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Custom House

404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“clam chowder” (89 reviews)
“wedge salad” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 1 week ago

always a crowd but it feels like you're the only ones there. the service is great and the servers treat you like you're important making sure your needs are met. the food is always fresh and the correct temps. Don't go on a weekend because...More

Thank tfachevyhd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Within view of the strand and beach at Avila, breakfast at Custom House did not disappoint. Generous portions and friendly service. Recommend for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank jimtomasello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grabbed a quick bite at the bar to eat while the wife and kids were hanging out in the sand. The Clam chowder is the best thing on the menu. They have a few local craft beers on tap which is an added bonus....More

Thank EddieMo4976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 8 of us and all our entrees were good to very good. Th prawns were tasty and done right. The fish tacos were impressive but i've had better fish. The salads were immense and the burger and fries were very good. Be prepared...More

Thank baseballmom3_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had lunch at Custom House and it was very good. We sat outside and had a lovely view of the ocean. The food was tasty and fresh and served promptly, considering how busy they were. Our only reason for four stars is our...More

Thank M A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were terribly disappointed with our fist and last visit to CH. We did not like our seat by the service station and had to beg the kid host for a different table. She did not want to give us a table...More

Thank Carlina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't that hungry, so we shared a salad and ordered a couple of appetizers, the fish & chips and crab cakes. The portion sizes were more like entrees, so great value of your money. Food was fresh and very tasty. Good service and great...More

Thank WCOttav
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were in Avila Beach for the day and were looking for an outdoor patio for lunch. Fish and chips sounded good so we tried them at the Custom House. The portions are huge. The fish is lightly breaded and crisp. The fish was wonderful....More

Thank nippon703
Reviewed 18 June 2017

During our stay in Avila Beach we ate at the Custom House twice. We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food so much the first time we went back to try other items on the menu. We ordered salads. Because of my allergies to dairy and...More

Thank patriciavI7336PI
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Seared Ahi was good, flat bread, seasoned butter on rolls were very good. Mellisa was a terrific waitress. Allowed us to bring one local winery bottle WITHOUT junk-fee of corkage charges. Good ocean/promenade views.

Thank Scottw2u
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25 January 2017|
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Response from HappyWandererQ | Reviewed this property |
We only drank beer there. Best bet is to call them and ask.
Phil C
26 July 2016|
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Response from Sal E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I didn't see this message - Yelp informs you right away when you have a message! I do not know if I saw any dogs but I can guess that most out door establishments do allow dogs. Sorry again for the delayed answer!
26 April 2016|
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Response from Sal E | Reviewed this property |
Why are questions for the business being directed to the customers?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 35
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-7555
Just steps away from the beautiful Avila Beach, Custom House offers a casual dining experience with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Come and have a drink at our cocktail bar, or dine on our patio while gazing out across the beautiful San Luis Bay. With favorites like fresh fish, hand cut steaks, refreshing salads and our specialty appetizers, our menu has something for everyone. Our food is prepared with the utmost attention to quality. We receive fresh meat, vegetables and fruit daily. With our kitchen only steps away from the ocean, we are able to serve the absolute freshest seafood available. At Custom House, an excellent dining experience is our top priority. Our Central Coast beach-side location holds beautiful views with a casual atmosphere, the perfect spot for a meal with family and friends.
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