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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster” (7 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
“hash browns” (10 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast here the morning after the San Luis Obispo 50 Mile Ultra Trail run - so obviously we were pretty hungry, or at least my daughter in law was because she was the actual participant - I was the support crew...More

Thank Ann971
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast for the four days we stayed at Pismo Beach. The cafe opens at 07:00. The beef patties were hand made fresh to order. We had dinner one evening, little busy unless you come early. Some of the fish are caught locally. Overall the...More

Thank rdgrimsey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A late lunch over looking a amazing bay. Carrie our amazing waitress gave us a beautiful window seat inside so that we could view the bay. I have also eaten on the patio. The Squid appetizer was amazing, lightly coated with a wonderful tarter sauce...More

Thank Jamar H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a California transplant to the Midwest, I find I crave Real Tex-Mex. Fat Cat Cafe filled that need! They had some great choices for breakfast, but I was encouraged by Christie that the Chile Verde was very popular, and she was RIGHT! This omelette...More

Thank iowaer
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We waited a really long time to be seated, staring at empty tables. It seemed like one waitress was having to handle the whole place herself. The hostess would disappear, and again I think there was only 1 bus person. The food was kind of...More

Thank trra
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife and I had a wondeful breakfast here. Great Menu and it looks like it has a great lunch and dinner menu also.. in the parking lot at the base of the pier.. great location. nice people..

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a delight!! Portabella mushroom topped with crab cake topped with spinach topped with poached egg and Hollandaise sauce--wow!!! also delish bloody mary--what a breakfast!!!!

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

There was a wait but to be fair a large group arrived just before us. The bacon and breakfast was amazing! Great place to visit before a 10 a.m. whale watching tour.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Avila Beach and tried a number of so called seafood restaurants in the area. Fat Cats ranks #1 with us and is comparable to New Orleans or the Gulf Coast in prep and taste. My wife had fried oysters that...More

Thank RoughWrangler
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for a bite to eat on our visit to the beach. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was of a good standard, especially the burger which was delicious. This cafe was busy all the time we were there and rightly...More

Thank Horndeantrips
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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