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Custom House

404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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Ranked #1 of 23 restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 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
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Visalia, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had both a breakfast and dinner here on our most recent stay in Avila. Both were outstanding. The staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed eating on their patio area. The food was outstanding. For breakfast I would highly recommend the crab benedict, it was fantastic! This was not our first visit to this fine eatery, and it will definitely... More

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Westminster, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My kids and I stuck with appetizers for meals, because the prices were very high. Limited number of eating options, especially at dinner time in Avila Beach. We really liked the flatbread pizza and Spinach Salad. So yummy! We would definitely come back here.

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Culver City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We dined at the Custom House twice while vacationing in Avila and had wonderful dinners each nice! The wait staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend as a must when in Avila Beach.

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Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We usually go to have some drinks and watch the beach. The view is amazing and the service is great. I would recommend going here!

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Tipperary, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had dinner here and considering the lack of competition it could be much dearer but it wasn't, I thought the food was good and the value for money was great !! We would come back

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Tempe, AZ
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150 reviews 150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We ate 3 of our meals during a 2 day stay here. Once at the pizzeria side of the establishment (excellent 'za); once for lunch & once for dinner. Both my hubby & I enjoyed every meal we had there.

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Merced, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My hubby and I pulled into town on a hot day in July and went straight in to (air conditioned) Custom House for lunch. We ordered a couple draft beers and split an incredible turkey sandwich (with real, thick-sliced turkey breast, avocado and bacon on a croissant). We got there at 11:30 so didn't have to wait at all. Good... More

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Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'm local. I come here occasionally. The food is consistently underwhelming. Average. I'm not sure why, tastes like apathy. Even the Eggs Benedict and I would think that it would be easy to pull off. The English muffin was chewy like it had been microwaved. Some smokey red spice so literally applied it overwhelmed the hollandaise. And everytime I come... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Location and atmosphere were fantastic for a family; right next to the beach. Service was good but food lacked a bit of zest. I assume they are trying to appeal to the masses with less risky fare. The food was not bad, just plain.

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dallas
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160 reviews 160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped in for a late lunch and to relax and people watch. After a short wait we were seated in the patio area overlooking Avila Beach, the pier and all that goes with it. We ordered the fish and chips, a french dip with cottage cheese and tomatoes, a wedge salad loaded with blue cheese, one of the local... More

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