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Marisol at the Cliffs

2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
+1 805-773-2511
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“salmon” (19 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must dine at Marisol for the spectacular views. There is an abundance of outdoor seating and heat lamps for when it cools down in the evening. Everything on the menu including the cocktails is delicious. The staff is professional and attentive.

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations for dinner on a Friday night, arrived, and our hostess told us we could sit anywhere, so we chose a table outside. By the way: amazing location, and amazing view. Anyway, it took about 30 mins until we realized that we were...More

Thank Brooklyn M
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I had lunch and breakfast buffet here because of a work conference. More than 2 or 3 years ago the buffet was fabulous, great quality baked goods, smoked salmon with horseradish sauce and other sides, strawberries and cream, nuts for oatmeal, etc. The last few...More

Thank Vera1111
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Best brunch! Wait staff is perfection just like the food and the VIEW! If you ever have the opportunity to go for Mother’s Day you will NOT be disappointed. So delicious!!!! If not mother’s day, they’re standard brunch is also AMAZING!!

Thank robinrempe
Reviewed 15 May 2018

First, this is a beautiful restaurant in a stunning cliffside setting. I can think of no better place to have a cocktail at sundown. Secondly, the staff is for the most part delightful. The hostess on the night we were there must have just broken...More

Thank 100timbo
Reviewed 30 April 2018

a beautiful view of the ocean, and the menu items are great. We all ordered something different, and every thing we were served was great

Thank 26deanneb
cliffs_resort, General Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Good Afternoon- Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Marisol! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to host you again in the near future! Warm Regards, Elise Quick

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Hard working staff to assure your meal is everything you come to expect at a resort hotel, great food and drink service. You will come away satisfied.

Thank TJanzen
cliffs_resort, General Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

TJanzen- Thank you for your glowing review! Hope to see you here again soon! Cheers, Elise Quick

Reviewed 5 April 2018

While staying at the Cliffs Resort, we had lunch, dinner and breakfast here. All meals were excellent, especially the breakfast where the chef cooked omelets on the spot. It was the best omelet I have ever had. I actually stopped liking them until I had...More

Thank ebyahoocom
cliffs_resort, General Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy a few meals with us. Hope you can visit again in the near future! Warm Regards, Elise Quick

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Went for dinner this week with 7 of the family, Best dish was the hamburger that my youngest grandson had. They did have some great wine and the wine list is very well priced.

Thank Robert95765
cliffs_resort, General Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Robert- I'm so sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal! I would love the opportunity to host you again as my guest! Please feel free to email me to set up a return visit, elise@cliffsresort.com. Thank you again for the feedback! Elise Quick

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It’s sucks going to a place you’ve been 4,000 times since you were a kid and being treated by a host like a tourist, someone she doesn’t have time for. My husband and I come here often for an afternoon drink, it is one of...More

1  Thank Helovesmythighs
cliffs_resort, General Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Good Evening! I"m so sorry for the delay in getting back to you! We appreciate your candid feedback and definitely appreciate our locals, we know how important you are and want to make sure you are welcomed back warmly each time you return. Please feel...More

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15 February 2016|
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Response from Greenwich78 | Reviewed this property |
We went there in the evening and didn't see a flag ..sorry.
9 May 2015|
Response from TJ F | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they serve lunch between 11 - 2. Check out their website if you would like more info on them.
Brenda W
3 January 2015|
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
I would go with either Uber or a car rental. Since I am from the Los Angeles area, I had my own vehicle. Sorry I can't be of further help, but I hope tat you enjoy your vacation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
    (Spy Glass)
  • Public Transportation: The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2511
  • E-mail
"Marisol" translates to "The Sun and the Sea" and no where is this more evident than through the flavors of the food. The menu at "Marisol" has been developed as New American Cuisine. As the premier choice of Pismo Beach restaurants, all of the dishes at "Marisol" are prepared with a soulful touch by Chef de Cuisine Victor Flores, featuring produce from fields of local farmers, seafood fresh off the boats of local fishermen, and naturally raised meats and poultry. The wine list for "Marisol" is awarded by Wine Spectator and has an amazing wines by the glass page with many local wines from Monterey to Santa Barbara County. For the finest oceanfront dining experience, try our award-winning Pismo Beach California restaurant "Marisol at the Cliffs".
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