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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Good restaurant

Delicious! We had a wonderful dinner. Loved the mission figs as a starter, and both the Caesar and the arugula salad were great. The salmon entre was perfect, as well as the carbonara. Desserts were just ok- lemon cake had a strange texture, and the sundae was fine. Great service and beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Beal510
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Pismo Beach, California
Level Contributor
59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is my go to place for sunset cocktails. The coconut margarita and the cucumber martini are my favorites. The Red Rita during happy hour is good too.

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King City, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I feel like King sitting at the Lido Bar eating Prawn Tacos or Eggs Benedict with Crab or Salmon and sipping a tap IPA brew. This place has a Regal variety and a view incomparable! Michelle the bartender and waitress is a friendly professional.

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Mountain View, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We ate at Lido's on Saturday 22nd for dinner and the staff was just great. I have never had such great service. I never had to look around for our waiter or even need to ask for anything. The staff was so attentive. I needed water, they were there. I needed my plates cleared, they were there. Bread got low..they... More 

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

Dear Hotelman08, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We take great pride in our staff here at Lido at Dolphin Bay, and are extremely happy to hear that you experienced such spectacular service. It is a pleasure to know how much you enjoyed the Seared Day Boat Scallops and the Grilled Apricot and Prosciutto starters. We... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a six star hotel. Fantastic evening, sitting outside on the waterfront watching the sunset. Lovely waitress, best pasta and cheesecake ever eaten

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

Dear Ritchie, We appreciate you taking the time to review our property on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear your rave reviews about our pasta and cheesecake, and delighted that you had such a great time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, The Team at Lido. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Delicious! We had a wonderful dinner. Loved the mission figs as a starter, and both the Caesar and the arugula salad were great. The salmon entre was perfect, as well as the carbonara. Desserts were just ok- lemon cake had a strange texture, and the sundae was fine. Great service and beautiful view.

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

Dear Beal510, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed great service and delicious salmon and carbonara entrees. We look forward to having you back again soon to dine with us and revel in the beautiful view! Sincerely, The Lido Team. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great dinner and attentive staff. An added perk was no corkage fees for 2 bottles of wine we purchased while wine tasting...a nice touch!

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

Dear Ssbogans, We appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are very happy you enjoyed our food and attentive staff. It would be our pleasure to have you visit us again in the near future! Warmest Regards, The Lido Team. More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great food and friendly staff! Sit on patio to enjoy beautiful scenery. Pizza were really good. And they had great knowledge about local wines. Ask for recommendations to try something new.

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

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to review our property on TripAdvisor. It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and took advantage of the knowledge of our staff. We look forward to having you back soon to enjoy the food, service, and beautiful scenery here at Lido at Dolphin Bay. Sincerely, The Lido... More 

sf bay area
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

good food and excellent service.A bit pricey, but you're in a resort, so you gotta spend. The kitchen created a vegetarian pasta for my wife, which was very yummy. Complemented apetizer was a nice touch from the chef.

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

Dear drT&3ladies, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and food at our restaurant. It is our pleasure to accommodate any and all dietary restrictions, and we are very pleased that your wife enjoyed the vegetarian pasta. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!... More 

Level Contributor
100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What a wonderful night! Great food, right on the cliff, with waves serenading us, no to mention the classical guitar player in the bar. The food was fresh, tasty and a wide offering. Our server, Madison was very good, handling a table of 13 with ease.

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

Dear Jedda1, Thank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and the atmosphere here at Lido at Dolphin Bay. We look forward to having you back for many more wonderful nights with us! Sincerely, The Lido Team. More 

Connecticut
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was on vacation with my friends and we went to Lido for a nice dinner and to watch the sunset. The outside patio was a great location. Call ahead to make sure you can get a spot outside. The food and drinks were great. (I am a vegetarian and while I probably wouldn't eat there all the time, it... More 

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

Dear jwillbuckeye, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service, not to mention the beautiful view of the sunset from the patio. We look forward to having you and your friends join us again in the near future. Warmest Regards, The Team... More 

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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
  • 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?