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Gardens of Avila

1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8048
+1 805-595-7365
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8048
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We walked in the place about 8:30 and had hamburgers with wonderful fries and a beer. You can sit in the bar by the fire and enjoy your beer and friends.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Garden Restaurant at Sycamore Springs offers a lunch menu that is fresh, reasonable, and very tasty. We had booked massages and needed a quick bite. We weren’t disappointed. Our party of six ordered the beet and chicken salad, the raw fish entrée, a burger,...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 20 November 2017

While this place is mostly frequented by the tourists who stay here, it is also a nice cosy spot for locals who may use the hot springs, or just want a good meal/drink. While it is technically a hotel type of restaurant, it does offer...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Since my husbsnd and I got together, we made a point of taking my momon a vacation with us once a year. We have stayed at Avila ( not in 2016 but I wanted to get this written). GPX has gotten us in easier than...More

Thank babsy998
Reviewed 9 September 2017

First of all: THANK YOU for providing delicious inventive vegan food. It's fairly hard to find in the SLO/Pismo area outside of hippie spots & natural food stores, so having an upscale option is really really appreciated. Loved the pickles & the polenta tamales. The...More

Thank bl0831
Reviewed 8 August 2017

over priced, overly inflated ego with this place--it could be a great little boutique eatery if they could tone down the snob approach

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Excellent flavors. The chefs use many fresh ingredients from the onsite garden. The menu is small but interesting. I had bacon wrapped figs (little too sweet, but interesting), crispy fried brussel sprouts (awesome), and one of the best beet salads I have ever had. I...More

1  Thank McWela
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We returned last week -- first time in at least three years, and maybe five -- and our memories had not deceived us. The options for dinner were just fine (we're vegetarian): I jumped on the mushroom risotto and it was fantastic. Equally tasty is...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

4 stars because we came for breakfast and it was in a dining area in the back where there are large windows to see outside. We loved this. We have come here for many years when vacationing in SLO. LESS than 3 stars for the...More

Thank LoveGetAways70
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The food was quite good (skip the desserts though as they were not great). At night time sitting under the lights on the patio is awesome. Great service, very friendly staff.

Thank Clarissa P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8048
    (Hwy 101)
  • Public Transportation: Avila Beach Pismo Beach
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-7365
  • E-mail
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