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Hula Hut & Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream

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380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted ice, but the selection was poor. We decided to go to the main store in Arroyo Grande. The ice cream selections were very limited, and the help just stares as we are looking at the flavors. We just left, and bought the ice cream in Arroyo Grande instead of Avila.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Mint chocolate and pistachio were our favorites. Very generous scoops, even the child's scoop looks big.

Thank Bgarrett21
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I thought I should try Doc Burnsteins. But $5 for one scoop? Sorry. Outrageous and not worth the price. Just ok. I thought it must be great so I paid the price. Kind of mediocre I would say.

Thank sun1967flower
Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Can't come to Avila without stopping at Hula Hut. The owner and staff are so friendly...treat you like family. One of the few Doc Burnsteins ice cream stops outside the 5 cities area. White chocolate merlot is a standard and good anytime of the day! Hidden gem for breakfast and lunch. Can always find something to buy for myself or... More 

Thank Kathy W
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I'd gone here a few times for the pass few years. I noticed today, there was more guys working than girls (like before). They had a better performance and was a lot nicer than the female workers. I'm not sure if me, being a girl and being served by guys.... but I enjoyed it. Even my sons noticed that the... More 

Thank Chyna_Organic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Rich & creamy! Pecan Praline and Motor Oil were a great combination. My son had cookie d'ough. No complaints from either one of us.

Thank Karin D
Escondido, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

a goldmine for old Doc, but good ice cream for us. mixed in a gift type shop that sells sandwiches, tough to order, and figure out. save your money and visit them in AG and avoid the crowds

Thank mike m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Cute place with lots of souvenir merchandise and great ice cream. We went there a couple of times while visiting Pismo Beach.

Thank Deborah F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

They have a great variety of sweets perfect for an afternoon treat after the beach. The ice cream is delicious. I've tried the fudge before and it's pretty yummy. The coffee was good too.

Thank Molly F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We love the ice cream! We never miss the opportunity to get our daily scoop when on vacation at Avila Beach. The kids enjoy the birthday cake flavor with the many real bits of cake sprinkles. I enjoy the Elvis banana flavored ice cream with ribbons of real peanut butter. We lounge on the cafe couch whenever available to enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Serves breakfast and lunch. Also a gift store and ice cream shop.

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