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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” (93 reviews)
“wedge salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All 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 yesterday

We have been coming to Avila Beach for years and always had the chowder at the custom house, we always rated it the best in the area. Today we went for chowder and they have made a change and not for the good. The chowder...More

Thank thomas b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an early dinner at the Custom House - didn't have to wait at all - waiter was great. We had purchased a bottle of wine in town at another store - no problem opening it up and enjoying it at Custom House. There...More

Thank Ann971
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a nice lunch on the patio. The clams were delicious!!! Service was good great people watching spot.Apparently they allow dogs on leashes.View of the ocean. Very enjoyable.

Thank WiakoloaWahine8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat out on the patio for breakfast; the view was very enjoyable! Service was good and the breakfast selections on the menu offered reasonable variety. I enjoyed the french toast and a side of bacon; my husband ordered the linguisa and eggs (which was...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming to Custom House for many years. Excellent fish and chips, salmon, and local fresh fish. Both indoor and outdoor seating directly across the street from the beach. Excellent location, but parking is tight and you may have to walk a block or two...More

Thank MCoudray
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite places to get family together when we are in Avila. We can always count on the food and service to be very good. We had made a reservation for eight and our table was ready when we arrived. We...More

Thank Travel-from-Fresno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the Custom House are friendly and with a choice of inside or outside seating you can choose how much ocean view you would like. The food is okay but nothing spectacular. Sometimes the food isn't very hot. I keep going back because...More

Thank brendalB2732UO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rode bikes to this place on a Sunday morning and found a table outside. We didn't realize we had to check in first since the gate was open to the patio. Anyway, service was great and the food was wonderful. I had the Swiss...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have the grilled swordfish. Swordfish was tasty and juicy and a perfect portion. Steamed vegetables were wonderful and the quinoa pilaf was tasty. We were having dinner overlooking the ocean.. which wasn't terrible... what a spectacular view. Our server was wonderful and patient giving...More

Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at the Custom House several times while on our annual visit to Avila Beach and the service is generally very good and the food is very good and plentiful. Great setting overlooking the ocean or you can have more formal feel sitting inside....More

Thank Steve A
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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