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Adas Fish House - Ada's Fish House, Pismo Beach, CA

Ada's Fish House

4.6
4.6
107 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Ada's Fish House is a family owned and operated establishment, boasting fresh fish and seafood in a relaxed atmosphere. Ada's offers classic coastal dishes with an East Coast influence such as steamed clams and lobster rolls with mouth watering specialties of Pacific Coast Halibut, whole snapper, and seafood pasta. Ada's sources fresh seafood daily in order to provide the highest quality product to their customers. Executive Chef and owner, Douglas MacMillan, is always introducing new and exciting dishes - simple and fresh. A mostly local wine list and full bar await your arrival.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Shellfish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 556-3077
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Pismo Beach

    Most Booked

107 Reviews
  1. DianeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, welcoming, friendly, prompt service. Delicious sand dabs. Don’t find them often!

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  2. VelmaC

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small place but the food was excellent. The staff was very helpful and friendly

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  3. JAdam

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to Pismo Beach and this place was a gem! Delicious fish n chips, crab cakes and very attentive service. Cozy and warm outdoor area with a gorgeous view of palm trees and a peek of a sunset. Will definitely be back!

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  4. Leslie

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated immediately and greeted by Busser Bohden. Very nice, kind young man! Server Sam was very sweet, clean, pretty, and she had a glowing smile! She helped us decide our dinner choices. Delicious hot soft rolls with butter! The CLAM Chowder WAS the best! Hot & thick & tasty! I had fish n chips, perfect! Crispy French fries, homemade tartar sauce , & perfect cooked Cod! Both Sam & Bohden took very good care of us! This is 1 of the top 3 restaurants in town!!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time there. Favorite place to eat in pismo.

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  6. ChristopherL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food overall was good. The only thing we thought was okay was the calamari. The breading came off easily and it was a little tough. The Italian snapper (a special) was good as was the seafood pasta. Service was great as well.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were celebrating my birthday, so we were looking forward to an amazing meal. We started off with 1/2 dozen of the featured oysters. They were fresh with a good flavor. My wife ordered the half chicken, which was phenomenal. The seasoning was spot on from the first bite to the last. I ordered the scallops, which were delicious. Very fresh and not over seared. Our service was excellent and would highly recommend Ada’s. I can’t wait to return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Best crab cakes in town! The clam chowder is Amazing

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the right price point. Some of the best steamed clams and very tasty artichoke! Pan seared scallops were delicious.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing! Fish was really fresh and perfectly prepared

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  11. AnneC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional! Ambiance casual and relaxed. A new favorite spot!

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  12. Patrick

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One word to describe every aspect of the dining experience… Outstanding

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  13. LauraW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite places to eat in Pismo Beach. The service and food are always excellent. It's to have several healthy options on the menu.

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  14. DelS

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The location is what makes it a three star. You enter into a bar and the welcome reflects it. But the food and service were great. The clam chowder and lobster roll were done “right.” I had the fish and chips and the portions were generous.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The seafood pasta and clam chowder were excellent. I would advise against the lobster roll… it was all bread and hardly any lobster.

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  16. Terrie

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner at Ada’s on the patio. It was noisy inside and since every table on the patio has a heater, we decided to try it. The menu is filled with seafood of all kinds. We had clams in a watery broth, really thin with minimal shallots and white wine and a seafood Louie which was delicious with 3 jumbo shrimp and a scoop of crabmeat. We would return and think you should give it a try.

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  17. JudiB

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service & whole experience very pleasant We Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone we know!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. And you can’t beat a $10.00 corkage fee.

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  19. Katrina

    Orange County

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lizzie was or server, she was great. Our table was OK, faced the door way. My husband and I both had the Halibut special, came with green beans, and a choice of a side. He had rice pilaf and i had potatoes au gratin. I also had a Gin Bramble as I like the ones they make there.

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  20. Sissy

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were on our annual trip to Pismo. Ada's is always a dinner destination and it never disappoints. As always the service was outstanding and the food is excellent. We had halibut and salmon. And you have to have the au gratin potatoes!.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server was rude and did not explain specials of the day, kept us waiting and did not check on us once. While the food was good, the portion sizes were very small for the amount of food we got. Other servers gave good service to other tables, and our server also gave better service to other tables. For some reason she just didn’t like us - likely being racists.

