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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster” (7 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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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 23 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 22 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went here for lunch and the place was cute, but we did sit right next to the parking lot :(. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was fine, but nothing special. And my ahi tuna was over cooked. Also, I don't mind...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 28 June 2017

People are nostalgic about this place but I only go here when someone else insists. There is a lot of food and good service but the quality is just not up to other places in the area. Do not order a salad here

Thank DKL93405
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Fat cats is an enjoyable cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is diverse but has solid standbys. Try the chili verde omelette, cinnamon rolls, or an eggs Benedict for breakfast. Lunch has great options from burgers to tacos. Get the onion rings!...More

Thank zkrscasa
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Our lunch was delicious, eating a deep-fried fish burger, fries, and a chili size. The wait staff was efficient and the weather was delightful! I did not see the old fat cat roaming around. I wonder if she's still managing the place.

Thank CentralCalifornia09
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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