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Review of Ocean Grill

Ocean Grill
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 2 August 2014

A great place for beautiful ocean views. The Thai coconut sesame dip for the calamari was out of this world. Kids can order cheese pizza and they can watch it being made in the outside pizza oven. The service was awesome. A new favorite place when we visit. Couldn't leave and not order the adorable mini champagne bottles that perfectly in your glass.

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Thank Dianadp68
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

There is a wide variety of food and drink option. Everyone in my group enjoyed their food. I had the halibut and it was very good. Others had pizza that was prepared in a stone oven that the guest can view. It is not on the beach but you can see the beach from every window in the restaurant. When I return to town I will definitely visit again.

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Thank lisam683
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We were going to have lunch there on a particularly beautiful day this Spring . . . but when we walked into the dinning room it was like a greenhouse . . . HOT. We quickly retreated and headed for SLO. On July 16, out of desperation (no decent place to walk to for dinner), we decided to try it again. Very glad we did! Since TripAdvisor reviews were somewhat spotty prior to July, and entrees appeared a bit pricey for an unknown restaurant in this town, we decided to have diner Chinese style--some of this and some of that.

The focus of our dinner was to be a Salumiere pizza (sausage) but as it turned out they were out of their homemade sausage so we "settled" for the Caprese pizza. A truly fortuitous happening. The pizza was beyond fantastic. It was cooked to perfection, just enough not to damage or alter the taste of the absolutely fresh ingredients--fresh cheese, tomatoes and basil. The flavors seemed to meld into slices of Rome or Tuscany.

We took a chance on the Stuffed Squash Blossoms--as good as the pizza! Very delicate flavoring and a beautiful presentation. As good as, but different than any we have had in Italy.
As if we need more food, we also had an order of Panzanella (a Tuscan salad of bread and heirloom tomatoes) which was fantastic . . . warmed just enough to bring out the flavors.

The service was very good and the view satisfying. The chef or management has compiled a menu of truly creative offerings . . . and should we return to Avila Beach we wouldn't hesitate to try anything on the menu that appeared interesting. They certainly know how to make meals be something much better than the sum of their ingredients. And keep in mind, our praise comes from two people who were prepared not to like the place.

WARNING: If there is any downside to the Ocean Grill it is their acoustics--there seemed to be a fairly loud clatter-chatter throughout the evening. It wasn't unbearable but just a little annoying when trying to converse. We were seated at a great table against the West window which may have reflected some of the ambient noise.

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Thank Randall-Anne
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Probably the best restau in avila beach. Small menu, (always a good sign) only local food and wine, great taste and I would defenitely recommend it to others.

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Thank LinaCEB
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This will be your "go to place" once you have tried it. Delicious tacos and there own pizza oven make for a fun dinning experience. And the view is just a plus. This is not your beachgoers burger palace but a serious step up from the norm.

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Thank Mario6525
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