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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8048
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank McWela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 tonypress
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 27 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A diverse menu, offering a good selection of small plates for the not so hungry ones. Very good service provided by the staff.

Thank Marlenei100
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Took a close friend to lunch for her birthday. She had a BLTA sandwich with a side salad and I had the Nicoise salad with grilled salmon. Both were tasty but the portion of salmon on my salad was rather small. I gave my friend...More

Thank traveldog149
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This has always been a local favorite and we have been here a few times for dinner and breakfast. We were seated upon arrival and the wait staff was very welcoming. Our first course was great and drinks were served promptly. We should have stopped...More

Thank countrywife2013
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We've been here a number of times and recently each time has been worse than the last. The setting is lovely but the food is bland and tasteless

Thank psychjudy
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The atmosphere and service were good, however the food was average. My husband had the Nicoise salad with grilled salmon. The salmon was seasoned and cooked perfectly, but the green beans were raw. Normally, the green beans or haricot vert in Nicoise salad are blanched,...More

Thank Serina B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a party of six, and were easily accommodated near a window. Our server was knowledgeable and funny, and had some great suggestions. I ordered duck, and it was fantastic. Great wine list, and wonderful food. I'll go back!

Thank Jody W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 35
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Groups, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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