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404 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
(805) 595-7425
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Description: great happy hour mon-thurs 5:30 7 pm great specialty drinks!! live...
great happy hour mon-thurs 5:30 7 pm great specialty drinks!! live music/dj too
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great garlic fries

Good atmosphere in here. Great for a drink and appetizer. We ordered the garlic fries and they gave us a ton! Could not finish them (2 people) but they were hot and lots of garlic. Plus it was a great price. Had a Cadillac Margarita and it was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
michaelrittel
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Temecula, California
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Avila Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's soooo overpriced because it's at the beach and some (not all) of the bartenders and bouncers are best described as "entitled" because they get so many obnoxious drinkers in season (it's the only true bar in town) that they have little use for the gentler manners. The food is fine, but it's the same next door at the Custom... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If I could live anywhere on the central coast, it would be Avila. Mr. Ricks is always a go to with friends if you want to enjoy strong cocktails, a stunning view of the ocean, friendly, fun staff and live music. They offer burgers, pizzas, salads, NACHOS (a must). Even if you're not a drinker, Mr. Ricks is great for... More 

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Temecula, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good atmosphere in here. Great for a drink and appetizer. We ordered the garlic fries and they gave us a ton! Could not finish them (2 people) but they were hot and lots of garlic. Plus it was a great price. Had a Cadillac Margarita and it was very good.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Lively and atmospheric when the live music is playing but quickly quietness later. Bar closes early and staff seem to be in a rush to get you out.

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Los Osos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Good bar for music and entertainment. During the summer it's quite crowded, but the service is great - never waited for a drink. Drinks are a little pricy, but so close to hotels (La Fonda or the Lighthouse Suites, it's worth not driving.

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Nipomo, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went with a friend for appetizers and drinks. First time there, and i can say that the drinks were strong and the view of the beach and ocean across the street was amazing. The appetizers were good we got the calamari and the pot stickers. Also there is a stage so I am sure they have live entertainment often

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southern california
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115 reviews 115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lovely location and that its 21 and over. Ocean front we sat outside and had a great view of the pier and beaches. We had a fish sandwich and fish tacos. Good food and service.

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Bay Area
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was a beautiful day and we were lucky enough to get a table outside the bar (tables are very tall and with me being 5' tall the edge of the table was pretty close to my chin - I had no problem eating though 😃). Our waiter Levi came right out, took our drink order and gave us our... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I ate at Mr. Ricks a couple of days ago with a friend. We had the mahi mahi fish tacos and sunburst sandwich. I would rate our food as great!! I have to say that it was rather noisy but kind of expected it cuz we sat inside rather than out on the patio which would have been our first... More 

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Kandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Mr Rick's is a good beach bar, great food and great drinks. They have live music which is catered toward an older crowd. They keep the doors open so you get some nice air flow. Worth checking out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: (805) 595-7425

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

great happy hour mon-thurs 5:30 7 pm great specialty drinks!! live music/dj too

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