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Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Ranked #7 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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.
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We were hoping for a fantastic dinner. Lido has an inviting atmosphere, but the food and service could be better. The leek pizza our server recommended was excellent, somehow the bacon, egg, leek and cheese work very well together. The lamb appetizer was ok, but a bit overcooked. It was served on a bed of cauliflower mash that perhaps spent... More 

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Kirkland, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I try to eat vegan whenever possible and practicle. The Lido has two rice bowls served with eithe Chicken or Shrimp. I requested a substitute of grilled tofu, which the kitchen was "happy to accomodate". Awesome. My friend had the soup du jour and half-dozen oysters. The oysters looked fresh and must have been delish. He gobbled them down in... More 

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Lido staff were all very nice and helpful. Cocktails were top notch as were salads and appetizers. We found the main courses pretty lackluster and the kids options a bit limited. All that being said, it's a lovely restaurant and worth going if you staying on property.

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Denman Island, British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Our lunch was so good my wife and I made a dinner reservation for later that week before we left the restaurant. We ate on the patio where the setting was more like Hawaii than the Central Coast. The staff could not have been more helpful and we had a first class waiter (Dominic) to help us with our food... More 

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Danville, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We ate there at almost every meal and took over the place for our wedding reception. It was perfect!

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Oakhurst, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful dinning experience! Love the outdoor patio and the lounge as well.the staff was very warm and accommodating...

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Lompoc, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had a meal here with a large group. Got lucky with the weather, gorgeous evening in Oct ,didn't even have to turn the heaters on. Watching the sunset is always a plus while having dinner. I was told that the Rib eye was fantastic but it wasn't on the fall menu anymore. Appetizers are very expensive but very good, we... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Great resort. Just stay away from Lido, the resort's restaurant. The food is not bad but if you are into quality of service ypu wont find it there. The level of a diner. There are plenty of good restaurants in vicnity!

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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 

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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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