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All 22 Avila Beach Restaurants

Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
805-595-2204
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Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

. . . if you are in the area great views, the "real deal", and at a fair price - they aim to serve the customer in old-school fashion, and that's what I appreciated

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Germantown, Tn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just a friendly little California beach diner with a decent view, friendly people, good coffee, and great pancakes for breakfast. We didn't have any other meals there but based on breakfast I would think they would be excellent.

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Orange, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Sat out on the patio and enjoyed a delicious Avila Burger! Juicy burger with nice avocado, cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce. The view is beautiful beyond the parking area.

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King City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I head to Avila Beach to eat out on the weekend because I just can't force myself to head to another plate of food. The Fish & Chips here are the best I've had anywhere and they are no fish sticks. There is a generous portion of 4 natural cut and lightly breaded pieces and I love to have a... More

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Santa Maria, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We walked here, about 4 miles from the beginning of the Bob Jones .trail so we were ready for a good breakfast and épée enjoyed it. Great pancakes, eggs and bacon. My husband enjoyed his chorizo and eggs. It was a beautiful sunny day?

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We go to this restaurant frequently when we are in the area. Very good food and good service. Outdoor or indoor seating.

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Paso Robles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Always enjoy, fun, good food, nice folk's, thy to get in there at least every month or so, always been good Yum Carl, keep it up

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Citrus Heights, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fat Cats in Avila is one of those places my husband and I always visit when we are in town. To be honest, we have never sat inside being the outside sitting area has a view of the harbor. Yes the restaurant is located right near the parking lot, but the harbor and ocean is right there also. The Teriyaki... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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156 reviews 156 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We got stuck on Avila Beach while waiting for Labor Day traffic to clear, and this was the only place we could find to eat, clear at the end of the road. Only afterwards did we learn that this is some sort of "USA Today top picks" sort of place, and with good reason. The service was fairly quick and... More

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Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Avila is a cute little beach town with a nice harbor and good beach. The Fat Cat gets stars for being part of this atmosphere and for having a beach type onions. One star taken off as the food was not hot and not even lukewarm. But if it had been hot the shrimp Po Boy and onion rings would... More

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