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Vista Steak and Seafood, Pismo Beach, CA

Vista Steak and Seafood

4.7
4.7
811 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Vista Steak and Seafood is located on the bluffs in Pismo Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Featuring all natural hormone free steaks and fresh seafood. This coastal dining one of a kind restaurant has something that will sure to please everyone.

Reservations are highly recommended. We gladly accept reservations for parties of 6 or less via Open Table. Please call the restaurant directly for parties of 7 to 12 ~ 805-556-9000. If you make two separate reservations you will not be seated together. Unfortunately we can not seat parties larger than 12 at this time.
We will do our best to accommodate seating requests however we can not guarantee a specific table. We have no outdoor seating so please leave your fur babies at home.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 556-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Douglas MacMillan

What 811 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. DB

    DianeB

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always excellent from start to finish. Food is consistently superb. Full rack of ribs, pork chop, wedge salad and sweet potato fries were spot on in flavor and presentation.
  2. R

    Razorback

    San Francisco

    301 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    301 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good food. Insufficiency wait staff, but likely all they could muster in a small town. Nice place & people.
  3. T

    Tdubb

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice to see Doug the owner when we arrived. The service and food is always top notch . We always choose one of Doug’s restaurants for Special Occasions. Highly recommend
  4. GL

    GLPpizza

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , great service , can’t wait to go back
  5. l

    lovegoodfood

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and ambiance! The dessert special of Banana Foster was great!
  6. CP

    CuttiP

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This is one of many visits and I can say usually it’s awesome. This visit not so much. The service was very slow. And the brick chicken was very chewy and didn’t come out hot. The beef ribs were good but again was not hot. I will Of course give it another go because I’ve never had a complaint before
  7. M

    Marianne

    Sacramento

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right away & service was amazing. We had three nightly specials~2 Papardelle Seafood Pasta w/ large tiger shrimp & generous amts of Dungeness crabmeat in a garlicky scampi style sauce & 1 sea bass stuffed with crabmeat. The fourth person in our party had a perfectly cooked NY steak. We all cleaned our plates! The servings are generous, cooked to perfection & worthy of many return visits! Nice wine selection & local craft beers. Highly recommend Vista & their other two restaurants, Ada’s Fish House & Rosa’s Italian all in Pismo Beach.
  8. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff! Plus you get outstanding views thrown in.
  9. ND

    NipomoD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal was great, service very attentive. Only thing, we were celebrating a birthday and the complimentary dessert ( choc lava cake with cream cheese frosting) was way too sweet. However, the birthday boy ( turning 80 that day) loved it!
  10. BK

    BeniciaKathy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is fabulous and the service very good. I had the special-crab stuffed sole, which was incredible. Drinks are great as well.

    Vista Steak and SeafoodResponded on January 25, 2023BeniciaKathy, Thank you for your positive review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time here at Vista Steak and Seafood. Hope to see you soon!

  11. NB

    NoryB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the seafood salad and the crème brûlée with a glass of Chardonnay. Semi-pricy, but really good quality food and drink, so well worth it! Service was friendly and well paced to my friend’s and my conversation. We were at a window table with a beautiful view of the pier and the ocean. I highly recommend this place!
  12. DS

    DennisS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great! Servers are attentive, but not to the point of being obnoxious. Absolutely cannot beat the view. Make your reservations to coincide with sunset. You won’t be disappointed.
  13. SP

    SteveP

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We’re local and have enjoyed eating here. We had special guests in town and wanted to show off Pismo and top off the day with a great meal so we planned a meal at Vista. However, the whole experience was disappointing. The serviced was rushed and inattentive, and the food was poorly presented, poorly cooked and not anywhere near the quality we have experienced in the past.

    Vista Steak and SeafoodResponded on January 25, 2023SteveP, Thank you for your feedback. Please check your inbox, as we have sent you a private message.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was quiet enough to have a conversation with friends even though the restaurant was full. Sea bass was excellent and it is our new favorite rib place.
  16. r

    ritam

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous view, terrific food, and excellent service.
  17. AC

    AnneC

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Vista, the restaurant that replaced Flagship in the Kon Tiki Inn facility, is a success. It is so nice to have a lovely restaurant, with good service and delicious food, to which we can bring out of town friends, and enjoy ourselves! The decor is modern, the windows huge, so that one of the most beautiful views on the Central Coast is not lost (Pismo Pier, past Shell Beach, to Avila). Drinks and dinner were quite good, ingredients fresh. Service in all aspects was attentive and efficient. It has been sad to bring clients/guests to most of the other ocean-view restaurants in the area due to their poor service and varying food quality. As locals, we welcome this change!
  18. J

