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

Ada's Fish House

4.6
4.6
84 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 14 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 84 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Pismo Beach

    Most Booked

84 Reviews
  1. RoselynC

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. GabyEats

    Kansas City

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. SarahU

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. LCkat

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  5. Judy

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  6. Bill

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  7. FrankM

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  8. PatriciaW

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  9. VictorE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. ShelleyK

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The fish and chips were mediocre, I ordered a cocktail special which sounded tasty, but was underwhelming. It isn't a particularly attractive space, more of a diner atmosphere.

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  19. EmeryS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had great service and great food. Not rushed at all but also not ignored, just right service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious fish, would eat again! Over ate a little bit even

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  21. KathyS

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very pricey for quality, looks like a diner, no ambiance at all. Would not recommend to others

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  22. JustineA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing, so sweet and attentive. The food was SO tasty, can't wait to go back.

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  23. Verlinda

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Desired to have a good cut of Fresh Fish. The Caiopinno was excellent. Would definetly go back, just for that.

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  24. HelmutS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My whole dinner was smothered in butter. I couldn't finish my plate because there was just too much butter.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best seafood restaurants on the west coast. You must go if you’re near Pismo.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from EVERYONE on the staff. Food delicious. Loved the halibut. Expensive, but that’s the case everywhere. I’d come back for sure…

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  27. FrankM

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess, server and bus person all friendly and efficient. Food was very good. Cocktail was tasty.

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  28. SteveS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ciopinno and clam chowder came highly recommended. I had the ciopinno and it was absolutely superb! My wife had the clam chowder…good she said but not outstanding. She ordered the fish and chips for her main and could not eat it. The chips were way over salted and the fish was greasy. So a very mixed review from us. I would expect fish and chips to be well above average in a sea side town like Pismo.

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  29. AndreaS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was very nice, however we felt rushed by the busboy. We understand they would like to get people moving but we weren't even finished eating and he was asking for our plates. The fish and chips were good but the lobster roll was very disappointing and we were underwhelmed with the shrimp! We might try it one more time maybe it was a bad Tuesday evening

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner with good quality food and excellent service.

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  31. RhondaM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always very good. We had salmon picatta and a great bottle of wine. The patio / parking lot could use a refresh. Service is good. Our waiter was great but very busy waiting on several tables and a larger party.

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  32. Cindy

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE were searching for a place to eat , we walked in and they were booked ut I was able to get a reservation through open table!! Bam we were seated in 15 minutes, we all shared dished. Brussel Sprouts where amazing, steamers and sand dabs. Very satisified customers and service was excellant

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  33. GaryF

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal, we had a little wait, with reservation. Host was very accommodating, Server was very friendly and Attentive.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Kitchen was a bit slow. Not our first visit and we will be back.

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  35. PatrickO

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    great food! Not a formal dining experience. Lots of sweatshirts and jeans.

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  36. PamelaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place! We try to eat here every time we are in Pismo Beach.

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  37. markl

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food can't be beaten. Seriously. We come for the food. The scallops were superb. And the chowder is always the best I've ever had...anywhere. Seafood pasta was excellent. Everything I've ever had there has been excellent. Great service. I just love the place. We go there for special occasions because the food is that good. But I also go to get chowder for lunch. However, the dining room is a bit short on ambiance. Given the quality and price of the food, the dining area is a bit more like a diner than a restaurant worthy of the fabulous menu. Just tables in a square room, on a busy road, with some tables unprotected, within feet of the cashier. The lighting is bright, not subdued. No candles on the table. More utilitarian than luxurious.

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  38. JenaeJ

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Ada’s so much. Thank you for the amazing food and great service! 

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  39. George

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    seated promptly and served quickly. we are frequent customers and never disappointed.

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  40. CaliGirl

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The locally caught halibut was moist and delicious. Sand dabs are always an excellent choice. The staff is upbeat and attentive, with the goal of making your dining experience enjoyable. We visit Ada's Seafood every time we are in Pismo Beach.

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FAQs

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 84 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 14 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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