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Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
8057738900
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Ranked #6 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Spyglass Drive
Description: Lido Restaurant and Lounge at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is one of the top sought after dining locations in Pismo Beach. The mesmerizing ocean view provides the perfect backdrop for a casual yet elegant dining experience. Come and experience the most spectacular sunsets Shell Beach has to offer while sitting on the Lido Patio. Executive Chef Pandee Pearson has perfected her California Coastal Cuisine showcasing a variety of world class products that can be found right in the San Luis Obispo region. Chef Pandee has developed relationships with local farmers who provide produce freshly picked from their fields as well as with local ranchers and artisans so that she can provide the freshest and most natural cuisine. With over 300 wineries from the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valleys to the Edna Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey appellations, there are countless exciting and unique local wines to pair with Chef Pandee’s cuisine. Lido is committed to bringing all of the farmers and wineries together in order to celebrate the endless bounties of our region.
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

New menu for fall was decent. Desserts need work. For the price, food could be better. View is nice and peaceful setting.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I have to say, this place is pretty awesome. Had dinner there with my wife and her brother and his wife.... Excellent service. Great food, talk about having a big ol chunk of meat on ur plate. Yes, yes it's a little on the pricy side but you definitely get what u pay for here. Will be back

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank Ricky! It sounds as though you may have had our "bone-in-ribeye" Definitely one of my favorites. Please join us again soon as we change our menu items seasonally. Our next "big chunk of meat" on your plate should be our "Kansas City Strip" See you soon, Todd Brown More

Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Food and service was fantastic, but prices were high. Friendly hostess and waitress were able to explain various food and wine choices well.

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent post on Trip Advisor. We hope that our level of service and quality of food surpass the expectations of our diners. We try to find a balance between affordability and luxury dining. It sounds as if you feel we have achieved that goal. Thank you again and please plan another trip over from the valley... More

slo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went here for Happy Hour and had a great time. Everything here was 1st class with the only exception being the abalone. The patio live music was perfect [Matt Cross}. Staff the same. Great drinks and happy hour food. We enjoyed the scallops and soups. We will be returning. Good place for family or hot date. views of the setting... More

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Happy "Happy Hour" to you my friend. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, live music, ocean views, tasty treats, and refreshing cocktails. Please join us again soon! Todd Brown More

Long Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a delicious meal from the tasting menu! Creative, yummy food and delicious wine. Our waiter helped us select exactly what wine we liked with tastes. Beautiful setting and the addition if heaters after the sun went down was welcome!

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Chef's Tasting Menu. Hopefully next time you are on the west coast you will choose Dolphin Bay and Lido Restaurant as one of your destinations. Cheers! Todd Brown More

Santa Barbara, CA/Dallas, TX
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I spent my whole life in this area but moved away 5 years ago for work. I was visiting family for my birthday and we decided to do brunch here to celebrate. We had a very mixed experience. We showed up around noon and were promptly seated indoors. There was a large party wrapping up as we sat down and... More

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the ups and downs that you experienced on your recent visit. I am pleased that the manager was involved with the recovery and did everything in her power to mitigate the shortcomings. We very much appreciate you and your family choosing Lido Restaurant to share your special occasion. I promise that we continue to take all... More

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excellent service from all staff and really good at getting every picky diner exactly what they wanted. Food quality outstanding but wine menu rather limited. Heaters on the patio for visitors not used to marine climate.

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Todd B, Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, We are so pleased to hear that our service and quality of food exceed you expectations. We hope next time you will be able to join us for happy hour on our patio! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Their oysters were just THE best! I actually liked the taste of oysters after having some at this restaurant! Our server was a young man with new knowledge of wine and food and he was very helpful with the wine tours we were planning the next day. Great food and great service!

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you! Nothing is better than fresh local seafood. Chef Jacob Moss sources the best local ingredients from seafood to baby greens to ensure your dining delight. Our wine list represents a huge portion of the local wine industry and we work together to give the best experience to our locals and visitors. Have a great day! Todd Brown More

Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This place meets or exceeds its rave reviews. Extensive cocktail menu and wine list. Try the Halibut with coconut risotto.

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor post. It is reassuring that all the hard work and attention to detail is noticed and appreciated. Our goal is to exceed all of our guests expectations. Have a wonderful day and please visit Lido again soon. Todd Brown More

Leeds
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Happy hour 3-6 pm but only for certain cocktails - but a good atmosphere when we there and the oysters are divine!

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our Happy Hour is very well received and is available Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. There are many different beer, wine, and cocktail options available as well as a Happy Hour food menu. All of which are enhanced by the gorgeous setting. Please join us again soon. Cheers! Todd brown More

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Additional Information about Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
Phone Number: 8057738900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pismo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: American

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