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Fat Cats

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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
06:00 - 22:00
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San Ramon, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My husband & I stopped in for a late dinner upon arriving in Avila Beach. We both ordered sandwiches and fries and enjoyed them very much. The waitress was really nice and food came out fast & was good.

Thank iStacy
San Luis Obispo, California
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Fat cats at Avila Beach is, well, okay. The food is pretty good, the prices are not too steep, and if you're down at the old pier, you could do worse.

Thank Tommy O
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome place!! Cant wait to get back!! Omelettes are the best and so is the clam chowder in the sour bread bowls!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bakersfield, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite fish & chips at the coast is Fat Cats. Love the clam chowder. We never skip stopping here at the coast. Breakfast is great too!

Thank Brent I
Yosemite National Park, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great place to eat. Excellent food. Great waitstaff! Love sitting outdoors even in colder weather. They have outside heaters that make it comfy!

Thank debbishelander
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We used to travel an hour on the weekends just to have early morning breakfast at Fat Cat's. The food was consistently good and the long time waitresses were always glad to see you. We'd meet up with a couple other family's and finish breakfast off with a walk on the pier. Our collective group has been back to Fat... More 

Thank Mark H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The restaurant isn't fancy but charming with a great view of the small harbor. Portions were large, service especially friendly, and I enjoyed the seafood omelet that many reviewed. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Belizebuds
Tehachapi, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Fat Cats for breakfast. The food was actually very good but over priced. You're really paying for the view of the harbor. We we sitting outside and it started to get pretty cold. My husband said he could see several outdoor heaters that were just sitting in the corner and were obviously not being... More 

Thank csgherzi
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I always suggest Fat Cats for breakfast if you're staying in Avila Beach. I enjoy their bloody Mary's and crab eggs Benedict. Good service.

Thank Mary Jean M
San Francisco, CA
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

There is indoor and outdoor seating. The latter is wind proofed by the glass. The daily special was fresh local ling cod with a choice of coleslaw or fries for $23.95. A bit pricey for this location and for lunch but the taste was delightful. Another diner had the albacore tuna sandwich which came with the same sides options and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?