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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“home fries” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Right on the ocean and they use fake, canned seafood in their sandwiches (??) Made for a terrible meal. 4 sandwiches and a salad cost $80. Outside patio is not pet friendly. I would avoid this place.

Thank Coalingavisitor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good eats at Old Port San Luis. A tasty menu with delicious Mexican shrimp and salsa cocktail, and a very warming bowl of chili after a really cool (re: cold) dolphin watching trip. Sweet patio with wind protection and heaters.

Thank buchsee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special here. Very adequate, however. Had a decent fish sandwich. Staff were very nice and helpful.

Thank jimbob51
Reviewed 6 December 2017 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 26 November 2017

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 6 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 3 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

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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, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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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