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Custom House

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404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Atascadero, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had breakfast on the patio, great ocean views, good food, good service. The hervos ranchero was delicious!

Thank jforte21
Santa Maria, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the outdoor setting with a view of the sea. Always enjoy the service and the food. Never visit Avila without stopping by for a meal, drink, or snack.

Thank Judy L
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Custom House was very busy, but I wasn't impressed! Both my husband and I had a salad -- two different kinds -- and neither was good. I couldn't believe that you could ruin a salad! Maybe we just ordered the wrong thing. If I had a choice, I wouldn't go back there though.

Thank Sharon S
Avila Beach, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What can I say besides.....its the best spot in Avila, or the entire area for that matter, for a great meal, great service in the best location. The seafood is always fresh and top shelf here. Great atmosphere inside, or outside. Amazing views of the beach and pier. It does get busy at times and youight have to wait for... More 

Thank 63beachdad
Thomson, United States
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the clam chower, calamari, and the fish and chips. Michael our server was very attentive and was on top of his game. He recommended the salted caramel martini for my wife and it was on point. Very good meal and a good price.

Thank Steven P
Taft, California
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174 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in Avila Beach for a little get away and found this place a half a block away. The food was good - we had CLAM CHOWDER and it was pretty good, I had fish and garlic fries, We went back later for desert, and the bread pudding was NOT that good. When you are staying... More 

Thank Nanski
Clovis, CA
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view of Avila Beach and Pier, personalized service, execeptionally good fresh fish, fish and chips, clam chowder. Nice selection of adult beverages and beer. I am definitely going back for all this good stuff. Great area to walk around, shop, or just hang out. We visited in the fall, so it was not hectic and busy like before Labor... More 

Thank reddog27
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was excellent! The prices are very reasonable . The service was Excellent ! We brought our own wine and was told there is no corking fee on the first bottle . We will definitely come back and recommend this restaurant.

Thank D7788ERdeborahb
San Ramon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Custom House for my birthday dinner and it was a wonderful evening. The decor was beautiful and the atmosphere was really welcoming. My husband had the steak and shrimp special and I ordered the fish & chips. Both meals were really delicious. The menu was quite large and had a lot of great options.... More 

Thank iStacy
Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner and both loved the halibut. Clam chowder was great as always. Service was great! We make a point of hitting this place at least once a year. We will be back!

Thank Brent I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?