We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Custom House

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
08:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

837 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 821: English reviews
Fresno, California, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the most amazing breakfast we've ever had at this place...try the crab cake eggs Benedict...yum! We went for dinner as well and had their special steak dinner and a tuna sandwich, delicious! During the afternoon we had drinks and appetizers, service was a little slow but they were fairly busy. I would say it's the best restaurant you'll... More 

Thank Samantha S
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good, family oriented. It was a Saturday night and they don't take reservations for small parties. It was packed but we still only had to wait 15 minutes and bonus, they take your cell number down and text you when your tables ready. Our server was prompt and checked on us frequently even though the place was packed. We... More 

Thank Marcella C
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Inside, or outside on a Sunny Day, this restaurant has a wide selection to please anyone's hunger level or craving. I like small plates, so ordering two appetizers & sharing is a great way to go! Their by the glass wine list is a little skimpy for a restaurant so close to tons of wineries, so a cocktail or beer... More 

Thank CaliforniaLynnie56
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying nearby at Avila Lighthouse Suites. We walked down at about 11:00 a.m.They serve breakfast till 11:30 on the weekends. We were seated right away and the waitress was very good. Breakfast was good. We both ordered omelettes. The food was cooked properly and tasted great. We have frequented this restaurant for many years and for the most... More 

Thank stevelE2460UI
Gulfport, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family had dinner at Custom House late on a Monday. Was not too crowded, so we were seated right away. Service was very attentive, and we explained that we had a person with us with several food allergies. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and the chef made a few accommodations for this member of our family.... More 

Thank Bill K
Fair Oaks, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a return visit to this restaurant. Got seated right away but very slow wait staff service. When we finally got waited on the waitress couldn't even get our drink order of water with lemon correct. Clam chowder was great with a lot of clams but the waitress NEVER came and checked on us. We had to flag her... More 

Thank dillism
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered a chicken sandwich and it was horrible! The chicken looked like it was either steamed or boiled. The flavor had a taste like it needed to be cooked more or grilled. No seasoning that I could taste. It had a sickening kind of flavor. I actually thought I was going to throw-up at the table. I told the... More 

Thank Julia J
Arroyo Grande, California, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful birthday dinner. The food was very good. The special of the evening was steak and lobster, 4 oz each. Perfectly cooked and delicious.

Thank Frankie M
Manhattan Beach, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only had breakfast here, so can't comment on the rest of the menu. Breakfast was surprisingly good. I always set my expectations low for a place with such a good location (right on the beach), but food was very good.

Thank tmcwill000
Covina, California, USA
Level Contributor
101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ordered clam chowder. Tasted like a can of Campbells cream of mushroom soup had been mixed with a can of clams. It had been put in a bowl and left to sit until someone ordered it. It had developed a skin on the top. Ordered tempura fried calamari. OMG. What were those rectangular sticks of white something or other? The... More 

Thank Carol B

Travellers who viewed Custom House also viewed

Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County
Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County

Been to Custom House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Custom House and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
10 months ago
Phoenix, Arizona
4 months ago
Shafter, California
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Custom House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?