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Custom House

404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“clam chowder” (94 reviews)
“fish and chips” (53 reviews)
“salad” (63 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get seated outside on a beautiful sunny winter day. Lunch was delicious. The fish and chips just might be the best I've ever had.

Thank jane D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner two nights in a row at Custom House and enjoyed both. Staff was very nice and attentive. The Ahi Tuna Tempura Roll was excellent and should not be missed. The rest of the food we had was fine, although the calamari was...More

Thank RepPatron
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I ate at the Custom House this weekend during a quick visit to the coast. The Custom House was busy, but got us a table in the back corner. They must have forgotten about us because after a long wait, we had...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a breakfast at 10:30-11:00 and this seemed to be one of the better options. The service was great and the salmon omelet was outstanding. It is not a quiet place but it is good people watching.

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food quality served with sensitive service by a dedicated staff. Great seafood and steaks. Great breakfasts too!

Thank Ruben H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well this place have to improve some things, but is not excellent, can you have a decent meal here? Yes. We try the burger, was ok not bad, the fish and chips, the flatbread I think was the best. Service was not bad but need...More

Thank MasterGeorge8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time I was here, I had a burger that was below average. The waiter seemed to go thru the motions but appeared to dislike either his job or me. Quite awhile ago, I went with a group of people & the food was...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast the two mornings we stayed at the La Fonda. The hosts were okay and our first morning waitress was great and very personable. The next morning's waiter was good but stoic by comparison. Nonetheless, efficient. The food, it was very...More

Thank jogar88
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Also enjoyed the Avila Valley Barn. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and wonderful selections of pies and treats.

Thank holifield39
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Full bar, which some restaurants in the area do not have. Drinks are good, and bartender attentive. Elected not to have dinner, as was a bit noisy and wanted a better view. Booths for more comfort, but again did not stay to try their menu.

Thank Adventurer2day
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24 January 2017|
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Response from HappyWandererQ | Reviewed this property |
We only drank beer there. Best bet is to call them and ask.
Phil C
25 July 2016|
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Response from Sal E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I didn't see this message - Yelp informs you right away when you have a message! I do not know if I saw any dogs but I can guess that most out door establishments do allow dogs. Sorry again for the delayed answer!
26 April 2016|
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Response from Sal E | Reviewed this property |
Why are questions for the business being directed to the customers?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-7555
Just steps away from the beautiful Avila Beach, Custom House offers a casual dining experience with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Come and have a drink at our cocktail bar, or dine on our patio while gazing out across the beautiful San Luis Bay. With favorites like fresh fish, hand cut steaks, refreshing salads and our specialty appetizers, our menu has something for everyone. Our food is prepared with the utmost attention to quality. We receive fresh meat, vegetables and fruit daily. With our kitchen only steps away from the ocean, we are able to serve the absolute freshest seafood available. At Custom House, an excellent dining experience is our top priority. Our Central Coast beach-side location holds beautiful views with a casual atmosphere, the perfect spot for a meal with family and friends.
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