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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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los angeles
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rode bikes from hotel down the bike trail to enjoy breakfast both mornings. Food was good. Not many choices for breakfast in the area, so they get busy quick! Be aware of the flies, bees and wasps if you're sitting outside. Not sure if this is more prevalent in the summer months. There were many flies inside the 2nd... More 

Thank kristin818
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent menu, food and service. We especially liked the shrimp quesadilla appetizer, the shrimp and scallops entree and the key lime pie.

Thank OhioDave
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch and breakfast here during our stay in Avila. Really liked the breakfast. Food was good. We came here three times and the service was hit and miss. But it is always fun to eat outside on the boardwalk watching all of the people and vendors and the ocean in the background. They do have inside. Our hamburger was... More 

Thank Jena D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Eat here every time we are in town. It's so good we even had our wedding reception here. Everyone raved about the food and the customer service is unbeatable.

Thank Melissa L
Salt Lake City, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome meal and OUTSTANDING SERVICE by Gwendolyn!!! It is the prefect beach setting and by the way - they had tables both in and out of the sun as well as a few tables that had both sun and shade....very smart.

Thank Rusty S
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to lunch by the sea. No gluten free menu or bread. I had to bring my own bread and remake my sandwich. But great location and modest prices. $4 charge to split a dish.

Thank Oceana1946
Carmichael, California
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153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing like a cool beach breeze, a little seafood, and a cold beer. We arrived for a first-time visit and chose Custom House for its location and menu. We made a great choice. Sitting on the patio and people watching while enjoying a delicious lunch was ideal. The ordered fish and chips and fish tacos. The Fish and Chips were... More 

Thank FaithGalati
Cancun, Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late dinner outside enjoying the waves crashing. My husband and I split everything starting with a flavorful clam chowder with tender clams which rates up there with Gloucester and bostons best. The crab cakes had two tasty cakes with a lovely mango black bean side, definitely enough for two. We then split the local snapper pan sealed and... More 

Thank Nancy C
Palmdale, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have gone there for breakfast (very good breakfast) when on vacation in the area for years. Love to sit out on the patio. The view is amazing. They always allowed me to bring in my favorite Starbucks latte in the past (they don't have anything close) but the last time I was there they played hard ball and refused to... More 

Thank GaryOwen
Clovis, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great, and the food was wonderful - fresh, nicely prepared and ample portions. We were assisted by several members of the wait staff who made our meal most enjoyable. Would like to return to have breakfast on the patio.

Thank CabNCheese

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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, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?