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Pismo Beach Dining Guide

From family style dining to an exotic food experience, Pismo Beach’s restaurants satisfy a wide spectrum of culinary cravings including those of the discriminating foodie. Many Pismo Beach restaurants feature coastal seafood dishes as well as casual California-style dining at a great value. Locally grown wine county inspired cuisine is prepared by our talented chefs to perfectly pair with their extensive wine lists and cellar collections. In Pismo Beach, where the waves meet Central California farmland, it can only result in endless, delicious possibilities and choices.

Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ
221 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach –  805-773-6193

Eat in or take out. Where great quality and service are our priorities. 11:30 am-8 pm.

Scotty’s Bar and Grill
750 Price St. Pismo Beach  – 805-773-1922

Serving a wide variety of food in a sporty atmosphere. Everything from ribs and steaks to chicken, burgers and specialty dishes such as fajita wraps and fish tacos. Catch the latest game while enjoying a drink at our exquisite bar. 11:30 am-8:30 pm

Brooks Burgers
220 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 559-485-8520

Brooks Burgers isn’t just another Burger Joint- the Brooks Family has been in the restaurant and cattle business for over 40 years!

Jack in the Box
340 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-556-0580

The nation’s first major drive-thru burger chain. Open 24/7.

359 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-773-3549

The world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants.

Pismo Bowl
221 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach 805-773-6193


Pismo Bowl is the place for affordable family fun! It has been family owned and operated since 1939 and is an original Pismo Beach experience. As one of the oldest continually running bowling alleys in California we offer a unique bowling experience that’s fun for all ages. Daily 10 am-10 pm. Fri-Sat until midnight

Chop Street
779 Price St. Pismo Beach – 805-295-6497

Chop Street offers custom chopped salads and wraps consisting of local produce and over 20 home-made dressings. Salads and wraps include the finest quality tri tip steak, chicken, bacon, ham, albacore, and organic tofu. Open daily 11 am-8 pm.

Hapy Bistro
821 N. Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach –  805-270-4327

Located in Pismo Beach, Hapy Bistro is renowned for its culinary excellence and internationally inspired dishes. Our contemporary dining room, modern facilities and welcoming atmosphere offers an exceptional dining experience. Hours: 11am-10pm

Honeymoon Cafe
999 Price St. Pismo Beach –  805-773-5646

This nostalgic Pismo Beach café features a full espresso bar, healthy food and gourmet desserts. Relaxed outdoor seating, ambiance and live music. Breakfast specials, sandwiches, salads and fresh-squeezed juices served anytime. Tues-Fri 7 am-3 pm. Sat-Sun 8 am-3 pm. Closed Monday

Hot Shots Cafe
250 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-4542

Come try our fish and chips specials and shoot some pool. Mon-Thurs 11 am-12 pm. Fri-Sat 11 am -1 am.

Penny’s All American Cafe
1053 Price St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-3776

Great omelets! Breakfast and lunch served all day. Heated patio. Kids menu. Locally owned and operated. Open Monday-Friday 6am-2pm and Saturday-Sunday 7am-2pm.

Seaside Cafe & Bakery
1327 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach – 805-773-4360

Quiche daily, sandwiches, fresh pastries, eggs benedict. Mon-Wed 6:30am-3pm. Thu-Fri 6:30am-6pm. Sat-Sun 7am-6pm

The Rooftop
601 Cypress Street, (Located at Inn at the Pier) – 805-295-5565
Inn at the Pier Rooftop

Open 11 am – 9 pm, daily

The Rooftop at Inn at the Pier is the place to visit in Pismo Beach, with elevated views of the Pacific coastline and effortless West Coast style. Bask in the sunshine poolside, or keep it cool under an umbrella. Choose from seasonally-inspired small plates at this Pismo Beach restaurant, perfectly complemented by signature cocktails and the best of local craft brews. Grab the girls for the ultimate Sunday brunch or share a breathtaking sunset with that certain someone. At The Rooftop, every occasion is special.

