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Hula Hut & Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream

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380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
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Description: Serves breakfast and lunch. Also a gift store and ice cream shop.

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy ice cream and sandwiches

We had our first meal in Avila Beach here and got sandwiches. We returned another night after dinner to try the ice cream. What I liked best about this place (in addition to the reasonable prices) was the wonderful, friendly, helpful people--the staff here are great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
GreekamericanMom
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San Jose, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Hula Hut sales a mixture of things, food and nick knacks, is on the beach front so gets plenty of beach crowd walking in. However they serve Doc Burnstein's ice cream just like in downtown Arroyo Grande, and it is very good, if in the area on a warm afternoon, have to stop for an ice cream cone.

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California
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38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had our first meal in Avila Beach here and got sandwiches. We returned another night after dinner to try the ice cream. What I liked best about this place (in addition to the reasonable prices) was the wonderful, friendly, helpful people--the staff here are great!

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Avila Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Ice Cream is the yummiest. Go on a sunny day and check out Avila Beach as you enjoy a cup or a cone.

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Malibu, Ca
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What do you need to know...the Best ice cream and I don't normally eat it!!!!! I love this place! Great candies and fudge too!

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Templeton, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Hula Hut is a regular favorite for us when we visit AB. Service staff is always pleasant and ready to serve! The Doc Burnstein's ice cream is over the top and worth the wait in line (on those hot and busy days) to wait for. Keep doing what your doing!

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Avila Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

They also have great t-shirts and souvenirs that are good quality, not the trash you see in many other beach towns. The owners care about the business and it shows!

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Victorville, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A nice stop on your stroll down the promanade. It you have a sweet tooth you will be satisfied. There is also ice cream and a variety of gift items to take home and share with friends and family.

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Tehachapi, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We make this a regular stop every time we go to Avila (%-6 times a year). This is a nice stop while walking the strand.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Ordered at the counter and very pleasant server delivered to my table a wonderful romaine salad with generous portions of avocado and chicken, red onion, cheese and a lime-cilantro dressing which was out of this world! Sitting at an outside table watching the surfers was a nice bonus although the inside ambience is very warm and inviting.

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Redding, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great little gift shop and very good friendly service. They actually served a limited breakfast which was extremely good. We ended up buying a lot of things for Christmas in their gift shop. The owners were wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian

Description

Serves breakfast and lunch. Also a gift store and ice cream shop.

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