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Olde Port Inn

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Port San Luis, Pier 3, Avila Beach, CA 93424
(805) 595-2515
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a pleasure!

The Old Port Inn is in a beautiful location on the end of the Hanson pier in the port of San Luis. The service is excellent and the seafood is very fresh. An added plus is that some of the tables have see through windows to the bay underneath so as you are dining, you can look at the sea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
hrhvictoria
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San Gabriel, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Sherman Oaks
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A rustic looking place from the outside, but quite charming and pretty on the inside with delicious food. Our mushroom appetizer, as well as the halibut and crab cake were fabulous. Our server, Brandi was delightful and professional. No corkage fee, definitely an added bonus. Thank you!

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San Gabriel, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Old Port Inn is in a beautiful location on the end of the Hanson pier in the port of San Luis. The service is excellent and the seafood is very fresh. An added plus is that some of the tables have see through windows to the bay underneath so as you are dining, you can look at the sea... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were in California on business and wanted to take in a seaside meal. The Olde Port has an excellent, professional staff and an unbelievable menu. The view from the ends of the pier is breathtaking. There are also glass-topped tables where you can look into the water. I highly recommend the end of the pier dinning room. The fish,... More 

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A Must place to eat if visiting Avila Beach. The restaurant is at the end of the pier. The restaurant has a wonderful view of the Beaches. Also, tables with glass floors to watch the sea life. But, what made for a wonderful time was the food/service. We ordered Hanger steak, very flavorful. The salads have delicious homemade dressings...We had... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've always loved walking down this pier-watching the sea lions, and all the local activity. We'd had wine and clam chowder there previously, maybe 18 months ago, and it was just so-so. I'm not sure if there is currently a new chef, but this time our food was wonderful! I had the chioppino, and my date had a simple burger,... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

It's not often that you get an opportunity to eat in a restaurant located on the end of a pier. Old Port is just that and while the food is marginal the staff and the location make it something worth trying.

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Orange County, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I always insist on at least one meal at the Old Port Inn when we are here. My husband does not like seafood but he goes along. We went yesterday, late afternoon. My husband had a hamburger which he said was average....okay, but not the best. I had the "fish and chips" which was rock cod and I asked to... More 

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Nipomo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

With the chef and his wife now totally involved with the restaurant...we found the food and service to be up on the charts. Personal service to accomodate your needs in a very relaxed atmosphere. Fish is very fresh and never had a bad meal here Very varied menu with simple dishes to more complex.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A beautiful location. High expectations after reading reviews, but disappointing. Our family enjoys really good seafood, and even knowing this might not be the best we had high hopes. The crab cakes were mushy, the clams were very salty, and the steak too charged. The shrimp cocktail was spot on, but nothing else. The drinks were strong, maybe that helps.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Never mind the check, when you see the faces of your family and friends while they dine on fine fresh seafood in such ambiance, the cost is a pittance

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Port San Luis, Pier 3, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: (805) 595-2515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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