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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“home fries” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time there. First was great. This time the staff was a little quirky. Felt like he shoulda been a tour guide instead of hostess. We got scolded for trying to adjust our umbrella. Water smelled mossy and tasted like swamp. I remembered that from...More

Thank longbrdpam
carl398, Owner at Fat Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your comments. Some of this we will fix and some of it is beyond our control. As for the umbrellas we try and do of this stuff ourselves at the customers request. This way they do not get broken. Hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had calamari, the grease was old and fishy and the bread bowl showed that the grill is NOT cleaned well. Dont eat here, head over to Merseas for lunch.

1  Thank Teresa T
carl398, Owner at Fat Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. We do look forward to seeing you again real soon. What day and time were you at fat Cats?

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast here the morning after the San Luis Obispo 50 Mile Ultra Trail run - so obviously we were pretty hungry, or at least my daughter in law was because she was the actual participant - I was the support crew...More

Thank Ann971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast for the four days we stayed at Pismo Beach. The cafe opens at 07:00. The beef patties were hand made fresh to order. We had dinner one evening, little busy unless you come early. Some of the fish are caught locally. Overall the...More

Thank rdgrimsey
Reviewed September 1, 2017

A late lunch over looking a amazing bay. Carrie our amazing waitress gave us a beautiful window seat inside so that we could view the bay. I have also eaten on the patio. The Squid appetizer was amazing, lightly coated with a wonderful tarter sauce...More

Thank Jamar H
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

As a California transplant to the Midwest, I find I crave Real Tex-Mex. Fat Cat Cafe filled that need! They had some great choices for breakfast, but I was encouraged by Christie that the Chile Verde was very popular, and she was RIGHT! This omelette...More

Thank iowaer
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We waited a really long time to be seated, staring at empty tables. It seemed like one waitress was having to handle the whole place herself. The hostess would disappear, and again I think there was only 1 bus person. The food was kind of...More

Thank trra
Reviewed August 18, 2017

My wife and I had a wondeful breakfast here. Great Menu and it looks like it has a great lunch and dinner menu also.. in the parking lot at the base of the pier.. great location. nice people..

Thank Robert G
Reviewed August 8, 2017

What a delight!! Portabella mushroom topped with crab cake topped with spinach topped with poached egg and Hollandaise sauce--wow!!! also delish bloody mary--what a breakfast!!!!

Thank Anne H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

There was a wait but to be fair a large group arrived just before us. The bacon and breakfast was amazing! Great place to visit before a 10 a.m. whale watching tour.

Thank Michelle B
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-2204
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