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Lido at Dolphin Bay

2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
+1 805-773-8900
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

First when you walk in the place reminded me Harvesters or Little Chef with smelly old beer sodden carpet which hits you sit. The lunch menu is very limited to a classic diner food of burgers, sandwiches and salads. The burger was good but the...More

Thank Muri F
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Muri, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and I am disappointed to hear we didn’t achieve this goal during your recent visit to Lido at Dolphin Bay. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OK, granted the corkage is free, but, come on, if you're charging $47 for Osso Buco, you have enough built into your margins for bread. The Osos B was good, service a little surly, and the spinach gnocchi the worst ever (my wife had one...More

Thank Notmelo
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Notmelo, Thank you for posting your review about your recent dining experience in Lido on Trip Advisor. We take all of our guests feedback seriously and we truly appreciate you taking the time to share this information. Although I am happy to hear you...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Here is where you go to enjoy the finest in mid-coast cuisine. Its probably best to have reservations because it seems to be very popular. Service was top shelf, drinks and the menu and its offerings was "to die for". I had a salmon, my...More

Thank Robert B
Erica C, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Robert, Thank you for posting your review about Lido on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear you feel we offer the "finest in mid-coast cuisine", we provide top notch service and we have a menu that is to die for! We hope to...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I originally made our reservations via app. And it wouldn't let me reserve for 9. When we got there the hostess was more than happy to seat us all together. The drinks were great! My daughter had a lava flow which we only get in...More

Thank Romanticgal
Erica C, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Romanticgal, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review about your experience at Lido on 4th of July. We are so pleased you felt the drinks, food and service were all outstanding. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was a very expensive restaurant. We went for dinner. We had an ocean view table which was beautiful. The service was awesome. The only thing I didn't like was the limited number of entree items. There were 5 entrees. Pasta, salmon, pork, filet mignon...More

Thank mid65
Erica C, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings Mid65, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Lido. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the ocean views, wonderful service and that you had a great experience overall. We do change our...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Glad I made reservations on the Open Table app the day before to guarantee patio seating with a full ocean view for lunch after an ocean kayak tour in Avila Beach. Great place to celebrate my birthday (apparently 4 other people, including the waiter had...More

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Greetings Liza614, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on Trip Advisor, and thank you for choosing us for your birthday celebration. We are delighted to hear we were able to assist in making your...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic breakfast at Lido. Our server, Brett. was attentive and very friendly. He is a great server! The food was wonderful as usual. The view is incredible! We will recommend Lido to family and friends.More

Thank Secretary59
Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Greetings Secretary59, Thank you for taking the time to review Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience during breakfast. I'll be sure to pass along the positive feedback to Brett as well! If...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Our 2 meal experiences at Lido last weekend were less than satisfactory. Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Not that some of the food wasn't good, not that some of the servers weren't very nice, but both visits were disappointing. Ordering took forever, meals were all delivered...More

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Terese, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and I am so sorry we did not achieve this goal during your dining experiences. Although I am disappointed to hear about the unfortunate circumstances that...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Service and courtesy were outstanding from the first minute. We had requested a table inside the dining room with a sunset view and were seated at the very best spot. Our waiter moved patio umbrellas outside which were in the way of our view, and...More

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Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Anita, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased you felt the service and courtesy were outstanding! We strive to exceed all guests’ expectations and we are thrilled to hear we accomplished this goal during your...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We visit Pismo Beach about twice a year and always have dinner at Lido. They have an always fantastic chefs seasonal tasting menu with or without (your option) wine pairing. We opted to just order off the menu and brought our own bottle of wine...More

Thank C L
Sarah J, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Greetings C L, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Lido on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear you had such a pleasant dining experience. We always strive to provide the highest quality service, food, and atmosphere and so...More

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Response from Cynthia C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are large, family-sized grills on the patio, behind pool gates, closer to beach. They look like something you would need to have resort staff assistance to turn on propane. I didn't notice any for wood or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
  • 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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