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Lido at Dolphin Bay

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2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (Spyglass Drive)
18057738900
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Allan L
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 

Dinuba, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Brunch. Very relaxing and great food. Service is perfect. We have also enjoyed dinner at Lido. You will not be disapointed.

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

Dear Elaine, Thank you for reviewing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed the food, service, and relaxed atmosphere during your visits. Please come back soon! Warmest Regards, The Lido Team. More 

Cloverdale, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Lido was good! Recommend the scallops for the appetizer and the watermelon Salad. Atmosphere was nice, especially if it's a nice evening, sit outside; Lido has live music every Thursday-Saturday. I gave it four stars, because the selection for seafood was very limited to a Salmon plate, I was looking for some good clam chowder or lobster.

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Thank thereviewer12016
Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear thereviewer12016, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. I could not agree more with your recommendations, especially the scallops! I'm happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere and music as well. Our live music nights are currently Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Though we do not have lobster on our current menu we do offer a mouth watering Chickpea and... More 

Los Altos, California
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were staying at the Dolphin Bay resort (very nice BTW) so eating downstairs was very convenient for a medium sized group. We had both the dinner and brunch. Fixed price menu was the only option and they even ran out of several of the items. Many of the menu selections for brunch were rehashed of items from the dinner... More 

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Thank OwenHall2012
Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Owen, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. Though I am happy you enjoyed the resort, the servers, and our location, I would like to sincerely apologize for the fact that your experience was not exceptional. The curried cauliflower soup has been a part of our brunch menu for some time, but I am sorry you were disappointed... More 

Denver
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My parents booked this restaurant for my sister's graduation celebration. We were a large party of 17 which included 3 elderly family members. I'm going to list out all the negatives, both big and small because they compiled on each other to result in a truly horrible experience. The only positive is that we were given lots of things to... More 

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Thank AAW3
Scott T, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear AAW3, Thank you for taking the time to review our property on TripAdvisor. Our goal is always 100% guest satisfaction, and I am very sorry we missed the mark during your visit. I was assured by our staff that it had been communicated to all our reservations that we would be having a prix fixe menu as we have... More 

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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very poor experience on graduation night!! Let's start with a reservation months ago yet only 2 weeks ago we were informed of a fixed menu which did not allow us to make any change in restaurant choice as all other location were full. Reservation 8pm great...we were given menu and told that one of the few options , the filet... More 

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

Dear Carole, Thank you for taking the time to review our property on TripAdvisor. I would like to sincerely apologize for missing the mark during your visit. Though difficult to read, I would like to thank you for your thoughtful review as it provides us with a great tool for improving our operations and service here at Lido. I have... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is the second time I have visited Lido and both have been a wonderful experience. While the food is well prepared and not your cookies cutter menu what really sticks out is the service. These people really know how to treat a guest. Just the right amount of face time, care, and follow up. Ate the avocado soup and... More 

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

Dear Alexandrea, Thank you for reviewing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled that our food and service exceeded your expectations! I cannot say I am surprised that you would order the same items again, as the Avocado Gazpacho and the Butter Poached Halibut are both delicious! We will, however, be rolling out our summer... More 

Midland, TX
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We stopped by the Lido at Dolphin Bay to watch the beautiful sunset and have drinks and appetizers. We sat outside which is shielded by glass walls, since the ocean breeze can be very cool in the late afternoon and evening. The food and drinks are pricey, but you get very good service and a beautiful setting to enjoy great... More 

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

Dear Rocky, Thank you for sharing your review of Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. It brings us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, The Lido Team. More 

Ontario, Canada
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We had an enjoyable meal at this restaurant during our stay at the resort. We sat outside, which was made comfortable with the heater above us. Friendly and prompt service, and the food tasted good, which is really the whole point!

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

Dear crazeefrog, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. It is our pleasure to know that you enjoyed the food, prompt service, and patio seating during your visit. We hope that you return to see us again soon! Sincerely, The Team at Lido. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free, Mediterranean
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, Large groups
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
    (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?