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

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    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
Great place

This place is at the end of the road, overlooking the bay. And all the boat activity. Got a place at a sunny booth by the window with a view of everything. The staff kept the coffee coming. Since they deep fried their chicken fried steaks (a bad trend) I got just two eggs and homefries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
vintagetrailer
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Helena, MT
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  • Families with children
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I like the lunch varieties, fries were great, hot and just the right consistency. bacon great in turkey sandwich. Very good at accommodating for food allergies

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Helena, MT
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387 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place is at the end of the road, overlooking the bay. And all the boat activity. Got a place at a sunny booth by the window with a view of everything. The staff kept the coffee coming. Since they deep fried their chicken fried steaks (a bad trend) I got just two eggs and homefries they made. Huge serving... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Quaint hidden jewel by the entrance to the Port San Luis Pier. We've only had breakfast and it was really good. The home fries are fantastic. The lunch menu and specials look good but we go early before starting our day when staying at San Luis Bay resort. The staff is really friendly. There is a nice sitting area outside.... More 

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Valencia, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great Food.. Great Service.. Seating inside and outside… Full Bar..? View is on the parking lot.. But you can see out to the Avila Bay.. and is OK…. Very Nice...

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Fresno, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Got taken here after completing the SLO Half Marathon and was pleasantly surprised. Small diner type restaurant that is popular with locals and tourists alike and the wait was much quicker than the hostess indicated, which was a nice surprise. Though I wish that at noon I could have ordered pancakes, I was very happy with my omelet with avocado... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Although the view here is wonderful, the food was not good. I had the chowder, (which was served hardly warm) and squid appetizer (over cooked and chewy) My husband had the lobster Benedict, his eggs were cold too. We would not return to this restaurant.

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Oceano, California
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had not been out to the Port San Luis Obispo in some time and as we were just driving around on a beautiful day we thought why not visit the pier and commune with the wildlife around the pier and I wanted to visit the Harbor patrol office for reasons not involved in this review. Afterwards, as we were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place has the friendliest servers and it seemed like one big happy family. The omelet I had was exquisite! Coffee was good and endless. The place is on the pier and was filled with a waitlist on a Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

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San Ramon, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a must stop for breakfast or lunch while we are in the Central Coast area! We love sitting on the patio outside if the weather is nice! Both the breakfast and lunch portions are ample! My husband and I enjoyed lunch during our latest visit; I had the avila burger (bacon, bbq sauce, cheddar and avocado; WOW! My... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?