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2703 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1728
+1 805-773-1222
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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
Outside view like no other

Amazing outside seating available. Food is good. Clam chowder was excellent. Service is good. Sunset dinner is a must. Prices are in the higher range.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
CWright53
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De Land, Illinois, United States
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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice menu. Execution varies. Staff average. Special low cost breakfast menu for hotel guests is nice

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

Hi, Sandra. We're glad you're a fan of the menu, specifically the low-cost breakfast. We're surprised you didn't experience better service because we make a point to hire and work with staff who understand the importance of exceptional customer service. Hopefully, next time we can provide and excellent experience for you! Have a great rest of your week, Spyglass Inn... More 

De Land, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing outside seating available. Food is good. Clam chowder was excellent. Service is good. Sunset dinner is a must. Prices are in the higher range.

Helpful?
Thank CWright53
Kelli B, Manager at Spyglass Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

You can't have a great meal without an awesome view, so we're pleased you were able to catch the sunset while eating your clam chowder! It sounds like you also enjoyed the food and service, and we hope to have you back again in the future for another wonderful time. Cheers, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Moreno Valley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at this restaurant before, both as guests of the hotel and when we have stayed elsewhere. Love the ambiance of the outdoor patio. Food is tasty. Prices are normal for this type restaurant. Service was good, too.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback -- whether it's the service, or your meal, you deserve to enjoy a perfect experience whenever you dine with us. We can't wait to welcome you back for more of your favorite dishes! Kind regards, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely will always come here! The hamburgers and fries are soo good and very big! The portion size is amazing! You get a lot of fires!! I was blown away because this is a nice fancy kinda of restaurant, I was thinking ok prices are little more so the portion size might be small but no way! Soo delicious...

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

Erica, it sounds like you really enjoyed your hamburger and fries as well as the portion sizes and prices. We're hoping to see you again for another satisfying time, full of food and many smiles. Thanks for sharing your love of our hamburgers and fries with us, and here's to savoring more delicious food. Cheers. -Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Vancouver, Canada
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can hear the crashing waves if you sit outside. Heaters extend your evening. Closes at 8:30 pm. We had seafood salad which was excellent and a pizza made onsite. Breads are made there too. Had breakfast next morning too. Lots of choices to make anybody happy. Servers very helpful.

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

Hearing the sound of waves crash against the shore sounds like a great time, and we're happy you enjoyed this soundtrack to go along with your seafood salad, pizza, and bread! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, and we hope to see you again someday. -Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The view from the restaurant and outside deck is stunning. Unfortunately the food is rather underwhelming. We have been several times as our grandchildren like the kids menu, but we think the main menu has deteriorated . On our last visit 3 of the adults had various fish in batter dishes, but thought they tasted like the cooking oil was... More 

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Thank Graham D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

A smack deliciousness you won't soon forget! We had the steamers, who's accompanying sauce was so smooth I now bathe in it; the succulent beef and vegetable stew was so honest, I'd happily let it date my daughter; and the French dip was at it worst, worthy of royalty. To skip the Spyglass Inn would be blasphemous. Don't.

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

Marcelle, to complement the food as such is to be the most dedicated of admirers -- we're pleased its quality and taste captivated you and would love to have you back again for another great dining experience. Yours truly, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Los Gatos
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A couple of times each year, we drive on U.S. Highway 101 between San Jose and Los Angeles, and this restaurant is our favorite mid-way stop. We like the service and the magnificent view. So far, we had medium to good experience with the quality of the food. Yesterday, both my spouse and I were disappointed with the cooking: The... More 

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Thank Bijan D
Sun City West, Arizona
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Very good restaurant on the property with a varied menu and reasonable prices for California. Breakfast offers a large selection with a breakfast special at reduced price for hotel guests.

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

Ray, good food, prices, and a varied menu are all wonderful things, so we're pleased to know you experienced them for yourself. Next time, we'd love to add that "something special" so you may have a five-star experience. Here's to happy dining, Spyglass Inn Restaurant More 

Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We've eaten here 4 times, 3 dinners and a breakfast, and keep wondering why we keep eating here. The reasons are the views are great, the deck dining is really nice, weather permitting, the staff is friendly and nice, and it is a short walk from our favorite hotel in the area. Back in the 1950s there was a belief... More 

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

John, we want to provide more than just great views, so we're disappointed to see you haven't been blown away by your meals. Though we like to make sure our dishes are packed with flavor, we also want to let the flavor of the fresh ingredients really stand out, and we're sorry you were a little underwhelmed. We really do... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

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

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