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Fat Cats

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3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
06:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant isn't fancy but charming with a great view of the small harbor. Portions were large, service especially friendly, and I enjoyed the seafood omelet that many reviewed. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Belizebuds
Tehachapi, California
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Fat Cats for breakfast. The food was actually very good but over priced. You're really paying for the view of the harbor. We we sitting outside and it started to get pretty cold. My husband said he could see several outdoor heaters that were just sitting in the corner and were obviously not being... More 

Thank csgherzi
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always suggest Fat Cats for breakfast if you're staying in Avila Beach. I enjoy their bloody Mary's and crab eggs Benedict. Good service.

Thank Mary Jean M
San Francisco, CA
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is indoor and outdoor seating. The latter is wind proofed by the glass. The daily special was fresh local ling cod with a choice of coleslaw or fries for $23.95. A bit pricey for this location and for lunch but the taste was delightful. Another diner had the albacore tuna sandwich which came with the same sides options and... More 

1 Thank 4ntraveler
San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here since college after long nights on the town, breakfast for dinner, dinner for breakfast, this place will save your life!

Thank WinoExtreme
Fullerton, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first ate at FatCat's 30 years ago. I remembered their linguica and eggs breakfast when I traveled thru the area in October, and I was happily surprised to find I could order breakfast all day, every day! Service was great, and the outdoor area had been upgraded a bit since 30 years ago. I'm ready for another Central Coast... More 

Thank cathygordon765
Santa Margarita, California
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently enjoyed a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast at this well-known place, and were pleased with the food, service and prices. The wait staff are friendly, efficient, and though it was busy, did not rush us through the meal. My husband had one of the specials: machaca scrambled eggs, which were served with rice, refried beans and choice of tortillas.... More 

Thank Kaye T
Sacramento, California
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was small and very cute. The menu had lots of choices and the food was fantastic. Would love to go again

1 Thank Krysblair
Fresno, California
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little place out-of-the-way quaint beautiful scenery sat here and watch the bag the food is excellent I highly recommend the linguiça and eggs they have great clam chowder coffees good and the staff is super friendly

Thank Larry C
Suisun City, California
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Right on the water. friendly staff. Great cooked to perfection scallops, decent clam chowder, large salads

Thank Topgum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-2204

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