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All 23 Avila Beach Restaurants

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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Manlius, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A quiet, unassuming restaurant on the boardwalk of Avila Beach. Offers both indoor and outdoor seating. We selected outdoor, because hey, it's California! Even though it was a chilly night it was quite warm and comfortable thank to their great built-in patio heaters and outdoor gas fireplace. Our servers were as pleasant and comfortable to be around as you could... More 

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Victorville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy a visit to the Custom House when we are in Avila Beach. There is plenty of seating both inside and on the patio; providing great views of the beach. The food is fresh and plentiful, and they are open for Breakfast too.

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Novato, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Ever have your heart set on something you've been craving, then not find it on the menu? Well that's exactly what happened to me at Custom House, but the accommodating waiter and chef were able to make just what I had my heart set on eating. Granted it was at a quieter time, so the kitchen wasn't hectic, but I... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We love walking the piers along the California coast and stopped at Avila to walk their pier. The restaurant is right at the end of the pier and looked very busy so we thought we'd give it a try. It was probably the best fish sandwich I have ever had. The salad was excellent with several kinds of lettuce, all... More 

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Fairfield, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Loved the Custom House. They have a great menu and excellent clam chowder! Their scallops were wonderful.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have to believe that the Custom House had an off day yesterday, at least I hope so....this can't be the #2 restaurant in Avila with poor service and cold food. Our waiter was very nice, however, he had way too many tables and it was difficult for him to keep up, seems like a management issue, many employees available... More 

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oakland, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am usually skeptical of pub-like restaurants in tourist areas, but this place was fabulous. The outdoor patio was comfortable and offered great people watching and views of the beach and piers. The service was great. The taco salad with grilled chicken was delicious!

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Fresno, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although not "cheap," the food was wonderfully prepared. The fish and shellfish was done perfectly -- not overdone or dried-out. The wine and cocktail selection was good as well. If you're staying in Avila, this was the best food and value that we found for dinner.

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Tehachapi, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have tried this place once, and heard from family who ate their on multiple occasions. It is good, a little pricey but hey you are on the beach, ocean views.

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Temecula, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here because of the potential to see a sunset. I ordered swordfish steak and my wife a ribeye. Most of the swordfish was a little overcooked with the thickest part done correctly. It came with some very nice grilled vegetables but unfortunately they were cold when the dish was served. We did get to... 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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