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Permanently Closed - Steamers of Pismo

4.1
874 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Steamers of Pismo is a seafood restaurant in Pismo Beach, California. The atmosphere inside is casual and family friendly. Light colors, high ceilings and mounted blue marlin fish all contribute to the pleasant vibe of the place. From many of the seats in the dining room, guests are able to enjoy a fantastic breach front view of the ocean and the nearby pier.

Cuisine at Steamers of Pismo is fresh and simplistic. Popular dishes include the clam chowder, seafood pasta, fish & chips and the grilled salmon. Because of the seaside views, a meal and a glass of fine wine are even sweeter at Steam of Pismo at around sunset, when guests can watch the splendid scene from the windows.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 773-4711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Danna Vachal
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Private party contact
John Smith: (805) 773-4711
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dolliver
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Entertainment
Live Music from great local singers Thursday's, Friday's, & Saturday's
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.2
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3.8
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5.0Dined on July 21, 2016

Why is open table saying this restaurant is permanently closed? It's my understanding that it's being remodeled and reopened under new management sometime in late August. If my understanding is correct you are doing a disservice to this business. I would appreciate your response.
Thank You.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Not unexpected, there were many families (with young children) celebrating Mom. Kids were not accustomed to eating at a restaurant an it was obvious. To bad the Dads did not step up and relieve Mom of this teaching opportunity.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Went for Mother's Day Brunch only to find out there was an error on their website and there was no brunch. Ended up having lunch instead. It was good but the reason we has gone in the first place was because of the brunch. Seems like an error that should have been fixed....Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Fish and chips was so good, and I am very picky about fish and chips! Our waitress was fantastic and there is a huge parking lot so even that was easy

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Loved this place.looked comfortable enough to bring my kids next time and also a great date night place sometging for every one here.food was excellent prepared just right and beautiful to boot can't wait o go back.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2016

I missed the tempura battered lobster tails appetizer, but the calamari made up for it. Service was great, food was excellent and the 1/2 price wine offer was much appreciated.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Steamers was recommended. The ability to reserve online was wonderful, as I did so while I was on the beach with my wife. We arrived about 15 minutes early and were immediately greeted and were sitting in our booth within moments. We had an amazing view in the booth of the shore line. Our drinks arrived promptly along with our appetizer. My diner, the fish and chips was perfect. It was in fact the best fish and chips I have ever eaten, and I have been visiting Pismo/Avila for over 20 years. My wife's steak was quite cooked correctly in the center, but the edges were ideal. I thus gave my food 5/5 stars and hers 3/5 stars for an average of 4. I got a chocolate martini (can't remember the name) and wasn't very pleased with it. It felt too strong and over powered with alcohol. Overall I was very pleased and I hope to return again. I will likely get the same meal again, but I may be hard pressed to convience my wife due to her less than optimal experience :(

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Great ambience and great service. New owner closing for remodel during summer!! How stupid.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2016

Besides the food being incredible the highlight of the evening was when my friend asked if there was anyway to know what was in the salad dressing because she loved it so much!
Next thing we know Candace, the chef is sitting down at the table with us. She wrote down how to make it and explained in detail to us how to cook to reduce the wine and vinegar.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2016

Food was mediocre at best. Fish was overcooked, veggies were under cooked. I would not recommend this restaurant unless you just want a place with a great view and don't care about the food.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2016

The swordfish was dry, broccoli raw and cold, my husband's halibut was also dry. My a birthday occasion i was disappointed. Sorry but would not recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2016

Okay I said with a view but it was a cloudy, rainy evening in early Spring. The ocean was right there though. Service was friendly and helpful. Good beer, wine, and cocktail list. Seafood choices were excellent. Our choices were the cioppino and sword fish both were very good. When visiting Pismo Beach Steamers is recommended.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2016

Not as impressed as I thought u would be but the views are.amazing

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2016

This was our first meal at Steamers and it was excellent across the board with a magnificent view. Unfortunately, as our server informed us, the restaurant is in the process of being sold to another restaurant group and the excellent staff will find themselves out of work.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2016

The food was pretty tasteless and just not very good. We were hoping for a good seafood dinner, but this just wasn't. It was the most expensive dinner while in Pismo and the worst food. Won't be back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2016

Short, but solid wine list. Excellent seafood and a great sunset view.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2016

We were seated immediately and had a beautiful view of the water and the sunset. Food was delicious and generous portions. Our server was very attentive. An all around the be great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2016

The service was fantastic and was followed with some trull great food!! One note!! You better be hungry because the portions are big!!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2016

They do it right, food was soooooo good . Great job I,ll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2016

The main attraction for Steamers is the view of the beach and the Pacific Ocean from the dining room. Every seat is a view seat and we had the good fortune to be seated shortly before sunset on the evening of a beautiful sunset. We were seated promptly upon arrival and our waiter (Bob) was ever attendant throughout the evening. Our dinners of Halibut fish and chips, seared Ahi and a side order of lobster mac and cheese were well prepared and the mac and cheese was the star of the evening.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2016

The service was a little slow but friendly. Gorgeous view of the sunset over the ocean. A popular item on weekends is their seafood fondue which is shredded crab and shrimp in a gooey, cheesy sauce in a toasty sourdough bread bowl. Delicious although not particularly inventive. We had the swordfish and mahi mahi. The caper sauce is fine but the blood orange ipa sauce was fantastic. Green beans were crisp and tasty. My boyfriend ordered lobster mac and cheese which was very rich, especially after eating the fondue. He loved it. Lobster mac and cheese is never my favorite.

