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Brad's Restaurant

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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209 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
805-773-6165
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 14
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gone Fishin'

Brad's was a great dining experience. Our waiter, David, gave us outstanding service. He was right there to take care of our dining needs as well as answer all questions despite the fact that he was super busy. (We were there on a Saturday for dinner). The patio dining was a real California... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
hrhvictoria
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San Gabriel, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice, quiet place to eat.... away from the crowded other restaurants downtown..Fish and chips was very good and jumbe shrimp cocktail was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good food, great service. Too bad the BBQ was closed the day we were there. Lots of room, inside and outdoor dining.

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As an Englishman I consider myself a reasonable judge of fish and chips and I can tell you that this was up there with the best. Service was prompt and very friendly nd we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal here. Thanks guys!

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San Gabriel, California
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Brad's was a great dining experience. Our waiter, David, gave us outstanding service. He was right there to take care of our dining needs as well as answer all questions despite the fact that he was super busy. (We were there on a Saturday for dinner). The patio dining was a real California beach dining experience. Every table had an... More 

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Fresno County Mtns
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The last visit to Brad's was in July and we were a little disappointed with the food. This time all the food was excellent, especially the calamari! We had large proportions of good quality, tasty seafood. Well worth the re-visit!

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Las Vegas, NV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant has been a fixture in Pismo Beach since the '50s. We were only a party of two and were seated immediatly even though they were busy on a Sunday Afternoon. The wait staff gave us attention as soon as we were seated. We had come to Brad's because of their highly recommended clam chowder. We ended up orderin... More 

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Davis, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nothing fantastic but good seafood with half the line of the Splash Cafe. Good chowder, fried shrimp, crab louis salad and seafood sautee ordered at our table. Fast, friendly service too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited Pismo Beach last week for our summer vacation. We decided to go to dinner at Brad's Seafood Restaurant downtown Pismo Beach. It was very busy night....neon lights and lots of tourists. There were quite a few people waiting outside to be seated but since it was only my son & I we were seated right away at one... More 

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Laguna Niguel
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My family was looking for a good place to eat and we chose Brad's Restaurant while on vacation in Pismo Beach. The food was very good and pleased all family members which is not easy to do! The clam chowder in the sourdough bowl was outstanding! The waiter was very friendly and brought our food out timely. They give you... More 

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Belfast, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Having gone down to Pismo to eat another restaraunt (based on Tripadvisor reviews), we decided we liked the look of Brads better. We were not disappointed. Service was very friendly, thanks David, and the food was very good and the menu catered for the varying tastes of 2 adults and 4 children. 6 main courses and 2 beers and 4... More 

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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, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

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