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Fat Cats

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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large portions and a great view!

My friends and I came here for a late breakfast on a Sunday and were seated on the outside patio within about ten minutes. The menu has a variety of offerings and our food portions were large. I tried the chili verde omelette and it was delicious. The service was friendly and the ambiance casual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Carolinelomeli
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Families with children
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English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

In our four days in Avila Beach we ate at Fat Cats four times, twice for breakfast and twice for dinner! First of all its where the locals eat, very casual and laid back atmosphere. The waitresses are very friendly but efficient. Our waitress the first night was quite the character and made us laugh a bit. The fish plates... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

They never disappoint with good service and good lobster sandwich. I always return here. I get the same thing, and years later, it is the same taste and quality. They have much more on their menu .

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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic breakfast and really great and helpful servers - best we've had in the States in 8 years of visiting.

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San Gabriel
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant is located near the pier in Avila Beach. An excellent stop on the way up 101. We had the loaded Fish Tacos and they were delicious. Fresh fish, with slaw, salsa, special sauce - YUMMMMM. A definite stop for us as we travel up the coast.

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California
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135 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stopped in for a quick app and glass of wine on our way to other things, and for a pit stop it was fine....Food was ok, not great; large portions, more "fast food" than I typically like and a little greasy Service was as would be expected, efficient and friendly, but not overly so in either regard. The atmosphere... More 

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Lompoc, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Good was the attention, professionalism, and respectfulness of the young thin host. It was very refreshing to see someone his age trying so hard to be respectful he was so professional he could work at a upper scale restaurant. As for the food, I ordered the onion rings since they had good reviews you get 6 very large onion rings... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Mostly a fish restaurant, but there are other entrees..most of fish is fried but we took the grilled option. Fat Cat is located about 2 miles from Avila Beach in Port San Luis. Port San Luis is a fishing port and much different from Avila Beach which is mostly an upscale resort. Large portions, you may want to share a... More 

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Orange County, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went for breakfast twice while in Avila. My husband insisted on going a second day because he loved their French Stuffed Toast with egg on side. Had we been there a third day I am sure we would have returned again. I had hash browns with cheddar cheese which was cooked perfectly. Seated right away and serviced very quickly.

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Los Angeles, California
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345 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My friends and I came here for a late breakfast on a Sunday and were seated on the outside patio within about ten minutes. The menu has a variety of offerings and our food portions were large. I tried the chili verde omelette and it was delicious. The service was friendly and the ambiance casual. My favorite part was that... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have been to Fat Cats many times over the years as it is located at the end of the Old Port Pier in Avila and has a great outdoor patio so you can dine al fresco looking over the harbor. There is also seating inside the restaurant. Very "diner-like," Fat cats has an extensive menu and serves breakfast (anytime),... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?