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Rooftop at Inn at the Pier

3.7
3.7
132 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

The Rooftop at Inn at the Pier is the bar 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 our Pismo Beach restaurant, perfectly complemented by signature cocktails and the best of local craft brews. Grab the girls for the ultimate Sunday brunch - did we mention the Build Your Own Bellini Bar? Or share a breathtaking sunset with that certain someone. At The Rooftop, every occasion is special.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Cross street

    Pomeroy

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for a feeMetered parking on street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 132 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Hot Spot

  • California Central Coast

    Great for Lunch

  • California Central Coast

    Scenic View

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  1. C

    Chrissy

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    When we made our reservation there was no notification that a private party was taking place on the patio. We asked if we could use one of their unused tables, and the people were so kind they allowed us to. Otherwise we would not have been able to sit on the patio with an ocean view, which was the whole point. The server was great, but much more of an afternoon beside the pool experience than a dinner out on a rooftop restaurant.

  2. P

    P1001

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Service was slow, and the food was just okay. Nice view and rooftop .

  3. KB

    KBbb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food. Much better than expected. Can't wait to return

  4. JS

    JanelleS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    We booked a Mother’s Day brunch and were hoping for a lovely morning. Unfortunately the service fell short. We waited over an hour for our food, often our glasses were empty, and when the food arrived it was all like-warm. Luckily the ocean view made the wait tolerable, but so not an ideal situation with 2 toddlers.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Was my 70 birthday - have never ever pd $17 for a cosmo- way over priced

  6. KD

    KimD

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Our server was lovely. Best part of the experience. Their reservation systems was down but they were still able to seat us. My husband requested no grenadine in his Mai Tai and there was a lot of grenadine in his drink. My husband and daughter ordered the ribs and they were so overcooked they were difficult to eat. Clam Chowder was cold. Overall not a great experience

  7. KS

    KatieS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    We booked a table, for 5, on the roof for dinner and because it had rained in the morning, we were told they closed the roof and we’d have to sit inside. Not a big deal but then they sat us at a long, skinny table, up against a wall. It made having conversations very awkward because all of us were down one side of the table. The server was nice and the food was overall pretty good (one steak was undercooked) so we might try again when we can try the rooftop.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Zero service for drinks. Was told to wait for a server for drinks and no one ever showed up.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    We started off with cocktails, which both were flavorless. Then we got ahí poke nachos which were delicious. Then we ordered the filet mignon and split the meal. The meat was tender, overall it was a good entree. Still feeling left hungry we ordered a clam chowder cup which was okay, and at the same time also ordered the bread pudding since they were out of the chocolate torte. We finished the clam chowder (which took a while since one of the servers accidentally gave our cup of chowder to another table) and waited for our dessert, but only to be told 25 minutes after ordering that they ran out of the bread pudding. So we opted out for dessert and left feeling unsatisfied.

  10. MH

    MHELLE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    food was really great, and it was nice seating outside. not too cold in February since they had heaters. Did take a while to get our food and drinks, so wouldn't recommend if you're in a rush but food tasted great

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Service was slowwww. Food was subpar for the price. Manager comped food.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Unfortunately our experience here was very poor. The appetizer portions were tiny for the high cost. And another patron would not stop harassing my girl friends and I on a night out for a birthday. The staff was no where to be found to help out and we ended up leaving before we ordered entrees because we honestly felt unsafe. We had been really excited to try it out unfortunately the experience was so bad I don’t plan on ever going back.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely sunset setting. A bit windy and cold. Nice heaters. Great wait staff. Will go there again but need a reservation for sure. We love our Pismo go to’s. ❤️🦋

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    All good! Great view! Beautiful sunset!

  15. GQ

    GaryQ

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitperson helped out a lot by asking the chef staff to add beef to an already great pappardelle dish. The views from our table were outstanding on this sunny day.

