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“Enjoyable view, music, and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pete's Pierside Cafe

Pete's Pierside Cafe
Port San Luis, Avila Beach, CA 93424
805-595-7627
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Ranked #10 of 22 restaurants in Avila Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
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orange county, ca
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Enjoyable view, music, and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Saw the mixed reviews and was a little worried, but the food was good. Fish tacos were great as were the fried fish, calamari, and the crab omelet. Relaxing view with a band at lunch. Usually pier food isn't so good , but this was a pleasant surprise.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
dana point, ca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Had the best fish and chips I've had in many years! My son said the enchiladas were very good too. Sitting outside on the pier really felt like a vacation. Will come back again the next time we visit Avila Beach.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rancho Mirage, Ca
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“My wife & brother recommend the ahi tuna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Small takeout restaurant with limited seating on the pier at Avila Beach. My brother also has an oyster shooter every time he goes there. I had a pepper cheese omlet the first day and it was ok, not really that special. I had a hamburger the second day and it was an outstanding burger. The place does a lot of business around lunch time, so I would recommend going about 11:30 to beat the lines and get a table. If you order a beef taco, it won't come with lettuce, cheese, etc. unless you ask for it. My wife says the shrimp and chips is very good and my sister-in-law likes the fish and chips but says it is too much food.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bakersfield, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Skip this place on the Pier at Avila Beach, CA.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I wanted fish and Chips I heard this little place would be good. Well the fish was very dry. It looked apealling at first until u take a bite. So when you are on the pier at Avila Beach, CA. go to the other restaurant which is very good. The atmosphere is a OK with views of the bay side, some live music with a guitarist and outdoor type seating. Maybe something else on the menu would of been better. They had Mexican Food choices but skip the cod fish and chips. Believe me it was not worth the $12.00.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ahwahnee, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fun place to grab a bite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Walked out to the end of the pier and found a really fun snack shack... great Neptune Salad. Thought it was pricey until I saw the amount of crab they loaded it up with! Well worth the price. The husband had shrimp and chips and the chips were made of red potatoes, which were really creamy and tasty, and just different enough to make the dish exceptional. Shrimp was tasty, too! The atmosphere was fun in that you ate in the sea breeze with the gulls and pelicans overlooking the harbor and boats... very casual. Well worth the walk out to the end of the pier. Will definitely go there again next time we get to Avila Beach!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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