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Olde Port Inn

Port San Luis, Pier 3, Avila Beach, CA 93424
(805) 595-2515
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Ranked #5 of 23 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love sitting at the tables that have a window in the middle of the table so you can see the ocean below! I have eaten here many times, being a local, and am never disappointed. Athough they do not have a wide variety of vegetarian food, what they do have is delicious: the vegetarian quesidallas are the best, and... More

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London
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Walking out to the end of the pier as the sun went down and past all the seals was memorable. We went here on a Weds eve and the restaurant gradually got busy, so I would suggest making a reservation - most people reserved tables near the windows of the more formal dining area ( best spot to soak up... More

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Southern California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

An elegant restaurant, at least if you eat in the original section - avoid the newer back section. Make sure you reserve, many people do not and will wind up envying your prime table. The cioppino was not only good, but very large and satisfying. We skipped appetizers and salads and went straight to the cioppino (and bread) which was... More

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Sacramento
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I ordered the Fisherman's Platter and it was pricey but worth every penny. It has 2 scallops, 2 shrimps, calamari, clams, salmon, and 2 different whitefish. The clam chowder was a little too thick for me but still had a great taste. I also had rolls and butter. The meal cost me $54 (tax & tip included).

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

From Iowa and came here on recomendation of neighbors. Nothing could have been better and the waitress Roxandra from Romania was superb. All in all it will be hard to top on this trip !!

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Sugar Land
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Four friends / business associates and I took dinner at the Olde Port Inn and we ordered a variety of dishes. I chose the Cioppino and was pleased although not awed which I was looking to be. The broth was a little too garlicky and this from someone that loves garlic. Three of my friends ordered the Halibut and were... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We are doing a trip around California and planned to have lunch at the Old Port Inn at Avila Bay. I sent them an email several weeks ago regarding booking a table for Saturday 12th June Lunch. We never even received a reply which was a bad omen, but decided to go there anyway and chance our hand. As it... More

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Willcox, Arizona
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is nice for a special meal out. The atmosphere, food, service and view were all great, especially at sundown

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Las Vegas , NV
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Olde Port Inn ... On the 3rd pier in Avila (most northern). My husband had fresh sole & I had steamers with a Caesar Salmon Salad. The food was fabulous & reasonable. All prepared to perfection. The view is beautiful with the ocean & the boats. It is at the end of a fishing pier so you have the smells... More

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Sacramento, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This restaurant has an excellent location at the end of the pier. We had reservations for a group of eleven and were seated upstairs - which was good. It was much less noisy and we could open windows for a nice breeze. The down side was the food and the service. Maybe they weren't prepared for a lot of people... More

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