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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
It isn't the same as I remember

Let me start by saying this used to be a wonderful place in my memory! They have remodeled and the restaurant is nice. Either they have all new staff or they were short staffed but the service was atrocious! Perhaps I should have sat at the bar... They were OUT of crab, so no crabcakes, etc. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Bonnie C
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Corona, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Corona, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Let me start by saying this used to be a wonderful place in my memory! They have remodeled and the restaurant is nice. Either they have all new staff or they were short staffed but the service was atrocious! Perhaps I should have sat at the bar... They were OUT of crab, so no crabcakes, etc. The clam chowder was... More 

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Victorville, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

At the end of the pier it provides a rustic unique dining experience. The views are wonderful, and especially nice at sunset. There is seating available both inside and out. Some tables have a glass top and provide a view down to the ocean below. It is fun to see the kayaks and sea life pass by below. There is... More 

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Stockton, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great place to dine and watch the sunset. Do not miss the sea lions on the lower deck to the right before you get to the restaurant. After the sun goes down, they shine a bright light and you can watch the seagulls fly around. Dinner was great! Seafood was very tasty served with lots of fresh veggies. Wait staff... More 

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Fullerton, California
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473 reviews 473 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Have always wanted to come here and while I am glad we did....the prices were very expensive. Lunch for two cost us $40 for fish and chips and shrimp and chips. I did like the light coating...but my shrimp were over cooked. Nice view but food just average.

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Fountain Valley, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We dined here with friends who live in the area and recommended this restaurant, located on a "drive on" pier which once accommodated train traffic. There are sea lions living around the pier and making themselves heard, and most tables in the restaurant have glass tops that provide a view of the water below. So it's a unique dining experience,... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The food was decent, but the unique dining experience made up for it. I would go again with someone that had not been there before so they could see the glass top tables and experience something new and exciting. Perhaps we were there on an off night, I would give it another shot.

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Santa Maria, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have lived on the Central Coast for 31 years and have been to The Olde Port Inn many times for lunch in the past and was delighted with their Fish & Chips. I took my grandchildren there for dinner and all we had was water (no drinks) with our meal and with tip my bill was $114 for three... More 

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Carmel, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have visited this restaurant several times and have enjoyed the setting, service, and the mediocre seafood. However, on a recent visit i was struck by the quality of food and prices; as if they made up for terrible food by raising the prices. a 3 ounce crab cake was $16. A cost that could get you a crab dinner... More 

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Los Osos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We love sitting at the bar and watching the short-order cooks wield their magic. Have always been served a light appetizer like sauted mushrooms while sitting there. Eat downstairs and find a table with the glass floor and watch fish and sea lions swim about.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

poor service, lousy food, and management that doesn't seem to care. something is really wrong with this place. will not be going back ever!

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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 0 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?