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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
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“clam chowder” (89 reviews)
“fish and chips” (56 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 870 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch. My wife and I decided to have the cheeseburger and fries. The burgers were cooked perfectly medium rare the way we ordered it. I had a 805 beer and my wife a house cab. Whitney our waitress was fantastic. Others had a...More

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for lunch and got super yummy salads. We sat under the canopy, so not completely outside and my goodness!!!! SO MANY PIGEONS! They weren't even afraid of you, I saw multiple waiters literally push them away and they didn't budge. It personally didn't...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is perfect. Friendly staff reasonable prices. Get the fries...you won’t be sorry! They have a decent wine and beer selection and a full bar.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had drinks and appetizers but the crab cakes with corn and black bean relish was delicious. We ordered the lemon artichoke flat bread pizza it was surprisingly good as well. The view was patio was priceless. It was an enjoyable evening especially with...More

Thank rebeccamat135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurant. Fresh and tasty fish and food. Good service and positive approach by the friendly team.

Thank Avi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Custom House on October 3, 2017.  We were on vacation with our 3 kids.  We were seated by the hostess.  The server greeted us and gave us menus, but did not ask us if we wanted drinks.  He came back and brought waters, but still...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit Custom House when in Avila. Great food with a view and outside dinning offered. Love the service and location.

Thank johneL2766HZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to eat, very busy. It was on a saturday and gorgeous weather so we had to wait about 30 minutes for a table indoors or outside. We chose outside and the food was very good however my crab louie salad was an attraction...More

Thank Rita O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Custom House. It is our reward for walking the nearly three miles from the inn. The food is wonderful with generous portions. My husband had the crab cake Benedict and a screwdriver and I had Huevos rancheros with a...More

Thank kamnhb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, but drinks are too expensive. The location is great, dog friendly. Had alfredo, too mushroomy for me. My husband had the salmon, delicious. Nice for soecial occasions. 3 stars because its too expensive!!

Thank Teresa T
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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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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