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Custom House

404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Carmichael, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has an excellent location and fabulous service. The steamed clams and muscles were excellent and so was the wine!

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Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The food is very good, but it is standard seafood restaurant fare....the views from the patio however make this a restaurant worth visiting.

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San Francisco
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

So the location is great; right on the beach. It's a busy place so you have to make a reservation or be prepared to wait for a table, especially outside. It's also a HUGE place so the ambience is a little lacking. Beware if there is a vegetarian in your party; the large menu does not have much for them... More

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San Clemente, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Another great dinner at Custom House. Our table was ready when promised, the food was delicious, and our waitress was attentive and friendly.

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Yuma, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Can't beat the location. We ate inside as we did not want to wait for an outside table. Had the sunburst sandwich which came on a croissant. We also chose a goat cheese, prosciutto ciabatta. The croissant was soggy, so we just ate the filling of turkey, bacon and avocado. The other sandwich was tasty, but so rich I could... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Arrived in the area late and just need a drink and some quick food - this place was huge and busy busy inside and out - clean and comfy and sensible prices - nice menu and food was hot tasty and hearty - clam chouder was excellent - the server really was a gem for a young girl she will... More

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Lompoc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Second time visiting this restaurant. We got there an hour before closing and had great attention from wait staff and great food once again. Waiter stayed at our table as we were finishing cause I asked for recommendations for other restaurants in the area. Shrimp Cocktail is huge.

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Food was amazing and so was the service! We were there for breakfast and supper in the same day! We will be back next time we are in Avila :)

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Easy to get a table on the patio, great menu of choices made it difficult to choose. I chose the salmon - it was perfectly cooked and spiced. My husband had the pork chops and said the same. Service was a little slow, but not too bad and easy to excuse since they had a large party to serve as... More

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Oxnard, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This dinner took place on a night when nothing could have gone right, I guess. If you read my review of the Ocean Grill in Avila, you will understand why I am referring to it. We came hear after our disastrous attempt at dinner at the Ocean Grill. We ordered 2 flat breads. They came to the table cold. We... More

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