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  22. JustSomeGuy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The front end staff never told the wait staff that they had our table. As a consequence no server came for over 20 min. I then approached the front desk to ask if we had a server. The response? "I dont know." After which she seemed confused and very slowly wandered away.

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  23. AdamS

    San Francisco

    165 reviews

    4.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service and great food The fresh halibut was outstanding-the seafood pasta was very good -

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  24. RoselynC

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Though we live in the area, last night was our first time eating at Ada’s. We made reservations, were seated at the time we reserved, and were quickly offered water. Our server came soon after to take our orders. The food was absolutely delicious! The seafood was exactly as described on the menu. We will definitely be back.

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  25. GabyEats

    Kansas City

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Ada's 3 times during our visit to the Pismo area this year. They have never disappointed us. The food has always been excellent, the prices are so reasonable, and the staff are wonderful! Don't miss out on this gem during your Pismo visit.

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  26. SarahU

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Was an off day for them. Ordered bloody Mary’s to start and they came after appetizers with the entrees. And they were pretty bad tasting. The fish and chips was nice, very greasy, but fresh and went great with cocktail sauce. The fish tacos on the other hand had no flavor at all. Like I said it was an off day. Usually this place is top tier in every way.

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  27. LCkat

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. Server was adequate but not friendly until check time. We did not order drinks, just water. Shrimp and the salmon piccata special were great.

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  28. Judy

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All fish dishes were nicely prepared, tasty & hot when served. We were outdoors..heaters worked well.

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  29. Bill

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had the scallops and fish of the day which was halibut. Both were excellent. Our server was Rhonda and she added to a delight night by her personality and her service. Would go back and order the same if possible. Great restaurant.

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  30. FrankM

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting with friends we had not seen in quite awhile. Food and service were great snd Rhonda kindly looked after us. We were there for 3.5 hours and not one staff member asked us to leave. We actually had no idea how long we had been there until we got in the car to leave. We spent so much time reminiscing, eating and having a good time. The food arrived within a reasonable time. It was the party who lingered.

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  31. PatriciaW

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have eaten at Ada's sister restaurants many times, Vista and Rosa's, so we knew it would be great! My husband had the fresh local Halibut and I choose the Lobster Roll. Both perfectly cooked and so yummy! Service was excellent and the Chef who is also the owner came to our table to comment on the lighting that we brought for our table. My husband is visually impaired and needs good lighting to be able to see his plate and food. I think Douglas really liked them and will hopefully purchase them for others who need extra lighting at their table. Great food and experience for us on a special Valentine's Day date in Pismo beach!

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  32. VictorE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had our anniversary and valentines dinner here. We were blessed to have great service between the floor guy and the waitress. They were awesome and professional. The food was amazing especially when I took my first bite out of my steak man you had to be there to see my face, the taste and flavor was amazing and the lobster perfect flavor with the butter. Thank you everyone for making our anniversary perfect.

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  33. DaveN

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The mens room really needs to be kept clean very foul smell. See grim and dirt at floor and base boards

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  34. ScotS

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ada’s has become one of our go to places The Sand Dabs and Cioppino are just awesome. We love hanging out at the bar with Nate and Mandy. Great food, great staff.

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  35. JoanneN

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. My family had oysters , cioppino, seafood pasta and key lime cheesecake. Would highly recommend any of these dishes.

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  36. JoseF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Ada’s. Everything on the menu is great. My favorite is the clam chowder. It is the perfect blend of flavor and creaminess.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rhonda and her busboy (wish we got his name) made our dining experience. We had the clam chowder, seafood salad and steamed clams. It was delicious.

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  38. PARRY

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yes will definitely be on my list of Seafood dining! Outstanding customer service! Food was delish!

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  39. MMMH

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clam Chowder. Perfection. Fish and Chips, delicious. Their cocktails, nice and strong. The one issue I had, and this could have been an off day, was with their calamari. It was tough and chewy.

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  40. DebbieM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ada’s is delicious. Service is top notch and friendly. When we’re in Pismo it’s always a must! Great cioppino, my salmon special was so fresh and the veggies are perfectly cooked.

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You can order delivery directly from Ada's Fish House using the Order Online button. Ada's Fish House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 556-3077.

Ada's Fish House is rated 4.6 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ada's Fish House

558 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2526

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Shellfish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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