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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

It is a very small but very nice ambience... we had eggs and fatcats toasts and the food is really good quality.

Thank lolatrujillo
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! We were looking for a fast grab of lunch before a scheduled San Luis Point Lighthouse tour and we happened upon Fat Cats. Not only was their service fast and friendly but we learned they are rates among the top five...More

Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We have had Breakfast & lunch here. Their food is always good, served hot, & their Bloody Mays are just the right amount of Spicy! They always seem to have lots of Specials in addition to the menu, & their Happy hours midweek make a...More

Thank CaliforniaLynnie56
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This restaurant is a good place if you are going to the beach with children. The food is good, the prices reasonable, and it is a walk or a short ride to the beach.

Thank KCV999
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here twice and the food was really good! I even had a Bloody Mary and It was fantastic. I would highly recommend you try this restaurant

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Best thing about Fat Cats is the location -- at the base of the "third pier"-- in Avila Beach in a part of the area known as Port San Luis. You can sit in or outdoors. The fish and chips are good and the service...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this gem late on Mother's Day, after a full day, having heard of it before. What a surprise. Quirky decor and friendly staff. The food was superb and very reasonably priced. The clam chowder was the best we had tasted anywhere on...More

Thank LeslieFay
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

It's hard to complain about a restaurant that has a gorgeous view of the bay in Avila, but there was nothing great about this diner, not even the beer which was strictly by the bottle--no draft. The calamari was so chewy we didn't finish it....More

Thank forteMI
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Service was slow. They were horribly understaffed, with just one server and a hostess who was also bussing tables. When we finally got called for a table we had to wait another 10-15 minutes just for water, and another ten minutes after that to have...More

Thank mikegrattan
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The service was fast, friendly and efficient. It was pretty chilly outside, but the under-table heater really felt good! I love calamari, but had never heard of squid "steaks", only tubes and tenacles. Fabulous! And 4 of them made 2 left overs for dinner!! Hubby...More

Thank Nancy I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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