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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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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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187 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed two dinners and a breakfast at Fat Cats. It's a super casual spot frequented by locals who know they get hearty food at a good price. I very much enjoyed the seafood pasta which was brimming with giant shrimp, calamari and whitefish, and also really liked the shrimp and polenta special. The REAL treat was breakfast, though. Hubby... More 

Thank SuburbanWife
Gardnerville, Nevada
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141 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So first off the food was great. Fish and chips and the fish taco special was great. But sadly that was the only thing great. Good thing we were here to eat. The service was very poor, not the worst we have had but it was poor. Slow, didn't come check on us till we were done eating even though... More 

Thank muleyfever
Las Vegas, Nevada
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339 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a road trip up the California coast with my mom and aunt, we decided to explore a bit and found this cute little place. We all love cats, so it was a no-brainer when we saw the name, the kitty logo, and the water view. This place has a small town diner feel and is in the parking... More 

Thank moviegal226
San Ramon, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I stopped in for a late dinner upon arriving in Avila Beach. We both ordered sandwiches and fries and enjoyed them very much. The waitress was really nice and food came out fast & was good.

Thank iStacy
San Luis Obispo, California
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fat cats at Avila Beach is, well, okay. The food is pretty good, the prices are not too steep, and if you're down at the old pier, you could do worse.

Thank Tommy O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place!! Cant wait to get back!! Omelettes are the best and so is the clam chowder in the sour bread bowls!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite fish & chips at the coast is Fat Cats. Love the clam chowder. We never skip stopping here at the coast. Breakfast is great too!

Thank Brent I
Yosemite National Park, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great place to eat. Excellent food. Great waitstaff! Love sitting outdoors even in colder weather. They have outside heaters that make it comfy!

Thank debbishelander
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We used to travel an hour on the weekends just to have early morning breakfast at Fat Cat's. The food was consistently good and the long time waitresses were always glad to see you. We'd meet up with a couple other family's and finish breakfast off with a walk on the pier. Our collective group has been back to Fat... More 

Thank Mark H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The restaurant isn't fancy but charming with a great view of the small harbor. Portions were large, service especially friendly, and I enjoyed the seafood omelet that many reviewed. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Belizebuds

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?