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Custom House

404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“clam chowder” (95 reviews)
“fish and chips” (54 reviews)
“salad” (63 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at a hotel close by and when we did not feel like driving to dinner we went to Custom House for a great meal. Also enjoyed drinks and apps outside for lunches and snacks almost daily.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant fronts the beach and that is why we chose it. We are glad we did.The service and ambiance were very nice and the costs were reasonable. But it is the food we liked best. On our first visit I had fish and chips...More

Thank lobo59
Reviewed 6 days ago

GReat sopt to stop for lunch. Mice patio dining across from Avila Beach. Waiter was friendly & fast. Nice menu with lotos fo choices. Salads very fresh & large portions. Relaxing to eat lunch & chat on the patio.

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food! Would go back again with great service and ambiance overlooking the ocean. Crab cakes and wines were excellent so I highly recommend this place

Thank GoldyLin
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best restaurants in town. Great menu and Fresh Fish to dye for. Staff is there to make you feel as though they want you.

Thank mwforman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avila beach, just ten minutes away from San Luis Obispo is always one of our mandatory stops up and down the coast. By the waterfront, and its very clean and friendly beach, is this restaurant with a partially covered terrace and, this time of year,...More

1  Thank martinezcm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dog friendly on the patio. Have an obstructed view of the ocean. Waitress very friendly and brought water for dog without us needing to ask. Clam chowder was excellent and the flatbread was delicious. Casual meal as we were passing through the area. Reasonable prices...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Nachos, good service, fun environment. Would definitely go back even if a little difficult to find parking.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service not as good as Ocean Grill, but still a nice visit. Visited here on a quiet Monday lunchtime - service was prompt, food was good. Nothing to complain about.

Thank phil_sllvn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The huevos rancheros was very good. The classic breakfast came with three sausage patties and remarkably good toast.

Thank James M
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January 24, 2017|
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Response from HappyWandererQ | Reviewed this property |
We only drank beer there. Best bet is to call them and ask.
Phil C
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Sal E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I didn't see this message - Yelp informs you right away when you have a message! I do not know if I saw any dogs but I can guess that most out door establishments do allow dogs. Sorry again for the delayed answer!
April 25, 2016|
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Response from Sal E | Reviewed this property |
Why are questions for the business being directed to the customers?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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