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“Nice setting.....but....tasteless food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant

Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 47 Restaurants in Cambria
Price range: US$15 - US$34
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant is one of the most popular eateries in Cambria. Known for its casually elegant ambiance and attentive service, this multi-room establishment offers intimate spaces enhanced by outstanding garden views and a unique outdoor dining option. The dinner menu features steaks, seafood, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options--and remember to save room for incredible nightly dessert specials! After dinner, enjoy cocktails, nightly entertainment, and bar snacks in the Fireside Lounge. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant. Outdoor and indoor venues are available for large groups.
Southern Calif.
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice setting.....but....tasteless food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed at the Cambria Pines Lodge for four nights (with a Travel zoo special), and ate at the restaurant for two nights. Let me say, the best part was our very friendly waitresses and sitting outside. Unfortunately, that's it....the food is completely tasteless. We had the salmon, mahi-mahi, swordfish and scallops. All were totally bland. With Morro Bay right next door, this should not be the case. The vegetables, rice and mashed potatoes also lacked flavor. The saying "you get what you pay for" rang true. The dinners were free, and that's exactly what they were worth.
Sorry Cambria Pines, you get it right in so many ways, but not when it comes to your food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Ventura, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Been twice now... Not again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

This place is fine, not stellar by any means. A bit expensive for the quality. My husband hated the shrimp pasta, my filet was just "fine." Dessert was alright, and we didn't like the goat cheese app at all. Service in the restaurant is sllloooooww, but in the bar is great.

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Morro Bay, California
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely surroundings, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I dined at the Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant on a Sunday at 1:30 pm. I and my guest were the only diners! The ambience is OK, nothing special except for the lovely garden views. I ordered fish & chips. The fish was Alaskan red snapper (Cambria is near Morro Bay, a commercial fishing village that makes fresh fish available to local restaurants). I received three smallish pieces, breaded, thin, and overcooked. The fries were not crisp and a little oily. The only accompaniments were tartar sauce and ketchup. The water tasted like unfiltered tap water. Service was fine. This disappointing lunch, plus one beer, tax and tip, came to $20—an outrageous price for the quality received. My companion's fish tacos fared little better and hopelessly fell apart when picked up.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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163 reviews
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“A Wonderful Place for Fish Tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We're staying at the Cambria Pines Lodge right now and the stay will be reviewed in a couple days. The restaurant which is their main dining room is really good for any meal. On this particular date, we had lunch. My wife had a burger and I had fish tacos. That taco was stuffed with delicious fresh fish along with shredded cabbage, carrots, chopped tomato, cilantro, and black olives. Everything was great.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glendale, California
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“Pleasant, convenient dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our dinners (steak, pork loin, w/ vegetables, potatoes) were great, tasty, well prepared. It was included as part of our travel deal - otherwise we likely would have split our meal - it was plenty of food.

Visited May 2014
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