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Custom House

404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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
Fresno, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We went to the Old Custom House in the 90's and it had the BEST breakfasts and lunches. We went for breakfast and the food was cold and had to be sent back. My husband's English Muffin wasn't even toasted. Our waiter was very nice but I wouldn't go back for awhile. It just wasn't worth the price. We ate... More 

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Big Bear Lake, California
Top Contributor
337 reviews 337 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife I are spending a week at a timeshare at Avila Beach. The Custom House was recommended and we got a discount card to use here. I went for lunch today and found the service prompt and friendly, the food very good, and the prices fairly reasonable for the location. You can eat inside or outside, both have a... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Loved the coconut shrimp prawns and watching the ocean waves. Great service and food! One nice addition would be to have outdoor heaters near the tables that are not located under the patio cover.

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Rocklin, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have eaten here many times and the last visit was no disappointment. The clam chowder is off the charts and the service is always top notch. They have a great selection of local micro brews and great bar. All the food is quite tasty for a beach type place,

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

Had a wonderful meal. Scallops and Shrimp and good wine list too. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable with the wine and the menu. Good experience over all.

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Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have be going to Avila Beach and the Custom House for over 25 years. The current restaurant (newly rebuilt) is a VERY BIG disappointment!! The price was outrageous, the fish and steak were cooked on the same grill, the server did just that, served food, nothing special. The view is fantastic and FREE. I do NOT recommend this restaurant,... More 

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United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Sitting on the patio with the views made for an easy lazy day. We just popped in mid-afternoon for a light appy and a drink. Ocean breeze, great food... hit the spot!

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Davis, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a really popular place and for good reason. It is American food done really well. There's plenty of choice on the menu. I felt like a salad and got one of the best salads I have ever had. The location on the beachfront in Avila is perfect - at least when the weather is good. And the weather... More 

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Tracy, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We had a great table with a view of the ocean. I had a wonderful crab omelette and fresh fruit for breakfast. My husband enjoyed his meal too. Wonderful server too! We will be back again.

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danville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Having had a bad meal a few years ago we were ready to give Custom House another try. Sitting outside near Pacific Ocean is always nice, but the quality of the food preparation was still very poor. Both fish and chips were cooked too long and were totally dry. The onion rings had no taste but were not overcooked. We... More 

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Additional Information about Custom House

Address: 404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Phone Number: +1 805-595-7555
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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