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404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 189
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food

Really good food choices and great service, you have a choice of seating areas inside or outside, where they have patio heaters and an open fire grill. They also do fab breakfasts

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
tripper3965
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burnley
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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burnley
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Really good food choices and great service, you have a choice of seating areas inside or outside, where they have patio heaters and an open fire grill. They also do fab breakfasts

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Camarillo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Never disappointed for breakfast or lunch. Had a party of 18 on March 18, 2015. No problem getting a table to accommodate the group, who wanted to sit together, and no problem with separate checks for each couple. Everyone, without exception, commented on the great food and exceptional service. Andrew K. was our server and they don't get any better.... More 

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Lawrence
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We were touring Avila Beach and found this restaurant. The location is outstanding, overlooking the boardwalk and Pacific Ocean. Nicely decorated casual restaurant with a large outdoor seating area. Huge variety of food from more fancy dinners of grilled seafood to more regular bar food and plenty for young kids to choose from. I had the pan sautéed scallops and... More 

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Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I could not afford dinner here but after a hot tub soak and good rest, I decided to check again for breakfast. On the menu which is posted outside (Very good!) I found what I've been craving while on this road trip. Linguica. If you've not experienced this delicacy that was a staple in our house, you are missing out... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

very good food at reasonable prices for a beach front resturant. Service was slow but acceptable. Great location but outdoor seating very crowded, we sat inside so we would mot have to wait a long time for seats. overall a nice place to grab a bite to eat.

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Nipomo, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch on the patio. The view of the beach is lovelyand our sandwiches were very good. A great place for lunch or dinner with a casual beach atmosphere.

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Malibu, Ca
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was a lovely suprise! Food was better than expected for a beach restaurant! You could get your greasy fried calamari etc, but the availability of good healthy food is unexpectedly great! The yellowtail sashimi was delicious and so was the salmon with veggies! We went for lunch the next day and had great salads! Staff was AWESOME! Wine list... More 

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Beaumont, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We travel to Avila Beach in February just about every year. When we do we always stop at the Custom House. Great food, great help and great atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

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Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

very nice bar and great food. patio seating overlooks the ocean. family friendly and good variety of food choices

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a mid-week escape! Avila is a beautiful, quiet & protected beach. We loved that there wasn't just uncovered outdoor seating-- able to enjoy being outside & grandma wanted some protection from the sun (was quite strong!) plus it provides some protection from birds diving for fries. The special of the day was shrimp tacos & they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-7555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?