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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)
+1 805-773-8900
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arroyo grande,ca
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113 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

right on the bluff with an ocean view. great at sunset. very food food. appetizers are special. no corkage for a bottle of wine.

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Nipomo, California
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us arrived on time for our 6:45 reservation, and then waited until after 8PM for our food! Lido includes a little "amuse bouche" - in this case a room-temperature onion tart bite - as a treat before your meal. After waiting a half an hour or so, they came around with another little tart which we turned down... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Greetings Schwakes, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. While we are very pleased to know you enjoyed the majority of your meal once it arrived, we do sincerely apologize for the terribly long wait you experienced. Please know this is not typical of Lido and we take this... More 

los angeles
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just got into town at 4 and saw Lido's happy hour menu online and raced down the road to get there by 5. The Jidori chicken wings and the ribs were awesome. The cranberry cooler cocktail was like a grown up fruit punch. Great if you want sweet, which I did. The margherita pizza was flavorless to the adults,... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Greetings travellingatty, Thank you for sharing your experience in Lido on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our happy hour. While we are glad to know the pizza was enjoyed by the child, we are sorry to learn the adults felt it was bland. Should you find yourself in Lido again I would recommend the "Hans Pizza".... More 

Santa Clarita, California
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We always look forward to breakfast here when we visit the area because the view is incredible and the food is excellent. When we arrived, we asked if we could sit on the patio as we had our dog with us. After some time went by, we still hadn't received menus or been greeted by staff so we went inside... More 

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Thank Secretary59
Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Secretary59, Thank you for sharing your detailed experience of Lido at Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. While we are pleased to hear you frequent Lido and enjoy the food, view and service we are disappointed to learn we have missed the mark during most recent visit. We truly appreciate you providing your feedback so we have the opportunity to... More 

Avila Beach, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Well I'm sad to report that we experienced more issues this visit. After waiting a while to come back since our previous experience we hoped things would have improved. Our food was brought to the people next to us. There we were with plates and silverware and placemats. The couple that just sat next to us were handed our food... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Christopher, Thank you for your recent review and return visit to Lido at Dolphin Bay. We are truly sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your most recent visit. We understand that you have enjoyed our restaurant and lounge in the past and have experienced professional, top notch, accurate service. We obviously fell short in this instance and... More 

boston, ma
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went for lunch and sat outside. They had a wind screen which buffeted the winds from the Pacific. We ordered the scallops and hamburger. The scallops were excellent but as an appetizer $24 was high for three - Paying for the view I guess. The hamburger was good and served with fries. Good size pour on the wine which... More 

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Thank Fsteele
Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Fsteele, Thank you for taking the time to review Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, view and service. Our goal is not only to provide wonderful food and service, but to deliver an incredible dining experience. We hope to see you again soon and look forward... More 

Lompoc, California
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209 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Because of work related travel we had our Valentines dinner on Saturday the 12th. Table at the window so when we started with a cocktail we were treated to a spectacular sunset. Service was impeccable. The special was a filet and scallops with a raspberry reduction and it was cooked to perfection. Despite a very hefty price tag a great... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear radar60, Thank you for choosing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa to celebrate your Valentine's meal and for taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal, service, and the spectacular view. We really to have some beautiful sunsets here in Lido. We are glad to know you... More 

New Jersey
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Outstanding service, incredible views of the Pacific, awesome Jazz/R&B band and Fabulous and delicious appetizers: nachos (the best I have ever tasted!) Fish tacos, Ceasar Salad, Flautas, Ahi tots with drinks; Red Rita and Cab. Great prices for Happy Hour. The staff are most accommodating and super friendly. Thank you for making our visit so special!

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Thank Tracy M
Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to review Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on Trip Advisor. We take great pride in ensuring a dining experience that exceeds our guest's expectations. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our Happy Hour, service, views and music. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, The Lido... More 

Santa Maria
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Service was very Top-heavy with numerous employees traveling about our 9 party Table. Our food was clearly 'over priced' for the quality & general expectations of our of our guests. The primary Redeming value of our visit was in being with the company of our family members in this geographically splendid portion of the California coast-line. Bottom-line, this birthday dinner... More 

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Thank Nims G
Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Nims G, I wanted to thank you for recently dining with us in Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is always our goal to provide the highest standards of service and quality food. I am truly sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. I am,... More 

Washoe City, Nevada, United States
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Every January San Luis Obispo country restaurants have a special meal deal usually for 30-40 dollars that includes 3 courses. I always look forward to dinning out and trying new items. On Lido's deal, I started with the beet salad which had wilted red greens that were not very tasty, then on to the greasy burn mush like Brussels spouts... More 

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Thank Judy B
Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this review

Dear Judy B, I wanted to thank you for recently dining with us in Lido and you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We always strive to provide the highest quality food and I am truly sorry to hear we missed the mark during your most recent visit. I am, however, glad to know you have enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
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: +1 805-773-8900
  • 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 Jacob Moss has perfected his California Coastal Cuisine showcasing a variety of world class products that can be found right in the San Luis Obispo region. Chef Jacob has developed relationships with local farmers who provide produce freshly picked from their fields as well as with local ranchers and artisans so that he 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 Jacob'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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?