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Vista Steak and Seafood, Pismo Beach, CA

Vista Steak and Seafood

4.7
4.7
1411 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 or more ~ 805-556-9000.

We will do our best to accommodate seating requests however we can not guarantee a specific table. Vista has no outdoor seating so please leave your fur babies at home.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 556-9000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Douglas MacMillan
  • Private party facilities
    Vista Steak and Seafood offers banquet dining for up to 80 guests. Please see our website for more information: vistapismobeach.com/banquet/
  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,411 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • Pismo Beach

    Most Booked

1,411 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch with friends visiting the area. Wedge salad with blue cheese, bacon, red onions and cherry tomatoes was delicious, along with a bowl of the best clam chowder. The pastrami sandwich and seafood salad my friends ordered looked amazing and the chocolate molten cake for their anniversary was superb.

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  2. DanielB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience! Had a great time and the help on the tables was good ....thanks!

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  3. DawnK

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food… we had the crab/shrimp pasta special, it was fantastic!! The salad was very fresh as well!!!! The drinks were off the hook, painkiller was a painkiller!!!!!😁

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vista never disappoints in any area. It’s my go to for food, service and added dose of peace being able to watch the sea while dining. The best!

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  5. JPinTrilogy

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Brought out of town guests to Vista for our big dinner out during their visit. The view is beautiful. The food was fantastic and our server Caleb was very good and accommodating of some special requests. We had two pasta/shrimp/crab specials, sand dabs and a steak dinner. Everything was delicious and prepared beautifully. Unfortunately a family came in with little toddlers who were not being supervised and were running all round and running around our table. Shame on the parents for having them in this nice restaurant later in the evening when they should be home in bed, and then they ignore them and let them run all over the place.

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  6. MarciaJ

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had the Shortribs. They weren't as good as the last time we had them in January. They were a bit on the dry side, but still good and a good amount.

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  7. IreneM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. A little on the pricier side but worth it.

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  8. Tootsie

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything. Especially our waiter, Caleb. He was so attentive, polite and had a great attitude. Give the man a raise!!! Thanks Caleb.

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  9. MAnnF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, the view was incredible, service was great. It was packed the night we went and the noise level was high, but fun was had by all.

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  10. ChristineF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here with friends for my fiancé’s birthday. The atmosphere was amazing and friendly service. Food was delicious. We will definitely come back again!

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  11. Hugo

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at responsible prices. Steaks compare with a Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris. Seating and tables could use with a refresh and upgrade, but overall atmosphere is not bad. The view however is amazing

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  12. LizW

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My only suggestion is - please don’t make it so obvious that you are checking to see when We will leave. There were at least 3 persons who kept coming by with an iPad and pointedly looking at us, checking and rechecking what our plates looked like, if we had paid the bill, if we were getting ready to leave. It’s very uncomfortable and distracting.

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  13. FrankS

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of the ocean and a great sunset. Food was excellent

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  14. AdamS

    San Francisco

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location - impressive interior The hot sourdough rolls are delicious We had the chowder to start - very rich and delicious- they did skimp on the butter and cream I had the rib special and my wife had the salmon Huge half slab of ribs - tender, meaty and flavorful- not real smoky but enjoyed them quite a bit. The fries were world class and the beans were very tasty. Huge piece of Salmon - cooked very well - moist and delicious We were comped a dessert - chocolate delicacy Would return in a heart beat

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very warm in there but overall a great experience and would dine here again

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  16. RDW1950

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service; full menu with lots of choices; rolls are great too

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  17. MichaelEster

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being longtime local residents, we invited four out-of-state friends (all well-traveled "foodies") visiting from Washington state out to dinner and VISTA. Our friends originally requested we make reservation at the Ventana Grill, but as circumstances would have it, they followed our recommendation to dine at VISTA instead. We explained the our friend Doug was the owner of Rosa's Italian, Ada's Fish House and VISTA, and that all were exceptional restaurants. One of our friends, a couple originally from Bakersfield were also familiar with the Rosa's Restaurant there. Our dining order was diverse consisting of Sand Dabs, BBQ Ribs, Ahi Tuna Salad and the Shrimp, Crab & Seafood Pasta Special. From when we first entered the front door, were welcomed, greeted and seated we all felt welcomed and appreciated. At diner our server and busser, Jacob and Jared (I believe) provided excellent customer service which just made our dining experience even more pleasurable. Our dinner night out together was totally enjoyable! The service was wonderful, the atmosphere delightful and the quality and flavors of the food were savory. EXTRAORDINARY! It was the perfect night out of dining, savoring the food, wonderful service and enjoying and evening of fellowship and laughter with friends, all within a comfortable and inviting atmosphere! Thank you, VISTA Steak & Seafood, for providing us this experience! Michael & Ester Longtime Shell Beach Residents

