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Fat Cats

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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Easthampton, MA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Good food with excellent service! They even stayed open late for us one night last year when we got to our hotel in the evening.

Thank rbkroll423
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch after a morning hike. The food selections were good and the Avila Burger was fantastic! Also tried the crab melt and kids menu with great success.

Thank Erin M
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Fat Cats for a late lunch on our first full day at Avila Beach. The restaurant is located right near the pier. The location and view from the tables is worth the visit. Parking appears to be adequate but this was off season. My wife ordered a Chef,s salad with chicken and I ordered... More 

Thank dandt65
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We drove out to the pier, harbor in Avila Beach and decided to stop here for a light lunch. 3 of us ordered the Clam Chowder and were so blown away by it's taste. So fresh, actually HAD pieces of clam in it! The taste... can't say enough about it. Beat's San Francisco's by a mile. The Shrimp Cocktail and... More 

Thank tcernC
Northampton, Massachusetts
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390 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We did the smart thing - we walked out to Fat Cats from downtown Avila Beach - about 1 1/2 miles - and worked up a nice morning appetite for breakfast. We picked a quiet off-season Tuesday morning and the three of us had the place to ourselves. Great service - funny and friendly waitress took great care of us.... More 

Thank SkyKingBoston
Yorba Linda, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

My wife and I enjoyed breakfast here recently. We contemplated ordering two omelettes, but ended up splitting the seafood omlette and we're glad we did. The portion was huge. We also had a cinnamon bun (they make their own) with frosting on the side. The omelette and hash browns were good, but I'm not sure if they used real crab.... More 

Thank Dash60
Northern California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Busy restaurant be perpared for a wait and yes it is well worth the wait. Seating both inside and on a patio. Had breakfast and a great Cinnamon Roll. Service fast and friendly. Good way to start the day

Thank Tboss
Joshua Tree, California
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185 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We told that this was a great place for breakfast and we were not disappointed. My friend ordered the hash and it was homemade and looked great. Everyone (we had a group of 4) was happy with what they ordered. It's a small, quaint joint, right at the beginning of the Hartford (3rd pier) in Avila and you can see... More 

Thank LA_dweller
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We met up with family to celebrate their anniversary and son's birthday. Our waitress, Carrie' was outstanding. We had Fish Tacos, their Avila Beach Burger, Shrimp Tacos, and the Mushroom Ravioli and Shrimp along with s hot dog from the children's menu. Everything was delicious, and portions were good. The pricing is about 15 - 20% above what the food... More 

1 Thank tmgreen777
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

I had the best breakfast tacos ever!! Beef, potatoes, eggs, cheese, salsa and fried in tortillas. Yum. The others in my party also enjoyed their meals. We were seated outside with a nice view of the bay on a beautiful day. Will definitely go back again.

1 Thank Monique12651

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?