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Brad's Restaurant

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American, Chowder, Seafood
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209 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
805-773-6165
Today
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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 68
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Variety of food and reasonable prices

My family ate hear two nights in a row. There is a variety of food to choose from. Fish and chips, ribs, burgers, chowder bread bowls, mozzarella sticks and more. These were just a few of the items my party ordered. We all ate on the patio both times. There was ate in our party and the wait was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Princessbetter
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Bakersfield, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Basic food at a decent price. Nice to be able to sit outside but nothing else really to recommend this place. There must be better places to eat in Pismo Beach, we were only here the one day so didn't have enough time to find out. It was recommended by some locals so maybe this really is the best bet.

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Bakersfield, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My family ate hear two nights in a row. There is a variety of food to choose from. Fish and chips, ribs, burgers, chowder bread bowls, mozzarella sticks and more. These were just a few of the items my party ordered. We all ate on the patio both times. There was ate in our party and the wait was not... More 

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League City
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19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Small restaurant near the beach with a family atmosphere. We always enjoy our meals here. Fried clams are very tasty! Prices are reasonable. It's a priority that we come here to eat when we are in the area.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Brad's has indoor and outdoor patio seating between two buildings so it is never windy or cold. It is right in the heart of downtown Pismo, so great for shopping afterwards. The service was great, we had halibut, it was cooked to perfection. My husband had a shrimp cocktail, it had prawns on the outside of the glass and shrimp... More 

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Hanford, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food is great, service is top notch and the restaurant is always clean and a nice place to take the family or alone.

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La verne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Many people will probably pass by this place to go to splash's because they are more popular but brads clam chowder is better in my opinion. First off you don't have to wait in a ridiculous line and second you get to eat at an actual table thats not overly crowded with people. So if your craving clam chowder you... More 

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Visalia, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If the title of this review did not convey the experience properly ... the food was sub-par, but priced for a restaurant. The staff were pleasant enough, but rushed and seemingly uninvolved with customers. We had the fish and chips (bland to the taste and soggy). My daughter ordered a peanut butter and jelly sandwich from the kids menu (she... More 

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Fresno,CA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We came in with kids in tow ( there were 3 families) a little early for dinner. We did not wait for long. The food was decent and price not too bad considering the location. The service is very good. Our server even split the bill for 3 so quick. Definitely will go back when in the area again.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The food was good, our server was not. After bringing us our very first drinks, she NEVER asked us if we wanted anymore to drink. We sat out on the patio & the weather was perfect, so the atmosphere was great!

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Fresno, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Brad's is right across the street from Splash Cafe which, for whatever reason, typically has a line out the door for its clam chowder. Brad's has been a family-run restaurant for many years and is a great place to eat....especially on the very clean and nice patio! Food is good with decent prices; they even offer a senior menu! Chowder... More 

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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)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  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, Chowder, Seafood

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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