Zorro’s Cafe & Cantina
927 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach – 805-773-ZORO

Where the locals go! Authentic Mexican specialties, traditional breakfast and lunches also available. Patio dining with heaters. Beer, wine, margaritas. Breakfast & Lunch 7:30 am-3 pm. Dinner 3 pm-9 pm. Call for Winter Hours.

Mei’s Chinese Restaurant
1759 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach – 805-773-2908

Specialties include seafood, lemon chicken, sesame beef. 11am-9pm

601 Cypress Street (Located at Inn at the Pier) – 805-295-5565
Blonde Restaurant Pismo Beach

Open 7 am – 9 pm, Sunday – Thursday
Open 7 am – 10 pm, Friday & Saturday

You’re invited to Blonde Restaurant and Bar, where guests mix, mingle, and dine in style. Our downtown Pismo Beach restaurant offers an expansive menu and superior service for a truly memorable dining experience. Vintage surfer girl vibes, balmy ocean breezes, and sparkling sunshine set the scene from the moment you arrive. Savor a fresh, contemporary take on traditional beach fare from locally-sourced seafood to classic All-American burgers al fresco on our patio. From date night, to a celebration for the whole family, to your next must-have brunch, this is your classic California moment. Revel in it.

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant
411 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-773-3240

Bakery & restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pies and cakes baked fresh. Gorgeous view. Daily 6:30 am-10 pm. Fri-Sat until 11 pm

Cool Cat Cafe
198 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-1020

Old fashion 50’s Diner, specializing in good ol’ Hamburgers. Full bar. Try us! Daily 10:30am – 10:30pm

611 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-773-1998

Breakfast served anytime. Great meals, great prices, great desserts, award-winning clam chowder served seven days a week. Junior and senior meals available. Open 24 hrs.

300 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-773-4117

Breakfast and lunch served. Open 7 am – 3 pm

Broadway Bagel & Coffee Co.
503 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-773-9263

Offering fresh bagels daily. Join us for breakfast or try our special bagel sandwiches and soups for lunch. We also offer all types of coffee and juice. Open Monday-Saturday 6am-5pm and Sunday 7am-5pm.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
354 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-773-6420

Coffee, espresso, brewed tea, tea lattes, Coffee Ice Blended® Drinks, Tea Ice Blended® Drinks, Fru-Tea® Ice Blended® Drinks, Coffee-Free Ice Blended® Drinks, pastries and more. Open daily from 6am-9pm.

Golden Donut
863 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach – 805-473-0373

Fresh donuts made daily. We also offer soup and sandwiches for lunch. Daily 5:30 am-11:30 pm

Mon Ami
230 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-1458

Full coffee bar, fresh baked pastries, Internet access. Enjoy our casual dining atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Open daily at 7am.

Old West Cinnamon Rolls
861 Dolliver St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-1428

Delicious cinnamon rolls, carrot cake, cookies and rolls. Baked fresh daily. Espresso and beverages, too! We ship cinnamon rolls! Daily 6:30 am-5:30 pm

501 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-773-4336

Gourmet coffees, lattes, espressos, pastries. Open daily 5am-10:30pm.

Steaming Bean
1651 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach – 805-773-2222

Espresso, gourmet coffee, pastries. Internet access. Mon-Fri 6 am-5 pm. Sat & Sun 7 am-5 pm

Surfside Donuts
603 Dolliver St. Pismo Beach – 805-295-6069

Featuring Stumptown coffee, Open daily from 6am to 2pm.

246 Pomeroy Avenue, Pismo Beach – 805-556-5272

Amazing homemade chips with 10 different tugboat dips to choose from. Also, enjoy fresh salads and sandwiches.

DePalo & Sons Deli
2665 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach – 805-773-1589

Sandwiches, fresh salads, fresh mozzarella made daily, imported cheese, fine wines, gourmet specialties. Daily 7 am-10 pm

Hoagie’s Sandwiches & Grill
580 Cypress St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-3580

Homemade food using the finest and freshest ingredients. Home of Pismo’s best pastrami, grilled tri-tip and chicken sandwiches. Chili, clam chowder and salads. Sun-Thurs 11 am-5 pm. Fri-Sat 11 am-7 pm

House of the Rising Bun
950 Price St.  Pismo Beach – (805) 556-3286
House of the Rising Buns

House of the Rising Bun is the sandwich shop/bakery Pismo Beach has been dreaming about for a long time. Located adjacent to Pismo Garden Art/Pismo Bob’s in the heart of downtown Pismo, this restaurant/deli has freshly baked artisan breads, sandwiches and home made soups (different soups prepared daily). Open 11-5pm everyday except .

