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Fat Cats

3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-595-2204
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“omelet” (13 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
3920 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed yesterday

People are nostalgic about this place but I only go here when someone else insists. There is a lot of food and good service but the quality is just not up to other places in the area. Do not order a salad here

Thank DKL93405
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fat cats is an enjoyable cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is diverse but has solid standbys. Try the chili verde omelette, cinnamon rolls, or an eggs Benedict for breakfast. Lunch has great options from burgers to tacos. Get the onion rings!...More

Thank zkrscasa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our lunch was delicious, eating a deep-fried fish burger, fries, and a chili size. The wait staff was efficient and the weather was delightful! I did not see the old fat cat roaming around. I wonder if she's still managing the place.

Thank CentralCalifornia09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fat cats used to be a 24 dive for great fish and chips meeting up with people leaving or coming back from fishing trips and just good food, not any more trying to be more of an upscale place however if you want to do...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very small but very nice ambience... we had eggs and fatcats toasts and the food is really good quality.

Thank lolatrujillo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! We were looking for a fast grab of lunch before a scheduled San Luis Point Lighthouse tour and we happened upon Fat Cats. Not only was their service fast and friendly but we learned they are rates among the top five...More

Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had Breakfast & lunch here. Their food is always good, served hot, & their Bloody Mays are just the right amount of Spicy! They always seem to have lots of Specials in addition to the menu, & their Happy hours midweek make a...More

Thank CaliforniaLynnie56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is a good place if you are going to the beach with children. The food is good, the prices reasonable, and it is a walk or a short ride to the beach.

Thank KCV999
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here twice and the food was really good! I even had a Bloody Mary and It was fantastic. I would highly recommend you try this restaurant

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Best thing about Fat Cats is the location -- at the base of the "third pier"-- in Avila Beach in a part of the area known as Port San Luis. You can sit in or outdoors. The fish and chips are good and the service...More

Thank Alex G
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Nearby Attractions
Avila Beach Paddlesports
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.00 miles away
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.18 miles away
Point San Luis Lighthouse
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.87 miles away
Seaweed Express
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.18 miles away
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Restaurant Details

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