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Ocean Grill

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268 Front Street, Avila Beach, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-4050
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Glendale, California
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wanted to give this an excellent...because the food was excellent. But the service was so incredibly horrible and frustrating. The server started strong and then forgot about us. Thankfully, the bus boy/expediter was helpful. He should have been our server. Really very good food so take the chance! Maybe you'll get a better server than we did.

Thank Dale T
Baden-Baden, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great meal with lovely wine pairing. The server realized the timing was off and apologized, which made it more than OK.

Thank TyTravlr
Visalia, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Inn at Avila and had dinner here. The wine and drinks were great, we both had a lovely meal and were very full and happy with our service.

Thank Lori C
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darn. We liked the Ocean Grill. We had great hopes that this view might survive as almost a foodie destination...but as of this past weekend it seems that a captive clientele has destroyed the vision that we could feel a few years ago at the OG. While the food never got far above average, the service was consistently sincere and... More 

Thank Yesandnomads
Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have had dinner here twice and it was awesome both times. The service was amazing, I never had to ask for anything, they were very intuitive to the needs of everyone I was dining with. I had beef one visit which was not the plan, but it sounds so good I had to try it! Beef at an ocean... More 

Thank Shelly F
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up going to Avila Beach, but moved away. As a celebration of my husband's retirement a friend recommended that we try out the Ocean Grill when we were staying at a beach house there. We checked out the menu online - limited and somewhat pricey, but we thought what the heck, we're celebrating. We walked down to the... More 

Thank NicoletteMunoz
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

They had a number of gluten and dairy free choices for me to choose from. Delicious options and I managed to have a great meal.

1 Thank Sandy L
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ocean grill is a bustling new restaurant that has an extensive menu to appease palates of all ages. I was fortunate enough to be seated by an open window where I dined with ocean views and the amazing sunset. Spring break had this restaurant hustling and they were quite prepared with ample staff on a Monday evening. Friendly service, good... More 

Thank Normandy2750
Visalia, California
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a whim we decided to do an early lunch at Ocean Grill. We had arrived in Avila needing a place to eat before we began an afternoon on the sand. As fate would have it, we parked near the entrance of OG and decided to try it with two small children in tow. We had a great experience and... More 

Thank latindrummer2112
Long Beach, California
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497 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 917 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here and Nika was our great waitress. The outdoor area is packed with people and is a bit noisy because of kids. Still a great spot by the Beach. We ordered a Ribeye that was just ok. The outside of it was tough and the inside was tender. I had the Filet and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Front Street, Avila Beach, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-595-4050
Ocean Grill is ocean front dining just steps away from the sand in beautiful Avila Beach! Stop in today and try some of the most delicious and creatively prepared cuisine in San Luis Obispo county!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?