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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 #8 of 89 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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 NEW

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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Long Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Santa Barbara, CA/Dallas, TX
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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.

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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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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

West Kirby
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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

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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

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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
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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.

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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

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