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209 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
805-773-6165
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yum!!

Enjoying wine all day without eating lunch probably wasn't the best idea but finding Brad's literally saved us for dinner. While everything we ordered was a potential heart attack waiting to happen everything was fantastic. My girlfriend ordered the clam chowder bread bowl which I thought was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
deltaisg21
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Rancho Cordova, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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349 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rancho Cordova, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoying wine all day without eating lunch probably wasn't the best idea but finding Brad's literally saved us for dinner. While everything we ordered was a potential heart attack waiting to happen everything was fantastic. My girlfriend ordered the clam chowder bread bowl which I thought was seasoned well and delicious. For an appetizer we ordered the fishermans basket, lightly... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It was amazing with a very kind staff..The best clam chowder ever..highly recommended. . Thanks for Rhanda 😊

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Rexburg, Idaho
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The fish was fresh and fantastic. Our waitress was very attentive even though the place was busy. We did not have a reservation, but the host quickly seated us. I had a nice fresh salad as well. It was not huge, but ok. The fish and chips were a hit with all three of us. This is a nice place... More 

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Visalia, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

a little unorganized. Not super busy, but we were overlooked after we got seated. However, the food is always great here. We always eat here at least once every trip to the beach

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

So i've heard people say that Brad's clam chowder is better than Splash's. Now being a Pismo regular since birth, such a statement is blaspheme in some circles. I went in expecting to be disappointed with their clam chowder....but i wasn't. It was delicious! And exceeded Splash's! The bread they use to make the bowls is softer and fluffier, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was our secont time at Brad's during our annual trip to Pismo Beach. The patio is a very relaxing and charming place to have your meal. The food was good making the evening enjoyable.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent, friendly service. We were happy we didn't have to wait in line, even on Saturday morning at 9:00. (The town was filling up as we left about 11:00 from our motel.) Our food came exactly as ordered, and was delicious!

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Richland, Washington
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110 reviews 110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were there for dinner. The place has potential but the food misses its’ mark. It’s a café environment which is okay. But the food needed some pizzaz. The entrees tasted a little “bland”.

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Livermore, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were here on a holiday weekend and all of the restaurants downtown had lines out the door. We got in to Brad's within about twenty minutes and were served promptly. I'm a nightmare for most servers as I have many dietary restrictions, but our server was a gem. He brought my salad out the first time and noticed it... More 

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No. Calif.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Clam chowder, not so much. French fries, not so much. Burger, not so much. The patio was extra nice, with warming heaters as was the service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-6165

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?