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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” (95 reviews)
“fish and chips” (64 reviews)
“salad” (64 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
8:00 AM - 9:00 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 1 week ago

We stopped in Avila Beach and chose the Customs House due to the sunny day and lovely patio seating with a view. Our food was delicious and reasonably priced. Would recommend the Customs House to all visitors to this historical and charming CA beach town.

Thank Dovman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a burger and veggie sando with onion rings. Would have order a beer but they wanted to charge for a sample. Most places give a you a free sample of beer on draft. They might need to look at that policy. Fries were good...More

Thank Awolsmith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t really ask for more. Very busy on a mid-day Thursday but they handled it well. Good portion sizes too! Will definitely return when in Avila Beach.

Thank DougandNanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food; reasonable price: no corkage charge with helpful and fun staff. Option to dine inside or outside where people watching is and added attraction.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little expensive but definitely worth it. Its sort of a dress up restaurant which I wasn't sure about but I would totally go again. The server was really nice and the food was delicious.

Thank alvasteph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really tasty fish and chips! We've had other fish choices from the menu and have always been impressed. Eating outside for dinner can be chilly, even with their outdoor heaters.

Thank k9179
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food excellent service pet friendly can recommend the fish & chips -enjoyed the visit & will return again

Thank Fluffy1Sue2
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We stumbled across Avila Beach on our way to Carmel and it was really cute. We stopped at Custom House, as they are right on the boardwalk by the ocean, and had a great dog friendly patio. We had a very nice lunch.

Thank ASB2006
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The food is edible but definitely nothing to write much about. My (2) fish tacos contained a deep fried piece of fish each and a load of cabbage, carrots, lettuce. There was a salsa to go with it but it did not work together with...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Went to a wedding in Avila Beach, very charming area and would recommend it for a getaway. We were only there overnight but would love to go back and spend a couple more nights in that area. Decided to have breakfast at the Custom House...More

Thank Karen D
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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.
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 109cynthian | Reviewed this property |
I believe they only take reservations for parties of 8 or more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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