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Steamers of Pismo
Steamers of Pismo

Steamers of Pismo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steamerspismobeach.com
  • Phone: (805) 773-4711
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Danna Vachal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: John Smith (805) 773-4711
  • Entertainment: Live Music from great local singers Thursday's, Friday's, & Saturday's

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dolliver
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Steamers of Pismo
Anchored atop the bluffs of Pismo Beach you'll discover Steamers of Pismo. Steamers is reelin' in only the finest coastal cuisine featuring fresh seafood, pasta, and McLintocks steaks. Sumptuous sauces and eclectic flavor combinations make every menu choice a favorite. Enjoy our signature steamed clams or award-winning clam chowder before trying one of our enticing daily specials. We feature an extensive wine list that includes many local favorites, as well as some unexpected surprises. The creative children’s menu is sure to please even the most finicky diner. Our panoramic view of the Pacific coastline offers unforgettable scenes of the historic Pismo Beach Pier, playful dolphins and migrating whales. Outstanding service, truly memorable food, and spectacular views are the catch of the day at Steamers!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Great location, friendly and attentive staff. Half off wine special was extra treat. Definitely will return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable meal at this restaurant. They have many window tables with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. I had a Spanish Shrimp Cocktail for my appetiser which was one of the nicest shrimp cocktails I have had. My husband had Crab cakes which were also very good. My main course was Seafood Pasta which was jam packed with huge shrimp and scallops. My husband had a Pismo Platter which he enjoyed but felt there was too much fried food on the plate. It would have been better if one of the seafood items had been steamed or grilled to break up the slight monotony of fried flavour. All in all, an enjoyable meal. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys seafood."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My guy friend, who is a local, picked Steamers because of the great ocean view, however, he cautioned the food did not justify the price....and he is not a thrifty diner. Clams were tiny, watery tasteless broth, my breaded calamari was good - very light, but no flavor. It was on a bed of a few asparagus & some white (yuck!) sticky rice. Would have been nice to have wild rice or something a little healthier. My friend's Caesar salad was large, but nothing to brad about. Would have been nice to have been surprised with a dressing that knocked your socks off. Our waitress was great, friendly and made the dining experience fun. Also enjoyed our drinks and will probably revisit the bar because they were reasonably priced.Would give it try again"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was our first visit for dinner. The food was very good, served hot and presented tastefully. Waiter was good. Our best experience has been for lunch. We have been here a number of times, driving from the Santa Ynez Valley. We love the view and always have a good food experience. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Steamers has everything you would want from an Ocean View Seafood Restaurant. Excellent service, incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, great menu wth fresh fish selections (non fish items too) set in an atmosphere of causal elegance. Make sure to make a reservation."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Thanks for sitting us at a table with the best view. Wonderful food. Have already recommended."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant and the view was outstanding. We watched the whales while we dinned on the outstanding meal. Even bought a bottle of the dipping sauce to enjoy at home."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was delicious, ambience was nice, had a beautiful view of the ocean. Margaritas were the bomb! Waiter was great! We had a great experience dining here! Would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have been here a couple times before when I've visited Pismo. The prior times the food & service was great, but this time was much different. The service was good initially but once our food arrived we did not see our waiter again until the bill. And unfortunately, the food was disappointing. I ordered the steamer clams which tasted good but they were super tiny. This is my favorite dishes and I have never seen steamers this little. We ordered coconut shrimp appetizer which had itty bitty shrimp too! My filet was cook perfectly but the meat was lacking in flavor and stringy with fat..ewwww! My mashed potatoes were luke warm which was a bummer. On a positive note, my son really liked his fish & chips. I wonder if there's new management?"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "While the price may scare a few away, the taste and ambiance makes it all worth it. Great for a date night, family dinner, group event, etc. Had the seafood pasta and it was delicious with large shrimp, large scallops and they have a great selection of beers and wine."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The restaurant has a great view of the ocean from the window seats. I had the sea bass, which was slightly overcooked. However the mashed potatoes and vegetables were delicious. The portions were ample, but for $43, I expected the sea bass to be cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I thought my seafood platter was slightly overcooked. Hubby's steak meal was cooked correctly to order. Dessert was great."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were in town for a car show and had made reservations a month in advance. Got a wonderful table at the window with a fabulous view. Whales were constantly breaching and making our view even more spectacular. Our server was amazing. Food was perfect!!! Great night."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Amazing view. We even got to see a seal on the beach and a lot of whale activity out in the ocean. Food was also amazing!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, but the view was exceptional with humpback whales frolicking in the ocean the whole time we were there and they were near the beach. Wow Well worth it"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The staff was friendly. They got us seated right on our reservation time. We had a view overlooking the ocean. The food was delicious and the service was great"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had not been to Steamers in about a year. They've made a few changes to the menu, and the new salmon salad was fantastic! We also really enjoyed the clams appetizer - delicious!! Great special dessert - a caramel basket filled with an ice cream sundae."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Can't beat the view! The restaurant saved an ocean views booth for me since I made a reservation ahead of time. I love stopping by for a glass of local wine and oysters on the half shell."