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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“home fries” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (7 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight!! Portabella mushroom topped with crab cake topped with spinach topped with poached egg and Hollandaise sauce--wow!!! also delish bloody mary--what a breakfast!!!!

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a wait but to be fair a large group arrived just before us. The bacon and breakfast was amazing! Great place to visit before a 10 a.m. whale watching tour.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Avila Beach and tried a number of so called seafood restaurants in the area. Fat Cats ranks #1 with us and is comparable to New Orleans or the Gulf Coast in prep and taste. My wife had fried oysters that...More

Thank RoughWrangler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for a bite to eat on our visit to the beach. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was of a good standard, especially the burger which was delicious. This cafe was busy all the time we were there and rightly...More

Thank Horndeantrips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, helpful staff, great food, fair prices. The patio was a great place to sit and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Thank d0nnagregg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where else can you go for beer, wine or Mojito and have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Soft crab sand was great, freshly made fish and chips, seafood Philly sand or Philly Steak sand, burgers and tuna and plenty of specials on f the day. Great...More

Thank TravelerIV_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love eating here. It is often crowded and the seating inside is limited. Outside patio is nice but can be chilly. Bring a jacket. I suggest the Chili size.

Thank hate2stayhome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crab Louis, Fisherman's Platter, Shrimp Cocktail were all very good. Cool location in Port San Luis. This place has been excellent for a long time.

Thank Bfletchninja
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went here for lunch and the place was cute, but we did sit right next to the parking lot :(. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was fine, but nothing special. And my ahi tuna was over cooked. Also, I don't mind...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 28 June 2017

People are nostalgic about this place but I only go here when someone else insists. There is a lot of food and good service but the quality is just not up to other places in the area. Do not order a salad here

Thank DKL93405
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Restaurant Details

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