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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2727 Shell Beach Rd, Dolphin Bay, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We invited friends to join us for brunch 11/12/17. We were pleasantly surprised that we could be seated right away.. at first we thought this wasn’t a good sign. BUT the food was wonderfully delicious.. we had breakfast....you can do off the menu or brunch.....everything...More

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

Dear Sharon B, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant Lido on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the service, food, and atmosphere. We are thrilled that your found the food to delicious and yummy. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a fairly dismal dining experience at Lido last April, my husband and I decided to try again, as the physical setting of Lido is so beautiful. Our dismal dinner was loud, and S-L-O-W! So we decided to try a weekday Happy Hour, and arrived...More

Thank schwakes
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Schwakes, Thank you for taking the time to review Lido on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and I am sorry to hear we did not achieve this goal in April and again last week. I am not certain...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Went there for lunch today. Very few diners on a Tuesday. It was foggy so we sat inside. The place is spotless with attention to detail. Linsey was nice and did a great job serving us. Food wasn't great but very well presented. Other employees...More

Thank Bill_Sandee
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear Bill_Sandee, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear you appreciated the restaurant being spotless with attention to detail and that you felt our employees were courteous. Just so you know, our valet is...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here tonight for our anniversaries, my husband and I visiting from Colorado, seeing cousins who live in Nipomo. The ambiance was lovely, beautiful sunset, heat lamps brought you the staff without or needing to ask. The issue was that menu was not...More

Thank jmelch
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear Jmelch, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Although I am happy to hear you felt the ambiance was lovely, you had a beautiful sunset and the staff was accommodating, pleasant and very attentive, I would like...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We stoped for Monday brunch at Lidos and had the usual fabulous food, the chef uses amazing flavor profiles!!but better than the food was the wonderful service provided by Alec! Made the whole meal outstanding!More

Thank TedHutch
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear TedHutch, Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our Monday brunch and that you felt the food and service provided by Alec were outstanding. We strive to exceed...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Nice menu very and great wine list , They have a nice outdoor terrace behind glass which keeps the wind out . Very friendly serving staff all around and the items we had were delicious.More

Thank Joost B
Erica C, Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Joost B, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our menu and wine list during your recent visit to Lido. We strive to exceed all of our guests' expectations and we are happy to know we accomplished...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We had a business dinner here. It is in a resort hotel and condo set right on the cliff so you have some beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. They have lots of outside seating and a nice bar area for a few drinks. The...More

Thank REVoigt
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear REVoigt, Thank you for choosing Lido at Dolphin Bay for your business dinner and for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear the bone-in ribeye was cooked to perfection an that you felt the service and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Everything we tried here was expertly prepared, imaginative (soft shell crab benedict!) and delicious. The dinner Menu Tasting meal was top rate and each item better than the previous dish if that is even possible. Highy recommend!More

Thank Floyd D
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Floyd, Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased you felt every item you tried was expertly prepared, imaginative and delicious. We strive to exceed all of our guests' expectations and we are...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had wanted to try the Lido for a long time and decided to drive down from Paso Robles today (Sunday of Labor Day week-end) with friends for a nice brunch. It started out well, as we were given a nice table by the window,...More

Thank Lila O
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Lila, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Lido. While we are happy to hear you enjoyed our wine list, I’d like to take the time to personally apologize again for the shortcomings you experienced with your meal....More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

I love that offer a la carte and prix fixe options (not everyone loves a buffet) and the mimosas are great. Of course, you can't beat the veiw.More

Thank JEVTodd
Erica C, General Manager at Lido at Dolphin Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Dear JEVTodd, Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you appreciated our a la carte brunch options, the mimosas and the great view! We sincerely hope to have you back again soon!...More

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Judy B
6 December 2017|
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Response from Notmelo | Reviewed this property |
Judy B from Washoe: New chef, old chef, either way, go for the view and no corkage fee. If you want good food, go elsewhere, until some current stellar reviews start popping up (chef Evan and chef Brian aren’t coming back).
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Rangersmom123
14 April 2016|
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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 - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 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: +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 setting. Come and experience the most spectacular sunsets Pismo Beach has to offer while dining on the patio. Lido at Dolphin Bay specializes in California Coastal Cuisine showcasing a variety of world class products that can be found right in the San Luis Obispo region. 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 each dish. Lido at Dolphin Bay is committed to bringing all of the farmers and wineries together in order to celebrate the endless bounties of the Central Coast region.
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