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Gardens of Avila

1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8048
+1 805-595-7365
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8048
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gardens of Avila is a welcome splurge for our date night. We love to take a staycation and stay at Avila Springs and enjoy their wonderful restaurant. They feature fresh, locally procured food and the setting is very nice and convenient.

Thank slofoodie_2
Reviewed 6 April 2018

For a hotel/resort restaurant this place was delicious! It's a little pricey for the portions but doesn't disappoint in quality. I may go back even if we aren't staying there.

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We loved the food, the service, the atmosphere and the prices, a slam dunk wonderful choice for the hungry traveler.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We are locals and actually never go to the Gardens... Always thought it was pricey, but I’m finding prices are the same everywhere and this was so worthwhile! First of all I had the best bloody Mary ever and for the life of me I...More

Thank JoAnn G
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We walked in the place about 8:30 and had hamburgers with wonderful fries and a beer. You can sit in the bar by the fire and enjoy your beer and friends.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Garden Restaurant at Sycamore Springs offers a lunch menu that is fresh, reasonable, and very tasty. We had booked massages and needed a quick bite. We weren’t disappointed. Our party of six ordered the beet and chicken salad, the raw fish entrée, a burger,...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 19 November 2017

While this place is mostly frequented by the tourists who stay here, it is also a nice cosy spot for locals who may use the hot springs, or just want a good meal/drink. While it is technically a hotel type of restaurant, it does offer...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Since my husbsnd and I got together, we made a point of taking my momon a vacation with us once a year. We have stayed at Avila ( not in 2016 but I wanted to get this written). GPX has gotten us in easier than...More

Thank babsy998
Reviewed 9 September 2017

First of all: THANK YOU for providing delicious inventive vegan food. It's fairly hard to find in the SLO/Pismo area outside of hippie spots & natural food stores, so having an upscale option is really really appreciated. Loved the pickles & the polenta tamales. The...More

Thank bl0831
Reviewed 8 August 2017

over priced, overly inflated ego with this place--it could be a great little boutique eatery if they could tone down the snob approach

Thank Anne H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8048
    (Hwy 101)
  • Public Transportation: Avila Beach Pismo Beach
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-7365
  • E-mail
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