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Hula Hut & Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream

380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (46 reviews)
“sundae” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cool little place with wonderful ice cream. We went back several times. The staff was very friendly. Nice all the way around.

Thank plentyfun
Reviewed 22 January 2018

this is located on the street next to the ocean, parking is a problem on the weekends.Very friendly family run place, food and ice cream are the best across the street from the custom house

Thank paulkF9039QL
Reviewed 5 January 2018

All the ice cream is excellent but we cannot go by the shop with out a small serving of Motor Oil! Also the shop itself is surrounded by many interesting souvenirs and gift items to purchase.

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The shop was very cute with many unique items. The food was good and we had a nice time visiting with a view of the water.

Thank loricT4912KQ
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Came to Avila for a vacation and unfortunately stumbled across Hula Hut on our last day! The owner, was SSOOOO sweet and so helpful. She gave us everything we wanted! Breakfast burrito with bacon and iced vanilla latte so good! I wish I would've found...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Avila Lighthouse for 3 days and the coffee there at the hotel was terrible. Went to the Hula Hut for 3 days and by the 3rd day they knew what I wanted and my name. This place is one of those...More

Thank travel4funnow
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We always visit the Hula Hut when we are in Avila Beach. The shop is welcoming and the variety of souvenirs are nicely displayed. Employees are very helpful. Our visit always includes a trip to the ice cream and candy counter. The location of the...More

Thank patriciavI7336PI
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Outside tables directly in front of the Ocean. Tried several different Island items and surprised how good they were. The Hawaiian smoothie and Hawaiian melt bot great. The Asian salad also tops.And of course the large cookie.

Thank billkathy88
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We loved Avila Beach, even though our visit there was on an overcast and breezy day. Having an ice cream seemed the thing to do and we opted for the Hula Hut and Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream. I had the pecan flavour, 1 scoop of...More

Thank iMunros
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The is a popular place at Avila Beach with great sandwiches and wonderful ice cream treats. They have indoor and outdoor seating in a great location.

Thank rlreis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Serves breakfast and lunch. Also a gift store and ice cream shop.
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