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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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Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner and both loved the halibut. Clam chowder was great as always. Service was great! We make a point of hitting this place at least once a year. We will be back!

Thank Brent I
Payson, AZ
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my elderly parents (in their 80s) to the Coast over the holidays. They don't drive any more and hadn't been to the ocean for several years. We'd enjoyed the food at the Custom House before and while it's still good the afternoon was not that great due to the service. We wanted to be inside even though it was... More 

Thank Denise R
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice lunch at the Custom House with family over the winter break. Location is outstanding as it is right on the beach walkway. Always busy so get a reservation in and enjoy the sand and surf while you wait. Food eaten included the tuna melt, cheese burger and salads. Good food at a not to expensive price. Waitress... More 

Thank Mark B
Orange, California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here two days in a row - and enjoyed everything on the menu. The patio was quite comfortable, and gave us a good view of the water while eating.

Thank Brent M
Albany, Oregon
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed drinks and dinner in the bar 2 nights during our recent trip to Avila Beach. The wait staff are great. Great location and setting. The appetizers were fabulous and were really more like a meal.

Thank Karen F
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something for everyone with a nice variety of salads, flatbreads, really fresh fish, and tasty desserts. Excellent wine list featuring local favorites by the glass and even more by the bottle. Very lively atmosphere both indoors and out on the patio, with heaters, so you can enjoy the great view of the beach and boardwalk.

Thank gitanomericano
Alameda, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was quite a crowd when we ate here, so we ate at the bar. Service was excellent. Wide variety on the menu. Nice seafood appetizers - shrimp and snow crab cocktails. Also a nice spinach salad. Good selection of beer. Outstanding view. Didn;t need to wait at all.

Thank Bitnick1
Thousand Oaks, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner, and great service :) beautiful view of the ocean . We had a delicious rib eye steak and fabulous coconut shrimp. We will definitely be back:)

Thank woodknot4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here and the food was delicious. We sat outside was very comfortable with each table having its own heater. I had the crab cakes Benedict mmmm!!

1 Thank Armida R
Fresno, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service and food were very good enjoyed the option of inside or outside. Seafood was menu is good eat here twice on different days. Eggs Benedict on crab-cakes is a must for breakfast.

Thank Jim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $35
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?