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Jun 25, 2001 05:26 PM

Pismo Beach CA dining...for families please

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looking for a fun 'unique' family oriented place to eat in or around Pismo Beach this summer. We have young kids. Also, any listings of just 'good food' places are welcome!

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  1. Try Brads on the main drag going to the pier. It has great clam chowder. All the seafood is good also. We go to Brads everytime we go to Pismo and have the chowder in a bread bowl.

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      Dave Feldman

      What could be better than eating at the patio of Jocko's in nearby Nipoma, with the barbecue firing away on your steaks? Very kid friendly and reasonable (although not cheap). There have been many posts about Jocko's, which, admittedly, I haven't been to in quite awhile.

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      1. re: Dave Feldman

        HI! Back from Pismo and had lots to eat! We did visit Brads and I found it to be a good place to eat. I also really enjoyed the clam chowder at the "Splash Cafe" a few doors I've had (and I am not a chowder fan)...lines out the door. It was our favorite eatery of the trip although seating is much more plentiful at Brads.

        Also went to the Rock 'n Roll Cafe which had lots of atmoshpere (two train cars serves as the cafe w/juke boxes at each table) but the food and service did not meet our standards. We also went to Juan's Mexican Food Restaurant...and it was fair at best. We loved an italian restaurant in Arroyo Grande (in old town on the corner)...great food! I was also told that both a Creole restaurant and the Cracked Crab restaurant on Price street were worth a visit to, but we never made it to either of them.

        Thanks to both of you who posted info for me! My hubby didn't want to travel to Jockos...too far for him to go after arriving at Oceano beach!

        1. re: TRAVELING MOM

          Sounds like you did a great job. Next time, I think you'll get a kick out of Jocko's -- and so will the kids.