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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 28
    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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Thousand Oaks, California
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110 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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336 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

In Avila Brach with my wife for 3 nights. Went here for late dinner (open later than most local places) and liked it so much we came back next day for late breakfast. Thought we might be too late for breakfast (after noon) but they were still serving. Great food! Great staff. Great outdoor patio. We'll be back again.

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Santa Maria, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love Fat Cats! The onion rings are great and they are known for them here. The other food has always been good too. I have eaten breakfast food and lunch and dinner meals. I have really liked the service, too. It's great because its so close to the beach and the prices are very fair. It is like a... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife introduced Fat Cats to me because she has been going here for many years. We enjoyed a great meal with friendly, prompt service. For me it is a tough choice here or Old Porte, but you can go wrong with either.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great breakfast place by the pier! Lunch too. It's worth the wait! Indoor and outdoor dining. Try the crab salad club sandwich, and great burgers!!

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Los Osos, California
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Been getting their open face crab and lobster sandwiches for over 10 years. Huge quantities, amazing value, always taste fresh. Nice views, good service, both indoor and outdoor seating. It's easy to find restaurants along the coast charging three times as much for half the quantities you can get at Fat Cats. It gets an A+!

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202 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had s fabulous lunch here recently; clam chowder is excellent & our lunch entrees (lobster baked potato & fish sandwich) were excellent. Staff is attentive & our only "complaint" was that the fries were not done properly & bathrooms could have used a little more attention. All the food that came out looked yummy & our friends that live in... More 

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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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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?