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Lido at Dolphin Bay

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2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602 (Spyglass Drive)
18057738900
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had four family members from Germany with us. The Lido staff had our table for nine ready outside, the heaters on, and menus at the ready. The men enjoyed the beer selections, and everyone had a salad, steak, or pizza that was excellent. It is hard to beat the seaside ambience, the attentive service and the great food. The... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Marguerite, Thank you for reviewing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on TripAdvisor. We cannot agree more that it is hard to beat the setting, service, and delicious food! We will be sure to share your review with our staff, and very much look forward to your next visit! Warmest Regards, The Team at Lido. More 

California
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295 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property, Dolphin Bay, is at the extreme top of the high end in that units (there are 75 ranging from 1200 to 2300 square feet) rent for $900/night. Therefore it should come as no surprise that the property restaurant is expensive. The chicken Caesar salads that my friend and I had for lunch were $20. The salad was good... More 

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Thank markmd
Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere during your visit. We hope that you return to Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa again soon! Sincerely, The Lido Team. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited too long for our dinner. Servers were good, but they could not get the food out of the kitchen.

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear goldman2016, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. Though I am happy that you enjoyed the service during your visit, I would like to apologize for the speed of service. Our kitchen staff creates our dishes from scratch and they are held to the highest standards of quality and presentation, but the wait for your dinner should always... More 

san francisco
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I admit it - I love happy hour because of the bargains available for entrees which are higher priced at dinner. When I stayed at the Dolphin Bay resort, we checked in on a Friday and happy hour is available from 3 pm-6 pm on weekdays. The pizza was absolutely fantastic - the chef's training in Florence, Italy showed. The... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear wctraveler34, Thank you for reviewing Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit during your stay here at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. I must agree, it is hard not to love Happy Hour, especially with our great pizzas, nachos, and wine you mentioned! I would also suggest the Chicken and Goat Cheese Flautas,... More 

Windlesham, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this as we were staying at the resort, and not much close by. The staff were very friendly.the wine list was good and had a great variety to choose from. We had filet mignon which was cooked to perfection, the halibut also cooked well and very tasty. Good food but quite pricey .

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Thank pip t
Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Pip, Thank you for sharing your review of Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service during your visit. We do feel the cost is reflected in the quality of our food as we work very hard to ensure the finest ingredients in all our dishes. Thank you once again for visiting us and for... More 

Eagan, Minnesota
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had short ribs for an appetizer and they were fantastic, different flavors that meshed very well. I then had the leg of lamb for an entrée, WOW, so delicious! Their dessert was also great. FYI, you can take your drinks up to your room if you'd like. So, I had an Old Fashioned along with my dessert in my... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear DrummerGelly, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the food and drinks during your visit, and I must say you made some excellent choices! Also keep in mind we are always happy to deliver drinks and/or food to your room if you'd rather not come down to the restaurant.... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the Lido at the Dolphin Bay in Pismo Beach, July 24, 2016. We had a late night dinner and all felt the food was ok, but not exceptional. Our server Brittany (unsure of spelling) was wonderful, very attentive and kind. The ambiance is not soothing, the acoustics loud and the lighting strange, we sat under the beautiful... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, Thank you for reviewing Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to know that Brittani took such great care of you during your visit. I am sorry, however, that you did not enjoy the acoustics or the lighting, and that you did not feel the food was exceptional. Our vision is to provide an exceptional experience of service... More 

orcutt, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the single romantic outdoor table for our anniversary. I had been warned that service was not as good for this seating, but we were absolutely pampered. Service was phenomenal, the views were amazing, and most importantly my wife was giggly. She was so happy. Guys, make this happen for your gals. Abalone and oysters were amazing starters, her... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear cbo49r, Thank you for reviewing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on TripAdvisor. We are very happy you decided to celebrate your special day with us, and delighted to know how well you were taken care of and that you enjoyed the food. We hope that you will return for many more special occasions! Sincerely, The Lido Team. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dont go here if you have allergies or any kind of dietary restrictions, even though we were told "oh yes the chef will make you something great!" We were literally served dry white rice with a handful of vegetables on top. It was an absolute joke. If you cant cater to people with "special needs" dont say that you can.... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear part-timepirate, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. Here at Lido we always strive for 100% guest satisfaction and I am very sorry we did not achieve our goal during your visit. Per our earlier discussion, I would appreciate input from you on what could have made the dish more enjoyable as we did offer an alternative citrus... More 

San Leandro, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We had dinner there four years ago and were most impressed so on our visit to Pismo Beach last weekend we made a reservation for their Saturday brunch. It's a prixe fixe menu with three courses and its $39.50 each. You get what you pay for and in this case we got a lot more than what we paid for.... More 

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Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Allan, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy that you have enjoyed your dinner and brunch visits to Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. The $39 weekend brunch is certainly a great value, but we didn't stop there; we serve the same three course brunch on Mondays for $35! We also want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
    (Spyglass Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 18057738900
  • This restaurant is at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?