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2703 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1728
+1 805-773-1222
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Spyglass Inn Restaurant offers fine dining overlooking the Pacific Ocean...
Spyglass Inn Restaurant offers fine dining overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Every seat in the house has a gorgeous view!
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  • 73
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual Dinning

This restaurant is located on the bluffs above the ocean in Pismo Beach. They offer the diner a casual meal with seating inside and out. Waitstaff was delightful and helpful. Heaters are provided outdoor for those cool nights. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Castro Valley, California
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Westminster,Ca
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited Pismo Beach from 7/9 to 7/12 and dined at this restaurant twice for dinner and twice for breakfast. The food is always prepared great, and the service is great also. We met David the Mgr. a few trips ago, and find that he will bust his butt to make your visit a good one. He really cares about... More 

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for checking in with us! It's wonderful that both our dinner and breakfast items made such big fans out of you, and of course, David and the rest of our team really appreciate your compliments to our service. We hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in the area! All the best, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Ohio City, Ohio
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Menu prices are going to run you $20+ per dish. Food is good. The View is even better. They have outdoor heaters for use when the temps are chilly out, so you can still eat outside watching the whales and water.

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you loved the view! There's nothing quite like watching the whales spout over breakfast. We can't thank you enough for your kind words about our menu and our scenery, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I ordered the grilled Halibut and it was so plain and dull. There was not one spice or sauce on it. Luckily my husband had ordered some shrimp dish that had salsa in a plate. I put my fish in the salsa to get a little flavor.

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you weren't a fan of the halibut, Laura! Most of our guests seem to love the seafood, so we're surprised it wasn't flavorful enough for you -- let us know next time and we'll be happy to take it back to the kitchen.We really appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll give us another chance the next time you're... More 

1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The bartender talked sh&t to me because I asked for a weak drink and then didn't even make it that way. I wanted a weak drink because I was driving. My food was nothing special and when I asked for a separate check because I was with a group and didn't have cash I didn't get that either. I guess... More 

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Again, we're very sorry you have this impression of us. We're taking this matter very seriously, as evidenced by our manager's contacting you and offering to make up for the experience, and we're still hoping to put this issue behind us. If you'd like to discuss this matter further, please give us a call. Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Castro Valley, California
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This restaurant is located on the bluffs above the ocean in Pismo Beach. They offer the diner a casual meal with seating inside and out. Waitstaff was delightful and helpful. Heaters are provided outdoor for those cool nights. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During lunch and dinner they offer a variety of fresh fish options, pasta, chicken and... More 

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming back to us! We really appreciate your continued support of our menu and our service, and we hope you'll be back to relax with us by the ocean very soon. Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

San Jose, California
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239 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Have a large menu to choose from for Dinner, but do not believe the food is anything special, however the view is great. We usually go for drinks and appetizers in the afternoon for happy hour to watch the sunset. They have good drinks and appetizers, and if you sit at the bar it is a good view. Have only... More 

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

You're not wrong about the view, Rod! There's nothing quite like watching the sun go down over a drink. It's a shame our menu doesn't stand out to you as much as the scenery, but if you continue to visit us often, we're sure you'll find something that makes a better impression. In either case, we appreciate your feedback, and... More 

Grover Beach
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to spyglass on a recommendation and it was great! Make sure to make a reservation on weekends or busy nights and request for outside seating! The patio is lovely! Next time we go it will be for a nice lunch.

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing such great advice -- you haven't seen us at our best until you've dined on the patio. We're glad your visit lived up to your expectations, and we look forward to seeing you for lunch soon! - Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Salinas, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Tried to eat there last night. Ordered garlic fries as an appetizer which never came. For dinner meals ordered were Calamari steak dinner, scallops, and swordfish. The calamari steak came as a sandwich instead of a dinner which they took back however the other 2 meals were cold nothing hot on the plate. When the calamari was returned it was... More 

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for this experience, Charlotte. We know it's frustrating when your order doesn't come out as expected (more than once, no less), and we're very sorry we put you through that this time. We'll be sure to look into this evening to figure out what might have gone wrong. Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

San Diego
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We we guests at the Spyglass Inn and decided to try the restaurant on our first morning. Unfortunately, while the breakfasts were good the service was just awful. The bus-person appeared to not be allowed to offer water or coffee and we sat waiting for drinks for at least 15 minutes. There were only 3 other tables occupied. Because of... More 

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your breakfast, although it's a shame your service wasn't quite as impressive. Thanks for sharing your feedback -- we'll do our best to get the drinks to each table more quickly going forward, and we hope you'll give us another chance the next time you visit Shell Beach. - Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Arroyo Grande, CA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Beyond the views and fantastic dishes, enjoy the caring service and conversation of staff and bartenders like Larry, Josh (both of them), Panda, and Jeremiah. Meals for any budget, grand happy hour, great walk down to the beach, you name it.

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Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Nice to hear from you, Nancy! Our crew really appreciates your compliments to our service, happy our menu, and more, and we all hope you'll see us for another beachside conversation very soon! All the best, 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)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 2703 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1728
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Spyglass Inn Restaurant offers fine dining overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Every seat in the house has a gorgeous view!

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