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Lido at Dolphin Bay

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2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Lido at Dolphin Bay

Great outdoor patio with great views; excellent food and service, we went back several times during our stay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Armond V
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Local cuisine
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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We've eaten here several times and have enjoyed the beautiful setting but this time the service was abysmal and pretentious,the food was mediocre and when I complained about the uncooked hen, I was told the 'blood was a vein' and the cook was sure it was cooked enough!

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Natalie M, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Psychjudy, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on TripAdvisor. I would like to extend my sincerest apologies for your experience at Lido. As you mentioned in your review, this is not representative of how we typically operate the restaurant and I can assure you this has been addressed to ensure it does not occur again... More 

Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great outdoor patio with great views; excellent food and service, we went back several times during our stay.

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Natalie M, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Armond, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed everything from the food to the service, and even the beautiful views. We sincerely hope to see you again in the near future. Warmest Regards, The Team at Lido More 

Fresno, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Was there for my Grandson's Wedding, which was beautiful. Perfect seating for a wedding, Good food for the reception.

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Natalie M, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear 4MerriP, Thank you for reviewing our property on Trip Advisor. We are happy your Grandson selected Lido at Dolphin Bay as his wedding venue and we are even more pleased you felt it was the perfect location. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in the future so you can experience all that we have to offer.... More 

Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Get the 3 course brunch! It includes the bottomless... cost 35 dollars! Request for the outdoor seating, so you can feel the ocean breeze and get a peek of the ocean over the cliff you are eating on. I made reservations and they took me in quickly. Our server was Taylor, aspiring model that attends CALPOLY and was her first... More 

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Natalie M, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed recap of your brunch experience at Lido. We strive to provide exceptional service and we are so pleased to hear that Taylor and the rest of the team was able to offer you their full attention. Don’t forget that we also offer bottomless mimosas with the... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Met friends at the beautiful bar, fully stocked with an extensive wine list. Beautiful oceanfront dining with impeccable service! We all shared appetizers, before a dinner w/ great salads and fish entrees. Afterwards checked out the sunset over the Pacific dropping into San Luis Bay! A favorite place! Check it out.

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Natalie M, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Pismodise, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your visit to Lido at Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the beverages, cuisine, service, and amazing views we have to offer. Please keep in mind that our menu changes seasonally; our summer menu will actually debut tomorrow (June 18th, 2015). We also offer... More 

Granada Hills, California, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Even if we weren't staying at Dolphin Bay (and we did) we would take ourselves out to lunch or dinner at Lido. Really great food!

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Natalie M, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Cat, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warmest Regards, The Lido Team More 

Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were looking for a small private dining room for our wedding dinner. Stumbled across The Lido and they have the perfect space! The view was stunning, the food amazing and the service top notch. All of my guests commented on the wait staff. The whole experience made our wedding dinner even more memorable.

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Natalie M, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. While each event here at Lido is important to us, it is very special to know that we helped make a wedding day so memorable. We look forward to you returning in the future to celebrate the many anniversary's ahead of you. Congratulations! Sincerely, Natalie Magana Restaurant Manager More 

Independence, California, United States
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The bartender at the Elks Lodge recommended this bar to us. The staff is extrememly friendly, fun and helpful. We loved them. The drinks are great and the food is awesome! Highly recommend. We'll be back, my in-laws live near by.

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Natalie M, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that our staff took such good care of you. It is always a pleasure to hear positive feedback on our teams outstanding customer service. We look forward to having you come back next time you are in town to visit your in-laws. Thank you,... More 

Orange County, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 at Dolphin Bay, 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
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 at Dolphin Bay, 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 

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Additional Information about Lido at Dolphin Bay

Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Phone Number: 8057738900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
    (Spyglass Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 8057738900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?