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Ocean Grill

268 Front Street, Avila Beach, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-4050
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
268 Front Street, Avila Beach, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant for an early dinner. The view was beautiful and the servers was attentive, but unfortunately that's the only positive aspects of this restaurant. My salad was SMALL and had no meat, for $15, I expected a bigger...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like everything about the Ocean Grill..the food, the ambiance.. and the staff. Fun place to celebrate a special occasion!

Thank bjhic
Reviewed May 2, 2017

We went here for dinner and were sat next to the window where we had a nice view of the ocean. We started by splitting delicious PEI mussels and Crispy Calamari. The mussels were very tender and prepared with a garlic broth and the calamari...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I wanted to give this an excellent...because the food was excellent. But the service was so incredibly horrible and frustrating. The server started strong and then forgot about us. Thankfully, the bus boy/expediter was helpful. He should have been our server. Really very good food...More

Thank Dale T
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Great meal with lovely wine pairing. The server realized the timing was off and apologized, which made it more than OK.

Thank TyTravlr
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We stayed at the Inn at Avila and had dinner here. The wine and drinks were great, we both had a lovely meal and were very full and happy with our service.

Thank Lori C
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Darn. We liked the Ocean Grill. We had great hopes that this view might survive as almost a foodie destination...but as of this past weekend it seems that a captive clientele has destroyed the vision that we could feel a few years ago at the...More

Thank Yesandnomads
Reviewed April 26, 2017

I have had dinner here twice and it was awesome both times. The service was amazing, I never had to ask for anything, they were very intuitive to the needs of everyone I was dining with. I had beef one visit which was not the...More

Thank Shelly F
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I grew up going to Avila Beach, but moved away. As a celebration of my husband's retirement a friend recommended that we try out the Ocean Grill when we were staying at a beach house there. We checked out the menu online - limited and...More

Thank NicoletteMunoz
Reviewed April 17, 2017

They had a number of gluten and dairy free choices for me to choose from. Delicious options and I managed to have a great meal.

1  Thank Sandy L
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Mary S
I would like to see the menu
January 3, 2017|
Response from Eric K | Property representative |
I apologize for the inconvenience. Our website is currently down. We should have it up shortly in the next day or two. Thank you.
gluten-free options?
July 30, 2015|
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Response from Eric K | Property representative |
Hello! Yes! We have quite a few gluten free options! They are listed on our menus as GF*. Menus can be seen in person or on our website. Thank you! :)
Jayne R
we will have a few elderly people in our group so where is the best place to park to avoid a long walk and not have to walk up a hill?
June 22, 2015|
Response from Eric K | Property representative |
Unfortunately street parking is the only thing available and it is first come first serve. If you have a handicapped placard there are a couple spots adjacent from the restaurant on Front street. Best of luck and we look... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Front Street, Avila Beach, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-4050
  • E-mail
Ocean Grill is ocean front dining just steps away from the sand in beautiful Avila Beach! Stop in today and try some of the most delicious and creatively prepared cuisine in San Luis Obispo county!
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