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Custom House

404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (91 reviews)
“fish and chips” (58 reviews)
“salad” (63 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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 today

We visited Avila Beach in May 2018. We ate here 3 times during our week visit. Eggs Benedict, fish and chips so delicious! Highly recommend and will be back. Service is also excellent!

Thank 109cynthian
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended by some friends and we ended up eating there twice in three days it was absolutely delicious highly recommend the fried calamari and fish and chips

Thank nursecarlah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of many restaurants down near Avila Beach. Lots of outside seating and inside seating for those without dogs and don’t want to eat with dogs. Food was good, service was good. Like most restaurants near a tourist area you pay a little higher price...More

Thank cjkrimm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. Clan chowder used to be the best in the 805 but it’s different now. Still better the Splash’s nasty butter soup. Beer selection is good and all of the food is amazing.

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to grab a bite on the beach. Awesome patio area. Staff was friendly and helpful. Get the garlic fries!!

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were up in Avila a couple weeks ago and spent Sunday at Avila beach and loved it. This restaurant is a bit rustic, but the food is delicious and fun atmosphere. We sat at the bar, had brunch & bloody mary's...More

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove over here during a visit to San Luis Obispo, I enjoyed the atmosphere and the beach side location. I had chowder and fish & chips, the food came quickly and tasted great. I recommend this spot and expect to be back many times.

Thank Hillrm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because I was on a little get away with my 5 yr old granddaughter, I wasn't able to try some of the other choices at Avila Beach.. she's a fussy eater. But we both really liked our meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner at Custom House....More

Thank bonniec213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in for lunch after being at the beach for the morning. It was quite windy, so we chose to sit indoors. It was very busy, but we were seated very quickly. There is quite an extensive menu and the prices...More

Thank Grant F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the twin filet mignon meal and my husband had the blackened rib eye. Both steaks were cooked perfectly to our tastes and very good quality meat. We love coming to Custom House when in Avila Beach, but I must say, this was our...More

Thank tym4zin
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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, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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