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Custom House

404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (91 reviews)
“fish and chips” (58 reviews)
“salad” (63 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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1 - 10 of 938 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I met up with my cousin for the first time here and we had excellent service. We stayed for 2.5 hours and had McKenzie as our waitress (I think that's her name). I ordered the chicken flatbread and literally ate every last bite. I then...More

Thank Abbie G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here with family and were seated outside. The ambiance was noisy and hectic but the view was good even though we were at street level. The clam chowder was good but the sandwiches were greasy and hard to eat (bad, not hard to...More

Thank DreamSeeker94
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Avila Beach in May 2018. We ate here 3 times during our week visit. Eggs Benedict, fish and chips so delicious! Highly recommend and will be back. Service is also excellent!

Thank 109cynthian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by some friends and we ended up eating there twice in three days it was absolutely delicious highly recommend the fried calamari and fish and chips

Thank nursecarlah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of many restaurants down near Avila Beach. Lots of outside seating and inside seating for those without dogs and don’t want to eat with dogs. Food was good, service was good. Like most restaurants near a tourist area you pay a little higher price...More

Thank cjkrimm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Clan chowder used to be the best in the 805 but it’s different now. Still better the Splash’s nasty butter soup. Beer selection is good and all of the food is amazing.

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to grab a bite on the beach. Awesome patio area. Staff was friendly and helpful. Get the garlic fries!!

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were up in Avila a couple weeks ago and spent Sunday at Avila beach and loved it. This restaurant is a bit rustic, but the food is delicious and fun atmosphere. We sat at the bar, had brunch & bloody mary's...More

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I drove over here during a visit to San Luis Obispo, I enjoyed the atmosphere and the beach side location. I had chowder and fish & chips, the food came quickly and tasted great. I recommend this spot and expect to be back many times.

Thank Hillrm
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Because I was on a little get away with my 5 yr old granddaughter, I wasn't able to try some of the other choices at Avila Beach.. she's a fussy eater. But we both really liked our meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner at Custom House....More

Thank bonniec213
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D7788ERdeborahb
January 24, 2017|
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Response from HappyWandererQ | Reviewed this property |
We only drank beer there. Best bet is to call them and ask.
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Phil C
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Sal E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I didn't see this message - Yelp informs you right away when you have a message! I do not know if I saw any dogs but I can guess that most out door establishments do allow dogs. Sorry again for the delayed answer!
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elidacapilla
April 25, 2016|
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Response from 109cynthian | Reviewed this property |
I believe they only take reservations for parties of 8 or more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-7555
Description
Just steps away from the beautiful Avila Beach, Custom House offers a casual dining experience with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Come and have a drink at our cocktail bar, or dine on our patio while gazing out across the beautiful San Luis Bay. With favorites like fresh fish, hand cut steaks, refreshing salads and our specialty appetizers, our menu has something for everyone. Our food is prepared with the utmost attention to quality. We receive fresh meat, vegetables and fruit daily. With our kitchen only steps away from the ocean, we are able to serve the absolute freshest seafood available. At Custom House, an excellent dining experience is our top priority. Our Central Coast beach-side location holds beautiful views with a casual atmosphere, the perfect spot for a meal with family and friends.
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