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“A great view and a good meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Custom House

Custom House
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Soups, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Visalia, California
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great view and a good meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We ate on the patio on a cool and breezy evening - - but under one of the patio heaters. Nice and toasty. The service was good. We were seated quickly (6 pm - ish), the cocktails were quick and flavorful, I had the clam chowder and the Fetticini Alfredo; my wife had the Salmon special. Presentation was excellent and it tasted as good as it looked. We had the olallaberry piefor dessert - excellent also. It is a great setting and a very nice dining experience. NOTE: be aware that they will AUTOMATICALLY add 18% gratuity to your bill - - I prefer to award MY OWN gratuity level (in this case the 18% was well earned.)

  • Visited October 2012
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Grover Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Wedding Party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We held a wedding party for over 50. The food and service were top rate. There was great value for the money spent. The Custom House definitely deserves its #1 rating

  • Visited September 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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543 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“best food in town!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

great service and fresh food really the only high end eatery in town. Loved eating at the bar. Service and people were so great and laid back. Local charm and close to the small shopping area of the small quaint town. Bit pricey but upscale.

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Nice small plates that are filling if you are on a budget, and more extravagant entrees if you are not.

Visited June 2012
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“Delicious sandwiches by the sea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

We had a great lunch here. The clam chowder was as good as people say and the sandwiches were excellent. And on top of that, we sat by the sea with our dog resting under the table.

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