inside. We really appreciate your feedback, and we'll work harder to make... More 

Peoria, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went here for lunch and the food was fantastic. The view was breathtaking and gorgeous. The prices were reasonable. Their menu selection was great and had quite a bit to choose fro. They do serve lunch and dinner all day, so if you want a heavy or light meal, both are available. I do make recommendations to call first... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in, Eileen! We are so glad you had a great experience at Spyglass. Calling ahead is always a good idea, but we'll do our best to attend to you quickly either way. Like you said, there's still plenty to try on the menu -- we hope you'll give something new a shot the next time you're in... More 

Reno, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

They may have been off last Friday (though reading through reviews, maybe not), it's a shame that an establishment with an incredible view on the beach in Pismo should have such abysmal service (think Mariana Trench). Though we had a large party (14), the restaurant didn't look half full. This was a family reunion and we were stuck at 3... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry you weren't impressed with your visit, Bruce. Family reunions are very special occasions, and it's disappointing to think we didn't do our part to make yours memorable. As we're sure you're aware, accommodating large parties can sometimes require creative table arrangements, and they're bound to take a little longer to serve. Still, it sounds like our service could... More 

Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Occasionally we make our run down from San Jose to L.A. on the 101, either due to having extra time or to traffic tie ups on the 5. The 101 has everything the 5 lacks: character, beautiful scenery, and interesting places to stop. One of those places is the Spyglass Inn Restaurant at the north end of Pismo Beach. The... More 

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Doug R, Owner at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Your trips down the Pacific coastline sound absolutely wonderful. Thanks for making us a part of them! Feel free to enjoy our view and our tacos any time -- although we definitely encourage you to try the rest of our menu, too. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

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Address: 2703 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1728
Phone Number: +1 805-773-1222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pismo Beach
Cuisine: American

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