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Mr Ricks

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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404 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
(805) 595-7425
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Bakersfield, California
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there after dinner to drink and dance. They had a live band and we had a great time, drinking and dancing.

Thank JJoef
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place is dirty and small like depression and stale beer. The "bouncers" are some type of secret service, swat team, wannabe lames. Could not bring my bottle of water in because being hydrated is frowned upon. Skip this turd on fire and go elsewhere.

Thank Gregory S
Bakersfield, California
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to unwind on Friday and Saturday. Friday, during summer, there is a farmers market in the street in front. They have a live band and people set up lawn chairs or sit inside the bar. Good music and mix of younger and older crowd. Something for everyone. Saturday they have a DJ on the patio and lots of... More 

Thank Greg H
Corning, CA
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Visited the bar on a Sunday and it is very busy! Lots of TV's with sporting events and a casual hang-out place.

Thank LNYE
Southern California
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

On a road trip home to LA from SF, we stopped for a couple of hours in this charming beach town. We haven't been there in years and remembered Mr Ricks when they were located on the pier. Feeling nostalgic we HAD to stop in for a drink and check it out. Happy we did, it was a beautiful day... More 

Thank LadyDi_and_Cowman
Fresno, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Fun place and great bar scene. They have live music on the patio over looking the beach on weekends. Drinks are little expensive but worth the fun you will have. You can't say you've been to Avila until you have been to Rick's!

Thank lloyd501 p
Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

If you just want a beer and you can sit outside then fine. The cocktail i had upgrades wasn't so great. Sorry. Order at the bar is ok but then leaves one person just sitting there. Not my favorite.

Thank Karin C
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Awesome, great food nice wonderful service. Lots of choices almost to many :) we both enjoyed the place so much and the history. Highly recommend

Thank Linda P
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This is more of a bar than a restaurant....we ate at the bar. We ordered a good ole cheeseburger and garlic fries. The burger was cooked perfectly and the garlic fries were very garlicky and very good.

Thank Kaki A
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Stop in for a great Bloody Mary and drink it while enjoying an awesome view! Ryan was a very knowledgable bartender and gave us a little history of the area...enjoyable, lazy afternoon stop.

Thank Have-A-Lovely

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: (805) 595-7425
great happy hour mon-thurs 5:30 7 pm great specialty drinks!! live music/dj too

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