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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
805-595-2204
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Lunch Stop

Restaurant's location at the entrance to the pier in Port San Luis is ideal for a lunch stop on the way up or down the Central Coast. Menu was varied. Lots of seafood options. We had a grilled lobster melt (tasty, but a bit greasy- but melts tend to be that way), and a grilled lobster open-faced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Erik J
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Camarillo, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bakersfield, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After having accepted an invitation for dinner here from some friends while on vacation, my wife checked the TripAdvisor ratings which weren't very favorable. We should have cancelled, but that would have been rude. It was nearly 6 pm when we entered. We were seated outside near a party of about 12 to 15, which was about halfway through their... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

stopped for HH and it has a spectacular view but that's about it. 3.50 HH maitais, margarita etc but didn't taste any alcohol in them. Chicken enchilada was 18 and were okay but service was just ok too!

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Camarillo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Restaurant's location at the entrance to the pier in Port San Luis is ideal for a lunch stop on the way up or down the Central Coast. Menu was varied. Lots of seafood options. We had a grilled lobster melt (tasty, but a bit greasy- but melts tend to be that way), and a grilled lobster open-faced sandwich (also tasty-... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were hitting the hot springs for a soak but needed lunch first. We stopped at the pier and hoped for some seafood out on the pier but they were closed during the lunch hour. The Fat Cats was packed (not surprising since there isn't much else there) but we got a tiny table for two in a corner with... More 

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Victorville, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We enjoy the home style cooking. They offer a great value, the service is always fast and the staff very welcoming.

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had eaten at the Olde Port Inn on a previous visit which had excellent seafood. So sad to find it closed due to new management. Proceeded to Fat Cats Seafood that has a shared parking lot. Food did not compare. Had the combo plate and the breading overpowered the fresh seafood flavor we were looking for. Service and site... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had lunch here and the food was wonderful. I had the seafood salad and it was very filling. My husband had the fish sandwich and was stuffed. I have to watch what type of foods I eat and they still were able to meet my requirements. The view was gorgeous. I do recommend that you get a table outside... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My friend and I both had the seafood omelette. First, the eggs were superb, and obviously large due to the size or the 3 egg omelet. The omelet had seafood (shrimp and crab) oozing out of it. Prepped as a kind of hot seafood salad, it was superb. Homestyle potatoes, great. Service right there, with some lighthearted humor. Oh, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great food !had cinnamon roll and Monti Cisco loved it nice and hour great service and very clean was necrosis about having shark I wish I would of

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LaBelle, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went here with friends and rtf he service was great! We had dinner, and two of the group ate the "lunch all day" meal. I had the scallops and shrimp in sauce, while my husband had the clam chowder. Now of our friends had the loaded fish tank is and the other had the Prawns. All of us had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-595-2204

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?