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“Unique setting at the end of the pier”
Review of Olde Port Inn

Olde Port Inn
Ranked #6 of 25 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Walking out to the end of the pier as the sun went down and past all the seals was memorable.

We went here on a Weds eve and the restaurant gradually got busy, so I would suggest making a reservation - most people reserved tables near the windows of the more formal dining area ( best spot to soak up the view). The rear of the restaurant felt a bit too casual for dinner.

Whilst we enjoyed the food it wasn't the most outstanding seafood I have ever eaten and a little on the expensive side. The location however was unique and the restaurant felt authentic and local which made for a very nice evening - the glass bottom table was also a big a hit!

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Thank jzeee
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

An elegant restaurant, at least if you eat in the original section - avoid the newer back section. Make sure you reserve, many people do not and will wind up envying your prime table. The cioppino was not only good, but very large and satisfying. We skipped appetizers and salads and went straight to the cioppino (and bread) which was plenty. The wine list appears spendy but they are serving some very high quality wines. We had a 375 of 'Mantanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc for a very reasonable $18. A huge plus here: no corkage fee. Be warned that there is only limited parking at the end of the pier where the restaurant is. You can drive out to see if you are lucky, drop off your passengers if you are not and then take the car back to the non pier parking lot, preparing for the hike to the restaurant. It is a hike that is worth it. This is the #1 restaurant in Avila Beach for atmosphere and water views.
ps- We went back again on a non week end night. It was easy to park on the pier and the restaurant was not nearly as crowded. My wife went for the excellent cioppino again and I tried the Greek scallops and calamari, both were very good.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Fun place at the end of Avila Pier. Some of the good was good and some was average. I had the hangar steak and au gratin potatoes. The steak was a little small for the price and the potatoes weren't your typical au gratin potatoes...they were missing something. While the steak had nice flavor, not worth $34.00. Now the glass top table with a view of down below was awesome! Kids really enjoyed that! The desserts were the best thing there, pistachio gelato with lots of nuts and great flavor! The Butterfinger pie was delicious!

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Thank Monby
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I ordered the Fisherman's Platter and it was pricey but worth every penny. It has 2 scallops, 2 shrimps, calamari, clams, salmon, and 2 different whitefish. The clam chowder was a little too thick for me but still had a great taste. I also had rolls and butter.

The meal cost me $54 (tax & tip included).

Thank Maria F
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

From Iowa and came here on recomendation of neighbors. Nothing could have been better and the waitress Roxandra from Romania was superb. All in all it will be hard to top on this trip !!

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Thank Timmcca
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