Rooftop at Inn at the Pier

3.8
47 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
What 47 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Friendly, helpful service, great location. Food was solid, not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! Ocean view and the food was fantastic! Would go back!

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RoyS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday celebration and we had a wonderful experience. The chef Robert was so gracious and came over to talk with us and made us feel welcome and special. Will definitely return. The presentation of the food and taste was amazing.

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service and menu options were great!
No one is perfect!

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vipLisaple
Los Angeles
127 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was awesome! Will definitely be back. Good and drinks were amazing. Beautiful evening

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

There was no one at the roof top and down stairs told us we had to make a reservation to go up there. No big deal because everywhere has different policies due to covid. We went to make a reservation and it was wide open but the soonest time we could make was 20 min out. We made the reservation and asked if we could go up early because it looked like it was wide open but we just booked the earliest available. They told us we had to wait until closer to our reservation. We waited out front for 10-15 min to then go up and see that it was completely empty (one other table). Not horrible service once we were up there, but slow for as few people there were up there. Beautiful view though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent but the menu was way too small / limited. The wait staff was helpful and kind.

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MissLee
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had steak. Fried Asparagus with creamy sauce. Endive salad. Great service. Overlooking pismo pier. Great chef.

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was cold and windy so food got cold fast. The wind kept turning heaters off. Beautiful look out to the ocean and both romantic and family friendly. Went there twice. Would have been nice to get steak knife for steak. We did enjoy Sunday more than Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Steve was awesome. Checked in on us pretty often and our food was delicious. Will definitely come back and next time with extra layer for the cold

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is a very beautiful rooftop bar/lounge. We went after 8pm so we left early due to the wind. We wish we went during the day time. My only complaint is $15 dollars for shoots. That is a little two much to charge for a bottle that is 40 dollars. I was very disappointed in that. Other then that I recommend the scenery. Good customer service too!

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CharizeeS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our visit was amazing. We were the only 2 on the whole patio seating area. The weather was cold but we were able to have a heater next to us. We wish the menu was bigger but overall it was a good experience. I loved the watermelon drink our waitress recommended for me!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I had the 10 course brunch. Everything was great the food,drinks and awesome views

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Bscrrow
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, totally worth it. Definitely would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We had Family Brunch, very good food, but unfortunately it took 4 hours and it was FREEZING, windy up there on the top, they don’t have enough outdoor heaters, I would not recommend the 10 course Brunch it took too long, and not worth the wait.

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qweet
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Don’t go Hungary because it took a long time to get our food.
When it came it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu. And expensive for what you get. The roof top is great! The service was great too.

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kelleym
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Food was ok, service ok, I will not go back. Menu was poor what we did want they were out of muscles and scallops. They asked us to leave at 9:30 on a Friday night while we were vitiating with friends horrible service.

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tweddle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was terrible. Not sure how they could mess up hummus but they did! Served me OLD Celery, and OLD WILTED Broccoli on the side of dried up bread and bidder hummus. Asked for water with lemon and received water with floating white stuff in the water with out the lemon. Coffee was served to my husband that was "just made" cold. It was just a terrible experience and we will not go back and would not recommend it unless you need a picture of the pier.....

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service. It took us 40 minutes to get our food and our appetizers and dinner came together. The drinks were terrible.

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DavyJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Friendly staff but nothing really good about our dining experience. Pricey as they automatically add a 22% gratuity.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mackenna made the experience 5 stars! She was working so hard to make sure everything was as expected! We are so happy to have beautiful rooftop dining for our family celebrations! We are looking forward to weekend brunch in March. Living nearby still feels like magic to watch the sun drop into the ocean over a glass of wine and beautifully prepared scallops. This is the best the central coast has to offer!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! There was an excellent selection of beverages as well. The clam chowder and lobster beet salad were both tasty and a good size portion. The sunset was spectacular! Dress warmly if you are eating outdoors in February. Both our hostess and waitress were very kind, and the service was excellent. It was exactly what our party of 6 was looking for, and we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!

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vipWBWGY
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Gorgeous spot but dinner service was so bad we couldn’t leave fast enough. Server did not attempt to apologize or make things better & we were overcharged for our wine. The afternoon drinks were great & service was good. We were hotel guests so we had to try it

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SeanD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great sunset view of the sky, surf, and Pismo Beach pier. Service and parking were an issue at first because valet parking was for guests only and the food sever has to take the elevator to the kitchen but her kindness and warmth more than made up for the delays.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We had a blast

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good..swordfish was excellent..however the chicken was not great and overpriced at $30..the chairs and table are plastic and could use some cushions..

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RobinB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was meh. My daughter’s clam chowder was inedible. My scallops were waaaaay too salty. Server was very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Customer service great! Food excellent! Drinks great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went to dinner for valentine’s day and this place was advertised completely different than it was. The service was so slow and the people didn’t even notice us and we waited about 30 min before someone realized we hadn’t even gotten water yet. They didn’t ask how i would like my meat cooked and my burger was very rare. They also gave us plastic cups while everyone else had glass . I wouldn’t recommend going here .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Food was nasty waitress was slow patio heater was broken

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TraceeS
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful Valentine's Day dinner. Everything was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, had a great time, staff was very friendly and did a great job although they were busy!

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vipWillem
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Pretty poor for a valentines dinner, well we didnt have dinner - the houmous was disgusting so we just had a drink and left.

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vipJmack
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot to see the ocean and Pismo pier, highly recommend. Food was outstanding and service was very good. We had the fried chicken, claim chowder and sea scollops...delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Poor service. After being seated, it took over 10 minutes for server to arrive. Cocktails were delayed and heavy on ice. Appetizers were excellent (roasted cauliflower and beet salad). Our dinner order wasn’t entered into system so it too was delayed. We asked for water 3 times and it never arrived. Will not return until we hear it is under new management.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Disappointing/limited menu. Ceviche was rubbery/overdone and we sent it back. Endive salad was skimpy and flavorless, as was the hummus appetizer. Beautiful setting and ambience and the service was very good but the menu and food need work! Stick to drinks and enjoy the view!

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vipTara
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

It’s was really chilly for outside dining and the food was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

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steakeater
San Joaquin
40 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great....waitress was great as well but this evening really cold and breezy so have clam chowder and our beers but took the fried chicken and chocolate dessert to go to a warmer place to eat.

FAQs

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 3.8 stars by 47 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.