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2703 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1728
+1 805-773-1222
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view with outdoor seating, good food

We ate here for Dinner and following breakfast when we stayed over at the Spyglass Inn. The views were spectacular, especially in evening toward sunset. We enjoyed the food very much--highlights were the fish tacos and their chowder. Service was very friendly but seemed a bit overloaded at peak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Jeffrey K
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate here for Dinner and following breakfast when we stayed over at the Spyglass Inn. The views were spectacular, especially in evening toward sunset. We enjoyed the food very much--highlights were the fish tacos and their chowder. Service was very friendly but seemed a bit overloaded at peak time. Breakfast was very tasty, a good value.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit, Jeffrey! Sorry that your service was a little slow, but it's great to hear that our breakfast, seafood, and scenery made up for it. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in California! Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Bradley
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We usually stay at the Spyglass Inn and love that there's a restaurant on-site. This is a decent restaurant but the biggest plus is the outdoor dining area. Beautiful view of the ocean!! We've had breakfast here many times. The food is average. It's the view and convenience that brings us back each time.

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

Glad you love the view! It's disappointing to think our fare doesn't live up to our scenery, though -- we'll keep trying to make every dish stand out. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to your next visit! All the best, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Visalia, California, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

The Spyglass Inn overlooks the cliffs, beaches, and ocean. It's definitely scenic and the prices are reasonable. The staff is very attentive, helpful, and patient. I had a business group of eleven so the ordering was a little complicated, but they handled it gracefully and accurately. The food is standard faire, good quality, but not particularly unique or exciting.

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

Thanks for visiting, Ollie! It's great to hear that you appreciated our service as much as our scenery, although we're a little disappointed that our menu didn't quite excite you -- keep trying new items, and we'll sure you'll find something that stands out to you. We really appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll join us again soon! All... More 

los angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've been coming here for years..ever since I was a teenager visiting family here on the coast. And this place is STILL good. Came the other day with girlfriends for lunch, and the salads were fantastic!!! The service was attentive, and the view was great.

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

Always great to see you, Kelly! It's good to know that each visit has been as fun as the last, whether you're here with family or friends. We can't thank you enough for your support over the years, and we hope you'll visit us again soon! All the best, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had the seared ahi tacos for lunch. They were so good - cooked just right. The bloody Mary's were also good - just the right amount of spice.

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

Thanks for sharing, Suzanne! The Bloody Mary's are a staple of ours, so we're very glad you enjoyed them as much as the rest f our guests (not to mention the ahi tacos). We appreciate your support, and we hope you'll join us for lunch again very soon! Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Fresno, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had Crab Benedict for breakfast and it was wonderful. Lemon Chicken with capers was my choice for dinner. It was delicious. We ate on the balcony facing the ocean. What a lovely view!

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

Amazing, Andrew! We're so glad our crab, chicken, and coastal view made for a great dining experience both morning and night. Hope you'll be able to visit us again soon! Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It would have been nice to have been seated however, I can understand that customers are not important when your friends are around to chat with. My wife an I apologize for disturbing you because we wanted to eat. We'll just go elsewhere.

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

Please accept our apologies, Paul. Nothing's more important to us than making our guests welcome, and it's disappointing to think we made you feel otherwise. We'll be sure to explore this issue further with our team, and we hope you'll give us another chance to prove how great our service can be. Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Fresno, California
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have come to this area annually for years, yet have never eaten here. We arrived mid-morning, so . . not crowded at all. We did hear a couple other guests ask to put their meal on a room charge (for Spyglass Inn) - and they were told they do not accept room charges. Our server was very nice and... More 

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

Thanks for finally checking us out! We're very glad that you enjoyed your poached eggs and pancakes as much as the view. Sorry for the few mishaps with your order -- we would have been glad to warm up your crab and take another shot at the bacon if you'd asked us. Just let us know next time! We appreciate... More 

Pittsburg, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I always have liked the Spyglass Inn Restaurant and Bar. I usually stop by on my way home after business...( I stay at the INN). The service is always great, the outside area is fantastic, food is very good. AND of course Larry the bar tender is very service oriented and makes a wonderful martini! He has been at it... More 

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

Amazing! Larry and the rest of our team can't thank you enough for both your vote of confidence and your continued support. We're always happy to see locals and visitors alike, so we hope you'll continue to stop by during your business trips. Looking forward to your next visit already! All the best, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

San Diego, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Enjoyed the dinner, Flat Iron Steak. Tasted great and the view of the ocean and sunset was beautiful.

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

Glad you loved your steak, TJ! We hope you'll be back to see how the rest of our menu measures up (the view, of course, will still be just as breathtaking). We appreciate your support, and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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