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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Stopped here on my way home after a week in Pismo Beach. I sat inside(beware the small booths if you have a sizeable booty). Coffee, bacon, eggs, toast and hashbrowns were perfect. Plus now I know why I have a sizeable booty). The views are...More

Thank HCS43
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Went to the restaurant for lunch, and enjoyed the location at the San Luis Bay Port, and also the lunch. We had the Crab and Lobster Open-face Sandwich, Seafood Philly and the Shrimp Poor Boy. They were wonderful!!! Yes, a little pricy, but the seafood...More

Thank Retiredhappily2015
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Right on the ocean and they use fake, canned seafood in their sandwiches (??) Made for a terrible meal. 4 sandwiches and a salad cost $80. Outside patio is not pet friendly. I would avoid this place.

Thank Coalingavisitor
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Good eats at Old Port San Luis. A tasty menu with delicious Mexican shrimp and salsa cocktail, and a very warming bowl of chili after a really cool (re: cold) dolphin watching trip. Sweet patio with wind protection and heaters.

Thank buchsee
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Nothing special here. Very adequate, however. Had a decent fish sandwich. Staff were very nice and helpful.

Thank jimbob51
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We only stopped for a snack but the homemade clam chowder at Fat Cats was sooooo delicious. Filled with clams and almost thick enough to stand up your spoon, we will return to try other menu items just because the clam chowder was so good.

Thank billkathy88
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Every year, we spend one sunny morning eatin in the patio. I always hav the Eggs Benedict with a slab of ham !!!

Thank John U
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We tried Fat Cat's because it kept popping up as a place to try in Avila Beach. Very unassuming place in the pier area. Very casual and the night we were there, there was only one waitress serving indoor and outdoor guests so service was...More

Thank Bonster2013
Reviewed 6 November 2017

First visit- Got the crab cakes and fries. In a blind test I would never had guessed what they were. Second trip- Got the Avila burger and fries plus chowder, Burger was difficult to eat but very good. Fries were good as was chowder. Service...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Fat Cats is nestled in Port San Luis harbor in Avila. Very quaint and cozy place with outdoor dining. Food is good, it's a diner. It is also one of the few places to give me French Fries well done, which I always ask for...More

Thank rjgil67
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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