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Hula Hut & Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream

380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (43 reviews)
“sundae” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Avila Beach, even though our visit there was on an overcast and breezy day. Having an ice cream seemed the thing to do and we opted for the Hula Hut and Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream. I had the pecan flavour, 1 scoop of...More

Thank iMunros
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The is a popular place at Avila Beach with great sandwiches and wonderful ice cream treats. They have indoor and outdoor seating in a great location.

Thank rlreis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there twice. Once for lunch then once for dinner. For lunch we had a vegetable Panini. It was very good. For dinner we had eggplant Parmesan with the salad and the side of angel hair pasta. It was very good also. Prices were reasonable...More

Thank Slosaul
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice service. Good food for the money. On a nice day can sit outside. Coffee is very good with refill.

Thank Slosaul
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Waited 15 or so minutes to get attention of the staff/owners. Felt we were invisible in the store. Should've spend my money elsewhere.

Thank Bwana P
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Stopped in to the Hula Hut on a rainy afternoon for a quick bite. I had the pulled pork sandwich that could have used a bit more sauce. Nice view of Avila's Front Street and beach. In addition to the sandwiches and soup, the Hula...More

Thank Kurt V
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Hula Hut has very friendly staff, we loved the unique gifts through out the store and the large windows at the seating area were great so we could enjoy watching the crashing waves on the stormy, rainy day.

Thank Cheryl Shelly A
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We just wanted a snack and had ice cream in waffle cones -- VERY VERY good. For Ice Cream fanatics from the SF Bay area -- as good as Treat Ice Cream in San Jose or Marianne's Ice Cream in Santa Cruz -- The waffle...More

Thank M5299TPjohnp
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went in just to check out the place and ended up buying the most delicious chocolate chip cookie I have ever had! We asked if they could microwave it and they did! I was so impressed, we ended up going back the day we left...More

Thank csgherzi
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted ice, but the selection was poor. We decided to go to the main store in Arroyo Grande. The ice cream selections were very limited, and the help just stares as we are looking at the flavors. We just left, and bought the ice...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Serves breakfast and lunch. Also a gift store and ice cream shop.