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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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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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All reviews brussel sprouts pizza scallops and pork belly salad sea bass crab cakes steak chowder fresh fish fries tacos great wine beer and wine central coast great location seated right away ocean view
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly staff, great food. We sat outside by the heat lamps and felt warm and content. The food is fresh and well-prepared.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 10, 2020

We ordered the Flatbread & Fish & Chips. Both were excellent! Fresh, hot & a bit different. The flatbread was more like a thin cut Pizza, served round & was enough that we had leftovers. The fish was one large piece, and lightly battered. I...asked for tartar sauce and they did not have any., But the chile lime dipping & lemon ailoi dipping sauce were very good. Fries(chips) were excellent too! Their indoor dining has some open air to it, and tables were spaced well, plus the front windows opened for a sea breeze treat. Great Avila Beach view! We tried to return for lunch another day, but currently only open Fri Sat. Sun. for lunch. We will return!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 7, 2020

First time visitors on Nov 05, 2020. Sat down upstairs in non-heated dining after waitress told us the downstairs section was reserved. Ordered two orders of Grilled Salmon from the menu @ $26.00 each for the wife and I. Arrived in about 15 minutes. At...this point everything was fine. Grilled salmon was cooked fine, BUT the asparagus was like rubber and pulled apart like string cheese. Had to "saw" my way through the stalks like they were fire wood. The couscous was overly spiced, and drowned in excess oil to where it slide across the plate and was the worst I ever tasted. My wife and I left 75% the asparagus and the couscous on our plates! We couldn't eat it. We were waiting for the server to ask "is everything OK" but he apparently knew how bad the food actually was and never inquired. After we got the bill, they charged $27.00 for the grilled salmon instead of the menu price of $26. Not a big deal if the meal was proper cooked, but it did add insult to injury. We won't be back!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 4, 2020

We opted to eat out by the pool. It was late for this restaurant which may have accounted for the poorly prepared dinners. They had no fresh fish other than salmon and the poke, which was horrible. The server did his best. It was very...dark outside.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 2, 2020

The steaks here are usually phenomenal but this year the fillet was a little dry-- three of the four of us had the fillet and all agreed. The brussel sprouts and the calamari were delicious though. The wait staff were friendly and excellent, as always.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

Stellar dining experience, the team works together like a fine orchestra. Food is outstanding and service is superb. Will return in a heartbeat whenever in the SLO or Pismo Area. Exceptional highlights include Chef Brian & Server Gracie!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 22, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant was a bit warm but overall the experience was good. The food was amazing I ordered the garlic roasted chicken with risotto; it was so good. Our waiter Relo was attentive and got our party of 10 orders exactly as we wanted. It...was a great evening and we’ve found ourselves a new favorite place in Key West. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 10, 2020 via mobile

COVID opening tough on everyone. Food is good and views great and staff nice but it was rough around the edges for us. They need time to get it all dialed in. Will go back later for sure!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch, and ordered crab cake sandwiches with no great expectations, but were pleasantly surprised by the generous portions, the freshness and unique dressing on the salad dressing and the French fries. We look forward to a return trip for dinner.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Good dinner in a scenic location. Most tables have some views in a patio environment. Lots of glass. Salmon was very good and crispy shrimp was innovative. Server was well informed and pleasant. Go early so you can see sunset.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Mary S
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.
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
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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