Subway – Downtown
706 Dolliver St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-2545

Submarine sandwiches made just the way you like them, on fresh bread baked daily. Stop by for a hot or cold sandwich, or order a party platter for your next get together. Sun-Thurs 9 am-9 pm. Fri-Sat until 10 pm

575 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-773-4354

Submarine sandwiches made just the way you like them, on fresh bread baked daily. Stop by for a hot or cold sandwich, or order a party platter for your next get together. Sun-Thurs 9 am-9 pm. Fri-Sat until 10 pm

Lido Restaurant
2727 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach – 805-773-8900
Lido Restaurant

Four-diamond Lido at Dolphin Bay offers breathtaking views of the glittering Pacific Ocean. Featuring California Coastal cuisine, Lido showcases a bounty of local and organic ingredients prepared with world-class culinary style. An award- winning wine list features over 800 international and local wines. Breakfast & Brunch 8-2pm, Lunch 2-5pm, Dinner 5-9pm (Sun-Thur) & 5-10pm (Fri & Sat).

Marisol’s at the Cliffs
2757 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach – 805-773-2511

Marisol at the Cliffs is a three-diamond restaurant. Ocean view/patio dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Famous Sunday brunch, cocktail lounge, entertainment. Extensive continental menu, fresh seafood, steaks. Daily for Breakfast/Lunch 7 am-2 pm
Dinner 5-9 pm

Oyster Loft
101 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach – 805-295-5104

More than a restaurant, Oyster Loft is an experience, where excellent service rivals the taste and aesthetics of presentation. The upscale cuisine and regional seafood dishes are prepared with the utmost attention to detail. Dine inside or out on the patio with sparkling views of Pismo Beach and enjoy our contemporary coastal cuisine. Dinner Served – Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

SeaVenture Restaurant
100 Ocean View Ave. Pismo Beach – 805-773-3463

SeaVenture Restaurant features contemporary coastal cuisine with a panoramic ocean view for the finest Pismo Beach dining. Inspired by the Edna Valley and Paso Robles wine regions and local culinary artistry, the chef’s menu features premium meats and seafood and farm-fresh vegetables for creative bar and dinner selections. Vast selection of Central Californian wines and full bar. Bar and Tapas Open Daily at 4 pm. Dinner Open Daily at 5 pm. Sunday Brunch 10 am-2 pm. Live music on Wednesday evenings. Live music on Sunday afternoons (June – September)

Ventana Grill
2575 Price St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-0000

Embark on the warm, sultry world of Ventana Grill. With an atmosphere that channels the four elements, Ventana Grill immerses guests in the alluring pleasures of a natural world. The stylish dining room sits perched on a coastal bluff, treating guests to an endless view of azure blue and rich red sunsets. Happy Hour 7 days a week from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Dinner is served 7 days a week from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.

Pismo Yogurt
187 Pomeroy Ave. Pismo Beach – 805-773-5938

Eight flavors of premium self-serve frozen yogurt, more than 50 toppings, plus a variety of fresh fruit cut daily. Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm.

Scoop Ice Cream Parlor
607 Dolliver St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-4253

This good old fashioned ice cream parlor is known for extra large portions and reasonable prices.

