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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
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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
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    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
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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
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los angeles
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Orange County, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I would eat here again in a heartbeat. We had the filet and scallop dinner and it was deeeeelish! Outdoor heaters work well, beautiful view, and a glassed in patio to protect against wind. Win. Win. Win.

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! So happy to hear about your wonderful dinner here at Lido Restaurant. We take great pride in the quality of ingredients as well as our customer service. Hope to see you again soon. Todd brown More 

DC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While having the unexceptional, typical but wonderful experience driving the PCH south from SF to LA for a spring break mother / son adventure (14 yo), we had the absolutely exceptional privilege to eat here, while staying at Dolphin Bay, which we also loved. Dolphin Bay is #1 at trip advisor, and doesn't need another testimonial. (we liked our little... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate all feedback but it is always rewarding when everything falls into place. We hope that whenever you are meandering down the highway 101 you make time to stop by and join us again. Have a great day, Todd Brown More 

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

There is nothing wrong with this place per se. But when considering that we paid $175 (for one appetizer, two entrees and two glasses of wine - no dessert), then my expectations are higher than what we actually experienced. If you charge Beverly Hills prices you need to deliver on that level, too. Meaning, the service should be two tads... More 

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

Good Day! Thank you for taking time so share the details of your most recent Lido experience. Our goal is to exceed our guests expectations each and every time irrespective of price. We, as a team, utilize each review as an additional tool in developing better awareness of our areas of growth. Have a great day, Todd Brown More 

Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lynda and I were driving up the California coast recently and decided we needed a short rest stop. We were just approaching Shell Beach and remembered the Lido Restaurant in the Dolphin Bay Resort. So we stopped in for a snack and really enjoyed it. Not being too hungry, we split a dish of prawn tacos and an order of... More 

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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. We are conveniently located just off the 101 freeway with breathtaking ocean views from the patio and dining room. Lido Restaurant is the perfect location to break up a drive up or down the coast. Have a wonderful day! Todd Brown More 

los angeles
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Kelly! I hope the waiter also offered your table an umbrella! Very nice to hear the positive feedback, thank you for your review. Please join us again soon. Todd Brown More 

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

Dear Troutinator, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your recent experience at Lido. Although I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your cuisine and the service provided by our staff, I would like to extend my sincerest apologies for the unfortunate circumstance you encountered with the flies. It is seasonally typical to this area to... More 

San Francisco, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 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

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 

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