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“Don't be a sheep...”
Review of Brad's Restaurant

Brad's Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 110 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Yes, the place across the street is good...and more "famous" in a trendy sort of way...but try Brad's...(shh, we won't tell anyone you didn't go to the other place). We have eaten there a variety of times, inside, outside, small and large group- it's always been a treat. Most recently (yesterday) we picked up 2 quarts of the amazing chowder and ate it down on the beach. Yum-rific!! Tender clams, more of them than chunks of potato, in a super thick, creamy, flavorful chowder. Forgot the sourdough...but still delish. Now that it's raining and cold, wish i had some more... I would say do a taste test on the chowder between the two restaurants, but you will have finished your Brad's before whomever is waiting in line at the other place has gotten a chance to order

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Each time we visit Pismo Beach we try different restaurants, and for this trip, I wanted a great bowl of clam chowder. Brad's, a family restaurant, fit the bill quite nicely, and didn't break the bank. My bowl of chowder was $5.95, and it had many more clams than chunks of potato. The service was quick and friendly, but not overbearing. My husband had a side salad with his chowder, with the chunkiest, most delicious bleu cheese dressing ever. We will come back here!

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Popular, family owned for almost 60 years, with excellent service and delicious American fare. Try the coconut shrimp and barbecued oysters!!

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Hands down the best clam chowder I've tasted (and I've tasted quite a few). Warm hospitality. Small restaurant but excellent chefs. Five couples ordered a variety of food - all delicious. Highly recommend the food.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

The salmon is very tasty as is the prawns. You can experience a full taste of the sea. Excellent service also.

Thank Suresh63
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