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Custom House

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404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sydney. Australia
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just typical Central California cuisine nothing particularly brilliant - massive servings though and nice and fresh. So big we cancelled our main course. Nice view and very relaxing place to while away a few hours

Thank jellybeans99
san francisco
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

love the way they cook the fish attentive to details and maintain great service even during rush hour

Thank redcharlotte
Arroyo Grande, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visit the Custom House for breakfast at least once a month. We love sitting out side and being early to arrive when the doors open at 8am. We get the best seat outside and read the newspaper and sip coffee. Service is always good and breakfast if well prepared and plentiful. Also great for lunch and... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by someone in Morro Bay, excellent recommendation. Excellent food, service and location. We sat outside on a beautiful day in Avila. I got hooked on fish tacos when we spent 6 days on CA's Central Coast, their fish taco's did not disappoint me, yum! We went there for lunch and I found their prices... More 

Thank Josie06
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy place , loved the ambience Ended up at the bar to eat which was comfortable Volume of place was normal, great for conversation not sure whisper in your ear kinda place Food was excellent and accommodated my food needs I'd go back again

Thank 1959maui
San Luis Obispo, California
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i'll start by qualifying. the only reason i did not give this five stars is this- the fish snapper special was nice. lots of fish and quite lovely. the sides with it delightful as well. just did not seem the "fish special" price when the fish sandwich was the shiner. so, the fish sandwich- spectacular!! i have ordered many times... More 

Thank SydneyofSanLuis
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

delicious food, great service, fabulous view! Would definitely recommend. Enjoyed by the entire family!

Thank Anette J
Oceano, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must visit in Avila Beach, tasty food, indoor/outdoor dining, great view of the ocean and boardwalk . Large pay parking lot one block behind restaurant .

Thank oceanogary
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here on a trip to the Pismo Area. Avila itself is lovely and Custom House had pride of place on a central location on the Broadwalk. You can always tell a good place by the queue to get in ! They were busy, even mid week. We had a party of 9 and all out food was good, fresh... More 

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Atascadero, California
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are locals and we love to come here to just RELAX. And what a great spot to do that. Custom House is friendly, has good food, and is RIGHT on the water. If it's busy, we'll watch the crowd until a table opens up then hop into the restaurant and asked to be seated outside. Bring... More 

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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
Average prices
$5 - $35
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-7555
Just steps away from the beautiful Avila Beach, Custom House offers a casual dining experience with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Come and have a drink at our cocktail bar, or dine on our patio while gazing out across the beautiful San Luis Bay. With favorites like fresh fish, hand cut steaks, refreshing salads and our specialty appetizers, our menu has something for everyone. Our food is prepared with the utmost attention to quality. We receive fresh meat, vegetables and fruit daily. With our kitchen only steps away from the ocean, we are able to serve the absolute freshest seafood available. At Custom House, an excellent dining experience is our top priority. Our Central Coast beach-side location holds beautiful views with a casual atmosphere, the perfect spot for a meal with family and friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?