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Hula Hut & Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream

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380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fresno, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd gone here a few times for the pass few years. I noticed today, there was more guys working than girls (like before). They had a better performance and was a lot nicer than the female workers. I'm not sure if me, being a girl and being served by guys.... but I enjoyed it. Even my sons noticed that the... More 

Thank Chyna_Organic
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rich & creamy! Pecan Praline and Motor Oil were a great combination. My son had cookie d'ough. No complaints from either one of us.

Thank Karin D
Escondido, California
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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a goldmine for old Doc, but good ice cream for us. mixed in a gift type shop that sells sandwiches, tough to order, and figure out. save your money and visit them in AG and avoid the crowds

Thank mike m
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute place with lots of souvenir merchandise and great ice cream. We went there a couple of times while visiting Pismo Beach.

Thank Deborah F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a great variety of sweets perfect for an afternoon treat after the beach. The ice cream is delicious. I've tried the fudge before and it's pretty yummy. The coffee was good too.

Thank Molly F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the ice cream! We never miss the opportunity to get our daily scoop when on vacation at Avila Beach. The kids enjoy the birthday cake flavor with the many real bits of cake sprinkles. I enjoy the Elvis banana flavored ice cream with ribbons of real peanut butter. We lounge on the cafe couch whenever available to enjoy... More 

Thank PitaCampos
Santa Clarita, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for somewhere to take the kids or just being a kid at heart and want to get homemade ice cream or dessert, then come here! You will love it!

Thank Erika M
Sacramento, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So bizarre. We stopped here for some dessert and were pleased with the ice cream, but know that it is expensive. Two adults and one child was $13 and nobody go any extras and all single scoops. But the issue was that they have no napkins. The dispensers were all out and we pointed this out to the employees. They... More 

Thank Shannon-in-ca
Bakersfield, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

They have Doc Burnsteins ice cream. The Motor Oil flavor is to die for. Very cute little shop, lots to look at..

Thank Debbie G
Price, Utah
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

While I was on my trip at Avila Beach, there were many restaurants and ice cream shops. This place takes the cake though. I ordered the fish sand which and nachos. Both of them were very good and worth the visit. The ice cream was very good and original. Loved the experience.

Thank larsenr9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Serves breakfast and lunch. Also a gift store and ice cream shop.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?