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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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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Serves breakfast and lunch. Also a gift store and ice cream shop.

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy!

We grabbed a cup of ice cream on our way back to our hotel. Both of my kids had vanilla and loved it. My husband and I shared a cup of Chocolate Raspberry Merlot. It was delicious. The staff was friendly and we were glad we stopped in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We grabbed a cup of ice cream on our way back to our hotel. Both of my kids had vanilla and loved it. My husband and I shared a cup of Chocolate Raspberry Merlot. It was delicious. The staff was friendly and we were glad we stopped in.

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Burbank, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We've stopped in Hula Hut three times in the past two days while visiting Avila Beach. Twice for delicious smoothies and once for an easy breakfast beach side. My husband ordered oatmeal with brown sugar and fresh apples and I ordered a toasted bagel with smoked yellowtail, the special for the day. Tea, and a vanilla chai latte added to... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It was about 1 pm when we arrived in Avila Beach and everything was packed and expensive. We found this place and found an empty table. The menu was priced very reasonable for where we were. Lots of different choices. We had the Italian Sub sandwich and the Asian Chicken Wrap. Both with fruit. Both were delicious and best of... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stop in the Hula hut every time we visit or stay in Avila. Just a nice calm place to grab a cup of coffee or dessert snack.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Hula Hut is a great local hangout with great breakfast and lunch style food available throughout the day. Order at the counter and take a table inside or outside just off the beach. Creative breakfasts, tasty sandwiches. While waiting for your order, walk through the extensive gift selection. Finished eating, Get a cone or sundae from Doc Bernstein's ice cream.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Two scoops of Motor Oil for five dollars. Okay, it was dark chocolate and Kahlua with chocolate chunks. Oh so good. This is a very popular spot on the weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Thus little mom and pop shop made our mornings every day of our vacation. Yeah, the ice cream us good... But seriously, the breakfast burrito kept us coming back. The staff is super friendly, the place is super clean. Seriously... The breakfast burrito. Yummmmmmmy!

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Valencia, CA
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Awesome place for some really great goodies, Sweet tooth beware you will not know when to stop… and cool place to get some gifts..

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

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

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