Pismo Beach is a laid back town and Steamers is their upscale restaurant. The view is worth it alone but the food is well done.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2016

Great seafood selection; very nice wine list with specials; always friendly service; plus incredible ocean views.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

We ordered Halibut and Swordfish was grilled perfectly , the Parmesan mashed potatoes were delicious as well as the sautéed spinach. Sides were large enough to split and our server was GREAT!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

My husband and I eat here frequently alone or with friends and/or family. It is quiet, has excellent food and good service. Of course the best part is the ocean view.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2016

Great place to dine and watch the sun set indoors. The clam chowder is very tasty, it's not gravy thick like so many serve, it's a nice consistency. The clams and linguini is delicious! The wine broth is light but full of flavor and filled with clams. The tuna was seared perfectly rare and paired very well with the mango salsa. For sides we chose the spinach and the wild mushrooms. Huge bowl of hearty mushrooms, more than we could eat. The baby spinach was wonderful, we wish the portion had been larger.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2016

It is not the Steamer's of the past. The table clothes are gone it's like eating at a diner. The soup was cold. The Halibut was dry and overcooked and the rolls were like the came from the grocery store and were warmed in the oven. The fried shrimp and french fries were good but you can get that anywhere. The Australian lobster tails are no longer on the menu. I think I was just not happy with the downturn for a favorite of the past. My wife and I have been going for 20 years and It just doesn't have the same feel. Maybe that's why so few people were there on a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Reservations were at 5, seated right away with an awesome window view of the beach & ocean. Even witnessed a beach wedding from afar. Sunset was gorgeous. Food was delicious. From crab cakes & artichoke brushetta as appetizers to Crab feed special, filet mignon, swordfish and Ahi Tuna - everyone enjoyed! Had the mixed vodka tini's Pomegranitini and rum tini (forgot name but was it ever smooth!) Didn't enjoy the cucumber vodka drink so much. We will definitely be back to this great place for views, food and drinks!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2016

A "buy everything, nothing included" type restaurant, so expect a large bill. However, the view is great and so are the sunsets. I had Halibut, which was a large piece but did have a faint "fishy" smell. Other than that, I was satisfied with the food.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2016

We were traveling by, looking for a place to eat and found this place through OpenTable. Great find--- we were seated right away next to the window with awesome view; food and service were good. We'll definitely be back if we travel by Pismo Beach again.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2016

I have previously taken my girlfriend to steamers of Pismo for our first date. That day was fantastic. The food was great. The scenery was great. The ambiance and the service were all great. Valentine's Day was the second time I took my girlfriend to steamers of pismo. I made a reservation prior to going. When we arrived we were told that we would only be seated in the lounge area. I saw there were several open tables in the main restaurant area. We were at the restaurant for approximately an hour and a half and the main restaurant tables never filled. The filet mignon was tough and overcooked. The lobster tail was also overcooked. The potatoes were very bland and dry. My girlfriend and I were both very disappointed in the food especially since I paid $200 for the meal. Our company was the best part of our experience there on Valentine's Day. We could have had a better meal eating pizza and drinking beer. Steamers of Pismo is a hit and miss at best.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Not enough help on 2/14, but our server tried as hard as could be expected on that day....

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

We had a lovely corner table with a view to the ocean as well as the restaurant. Our server was very warm and friendly. We had planned to have the scampi as offered on their website menu, but we were told it wasn't available and they were offering a 6 Oz filet each and an 8 Oz lobster tail to share along with great beans, mashed potatoes and soup or salad and dessert as part of their $100 "Valentines Day" special for 2. For an extra $20 you could add a bottle of house wine. The meal was delicious and I did enjoy the surf and turf. We were so full, we had the dessert boxed to go and they were totally accommodating. Nice evening.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Great clam chowder, great views at sunset. Lobster was over cooked, steak cold. The side dishes are served family style. We have been told that the restaurant is usually very good so we must have hit it at an off time. (Saturday night 6PM)

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2016

We used to go there for the view, but the food was at best fair. Within the last year or so the place has done a complete turn around. The view and service is still great, but the food has improved to the point that we would go there view or no view. We live three hours away and can't get there as often as we would like, but always enjoy dining at Steamers when we visit the Pismo area.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Steamers is amazing! The food is delicious. The restaurant is nice and comfortable. And the service is spot on. My kids got to enjoy all their favorite seafood. The crab legs are even Cut down the middle so they could eat it on their own and we didn't have to crack it for them. Score! My husband enjoyed The Chiopino He says it's the best he's ever had. For a starter we had the seafood fondue. Let's just say our family can't wait to have that again!The view is amazing even at night time. And our server Was Super Attentive to us and everyone around her. This place is worth the wait but I suggest always to make A reservation. And for those of you who like a drink or two get the flight of wine or beer. They are both delicious and fun.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2016

Obviously seafood oriented being in Pismo. I think the service/food has improved just recently. The view is always fantastic. I thought it was a good value for lunch. Loved the lobster mac and cheese.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2016

I like it because I'm a Seafood lover. The ocean view (which Jockos does not have) is excellent!
The bar has a nice atmosphere and the food is well prepared. I have sat in the bar at stinky-Jocks and drank because they never have the food ready. Had to have someone drive me home.
The service at Steamers is excellent! The atmosphere is comfortable. We celebrated my birthday there. I have been more than once and look forward to returning!!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2016

Steamers exceeded our expectations. The reviews ran hot and cold however we arrived at 5:30 pm...ahead of the crowd. The scenic view was awesome, the Corvina Sea Bass was grilled to perfection, the veggies were crisp and steaming hot and the wine list offered many choices from the Paso Robles vineyards. Service was great however I can see that on a very busy night it can be very loud and hectic as it accommodates larger groups to include families.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2016

Nothing Fancy, well prepared seafood and sides. Good staff. Nice view.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2016

Had a very nice new years day dinner here. They have a couple of interesting craft beers on the menu as well as a full bar. Highly reccomend the lenguine and clams-extremely good!

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