  16. KM

    KMRM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We called the restaurant to make a reservation and the individual who answered the call said, "If we are open on Christmas Eve, you can make a reservation through open table online." Since we were traveling late from out of town, we made the reservation late and it went through on Open Table. We arrived at 8:15p, just in time, and the guest services at the front informed us that the restaurant had closed for the day. Blonde was open as an alternative which we did not dine at because there was no one there. We'd wished a manager or host would have called us to let us know in advance. Nonetheless we found another restaurant down the street that was able to accommodate us. (This review has nothing to do with food since we did not eat there!)

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, the waitress Maria was very nice!..We will back

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    We had booked to celebrate Thanksgiving but when we arrived they said they didn’t serve the thanksgiving meal anymore. It was too cold to be outside in a pool deck with a small table and just one weak heater. Definitely too expensive for the overall experience. The only good aspect was our server Maria.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service

  20. K

    Kost

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Basically the food was unacceptable. The place and the service was ok

  21. E

    Ezclone

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience1

    Food was great, service was slow but very professional. Strange to have the hotel spa next to fancy dining tables.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    My husband and I were here for our baby moon… Our server was really sweet. We ordered wings and they were cold in the middle so we returned those..unfortunately nothing we ordered was appetizing to finish. My husband did enjoy his burger… But the buratta and wings and my steak were below average for the price we paid.

  23. WC

    WilliamC

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Perfect close view of the beach and ocean. Very relaxing.

  24. KM

    KristinaM

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed an early lunch on Friday and the service and food was great and the view is spectacular.

  25. BS

    BruceS

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was great as was the view. Our server was amazing and we will return. Only downside was a person at the pier playing an amplified guitar and signing loudly. Guessing the restaurant can't control street performers but his racket was not welcomed by anyone at our table.

  26. K

    Keffco

    Central Coast

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    Great view overlooking colorful PISMO BEACH sign and ocean beyond. Top spot for sunset. Food very good. The low rating is for the most dismal service experience we’ve had in a restaurant. Arriving for our reservation we were promptly seated front row for the sunset evening. And there we sat enjoying a perfect view for 30 minutes. Finally I returned to the host and ask if perhaps there was confusion. No Sharan, I think it was, will be there he reports. And in a few minutes she stops by and announces ‘I was busy taking care of a wedding party’. I said I know as we had watched her constantly arranging the ladies for ocean sunset pictures, even climbing on the plastic chair to get her shots. With that she left proclaiming we would be better off with another server. The host gentleman reappears and asks if he could buy us an appetizer while we waited, nice. Crab arancini. Great. Eventually we have Kale show up and take our drink order. Our appetizer arrived and still no drinks. Eventually the martinis arrived in plastic glasses, even though we had glass goblets for water. An hour plus since we sat down we got our salads and seafood pasta. Both presented beautifully and delicious. Though again a service issue, no plate for the shells. We used the now empty martini glasses. As local residents we wanted to support this restaurant as the hotel adds a grand addition to our beach area. Sadly, leave this restaurant to the tourists do not know better.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Food was less than stellar for the price. Staff was excellent

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place Great view Delicious food Kind people

  29. NP

    NicoleP

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Nothing special but ok view

  30. AT

    AshleyT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful! Had some champagne and ahi tuna nachos—so so good! We will be back for sure, even just to have a drink and watch the ocean.

  31. TG

    TomG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    They were late opening with people waiting. New chef and menu coming soon...try it then. Windy! Plexiglass would help!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked reservation only to find a private rooftop part and no access for our reservations. Poor quality hotel and dining

  33. M

    Mimivava

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great!

  34. MM

    MickiM

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It was nice - limited menu - very expensive, 4 hamburgers, 1 club sandwich, 2 appetizers, 2 bottles of wine and 4 beers = $379 😳

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    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.

  36. v

    vincent

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    waited 2h to get a drink and sandwiches, no food menu, drinks ok...

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    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.

  38. B

    Braden

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    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 Poor service.

  39. MM

    MarkM

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Food was very good and staff was very friendly but the service was amazingly slow- over 45 minutes from ordering until hummus appetizer arrived.

  40. CH

    CHRISL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rooftop at Inn at the Pier 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 132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Rooftop at Inn at the Pier

601 Cypress St Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pomeroy

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for a feeMetered parking on street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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