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Olde Port Inn

Port San Luis, Pier 3, Avila Beach, CA 93424
(805) 595-2515
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Ranked #3 of 22 restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
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
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The title pretty much sums it up. Great food but you should be aware of several things. The menu is rather limited. 10 entries (plus 3 specials), 4 salads, and appetizers isn't much to choose from. The flavors are bold, nothing subtle here. The entrees were all delicious but not everyone cared for the mixed veggies (I think they had... More

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Olde Port Inn (OPI) was a place I called home in the 1980s. I worked there for almost eight years, in total, before moving to Santa Barbara to continue my education and pursue my current career. OPI had it all: fresh seafood, incredible wine list, live music (Pier Pressure/Bar Sharks), concerts and the annual Sea Food and Wine Fare.... More

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Westlake Village, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very cool restaurant! I called for reservations just before sunset. The restaurant encourages you to get the name of the person who takes your reservation...tells me they've had some problems with reservations. You drive out onto the end of the pier where there are maybe 12 spots with 2 hour parking. You can hear the barking seals. They hang out... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Décor is definitely not upscale, but the seafood was great, service adequate despite the busy dining period. Staff did as well as could be expected, and that's all you can ask for. This review doesn't sound like a glowing recommendation, but I think this place will exceed your expectations. Quality seafood for a reasonable price.

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