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The Cottage Restaurant

615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-0726
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Ranked #15 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a great breakfast restaurant located close to where the ferry docks. The service is fantastic, the food is great and you even get your own pot of coffee at the table.

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michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I get its food being ordered on an island, but wow. Breakfast cost us over $40 for 2 people. We were starving so we grabbed the first restaurant we found. Cruise ship in port so get there before they do! Their homemade salsa was good and some berry sauce I used on toast was really good too. Coffee came in... More

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Pasadena, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Breakfast was good and the waitress was a sweetie. We lucked out and got in and seated before the cruise ship started sending the passengers out on a Monday morning. It really gets crowded, but it was charming and a great view of the beach at Avalon.

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Los Angeles, CA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our first stop after disembarking from the Catalina Express. The service was good and the portions were generous. My husband had the breakfast combo of french toast, scrambled eggs and sausage, and I ordered two eggs over medium with home fries and toast. The home fries with onions and peppers were especially good, as was the homemade salsa... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were here on the 4th of July, so the wait was expected. Even after sitting, we probably went another 40 minutes before food was served. I had pancakes, which were delicious! They leave a carafe of coffee on the table, which suited me just fine... I could top myself off whenever I wanted! Hubby got the pigs in a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had such high hopes for this "breakfast all day" restaurant based on the crowd out front. After waiting about 15 minutes for a table, the service was relatively prompt. However, the food was really disappointing: my over-medium eggs were very runny, the "famous potatoes" (diced hash browns with a few miniscule specks of green pepper) were cold, and the... More

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you plan on visiting Catalina and are looking for a great breakfast, check out The Cottage Restaurant. They have some of the best pancakes I have ever had. The restaurant was super busy, but we only had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table. It took a while before our server actually came over to our table,... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

If you like home-style food, this is the breakfast place. Portions are large, full bar, and friendly service. The Pancake Cottage is family owned, Murial, the owner, still works. She always has a happy face, and keeps an eye on the service. Today we were fortunate enough to be served by Murial. They have excellent Mimosas' and Bloody Mary's! NOTE:... More

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Cahersiveen, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Great menu..really looking forward to it. But........pecan pancake was pure stodge, could have been cardboard.My wife left nearly all of it, server said nothing. As for my eggs Benedict ? Really revolting, looked and tasted like custard spread over the eggs. Also expensive for what you get. Never again. Caters obviously for the day trippers. Gallaghers much better quality and... More

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Pawcatuck, Ct USA
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211 reviews 211 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

walk straight into the Pancake Cottage, very welcoming staff, airy, and the breakfast service was. Great. Easy and smart choice to make to begin your day.

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