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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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08:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Dolphin Bay, I've at Lido a few times. But this time I walked away very disappointed. The food is fine and is what you'd expect at a $300-400/night hotel. But there are a zillion great restaurants in this area and to just be average won't cut it. I sat at the bar by myself, without a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch on the patio at Lido and while the food was a bit pricy, it was well worth the expense. I had the Cuban wrap and it was delicious. Our server, Timothy, was awesome! He was attentive and friendly, and he gave great recommendations. Made our lunch that much more enjoyable. The restaurant is a little difficult to... More 

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

Dear Audrey, Thank you for reviewing Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are extremely delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and service during your recent visit with us. I will be sure to share your kind words with Timothy, and we hope to see you again soon! Warmest Regards, The Lido Team. More 

Robinson, Pennsylvania
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220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our anniversary at Lido. We had the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. The meal took over 2 hours but it was so worth it. The food was fantastic & so were the wines which were paired with the food. Everyone that took care of us was friendly & knowledgeable. We also had lunch at the bar... More 

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

Dear Susan, Thank you for reviewing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on Yelp. We are delighted that you celebrated your special day at Dolphin Bay, and that you enjoyed your meals with us. Though the Tasting Menu tends be a longer experience than some are accustomed to, it is an excellent way to experience our dinner menu. In... More 

San Jose, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for an early lunch. Sat outside. There isn't much of a view. The service was attentive and the guy didn't seem miffed that we weren't guzzling alcohol. Did not order an appetizer, but the food seem to take a little too long to come out. My partner got the Cubano wrap with fries. The fries are very good. The... More 

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

Dear This_r_serious, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. Our goal at Lido Restaurant is 100% guest satisfaction, and I am sorry that we were not able to achieve that during your visit. I am, however, happy that you and your partner enjoyed the Cubano, BBQ burger, and the fries. I would like to point out that we do... More 

Avila Beach, California
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We love this restaurant for simplicity and yet existing food selections, wine choices and specials, terrace and the only place in the area where you can have romantic dinner with the most amazing view of the beautiful central coast sunset with some fog and shine... Chef is very inventive, using mostly local seasonal products and menu changes with every season.... More 

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

Dear Manyasha2009, Thank you for reviewing Lido Restaurant on TripAdvisor. It is great to know how much you enjoy the food, wine, and view here at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. We take great pride in our food, service, and amenities, and are very happy to know that you understand and appreciate that. Please be sure to come try our... More 

Avila Beach, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Lido is well worth the visit. Although I live locally I feel like being at a tropical island resort when I visit here.

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

Dear Judy, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. We love how much you enjoy visiting us (and how you described it!), and hope that you will come back to our "tropical island resort" again soon! Sincerely, The Team at Lido. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We recently stayed here for a very quick overnight trip. We had just arrived after a 14 hour flight so had a lovely early dinner on the deck. Staff accommodating to get us dinner at 530pm as we just wanted to get to bed. We both had the Mushroom Veal special of the day which I think was the most... More 

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

Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for sharing your review of our property on TripAdvisor. We are extremely satisfied knowing that you enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, as well as the food and service in Lido Restaurant. Please be sure to visit again soon! Sincerely, The Lido Team. More 

Winter Park, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and our family are not newcomers to Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort. Although we did not have a reservation for Sunday brunch, we were quickly seated at a window, as the patio was full. We selected from the a la carte choices, Florentine Scramble was absolutely delicious with the eggs cooked to perfection. The accompanying potatoes had... More 

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

Dear 1Adri54, Thank you for reviewing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy to know how much you enjoyed your recent visit to Lido for brunch. We will be sure to share your kinds words with our staff, and hope to serve you again in the very near future! Warmest Regards, The Team at... More 

Santa Maria, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We usually go for a three course brunch, the Mimosas flow and the Ahi Tower is amazing! Our service was exquisite, they should teach that art to others! Gave the feeling that they really cared about your overall experience, and they serve the same brunch on Monday's too!!!

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

Dear Ted, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know how much you have enjoyed the food and service during your brunch visits with us. Since you brought up our Monday Brunch I thought I'd mention it is cheaper on Mondays as well! Again, thank you for taking the time to review Lido Restaurant. I... More 

Santa Maria, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We chose the chef's tasting menu for our anniversary dinner. We were seated on the patio overlooking the ocean and ready for the sunset. We chose the tasting menu that came with wine with every course. We thoroughly enjoyed every course. The plates were artistically displayed, cold food was served on chilled plates, warm food on warmed plates. The flavors... More 

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

Dear srateapot, Thank you for reviewing Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa on TripAdvisor. Though I am sorry you had to wait for your last two glasses of wine, I am very happy that you enjoyed the Chef's Tasting menu. We sincerely hope that you will join us again soon. Warmest Regards, The Team at Lido. 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
US$25 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
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 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?