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The Cottage Restaurant

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615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-0726
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6:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great and Fresh Food

Located a few doors down from the golf cart rental shop, we decided to have lunch here due to it being conveniently located. The place was clean and kept well. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was good, filling, and tasty......and lots of it. I had the buttermilk pancakes. They were so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Lynn M
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Bakersfield, California
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  • Families with children
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English first
Long Beach/Los Angeles
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I tried to review this place by the name I know The Pancake cottage and couldn't find it. Finally saw it as this name. An absolutely great place for a nice enjoyable breakfast. I went there recently for breakfast and ordered coffee, orange juice, a Denver omelette and hash browns with an english muffin Way too much that I could... More 

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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I'm really not a breakfast person, but when I come to Catalina this is the first stop I make. The wait staff is the best and the food - makes my mouth water just thinking about it. You will usually have to wait for a table, but once you're seated it ready, set, go, cause the menu is extensive. This... More 

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Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Located a few doors down from the golf cart rental shop, we decided to have lunch here due to it being conveniently located. The place was clean and kept well. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was good, filling, and tasty......and lots of it. I had the buttermilk pancakes. They were so light and airy. Instead of the typical... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Wonderful breakfast and lunch place. You can get in and out quickly or if you like to linger over breakfast you can do that as well. There is a full bar for those who want to start the day off with a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa. The worst thing about this place is having to make a decision on... More 

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Tustin, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We always make it a point to visit Muriel and her lovely staff when we visit for our wedding anniversary.

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San Bruno, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I stopped there for lunch after we took the golf cart around the island. The food was good especially the fries. We sat outside enjoyed the view and people watched while we ate. It was a nice afternoon.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Few of Avalons original quaint restaurants have survived the refacing of Avalon. None, except this gem have survived AND re-emerged on the waterfront as the waterfront is now reserved for " trendier" restaurants with their roots on the mainland and their names readily recognize able ... The Pancake Cottage is still run by Muriel, the remaining part of a tradition... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Open view of the water, very clean and light, excellent menu, fresh fruit, plates cooked to order, healthy food but not trendy. Good service. Many locals eating here. That's a good sign. Reasonable prices for the quantity and quality.

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San Clemente, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A must for breakfast and family friendly ! It can get busy especially on weekends and summer holidays. Great waffles and omelettes ! Great service and extensive menu. My husbands favorite at Catalina!

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Oceanside, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Although they said 30 minutes we got seated in 20....pointless. Sunday 11:30 Took 20 to get drinks....another 10 to place order. Did noticed when we walked in that is was a very large space and in my opinion as a restaurant manager, very understaffed. Waiter agreed but said: more money for me! 45 minutes later and after two other tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: (310) 510-0726

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?