Sheila’s Sweet Treats
701 Price Street, Pismo Beach – 661-912-3203

Open every day – 10am to 7pm

Del’s Famous Pizzeria
401 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach805-773-4438

Serving New York-style pizza, pasta and Italian specialties since 1973. Full-service dining. Carry out and free delivery. Deliciously affordable. Late night snacks and lunch in the summer months. Daily 4 pm-9 pm, Sat-Sun 12 noon-9 pm

Gino’s Pizza
539 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-556-0939

Pizza, Italian dishes, Monday and Tuesday Spaghetti night $4.95 per person, eat in, take out and free delivery. Daily 11 am-9 pm

Guiseppe’s Cucina Italiana
891 Price St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-2870

Southern Italian specialties, wood-fired pizzas, homemade bread, pastas and seafood. Full cocktail bar. Friendly service always. A must when in town. Voted new times best South County Restaurant. Guiseppe’s also delivers direct to your door. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 am -3 pm. Dinner Mon-Fri 4:30-10 pm; Fri-Sat until 11 pm.

Guiseppe’s Pizza Express
800 Price St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-2873

Italian deli and pizza to go. Free delivery to Five Cities. Sun-Thurs 11:30 am-9 pm. Fri-Sat 11am-10 pm.

PizMo Cafe
270 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach – 805-556-0347

Pizza, Pasta and modern food. Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm. Fri-Saturday 11 am-10 pm.

Rosa’s Italian Restaurant
491 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-6193

Authentic Italian cuisine, daily seafood specials, fresh bread, daily homemade raviolis, cannelloni, award-winning cioppino. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2 pm. Dinner Sun-Thurs 4-9:30 pm; Fri-Sat until 10 pm.

Kanpai Sushi
2665 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach – 805-295-6636

Fresh and bursting with flavor is what Kanpai Sushi has to offer. Great tasting food prepared fresh with the highest quality of ingredients and traditional Japanese cooking methods. Enjoy the great atmosphere and friendly service. Open Tuesday – Sunday for dinner, Closed Monday.

Sushi Kokku
581 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach – 805-556-0500

Value, flavor and variety, all rolled up in one. Authentic sushi and Japanese cuisine. Dine in Sushi, rolls, bowls, tempura, udon, combinations, salads, sides and specials.

Wow Yanagi Sushi
869 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach – 805-489-6358

Fine Japanese cuisine featuring sushi and tempura vegetables. Family recipes. Open for lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner Monday-Saturday 5pm-10pm, Sunday 4:30pm-10pm.

Yanagi Sushi & Grill
555 James Way, Pismo Beach –  805-773-3535

Sushi bar, grilled steak, tappan tables. Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11:30 am-2:30 pmDinner 5-10 pm

El Mirador
187 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-1972

Authentic Mexican food and great shrimp cocktail. Sun-Thurs 9 am-9 pm. Fri-Sat 8 am-10 pm.

Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant
690 Dolliver St, Pismo Beach – 805-773-4447

Monday & Tuesday 11am – 9pm, Wednesday CLOSED, Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 8am – 10pm, Sunday 8am – 9pm.

Papi’s Grill
1090 Price St. Pismo Beach – 805-295-6660

We serve Mexican food, tacos and more, and burgers using fresh ingredients prepared daily Open daily 11am-7pm.

Taco Bell
867 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach – 805-474-4141

Yo quiero Taco Bell! Daily 8 am-10:30 pm.

Brad’s Restaurant
209 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-6165

Seafood, steak, fish, beer and wine. Breakfast, lunch, dinner served inside or outside on our patio. Open-pit barbecue. Local favorite since 1955. Summer Hours: Sunday – Thursday 8am – 9:30pm,  Friday & Saturday 8am – 10pm. Winter Hours: Sunday – Thursday  8am – 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 8am – 9:30pm.

Cracked Crab
751 Price St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-CRAB

Serving the finest seafood available in a most casual style. Hours: 11:00am until 9:00pm and 10:00pm Friday and Saturday.

1601 Price Street, Pismo Beach – 805-295-5502

Spectacular ocean views. Local fare. Refreshing drinks… The true spirit of the central coast. 8:00am – 9:00pm Sunday-Thursday 8:00am – 10:00pm Friday and Saturday. Dinner: Sunday – Thursday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Pismo Fish and Chips
505 Cypress St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-2853

Family-run operation at the same location for over 30 years. Quality seafood at a reasonable price. Fresh seafood market, beer, wine, hamburgers. The fish and chips are yum-ee. Tues-Sun 11 am-8 pm. Fri-Sat-11 am-8:30 pm. Closed Monday.

