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Fat Cats

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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Price, Utah
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I don't usually right such good reviews, but this cafe was amazing! All of the portions were very large, and filled everyone up. They served delicious breakfast and lunch. The drinks were very good, and the atmosphere was refreshing. A healthy atmosphere and good food, couldn't have asked for better!

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Thank larsenr9
Auburn
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Wonderful food near the pier. My husband had a hamburger which he said was one of the best he has ever had. I ordered the crab cake eggs benedict, fantastic. highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank LavonnaD
Thousand Oaks
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Fat Cats is a little way out of town (by Port San Luis pier), parking can be a challenge, especially at weekends. We parked on the road and walked about a 1/4 mile in, but the food and atmosphere was more than worth it. Generous servings and fresh daily specials. You can't ask for more.

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Thank BritinSoCal
Palo Alto, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast! Get there before 9:30 am if you tend to get "hangry" because it gets busy. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. Views of the pier and bay as well.

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Thank RobinBadger
Fresno, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The only place for breakfast! Lunch is also excellence and price for what you get is unbelievable....you never leave still feeling hungry! My wife's favorite place in the morning...

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Thank lloyd501 p
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This was our 2nd visit to this cafe. First time was 3 years ago and knew we had to put it on the top of our list for this visit. We were a little worried when we showed up late morning on a Saturday and we were seated right away. Last time we had to wait and it was definitely... More 

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Thank Tina L
Orwell, Vermont
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57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We had a late lunch here. Initially we wanted to eat at the restaurant at the end of the pier but that was closed so we chose here. It was tasty but a bit pricey. Guess it is swamped in season. Glad we ate here when we did. We had the place to ourselves.

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Thank Ann E
Easthampton, MA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Good food with excellent service! They even stayed open late for us one night last year when we got to our hotel in the evening.

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Thank rbkroll423
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch after a morning hike. The food selections were good and the Avila Burger was fantastic! Also tried the crab melt and kids menu with great success.

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Thank Erin M
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Fat Cats for a late lunch on our first full day at Avila Beach. The restaurant is located right near the pier. The location and view from the tables is worth the visit. Parking appears to be adequate but this was off season. My wife ordered a Chef,s salad with chicken and I ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?