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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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This restaurant is at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Lovely Service

The waiter offered me his sunglasses! The lunch special, although small, was perfect. Pretty spot for an ocean view meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
kelly m
,
los angeles
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stay away from this place, the manager is a huge hot head, the food is overpriced. We were about to be seated by the Hostess, our menus in her hand. The Manager walked behind her and barked, "put those down". she did, grimaced, and left. I said wait, we were about to be seated. The manager flew around the counter,... More 

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los angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The waiter offered me his sunglasses! The lunch special, although small, was perfect. Pretty spot for an ocean view meal.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant was pricey, but it was my birthday. The food was really good. My boyfriend had the swordfish and loved it. The service was a little slow, but the restaurant had a great sunset, so we were okay.

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

Happy Birthday Suzanne! Thank you for choosing Lido Restaurant to share you birthday memories. I am pleased to hear that we were able to make your birthday such a special event. Have a wonderful day, Todd Brown More 

Lemoore, CA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I took my wife to Lido for our anniversary as it was recommended by a friend. We sat inside to watch the sunset. As soon as we sat down, we noticed fruit flies on the large picture window in front of us and when our cocktails arrived (I had a margarita and my wife had a strawberry daiquiri) the flies... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This restaurant has a beautifully designed dining room and excellent menu. Both meat and fish dishes are creatively prepared. The sommelier was very helpful in discussing and selecting wines to accompany our food choices. Service was very good. Will definitely be returning there when I'm in the Shell/Pismo Beach area.

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

Thank you Kay. Our menu changes seasonally to feature fresh local ingredients. Our Chef sources the highest quality meats and seafood as well. Our wine list features over 800 different offerings from around the world. Combine those factors with the amazing setting and attentive service and the result is noticed and commented on by diners such as yourself. We appreciate... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Ambiance, food and view are beautiful. The best meal on California's central coast! The resort is pet friendly and we saw two dogs eating on the patio with their owners. Not a restaurant for children. Patio dining at sunset is as magical as the food its self. Some people were dressed casually but with the elegance of the restaurant I... More 

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

Pet friendly resort and restaurant, amazing views, excellent food and service. Lido Restaurant strives to ensure each guest has a memorable experience. Thank you for sharing yours. Please join us again soon, Todd Brown More 

San Jose, CA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We love to eat at Lido when we stay at Dolphin Bay. The food and service has been consistently good. Creative and tasty menu. The view is good with a nice outdoor seating area. They even have live music on some nights, which makes for a lively evening. However, the price of the plates have gotten a little high, especially... More 

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

Thank you! Each review is important to Lido Restaurant. Thank you for the details and high marks. Please explore our website for all the different menus and dining options we have for you on your return visit. Until next time, Todd brown More 

Pleasanton, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had dinner with family and the wrong appetizer was delivered...we had three sets of bus boys come by to clear plates but we still were waiting for our food. Some good dishes, but overpriced for value received.

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

Happy Molly! I apologize for the irregularities in your service. I hope that both your server and the manager on duty were cognizant of the wrong appetizer being brought to the table and the correction was made promptly. I am pleased to hear that you did enjoy your dishes and my hope is that we can improve your experience upon... More 

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

Cheers Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to praise the food and the service. I, also, appreciate the perspective on pricing. We have a variety of pricing on the dinner menu, entree's ranging from 23$ for house made pasta dishes to 50$ for fresh Lobster. We have an amazing Happy Hour from Monday to Friday 3:00-6:00pm. Lido Restaurant sources... More 

Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Pavan, Thank you for your amazing review of Lido Restaurant. I am very pleased that your dining experience was worthy of a 5 star review even though we ran out of Lobster. We order fresh lobsters from the East Coast and the item was extremely popular that evening and we did run out towards the end of the night.... 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)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  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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