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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
805-595-2204
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Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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 via mobile

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Coarsegold, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We've had to pass this up at lunch and dinner hours because of crowds. Finally got to stop and have breakfast there. Winced just a little at prices but it ended up being worth every penny. I had standard bacon & eggs with potatos, nice thick, tasty bacon. Hubby had an omlette he couldn't stop raving about. First time we've... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This little cafe, in the marina and close to the third pier in Avila, is a favorite with locals and now with tourists who stay in the area. It has a variety of good food, serving breakfast all day too, and a good bar selection, with happy hour deals also. We always enjoy eating here when we come to fish... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I think they mistake quality for quantity. I ordered fish tacos and had to go fishing for the tacos under a huge pile of cabbage. There was also not much flavor and waited 20 minutes after getting my food for hot sauce. Good luck getting drink refills.

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Bakersfield, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great restaurant right near the water. Clam chowder has real good flavor and lots of clams. I had the Shrimp Po Boy, very good. My husband had the Crab Benedict and he enjoyed every bite. The couple with us had the clam chowder. Good service, friendly, and big portions. Onion rings you get 5 very very large and very good.... More 

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La Mesa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have been eating at Fat Cats since the early 90's and love seeing how much their menu has expanded over the years. We always have excellent food and service with a smile!

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Additional Information about Fat Cats

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

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