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2703 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1728
+1 805-773-1222
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Dining options: Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy Hour!

Highly recommend this Happy Hour. You sit above the water, watching the sunset. The wine is good and decent price. The happy hour food has varied menu items that are very reasonable and good. This makes for a relaxing enjoyable evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Carpinteria, California
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visit Pismo a couple of times a year and stay at the Spyglass in so it's very convenient to eat here. This place has a beautiful view, And this time that seems to be about all it's got going for it. Night #1 - California Chicken and Grilled Chicken Avacado club. Chicken was terribly overcooked and rubbery. And neither... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We ate here because we were staying in the hotel. The food was actually OK and the views were lovely but I thought there were fleas in the carpet, slow service and sticky tables. Noisy too because the place was tidying up after a wedding.

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stayed at the Inn next door and had breakfast and dinner here one night for convenience. If I ever return to the area l would make the effort to drive in to town. The common theme of the food was that the ingredients were poor which was most noticeable in the syrup served at breakfast which was tasteless. I would... More 

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

Thanks for the notes, Jed and Diana. We're always looking for ways to improve, so this is a big help to us. We must assure you that we use quality ingredients in our cooking -- we'll be sure to highlight them going forward. Should you return, we'd love to show you the great experience that we're capable of delivering. All... More 

California
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Highly recommend this Happy Hour. You sit above the water, watching the sunset. The wine is good and decent price. The happy hour food has varied menu items that are very reasonable and good. This makes for a relaxing enjoyable evening.

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

We're thrilled that you enjoyed happy hour with us so much! Glad you felt relaxed and welcomed, and we hope you'll be back for more before long. All the best, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went for breakfast and happy hour. Breakfast was average, pancakes were rubbery, but the eggs and bacon top notch. Service was it's strength. The staff were exceptionally attentive and helpful

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

Our team really appreciates your compliments! It's great to know that your service was just as impressive as the bacon and eggs (even if the pancakes weren't quite to your taste -- we'll do our best to fix that going forward). Hope you'll join us again someday soon! Till next time, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I dropped in as I was passing and booked a table for myself and my daughter for later in the evening. We duly arrived at the allotted time to be told they had no record of my reservation even though I saw the waiter writing it in a book, however (and this turned out to be unfortunate) they told me... More 

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

Please accept our apologies, Andy. Missing silverware, cold coffee, and other lapses of service certainly don't reflect our usual standards, and we're very sorry you didn't get to see us at our best this time. We appreciate your feedback, and we'll be sure to discuss this matter with our team in great detail -- we hope you'll give us another... More 

Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fabulous views, especially out on the patio. Mediocre food. Fairly priced. Service could be more attentive.

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

So glad you loved the scenery, Nancy! It's a shame your meal and service weren't as memorable as the view, though. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll give us another chance when you return to Shell Beach -- we'll do our best to really impress you next time. Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

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123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The two star is for the view. The food is not good at all, we have the French deep. the beef is dry and the juice is very salty.

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

Sorry your French dip didn't live up to the view this time. Dry meats aren't a common problem for us, so we'll be sure to check with the kitchen and see what might have gone wrong this time. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll give us another chance very soon. Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stayed at the adjacent hotel for 3 nights and ate most of our meals here during our stay. The choice and quality of food were Exceptional, and the staff were very friendly and polite. The views from the outdoor dining areas are stunning with the site of seals, dolphins and the sunset over the Pacific Ocean adding to the... More 

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

Wonderful to hear from you again! It's great that our service, cuisine, and coastal view were all such a big part of your California trip, and we can't thank you enough for your vote of confidence. Hope you'll join us by the Pacific again someday! Sincerely, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had a wonderful, reasonably priced meal in a perfect location overlooking the bay. Complimentary cheesy bread which was delicious Varied menu. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive

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

Thanks so much, Dave! We're glad everything from the cheese bread to the cheerful service made a big impression on you, and we hope you'll visit us again before too long! All the best, 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

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  • 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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