We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
8057738900
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 89 restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $25 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

146 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
    85
    31
    8
    11
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
62 helpful votes 62 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

West Kirby
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staying at the resort, decided to try the lido as we arrived late. We dined on the terrace, rally nice atmosphere. Staff and service excellent, so polite and friendly. The food was high quality and well thought out, but certainly high dining, so don't expect a snack here. Canapés were a lovely surprise. I'd highly recommend the bar, the cocktails... More

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

Thank you! It is our pleasure to stay late for our guests, locals or those who have been traveling. What a great way to shake off the dust from the road by enjoying beautiful oceanside patio dining. We are blessed to be able to share our magnificent Central Coast combined with great food and service. Please join us again soon.... More

Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Took over five minutes for our server to appear at our table, no one acknowledged our presence at all, even though there were servers at the table next to us frequently. Attitude was less than pleasant on arrival at the table and then another five minute disappearing act. Hamburger was over cooked as well as the prawns in the tacos.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

My apologies Anne. Our goal is to provide each guest a warm and inviting dining experience as well as top notch food. Unfortunately it seems that this was not met in either capacity. The burger and prawn tacos are the two most popular dishes on our Bistro menu and it is unfortunate that you weren't able to enjoy them to... More

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had breakfast here. Food was delicious but portions were too big! Lovely setting and good service.

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

Good day Sir, Thankfully the huge portions were accompanied by great service and high quality of food. Thank you for sharing your experience and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Please join us again soon. Todd Brown More

Los Gatos, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Was lucky enough to be invited to a wine dinner pairing featuring Justin Vineyard wines. It started with wine and appetizers and continued with 6 more wines and food courses. It was absolutely decadent. Wonderful food and wine!

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

Hello, I am happy to hear how much you enjoyed the dinner at Lido featuring Justin wines. We have several dinners throughout the year that we partner with wineries or distilleries. The dinners are quick to fill up so please check the Lido website for dates and times. Cheers! Todd Brown More

southern california
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went to the restaurant to have wine and snacks. It’s a nice location with tables outside with a glass wall/ wind break so you can see the trees and sky. We just stopped in to have a glass of wine and something to nibble on. We had wonderful wine, and shared a nice cup of new England clam chowder,... More

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

Thank you! We love sharing the amazing views, service, and food with our locals as well as our visitors. We hope that the experience will inspire you to return to our beautiful property soon. Have a wonderful day! Todd Brown More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This evening I attended the standard lido grill for my birthday. For my first experience at this restaurant I am easily convinced this is now my favorite location to dine in Miami. Anthony A. Was our server and he gave awesome service. He upsold us on a pitcher of The Botanist after skepticism of which drink to order. To our... More

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

So great to hear that all Lido Restaurants are great....even if they are on opposite sides of the country. This Lido Restaurant is in Pismo Beach, please join us when you are in California and you will be equally pleased. Todd Brown More

Travelers who viewed Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa also viewed

 

Been to Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing