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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
“hash browns” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stopped for a snack but the homemade clam chowder at Fat Cats was sooooo delicious. Filled with clams and almost thick enough to stand up your spoon, we will return to try other menu items just because the clam chowder was so good.

Thank billkathy88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year, we spend one sunny morning eatin in the patio. I always hav the Eggs Benedict with a slab of ham !!!

Thank John U
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We tried Fat Cat's because it kept popping up as a place to try in Avila Beach. Very unassuming place in the pier area. Very casual and the night we were there, there was only one waitress serving indoor and outdoor guests so service was...More

Thank Bonster2013
Reviewed 5 November 2017

First visit- Got the crab cakes and fries. In a blind test I would never had guessed what they were. Second trip- Got the Avila burger and fries plus chowder, Burger was difficult to eat but very good. Fries were good as was chowder. Service...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Fat Cats is nestled in Port San Luis harbor in Avila. Very quaint and cozy place with outdoor dining. Food is good, it's a diner. It is also one of the few places to give me French Fries well done, which I always ask for...More

Thank rjgil67
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Always a favorite for us for breakfast and dinner. My wife loves the Avila Benedict with portabella mushroom and eggs and I love the omelets. Also great seafood dinners and drinks with a great view.

Thank vvbeachbum
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Second time there. First was great. This time the staff was a little quirky. Felt like he shoulda been a tour guide instead of hostess. We got scolded for trying to adjust our umbrella. Water smelled mossy and tasted like swamp. I remembered that from...More

Thank longbrdpam
carl398, Owner at Fat Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you so much for your comments. Some of this we will fix and some of it is beyond our control. As for the umbrellas we try and do of this stuff ourselves at the customers request. This way they do not get broken. Hope...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Had calamari, the grease was old and fishy and the bread bowl showed that the grill is NOT cleaned well. Dont eat here, head over to Merseas for lunch.

1  Thank Teresa T
carl398, Owner at Fat Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. We do look forward to seeing you again real soon. What day and time were you at fat Cats?

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great breakfast here the morning after the San Luis Obispo 50 Mile Ultra Trail run - so obviously we were pretty hungry, or at least my daughter in law was because she was the actual participant - I was the support crew...More

Thank Ann971
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Had breakfast for the four days we stayed at Pismo Beach. The cafe opens at 07:00. The beef patties were hand made fresh to order. We had dinner one evening, little busy unless you come early. Some of the fish are caught locally. Overall the...More

Thank rdgrimsey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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