Rooftop at Inn at the Pier
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
steamed clams, bacon, celery, potatoes, creamy thyme broth, crostini
four pieces house fried chicken, warm mustard potato salad, sriracha honey
crispy herbed potatoes, broccolini, chimichurri
Reservation was not needed for lunch. Only one server on duty. Waited over one hour to order, another hour wait to get the mediocre food. Will not be back.
waited 2h to get a drink and sandwiches, no food menu, drinks ok...
Open Table allowed me to book a reservation for10:45 am, we traveled from outside of the area for this reservation specifically and the restaurant didn’t open until 11:30. I had to book another reservation for 12:00 and kill some time only to wait over 30 min for a drink and then 90 min for my food. I will never return and never recommend.
Wasn’t ready for our reservation.
Out of the food we ordered and not told until after 20 min in.
Forgot drinks, spoons and utensils
Food was very good and staff was very friendly but the service was amazingly slow- over 45 minutes from ordering until hummus appetizer arrived.
I made reservations six weeks ahead of time for a special occasion, my daughters graduation. We were ushered to a couch area with three tiny tables where we were expected to dine a full meal for seven people. I requested another table which we got. It took them a half an hour to acknowledge us at the new table and to bring us drinks. . The menu choices were not good (4 entrees) service was slow. No one seemed to care. To add insult to injury, they attached a 22% automatic tip to our party. The food and drink choices were minimal and overpriced. Overall a horrible experience. Especially disappointing on a special occasion like this and in a venue with great potential.
Got to celebrate my graduation here with my family and the view was beautiful! Great service - quick and easy.
View is outstanding.
Food options were limited. Chips were very greasy.
Seems they were short staffed the day we went.
Menu was different than published , chef had quit the day before. Server was surely and neglectful. Beautiful spot but they have a lot of work to do.
Limited menu, no kids menu
The rooftop has a great view and lovely servers. We did a bunch of small things and shared. Everything was delish. The drinks are strong too!
The place was fantastic we can see the beach from where we are sitting. Our server was very nice too. The only this was the food.
The Rooftop at the Pier is a great location facing Pismo Beach and being up on the rooftop provides excellent views of the beach, ocean and pier. This was not our first time and we returned for their grilled fresh fish that we had previously enjoyed. But much to my surprise they did not have any fish?? Our waiter who provided perfect service and was friendly and attentive said the menu had been adjusted. Well ok I can understand that given the past year we have all endured but to delete a fish entree from an ocean pier restaurant? Sorry but that just does not make good sense. It was a disappointment yet our lunch was still very good. The clam chowder is excellent and a chicken sandwich was tasty. Cadillac Margaritas are always good no matter where you are.
When we arrived there was nobody working at the host stand with a sign stating to wait to be seated. Ourselves and two other parties remained in the hallway waiting for someone who worked there for several minutes. Finally we tracked someone down who worked there and were sat after not even being acknowledged for about 15 minutes. Compared to what’s posted online, the menu they presented us had very few items, and only gave us a dinner menu. Nothing my kids could eat. When we asked they said it was because the printer was broken? In all we were there for one hour and only got drinks. We finally asked for the check when nobody even tried to take our food order after 45 minutes. It’s sad because this place seems to have potential but it was not a good experience. I’m hoping they are able to get more adequately staffed and bring back the bigger menu as we’d love to come back. They do have great views but service today was not it.
It took 2 hrs to get the appetizers and the entrees. Poor service. We had requested for dairy free option but the food had dairy. They forgot to bring couple appetizers and messed up the entree too. It’s the worst dining experience that I have had in years. Never will recommend any one to this place.
Extremely slow service. Ordered steak medium rare was served well done.
Great views but that is it. I ordered the Mexican candy cocktail and I don’t think there was any alcohol in it and all our meals were sub par: chowder, burger, kale salad and halibut. Views are great and nice vibe with fire pits...if you go order a glass of wine or beer and house made chips...that’s it! It could be so much better...it’s too bad!
Maria is a fabulous server. We love this place.
Well we were anxious to have some seafood as was listed on their menu via OpenTable...we got there and only 3 entrees: clam chowder (is this an entree), hamburger, or chicken. View was great so we stayed. The wait staff was very nice and accommodating.
Great service, great view, and food was good 👌🏼
-staff helped with the requests I made
-they were friendly
-view was great at sunset
-food tasted good
Great views, not to loud, limited menu due to Covid-19. Service was good and timely.
Service was not great. Waitress forgot about our waters, did not ask the choice of side dish and we ended up with a lunch plate full of chips. Not get a customer receipt of the bill, stating that they were saving paper?! There were only a few customers so It was not due to being busy. Just not great customer service.
The view was nice on the rooftop.
The view was super pretty. The waitress was so friendly , food was good :).. we will come back!
The restaurant is special because of the location. The rooftop has a lovely view and the heaters are close enough to the tables to keep warm. The corkage fee is huge ($25.00) which will prevent me from going back as I like to bring a nice bottle of local wine. The food was very small portions, but was well prepared.
We had the grilled sea bass, which was OUTSTANDING. The whole fish was served deboned. The salsa verde was perfectly salty and garlicy. The sauteed sweet pea tendrils were a welcome variation from the spinach that is normally served.
It was our first meal since March 2020, we will be back.
Maria was wonderful. Super attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back!
Took our food over an hour to come even though there were hardly any people there. Our server wasn't enthusiastic about anything. The heaters weren't working. Just all around bad experience for us.
This is a really beautiful view and a low key place to hang out and enjoy good well priced food and drinks
The Mexican Candy drink was sooo yummy. So was the homemade chips and onion dip. Turkey sandwich was delicious. Fish sandwich could use a higher quality fish. The chocolate creme pot dessert was so heavenly. Caramel and nuts! We love local so we will definitely be back! Cannot beat the view. I mean it is the best in Pismo.
Great daytime view. Food really good. Weather a big decider.
I absolutely indulged in every second at this breathtaking perch just over the sea. I will return each time I visit Pismo/ SLO. It is a new MUST DO for us. The food was not bad, good drinks, but the view. We could not get enough. This is actually the second best rooftop in Socal we've been to many rooftops all over southern Ca this one is neck and neck for the number one roof top bar title. You must visit!
My husband and I had the home made chips and onion dip, just loved. The halibut was good just wish there were more vegetables with it. Mai Tai was great and so was the service.
What a great way to finish our beach hike! Bottle of wine, delicious appetizers, and an amazing rooftop view of Pismo Beach. We will be back.
We were given 1 menu for 5 of us. It took over 30 mins for our drinks. Our food took even longer and was mediocre at best. None of our dinner plates were cleared even when they brought dessert and didn’t have anywhere to put them.
Waited 45 minutes to get our table (reserved).
Mediocre food; burger seemed like frozen patties, seemed mustard was added to aioli, side chips were the saltiest I have ever tasted- did not finish for this reason.
Servers attentive, personable, although seemed rushed.
Drink (old fashioned) watered down by arrival, bland- consider using 1 ice cube.
Floors dirty- crunched goldfish crackers underneath our table. Consider having staff sweep.
Food was cheap looking. Oysters were not good. Wish it was better.
Our waiter David was awesome! Made our first experience excellent.
Clean, great view
Customer service. Gentleman doing the seating. Does a great job!!!
Nice location with great views and sunsets. Food was excellent. Service is good just a bit slow. Don’t be in a rush.
Rooftop at Inn at the Pier does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Rooftop at Inn at the Pier also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 295-6313.
Rooftop at Inn at the Pier is rated 3.7 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.