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Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

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2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602 (Spyglass Drive)
8057738900
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Lido Restaurant and Lounge at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is one of the top...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food and stellar service, but becoming somewhat over-priced . . .

My wife and I love this restaurant. We always receive stellar service and the food is yummy. We have only one constructive observation. That is, the pricing is rather high with many entrées exceeding $40 à la carte and many appetizer/starters priced at $20 or more -- matching San Francisco and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Stephen H
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Arroyo Grande, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arroyo Grande, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My wife and I love this restaurant. We always receive stellar service and the food is yummy. We have only one constructive observation. That is, the pricing is rather high with many entrées exceeding $40 à la carte and many appetizer/starters priced at $20 or more -- matching San Francisco and LA prices at high end establishments. It is no... More 

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Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had New years eve dinner here as a group of 12. They ran out of the lobster, since we were the last group to order, but they made up for it by taking 25% off our total bill as a gesture of goodwill. Very nice acknowledgement. Food was a lot and the atmosphere festive, though mostly an older crowd in... More 

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Washoe City, Nevada, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

For the month of January they offer 3 courses for 40. I had the smoked salmon salad, the braised brocolini, and the beef stroganoff. I enjoyed each one. I chose a lovely Chamisal pinto from the central coast area to compliment this lovely meal. They have a very nice wine list. You can order from the menu without doing the... More 

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Livermore, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wonderful restaurant, great signature cocktails! Can't wait to get back and have a full course. Staff was excellent!

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Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were here from 6-8pm on Christmas and it was packed the entire time. Fortunately, there were ample people working, so the service was wonderful even though they were so busy. The set price was $65pp ($85/pp after tax and tip). Well worth it. There were 3 or four choices for each of the 3 courses. They menu was well... More 

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Los Osos
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A group of us gathered for a Holiday lunch and all had a fantastic time. The food was great and the service was excellent. And that is not to mention the breathtaking view of the ocean. Don't pass Lido up for lunch. And if want outstanding service, ask for Dominick!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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

Holy Jalapeño! I appreciate the review and the specific details, this allows our management team to better serve our guests. Each night the chef prepares all specials for the staff to try so they may better represent the dishes to our guests. I can only assume your server enjoys spicy food. I hope that if you inquired as to how... More 

Kirkland, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks John, Customer service is definitely a priority at Lido Restaurant. If we are able to accommodate a request will certainly act accordingly. Please continue to visit us when you are in the area. Happy Holidays, Todd Brown More 

San Francisco
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Happy Holidays Byron, Thank you for the kind words. Although most of your review is positive I value your feedback on areas where we can improve. I hope that you noticed at the bottom of the kids menu we have "foodie in training" where we offer to make smaller portions of most of our dinner menu for kids who want... More 

Denman Island, British Columbia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 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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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you! There are certainly some magical days here at Lido on our amazing patio. When the food, service, weather, and ambiance all intersect the experience can elevate to something truly memorable. We hope that we can create memories, experiences, and or relationships with all of our guests that can last a lifetime. Todd Brown More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
    (Spyglass Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 8057738900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?