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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“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 1 week ago

We tried Fat Cat's because it kept popping up as a place to try in Avila Beach. Very unassuming place in the pier area. Very casual and the night we were there, there was only one waitress serving indoor and outdoor guests so service was...More

Thank Bonster2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit- Got the crab cakes and fries. In a blind test I would never had guessed what they were. Second trip- Got the Avila burger and fries plus chowder, Burger was difficult to eat but very good. Fries were good as was chowder. Service...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fat Cats is nestled in Port San Luis harbor in Avila. Very quaint and cozy place with outdoor dining. Food is good, it's a diner. It is also one of the few places to give me French Fries well done, which I always ask for...More

Thank rjgil67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a favorite for us for breakfast and dinner. My wife loves the Avila Benedict with portabella mushroom and eggs and I love the omelets. Also great seafood dinners and drinks with a great view.

Thank vvbeachbum
Reviewed October 2, 2017 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 October 5, 2017

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 September 25, 2017 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 October 3, 2017

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 September 17, 2017 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 September 13, 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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