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Fat Cats

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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fresno, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here. Nice outdoor eating area. Nothing fancy. I had the crab open faced sandwich and my husband had the lobster open faced sandwich. They were delicious. Their clam chowder was the best we had so far this trip. We will definitely come back !

Thank CentralCATraveler000
San Ramon, California
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170 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The patio is great for dining, we visited between lunch and breakfast. My husband enjoyed a breakfast bacon and eggs special; I enjoyed a cheese burger. Both were very good! Go for a stroll on the pier and see the resident "pier" pelican during your visit!

Thank Shirley S
Fresno, California
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever tried this place you really need to do so seafood is excellent I make a nice breakfast very hearty. You don't walk away hungry that's for sure the staff is extremely nice. I have a good selection of food tube from's seafood Mexican food American food

Thank Larry C
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and staff. Parking lot very close so view has obstacles. Fast friendly service . The shrimp and crab crepes were really yummy.

Thank dkayec
San Luis Obispo
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cute and quaint old fashion diner with lots of character right next to the water. I really enjoy the outdoor dining area when its warm. I highly recommend their breakfast!

Thank Makkie333
Long Beach, California
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy food in a relaxed casual environment. many items to choose from on the menu. Inside and outside dinning. There is a view of the port.

Thank Chris C
Arroyo Grande, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like clam chowder, go here! Great views also. Outside patio or inside, both places are awesome. The service is very good. It is a short drive out to Port San Luis but definitely worth it to eat here. This is a "locals" hang out and for good reason.

Thank janplus4
El Dorado Hills
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent!!! I will definitely go back again. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

Thank Cindy M
Avila Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a nice place, but very slow service. Omelettes are good, guacamole servings are very time for $10. The wait staff are not friendly. nice view and very close to the ocean.

Thank Alana/Diana R
Conroe, Texas
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This was a nice lunch stop restaurant at the Avila Beach Pier area. It was a relatively inexpensive place to have lunch with a great ocean view. Had the Fish N Chips--very good.

Thank Don T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, 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: 805-595-2204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?