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All 91 Pismo Beach Restaurants

Brad's Restaurant

209 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
805-773-6165
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Ranked #19 of 91 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our family enjoyed our visit to Brad's. We visited in the middle afternoon in the middle of the week in the off season, yet still received great food and service. The tri-tip was on point.

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Madera, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A more traditional throw back style restaurant. We love their fish and chips. The batter is not heavy and the fish is fresh and not greasy. Their fries are crisp and well seasoned. I have also had their shrimp Louie salad and it was also tasty. A nice quiet place to enjoy a good meal.

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Oakdale, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

always worth the wait ... great drinks and the food is always delicious. had the calamari last time and it was amazing

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Livermore, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Seriously, avoid at all cost. The fish and chips came to the table warmed over, how to I know, because the batter was not crispy and the fish was not hot. Chowder was flavorless and hey, when you see them bring out FROZEN and pre-cooked ribs from a drawer then warm them up before serving you just figure they cut... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A great Diner experience. Service quick and efficient. Ribs were fantastic and filling. Clam chowder a great starter. Kids meals were a hit with our tin lids and the price of the whole meal was well on the low side. Would go again if in Pismo.

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Waterford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Any time we are in Pismo Beach we always dine a Brads. The lunch and dinner selection is outstanding and the service is great. However, it all comes down to the clam chowder. Brads clam chowder is the very best I have ever tasted, and I've sampled a lot of chowder. Don't be fooled by local ratings, places with a... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Think about cold. Think about fog. Think about a steaming bowl of clam chowder chock full of clams. Brad's is everything a small town restaurant can be that has a specialty. Although the menu is replete with other seafood dishes and a red oak BBQ pit almost everyone seems t come for the clam chowder, Clam chowder with an ice... More 

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Brea, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nice place - sat out on the patio in the evening and enjoyed the friendly staff and good food. Menu was one of those where there is something for everyone. It's a popular place on the weekends so go early or you'll be standing in line!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just left brads for breakfast / lunch First of all the service was perfect from the host who let us into the patio a few minutes early and still served my sugar breakfast, to our server Michelle who was on the spot for everything we needed. The food was a "10" clam chowder rivals splash and the tritip sandwich medium... More 

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Clovis, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Love eating at Brad's when we are in Pismo. The food is consistently good and the value is great. The service is excellent and the prices are reasonable.

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Additional Information about Brad's Restaurant

Address: 209 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
Phone Number: 805-773-6165
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pismo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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