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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“home fries” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“omelet” (13 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviews (303)
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Service was slow. They were horribly understaffed, with just one server and a hostess who was also bussing tables. When we finally got called for a table we had to wait another 10-15 minutes just for water, and another ten minutes after that to have...More

Thank mikegrattan
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The service was fast, friendly and efficient. It was pretty chilly outside, but the under-table heater really felt good! I love calamari, but had never heard of squid "steaks", only tubes and tenacles. Fabulous! And 4 of them made 2 left overs for dinner!! Hubby...More

Thank Nancy I
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here. A bit pricy for what you get, but it's all about location. Inside area tiny, but outside patio would be really nice. It was windy the morning we went so chose to eat inside.

Thank thompsontrio
Reviewed 31 March 2017

WONDERFUL little cafe across from Avila Beach pier...Super staff and yummy food from crab cakes to BLTs to salads...Consistently good food. Been there for eons and just a landmark for me when it comes to Avila Beach...Seating inside or out - Nice views of the...More

Thank MsBunny2011
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fat cats was recommended by a friend of ours, and we are so glad we took their advice and gave it a try while staying down the road in Pismo. We decided to go for breakfast because I was told they have the best seafood...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service!!! Had lots of choices and everything we got was wonderful! Will be going here on our next vacation

Thank 186shannonf
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed two dinners and a breakfast at Fat Cats. It's a super casual spot frequented by locals who know they get hearty food at a good price. I very much enjoyed the seafood pasta which was brimming with giant shrimp, calamari and whitefish, and...More

Thank SuburbanWife
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

So first off the food was great. Fish and chips and the fish taco special was great. But sadly that was the only thing great. Good thing we were here to eat. The service was very poor, not the worst we have had but it...More

Thank muleyfever
Reviewed 7 February 2017

While on a road trip up the California coast with my mom and aunt, we decided to explore a bit and found this cute little place. We all love cats, so it was a no-brainer when we saw the name, the kitty logo, and the...More

Thank moviegal226
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My husband & I stopped in for a late dinner upon arriving in Avila Beach. We both ordered sandwiches and fries and enjoyed them very much. The waitress was really nice and food came out fast & was good.

Thank iStacy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-2204
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