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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
805-595-2204
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Ranked #10 of 23 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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Citrus Heights, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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154 reviews 154 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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204 reviews 204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Sacramento, California, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As a medical vegan, I Ate a typical veggie burger with the usual topping. Onion ring - homemade- were good but nothing special . Sat outside on the patio. View of parking lot. Eat inside as it has a better view.

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Bass Lake, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Hated the Bees. They really disturbed the meal and the kids out on the patio. Thick sausage patty and big pancakes satisfied the hungry guys. The waitress was fun and informative about the area and schools. Breakfast was decent

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Southern California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had lunch but kept eyeing the breakfast plates, they looked really good. When our sandwiches came everything was OK. We especially liked the tuna. All sandwiches are large and easily split. To avoid the split charge, have the other person order a chowder, even though it is nothing to write home about. You do not have to wait for... More

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Chico, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Typical diner food in a great location along the pacific coast. The view is the main attraction that makes te diner.menu memorable

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San Miguel, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Have you tried the Shrimp Poor Boy at Fat Cat's? If not you are missing something great! Also be sure to have the Onion Rings, actually the best I have ever had! You might want to add a Shrimp Cocktail, the sauce is wonderful and makes you want more....

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love going to this place we now have our whole family going when ever they visit the coast area. The clam chowder is to die for.. They give you a huge amount of food and the fish and chips I can never finish. This place is wonder.. Good food beautiful view, lots of food what more can you ask... More

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Lima
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Charming place with beautiful views. Ordered seafood omelet and open faced lobster sandwich...very bland and they should let you know it's all imitation crab and lobster. Should have known because of price but was too enthralled with view to give enough thought to it.

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