Splash Cafe
197 Pomeroy St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-4653

World famous clam chowder served in original sourdough bread bowl, fresh steamed clams, fish and chips, burgers, dogs, calamari and lots more! Reasonable prices. Take out available. Mon-Thurs 10 am-7:30 pm. Sat 10 am-9 pm. Sun 10 am-8 pm.

Spyglass Restaurant
2703 Spyglass Dr. Shell Beach – 805-773-1222

Lovely ocean-view patio dining. Full menu, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Appetizers, cocktails, live entertainment. Sun-Thurs 7 am-9 pm. Fri-Sat until 10 pm.

Wooly’s Beach Bar and Grill
101 Pomeroy Ave. Pismo Beach – 805-295-5100

Order Traditional American and Seafood dishes alongside your favorite craft beers, wines and cocktails at the service counter, and then sit back and relax on the open air beachfront deck right along the boardwalk with panoramic coastal views. Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday.

F. McLintock’s Dining House
750 Mattie Rd. Pismo Beach – 805-773-1892

Offers the best in authentic ranch-style cooking and atmosphere teamed up with high-spirited service and genuine western hospitality. Legendary oak-pit barbecued steaks and ribs are the finest, but fresh seafood and salads are a specialty too! Open Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-9pm, Friday 4pm-9:30pm, Saturday 4pm-10pm and Sunday 4pm-9pm. Now offering Happy Hour daily in the bar from 4pm-6pm.

Harry’s Night Club and Beach Bar
690 Cypress St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-1010

Contemporary rock bands, dancing nightly, pool tables, 7 TVs, karaoke. One block from the pier in the heart of downtown. 10 am-2 am.

The Boardroom Surf Pub
160 Hinds Ave. Pismo Beach – 805-295-6222

Flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, salads, drinkin’ food and of course, beer and wine. Live music Wednesday and Saturday nights. Happy hour daily from 4pm-6pm.

Pismo Brewing Company
500 Cypress St., Pismo Beach – 805-295-6200

Constantly rotating line-up of six custom crafted brews and a mouth watering Root beer. Open seven days a week from 2pm-10pm.

601 Price St. Pismo Beach – 805-773-6162
Thai Dining

Authentic Thai cuisine in a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm. Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm.

Sans Liege
870 Price Street Pismo Beach –  805-773-2770

The Sans Liege Tasting Room in Downtown Pismo Beach is home to handmade wines from the best vineyards on the Central Coast.  Here, Winemaker Curt Schalchlin and his wife pour the winery’s small production, sought-after wines.  The inviting space gives enthusiansts and wanderers the opportunity to enjoy Sans Liege wines by the flight, glass, or bottle. Open: Thursdays: 3pm-9pm Fridays & Saturdays: 1pm-9pm. Sundays: 12pm-6pm.

Tastes of the Valleys
911 Price Street, Pismo Beach – 805-773-8466

Recognized by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of TOP 20 WINE BARS IN AMERICA, Tastes of the Valleys Wine Bar, offers nearly every wine in stock by the glass – DAILY! With a wine list approaching a 1000 wines (no, that is not a typo), you are sure to discover your next favorite. Open daily. Noon to 9:00 PM Monday thru Thursday. Noon to 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday. Noon to 8:00 PM on Sunday.

Puffer’s of Pismo
781 Price Street Pismo Beach –  805-773-6563

Billed as Pismo Beach’s hippest wine bar, Puffer’s of Pismo offers three beers on tap and 50 different wines, many of them local. Enjoy a glass of wine in the private outdoor patio while sampling such delicacies as capocollo, salami and prosciutto with aged Gouda and baby Swiss cheese; white bean hummus with pita bread and heirloom tomatoes; spicy black bean dip with parmesan crisps, tortilla chips and toasted pine nuts; and Belgium chocolate pudding with chocolate truffles. No cover charge to hear local musician Tim Jackson perform Saturdays from 6-8:30 pm. Winemaker Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. Mon-Sat 2-9 pm. Sun 4 to 8 PM. Closed Tuesday.

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