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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%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (94 reviews)
“fish and chips” (54 reviews)
“salad” (63 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 via mobile

Unlike Mr. Ricks next door, this place had a friendly receptionist and an attentive waiter. The tuna melt that was ordered by my wife, was rather dry and bland. My fish sandwich was puny and rather ordinary. Still, when it is 74 degrees outside and...More

Thank jckent1223
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hungry for Clam Chowder we checked out the reviews. Good clam chowder but the sandwiches that were ordered (a tuna melt and a fish sandwich) were found to be lacking. The flatbread was excellent. Too cold and rainy to enjoy sitting outside. Upon return I...More

Thank crosscountrytraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here twice. Late lunch and then breakfast next morning. Nice big menu with lots of choice and very tasty. Great ocean views from the heated outdoor patio.

Thank Conrad C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to eat. Highly suggest outdoor seating. Food was excellent, service great and beautiful location.

Thank JoAnnploen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome chowder. Great food and ambience. We were beach front. Everything is reasonably priced. We also had pizza with our chowder.

Thank Joannelaw110
Reviewed 1 week ago

Time to find new friends! We ordered the Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Panini, don't there was maybe 4 slices on it couldn't taste it so we called it a goat cheese veggie sandwich! Garlic fries were just ok.

Thank imthatguysocal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here on Saturday for lunch. Put our names on the list while we finished playing at the beach. Was about a 45 minute wait. Sat inside at the window with view of ocean. Had some good garlic fries. Enjoyed the clam chowder bread bowl...More

Thank ccs124
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious dinner by the shore to celebrate husband's birthday. Well prepared. Affordably priced. Attentive service.

Thank Beachbunny64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in town we walked to this restaurant. The meals were priced fairly. I ordered the porterhouse, it was cooked as I order and came with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. Girlfriend ordered pasta and shrimp, all was cooked perfectly and delicious. She also...More

Thank Josiah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the prime rib and it was tasty and huge, even though it the smaller portion. Crowded and lively!!

Thank Retiredhappily2015
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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