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“Good place to eat, always popular”
Review of Fat Cats

Fat Cats
Ranked #4 of 27 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 13, 2011

We've had brunch at the Fat Cats Cafe many many times both at the Avila Beach location and at the downtown San Luis Obispo one and we always enjoy the hearty food. The service is informal and friendly, the manager is often on site going around the tables making sure his clients are enjoying the food. The portions are abundant and the prices reasonable. The menu offers a vast variety of choices (breakfast, sandwiches, salads). No wonder this place is so popular amongst locals and tourists!

The restaurant in Avila Beach (the original one) offers outside seating too, with a view over the Port San Luis bay. The one in San Luis Obispo (located on Santa Rosa Street, where Baja Fresh restaurant was) is the newer restaurant, offering the same menu, but in a convenient downtown location.

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Very informal good late night eats. Casual dining. When most restaurants are closed, you can count on Fat Cats to be open. This is especially rare for a small community and beats Denny's. Great friendly service. And okay, not the healthiest, but what do you expect from a place with the word FAT in it.

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Thank MMiddien
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We try not to miss Fat Cats when we visit California's central coast. I recommend breakfast. An added bonus is there is usually plenty of parking in the morning.

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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Nice simple cafe. The staff was wonderful. We had a burger and a pattymelt, delicious. The berry cheesecake was wonderful, we couldn't pass up a homemade dessert.

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Thank cucamongakat
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Used a restaurant.com certificate. They would not take it an hour early because it was not dinner time yet. So we had to come back the next day. Moderately busy and understaffed in the dining room. They took nearly 10 min to ask for our order and 30 minutes more to bring the order. The pricing was very unclear on the shrimp cocktail (It looked like $5.95, not the $11.95 that was on the bill). Our appetizers showed up at the same time as our meal. The appetizer (onion rings) was cold. They were sitting on the counter for 10 minutes, before they were served. They forgot our salad completely. Our steak showed up well done, we returned it and got a medium steak (we ordered medium rare) The steak was bland, and everything was covered in pepper(which didn't help the taste). The waitress kept apologizing for the delays and mistakes, as if that made it all right. The food, the service and the prices were lousy. They automatically apply and 18% gratuity to the meal when using a restaurant.com certificate. THE SERVICE WAS DEFINITLY NOT WORTH EVEN 5%. I will never go back when I come back to town and restaurant.com should consider a different restaurant partner.

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