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  18. Forfood

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The oysters were delicious, but at $20 for 1/2 dozen and $40 for a dozen, the value isn't there. I had duck tacos; the meat was very greasy tasting. My companion had fish and chips. They were okay.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Been here several times, visiting from the Bay Area. The food is good, the service is fantastic, but the overall value just doesn’t meet the expectations from this place.

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  20. ChrisT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cioppino was fabulous. The sea bass was also very good but we thought it was a little bit overcooked.

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  21. Aldizee

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, Delicious food, Great views with Great Spirits..

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  22. golfcookie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal with gorgeous view. Hard to find a seaside restaurant with excellent food. Recommend to all

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and we're celebrating our Anniversary. What a spectacular view of the ocean and the sunset. Every table has a view. We were seated very quickly and the staff was amazing. Friendly, helpful and attentive. Marga and Monica are the best. We had a Wedge salad which was fresh and tasty. I tried the Duck Tacos and Wow! Fabulous flavor! My wife ordered the Striped Seabass and I had the Rack of Lamb. The Seabass was flakey, butter and topped with the crispy skin. Wonderful! The Lamb was cooked to perfection and it was the best I've ever had! I definitely would order again. They celebrated us with a complimentary desert of Lava Cake which was a perfect way to end the meal. And the price was so reasonable. You will not be disappointed here!

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  24. NancyR

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, be sure to have reservations. Great onion soup. Everyone loved their entree’s. Waiter was very attentive, good value. Will definitely return.

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  25. NicosS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and great food quality. Very nice sunset view over the Pacific.

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  26. AngelsLove

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view of the ocean was awesome while eating! The steak dinner was very delicious with the steak being very tender!

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  27. Beachgoer2

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, drinks and food. We came a little late for the view but I’m sure it would be amazing.

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  28. Gigi

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful lunch at Vista yesterday - first time we have been there. The ambience was outstanding with the gorgeous view. Food was excellent, although a tad pricey. Great service

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  29. CristinaS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful evening, prefer sitting at the bar. Our bartender Anthony was wonderful. Thx!

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  30. KeithJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing valentines dinner with my wife. Will definitely be dining here again

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  31. JimM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great valentine's day dinner. We had a reservation with only a short wait for our table. Our server (Jake) did a great job with our order and taking care of our every need. Food was hot like it should be and excellent flavor. The amount of my cocktail should of been a little larger. Overall thoroughly enjoyed our meal, great ambiance!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic. We had great service. The food was delicious. We were able to sit by the window and enjoy the beach. It was a wonderful Valentine Days dinner!

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  33. KimR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to relax and eat. Beautiful ocean views, ambience, friendly wait staff and some of the best food and drink on the central coast. It never disappoints !

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  34. Wesley

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great views great service. Have eaten at all three restaurants.. All Great

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  35. jeffs

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, fresh caught halibut. Great view of Pacific Ocean from our table. Good service.

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  36. CharlieN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Best in Pismo Beach. Will go again.

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  37. ScorpioGirl

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a pleasure to dine here. Service, food, and of course the view can’t be beat!

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  38. tonyf

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ribeye steak full of gristle. I was offered a desert to make up for it. Not quite what I was expecting. Also offered to make another steak for me but by the time that the offer was made my guest had already finished her meal. So I asked for a doggie bag to bring the steak home (I had eaten only about 1/4 of it) to my dogs and apparently this suggested to management that I was just taking it home to consume myself later. So instead of making me happy they chose to argue with me.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent experience. The staff is always friendly and obliging. Food is always good and no matter what you eat it is delicious.

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  40. JayK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t need explanation about all. Just good and excellent everything. Strongly recommend this restaurant

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vista Steak and Seafood using the Order Online button. Vista Steak and Seafood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 556-9000.

Vista Steak and Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 1411 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 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Douglas MacMillan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 556-9000
  • Private party facilities
    Vista Steak and Seafood offers banquet dining for up to 80 guests. Please see our website for more information: vistapismobeach.com/banquet/
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