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Custom House

) #1 of 17 Restaurants in Avila Beach ££ - £££ American, , Seafood
404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-7555
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (88 reviews)
“wedge salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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1 - 10 of 829 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Avila Beach for the day and were looking for an outdoor patio for lunch. Fish and chips sounded good so we tried them at the Custom House. The portions are huge. The fish is lightly breaded and crisp. The fish was wonderful....More

Thank nippon703
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay in Avila Beach we ate at the Custom House twice. We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food so much the first time we went back to try other items on the menu. We ordered salads. Because of my allergies to dairy and...More

Thank patriciavI7336PI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seared Ahi was good, flat bread, seasoned butter on rolls were very good. Mellisa was a terrific waitress. Allowed us to bring one local winery bottle WITHOUT junk-fee of corkage charges. Good ocean/promenade views.

Thank Scottw2u
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody in our family tried something new, Crab cakes and relish were unbelievable, Onion rings were outstanding and the cup of clam chowder was awesome and that was just the appetizers.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly place with friendly service. The food is reasonable and so are the prices. Not good not bad. Just very average.

Thank DutchMerino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good clam chowder and fish and chips. Fairly extensive menu. Right on the ocean across a large sidewalk. Seating indoors and outdoors. Pier is right across the sidewalk. This is a very large restaurant with a lot of seating. Usually pretty busy. Large bar!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the custom house two nights in a row. The food was excellent and nice presentation. The waiters were very nice but both nights we had to request twice for our discount because we stayed at the Avila inn. That was a bit...More

Thank Teri D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Never been disappointed with the food or the service. Nice outdoor seating should you so desire. Reasonable pricing.

Thank Vincent I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing breakfast we've ever had at this place...try the crab cake eggs Benedict...yum! We went for dinner as well and had their special steak dinner and a tuna sandwich, delicious! During the afternoon we had drinks and appetizers, service was a...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good, family oriented. It was a Saturday night and they don't take reservations for small parties. It was packed but we still only had to wait 15 minutes and bonus, they take your cell number down and text you when your tables ready. Our...More

Thank Marcella C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you tell me how much the corking fee is ?
24 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
Are dogs allowed on the patio?
25 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!
Is it necessary to make reservations (lunch) for a large party for May1st?
25 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, View
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
  • E-mail
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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