Reviewed by bfalke on Nov 05, 2009
Tonight I dined at the new Pismo's Coastal Grill which is located at Blackstone & Nees. First impressions of the restaurant were that the location is good, the design of the space takes on a coastal theme and frankly the detail put into the theme of the restaurant were very well thought out. We had to wait about 25 minutes before getting a table which is nothing new for a new restaurant in the Fresno area. We took time to wait at the Bar which is right at the entrance of Pismo's. They feature a full bar with about 8 beers on tap.
Once we got a table I thought the service was fair but not excellent. The servers seem to still be learning the menu and were friendly. I ordered the Mahi Mahi Grilled Sandwich which was $10.99. This option came with a choice of fries or cole slaw. Overall I thought the sandwich was average. I felt that the fish was really underscored by the amount of fixings they put on the sandwich. I think the fish would have been better had I ordered it by itself. I likely would have ordered the Mahi Mahi dish had it not been over $21.00. While the sandwich was average in my opinion, the french fries were actually pretty good!
A few notes on their menu:
Sandwiches range from $10-$14 approx
Dinner Salads range from $13-$16 approx
Main Dishes range from $21-$30 approx
Pismo's Coastal Grill was good experience but I would not give it a strong recommendation. It was a bit more expensive than I thought it would be also.