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Steamers on a few occasions when visiting Pismo. Our recent lunch visit was most unimpressive. The food was not bad, but not outstanding. Service, while very friendly, was extremely slow and not attentive as it has been in the past. We have not come for lunch before, so maybe we are just used to the service and dinner menu. The location and atmosphere is still top notch and very enjoyable. I hope our next visit will be back to the usual high expectation."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Service was so-so, view was great. Food was disappointing. Overall, place needed a thorough cleaning."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Even though it was Graduation Weekend, and there were several large - and loud - parties, the service and atmosphere was good. Interesting wine list with several flights and new wines to try. Always on our list of favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "An understaffed kitchen and an overworked waiter was no match for Cal Poly graduation time. Our reservation was at 1:30 pm and they refused to seat us because 3 of our 8 in our group had not arrived. There were many open tables. My Mahi mahi portion was so small that my jaw dropped. For $18 I expected more than a 3"x 3" piece of fish. Instead of rice I opted for double vegetables so my plate was mostly vegi's. Many got the Seafood Platter and it was heavily breaded and inconsistently cooked. Some of the group that had it were happy and some were not. The view from the restaurant was a very nice stretch of Pismo beach with the pier off in the distance. Surfacing whales and playful dolphins could be seen just off shore."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at steamers to celebrate my daughters graduation from Cal Poly. Our waitress was wonderful and very kind about the delay waiting for a few in our party who were stuck in traffic. She did an excellent job serving the 16 of us. Our bill was 850$ and with tip an even 1000$. The only negative was the hostess who made us feel less then wanted after our meal.. I believe her words to us as we were walking away were keep moving move along etc.. With a wave of her hand. It seemed unnecessary and rude after such a nice evening. My husband and I chose to ignore it at the time but her condescending attitude was less than the service I would expect from such a nice restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Hard to top the view, with excellent food to match. The only "knock" on the service (which was great) was that our server couldn't help but be distracted by the whales that were migrating past. But we really enjoyed the "show" too, so no problem!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great view of the ocean, we saw whales, the staff was very nice and helpful, the food is not so good. Menu is outdated, lots of fried food...."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Steamers were fantastic and the chowder was great!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Not a lot to interest the teenagers in our group, but my husband and I enjoyed the dinner very much. I had the shrimp and chips from the early dinner menu, and it was the best I've ever had. The shrimp was enormous, and cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Nice place to oversea the beach and to watch the sunset, nice little venue. Make sure to try and get a table by the windows, also they have a nice bar area in case you want to enjoy a drink, before dinner or while waiting. We usually try to east at Steamers at least one night when we are in town."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Spent a week-end at Pismo Beach, and when seeking out recommendations for dinner, Steamers came up three or four different times. The restaurant itself has fairly plain décor, but the ocean views more than make up for it. The service was great, and the food was very good, as well. Of particular note were the apricot dipping sauce for the cocnut shrimp appetizer, and a great bread pudding for dessert."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Although the restaurant was filled to capacity our reservations made it possible for us to be seated immediately. Our waiter was amazing at juggling as many tables as he did! But this was a Memorial Day weekend, as well as lots of graduations, weddings, etc. He did a GREAT job. The food was perfection, and we even received a special treat: Watching a pod of whales playing in the waters directly in front of the restaurant for over 1-hour!!!! We were there to celebrate a birthday, and this made it all the more special! Looking forward to the next visit! (Y) "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife always likes to go here . The good and service is always above and beyond . We go here often . But it appears they have changed their menu everytime we've visited in the past .. And the main thing that changes is THE PRICES .. Up up and up "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Every time travel to the central coast I have to find the best clam chowder. Steamers never disappoints! Combine that with a fantastic view (show up for sunset), excellent food, well paced friendly service, and you can't go wrong. If you are in the area and don't try Steamers......well your loss. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to steamers a few times and we keep finding the same problem. The view is amazing and the staff are good, but the quality of the food is just always below pare. When they are busy, as they often are, food shows up cold. The food that we get is always poor quality - especially the clams and shellfish. The food is also way over priced too. When they charge $32 for three scallops - and put them with a pile of white rice and vegetables, that is a problem. I would go elsewhere. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food, nothing noteable. We had a mini family reunion dinner starting with a spectacular central coast sunset. San Francisco prices for good Morro Bay style cusine. A great time and l would definitely return knowing this. This is a happy place."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The sunset view was beautiful. Food was average and below. Waitress misrepresented cost of specials by $15 which we didn't discover until after we'd paid the bill. If you want sunset views, go. If you want outstanding food, find another place. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my stepmother here over Mother's Day weekend, and we ended up with the best little panoramic view in the house. The food and wine were excellent, and she was thrilled to have such a nice dinner for her special day."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great fish place in Pismo with a lovely ocean view"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Have visited Steamers many times and have never been disappointed. Great food, nice view of the ocean and good happy hour"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Disappointed in the food and service this time. Have gone several times before and this was the worst experience of all. Fried shrimp were small and greasy. Chioppino had muscles that were served closed. Everyone knows that you don't eat those. Tiny salad for ala carte. Expensive for what we got. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I had the Crab which was 60$ as a special and I received 2 legs. My husband ordered steak and he said Applebee's makes a better steak . The view is great but the quality of the food is sad. The drinks on the other hand were fabulous. I would only come back to the Bar area . "
    Dined on 4/25/2014