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Ocean Grill

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly

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Ocean Grill is ocean front dining just steps away from the sand in beautiful Avila Beach! Stop in today and try some of the most delicious and creatively prepared cuisine in San Luis Obispo county!
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First of all, Avila is a great little beach town tucked along the coast line. The Ocean Grill takes advantage of it location and offers great views near enough to the ocean to hear the waves crashing. This ambience comes with a price. The menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Theroadwarrior12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My hubby and I spent a few days at Sycamore Mineral Springs. We ventured up the road to Avila Beach and had dinner here. For a Monday, the place was busy so service was a bit slow. We started with the brussels sprouts with cherries...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alice B
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Very good dinner! We were there with two other couples. We started with appetizers - salmon cakes and Brussels sprouts. Both were excellent. I had a pork chop special which was very good - full of flavor and a bit spicey - just the right...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank U2324VFmichaelp
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Festive, bustling place right on the beach, great views of the ocean. Best clam chowder We ever had, good mushroom flatbread too. Attentive servers. Altogether a fine experience we intend to repeat asap

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JaymoOslo
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Although this restaurant looks like a diner ! The food was excellent. Kudos to the chef. When we first arrived we asked to sit at a high top in the bar area but were rejected as they were set for four people. We were seated...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank john s
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This place was suggested while we were in Avila Beach. We had the awesome Thai lettuce wrap! I like lettuce wrap and have tried a few, theirs is one of the great ones I have tasted. My husband had a beer and we shared a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rrkkjones
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I've been to Ocean Grill a few times, and had a great experience always! This last time we went, I ordered primarily seafood, since *duh* it's called Ocean Grill and the entire restaurant has a view of the ocean. The Chilean Sea Bass was SO....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank laurennfirth
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We checked out this waterfront restaurant for dinner and were not disappointed. The salmon on a bed of fried Quinoa was excellent. I often order salmon at restaurants and this was one of the best I’ve ever had. The skin was cooked crispy but the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank E7864ENjuliel
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I was craving fish and chips for some odd reason, a food I only eat every couple of years. The serving was a generous portion which my husband and I split, leaving us both quite full. We will return here on our next trip to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Laura J
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Waitress was attentive, good attitude and took care of us nicely. Got the Korean short rib special. Very good. Wife got ahi tacos also very good. Good choice in town for a meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 924larry
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Mary S
January 3, 2017|
Response from Eric K | Property representative |
I apologize for the inconvenience. Our website is currently down. We should have it up shortly in the next day or two. Thank you.
July 30, 2015|
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Response from Eric K | Property representative |
Hello! Yes! We have quite a few gluten free options! They are listed on our menus as GF*. Menus can be seen in person or on our website. Thank you! :)
Jayne R
June 22, 2015|
Response from Eric K | Property representative |
Unfortunately street parking is the only thing available and it is first come first serve. If you have a handicapped placard there are a couple spots adjacent from the restaurant on Front street. Best of luck and we look... More
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