    Judyp

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice service. Sand dabs had a thick Lemony sauce too heavy. And the dabs were less delicate than San dabs usually are. My partner had seafood pasta And she enjoyed it. Pricy for what you get.
  19. MM

    MaryM

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Vista is a favorite. There was only one problem and that is they didn't bring all four entrees out at the same time. In fact, it took an unusual amount of time to bring the missing entree. That being said, when a miscommunication happened regarding a different entree the staff took care of the issue immediately. Waitstaff was very polite and accommodating.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and EXCELLENT food!!
  21. CT

    CathyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was great. The service was top notch. Our food....it was the best filet mignon I think I have ever had. It was like butter! My husband had the baby back rids. They were so tender and flavorful! Drinks were yummy too!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The steaks and sea bass are unbelievable! This chef knows what he’s doing end of story!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice view, good service.
  24. GB

    GregoryB

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We often visit while on the coast. Great view, great service and a solid menu.
  25. G

    Goodeats

    Central Coast

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Adam. Very attentive and excellent food.
  26. SV

    SunnyV

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a new couple with us to your wonderful restaurant and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Stan our waiter is very professional and our service was impeccable. Wait staff at Vista have always been great. Our food was very well prepared and we always save room for a delicious dessert. Will be back soon!
  27. M

    Mdipnip

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal and server were just great last night, and we had a beautiful corner table so everyone could enjoy the view of the ocean! As we were leaving I noticed how full the seating was, but it was quiet! Very nice in all respects.
  28. P

    Patricia

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the views, the food was very good and service was great! Definitely a favorite restaurant for Pismo!!!
  29. S

    Special

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Restaurant has a beautiful view of the beach and the ocean. Waitress, Darcy, was personable and efficient. The team worked well together. Food was pricy for what it was, salad especially.
  30. C

    Cher

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent and view was beautiful I highly recommend this restaurant
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall1food2service5ambience4
    I’d like to preface this by saying that the service was excellent, trying to resolve the issues we had. We visited as part of our honeymoon on a trip up from Burbank to San Francisco. To start we had duck tacos, which were fine. But my wife had the Chowder which may have just not been to her taste. It was thick, almost like oatmeal! It was hard to find much fish in it. She was unable to eat it (but as I said, maybe just not to our taste). For our main course I had seafood linguine and my wife had a salmon fillet. Mine was fine, but hers was still red and like jelly inside. The server agreed that it didn’t usually look like that and took it away to be replaced. A new one came and was better but still red in the middle not pink. Unfortunately my wife had lost her appetite and couldn’t enjoy it. Also though I did try and eat mine it had gone cold whilst waiting for my wife’s and I had also lost my appetite. The server and manager were very helpful and we had two excellent desserts. It was just a shame. We weren’t charged for my wife’s food which was very much appreciated - so as said, the service was excellent but disappointing food.

    Vista Steak and SeafoodResponded on January 18, 2023Thank you for reaching out to let us know your issues. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message

  32. C

    Christine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was good but nothing special.
  33. MS

    MichaelS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the food,service location and very reasonable price
  34. m

    merjersc

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    What a disappointment. We’d been here three times before for dinner and I’d give it five stars. Today for lunch I had the seafood salad and the lobster was so tough it was inedible. And the rest of the salad was just okay. Friends New York steak was overdone and tough also. Sea bass was good, but now I don’t trust that there’s consistency.
  35. DM

    DeanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice staff and the view is absolutely spectacular.
  36. LW

    LindaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have always enjoyed a delicious meal at Vista! We come at least once a month. Recommend every to eat here at least once & try for yourself.
  37. FK

    FrancisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wife and I each had the fillet medium rare with mashed potatoes. Steaks were tender and perfect and the mashed was splendid. Mushroom dipping sauce was lovely
  38. BA

    BrentA

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have ate here when I come to pismo my wife and I love the food
  39. LK

    LizK

    Portland

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come here for several celebrations and the food, cocktails, service are always good. Love the clean aesthetic and the view even in the dark, can't be beat. Nice menu selections. Generous portions.

    Vista Steak and SeafoodResponded on January 4, 2023Liz K, Thank you for your positive review. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time with us. Hope to see you again soon!

  40. NW

    NoWurk

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve Dinner . All was Good . As we’ve become to expect.. Definitely will return

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Vista Steak and Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 556-9000.

Vista Steak and Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 811 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Vista Steak and Seafood

1601 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2229

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Douglas MacMillan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

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