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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” (93 reviews)
“fish and chips” (56 reviews)
“salad” (63 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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1 - 10 of 881 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing wrong with this restaurant, the food, or the service, but there's nothing spectacular either. I've eaten here twice (once for lunch and once for dinner) and I wouldn't choose it again if it were up to me. Eating on the patio is...More

Thank Stacy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have redone it over the years but we really enjoyed it the most the last visit and the food was good until the very last bite!

Thank babsy998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast at Custom House every morning of our stay in Avila Beach because it was just that good. The menu has lots of options. Portions were generous, the food expertly prepared and presented, the service impeccable. Outside seating is delightful on a sunny...More

Thank BWine_DE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great and food was amazing! We ordered the chicken lemon artichoke flat bread, mahi mahi fillet and New York strip. Sooooooo goooooood!!!

Thank Leoa710
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not expect to get to sit outside for dining at this time of year. The covered patio here with heaters made it entirely enjoyable. Jordon, our waitress was spot on. The food was not extraordinary but it was very good.

Thank Jeannie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in at Custom House, a place we have eaten at a few times. Ordered the fish & chips. The fish resembled fish sticks and they were WAY overcooked. The salad that came with was just your basic house salad but the croutons were SO...More

Thank Bonster2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a solo trip for 5 days and ate dinner here twice. First night I ordered the filet and it was melt in your mouth incredible. I ordered rare, which for some reason means medium in most places but not here. It was...More

Thank dianea97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to the Custom House for years. I always recommend it to friends, especially those with families because there is something to please everyone on the menu. They are especially good at handling large groups that form at the last minute. The employees...More

Thank NicoletteMunoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We each had three different items off the menu and they were all ample size and yummy! The seafood special came with fresh scallops and was very rich and tasty. One in our party had items a-la-cart and the salad she chose was quite large...More

Thank RoxannePovio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off, the view and location is perfect. The service, A+. The food, A+. Our server, Jen was as sweet as pie and as busy as she was for a Saturday night, always kept our glasses full. The best kept and under appreciated menu item...More

Thank Shelbie B
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25 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
26 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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