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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“home fries” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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11 - 20 of 323 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We waited a really long time to be seated, staring at empty tables. It seemed like one waitress was having to handle the whole place herself. The hostess would disappear, and again I think there was only 1 bus person. The food was kind of...More

Thank trra
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My wife and I had a wondeful breakfast here. Great Menu and it looks like it has a great lunch and dinner menu also.. in the parking lot at the base of the pier.. great location. nice people..

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a delight!! Portabella mushroom topped with crab cake topped with spinach topped with poached egg and Hollandaise sauce--wow!!! also delish bloody mary--what a breakfast!!!!

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

There was a wait but to be fair a large group arrived just before us. The bacon and breakfast was amazing! Great place to visit before a 10 a.m. whale watching tour.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Avila Beach and tried a number of so called seafood restaurants in the area. Fat Cats ranks #1 with us and is comparable to New Orleans or the Gulf Coast in prep and taste. My wife had fried oysters that...More

Thank RoughWrangler
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for a bite to eat on our visit to the beach. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was of a good standard, especially the burger which was delicious. This cafe was busy all the time we were there and rightly...More

Thank Horndeantrips
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Friendly, helpful staff, great food, fair prices. The patio was a great place to sit and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Thank d0nnagregg
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Where else can you go for beer, wine or Mojito and have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Soft crab sand was great, freshly made fish and chips, seafood Philly sand or Philly Steak sand, burgers and tuna and plenty of specials on f the day. Great...More

Thank TravelerIV_10
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We love eating here. It is often crowded and the seating inside is limited. Outside patio is nice but can be chilly. Bring a jacket. I suggest the Chili size.

Thank hate2stayhome
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Crab Louis, Fisherman's Platter, Shrimp Cocktail were all very good. Cool location in Port San Luis. This place has been excellent for a long time.

Thank Bfletchninja
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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